Three students have won a scholarship to the world-renowned Green School in Bali
June 5, 2013–(Bali, Indonesia)–Three students have been chosen as the “Greenest Student on Earth” based on their video entries in the Greenest Student on Earth Scholarship Competition. Three winners of the competition, one each from primary, middle, and high school, have won a full scholarship for one year of study at the renowned Green School—an international school whose mission is to inspire students to be creative, innovative green leaders.
• Kashius Ford, entering Grade 5 from New Mexico, USA, is an avid conservationist who lives in an eco-village with renewable energy and organic farming and discovered a new species of mushroom that is named after him.
• Liva Adelstorp, entering Grade 6 from Bali, Indonesia, invented a garbage collection bag for scuba divers to help clean up Indonesia’s coral reefs.
• Achyuth Jaigopal, entering Grade 12 from Kerala, India, is a promising young musician whose music raises awareness about environmental issues. Jaigopal’s scholarship will include boarding on campus in the Three Springs Village, Green School’s student boarding village.
The winners’ video entries were chosen by a panel of judges among more than 50 entries submitted from 20 countries in the Greenest Student on Earth Scholarship Competition. Green School Bali sponsored the global competition to give young people everywhere a platform to share what they are doing to care for the environment. The winning video entries can be seen online at www.greenschool.org/greeneststudentonearth/page/winners.html. The panel of judges can be seen online at www.greenschool.org/greeneststudentonearth/page/judges.html.
Green School Chairman Roger Hamilton said, “We are thrilled with the amazing achievements of these inspiring students and look forward to welcoming the winners to Green School. Many of the students who entered the competition experienced great support from their communities in the form of donations for their environmental projects, partnerships with non-profit organizations and companies, celebrity endorsement, local community awards, as well as mentorship and sponsorship. At Green School, these students will have the opportunity to take their projects further, with school programs in green studies and entrepreneurship, so they can continue bringing positive change to their home communities.”
Green School in Bali, Indonesia, inaugural winner of the prestigious “Greenest School on Earth” award from the Center for Green Schools at the United States Green Building Council, ran the worldwide Greenest Student on Earth Scholarship Competition by calling for entries from students age 3-18 to submit a 2-3 minute video describing their environmental achievements and aspirations. Winners were chosen based on the character of the students as presented in the video, the green projects and activities the students are involved in, and the number of votes the videos received on the competition website.
About Green School
Green School is an international school in Bali, Indonesia whose mission is to be the #1 model of sustainability education in the world. With striking bamboo architecture and a solar-powered, self-sustaining campus that spans 20 acres, the school has attracted more than 300 preschool through high school students from 50 countries seeking a unique, nature-based, student-centered education. Co-founder John Hardy’s TED talk about Green School has garnered over half a million views. For more information, see www.greenschool.org, Like the Green School page on Facebook, and follow on Twitter @greenschoolbali.