MILES BRONSON RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL RECEIVES EASTERN INDIA'S FIRST GREEN SCHOOL 'SILVER AWARD'
Nov 24 Miles Bronson Residential School, Borjhar, Guwahati, a premier co-ed boarding school of the city, has recently received the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Silver Award at the 13th Indian Green Building Congress - 2015 organized by the collaboration of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Govt. of Gujrat at Mahatma Mandir Auditorium in Gandhinagar, Gujrat. MBRS has been credited to be the first and the only certified green school awardee in entire North East and East India. Achieving a silver rating from IGBC reflects the schools commitment in building a healthier campus for its children and offering them an environment-friendly living experience. To achieve the silver rating the school needs to score 60 to 69 Points, and Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati scored 63 points for the same. Some of the main highlights of the school's green initiatives which met the requirement of the IGBC standards are as follows: Waste Segregation, Water Harvesting, Eco-friendly Commuting Practices, Greener Campus, Water Efficient Landscaping, Energy Efficient Lighting Fixtures, Organic Waste Management, Fresh Air Ventilation, Anthropometric Dimensions in Spaces, Toxin-free Environment, Dust-free Interiors, Exhaust Systems, Drinking Water Facility, Access to Healthy Food, Dedicated play grounds, Green extracurricular Activities, Green Schools Committee etc. "Schools have a major influence on the life of children and environmental issues are something that we can't ignore. To have positive impact on our children future we shall strive to maintain high green standards in our school. We have already started new programs and projects to achieve the next higher rating that is the gold and platinum rating." Dr. Dutta, Founder and Principal MBRS said. The award was received on 19th November, 2015 by Dr. Dutta which was given away by Sri Pem C. Jain, Chairman, IGBC and other dignitaries.