What does sustainability look like at Muna Academy?
Sustainability is part of everyday life in Muna Academy, Abu Dhabi. We were awarded Green Flag Status by Eco-Schools at the end of the 2021-22 academic year in recognition of our efforts to be a sustainable school. As you walk around our school, there is evidence of sustainability all around.
- Segregated bins in all shared areas, with a focus on recycling paper, card, and plastic.
- An Eco-Council that meets weekly to discuss sustainability, implement initiatives and complete regular checks with regards to waste disposal and energy consumption.
- Growing of produce in the aeroponics units in association with Madar Farms. In term 1, we grew lettuce and kale. In term 2, we are growing basil and lettuce.
- We have recently installed an air pollution monitor to record and monitor the air quality in our school, with alerts if there are high levels of pollution.
- We have a Sustainability Garden, with a bottle cap mural of a sea turtle. This is to signify the impact of single-use plastic on the ocean and marine life.
- Sustainability is included in topics covered across the school curriculum from Nursery to Year 6. Topics include climate change, gardening and fair trade. Children completed activities linked to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
We continue to plan and develop to ensure that our actions have a lasting impact on our school community and beyond for generations to come. We are delighted to be a member of the Alliance for Sustainable Schools, which demonstrates our commitment to a sustainable future.