Go Green Go Huskies! Campaign
Dear HIS Community,
We are all very much looking forward to welcoming everyone to Fall Festival on Friday—our first FF open to the wider community in 4 years!
As you have seen, we will be launching our Go Green Go Huskies! Campaign at Fall festival, with a focus on reducing waste and operating sustainably. I would like to share how this fits in with other sustainability efforts being undertaken by the school and the HIS Executive Board, in alignment with Focus Area 4 of our strategic plan.
For example, as of October 2023, our entire main campus is now using Hokuden’s “Carbon 0” power plan. More information about this plan can be found here. Like Sapporo City Hall and the US Consulate in Sapporo, we have now switched to 100% carbon-free electricity.
In addition, as part of our service-focused HUSKIES week, this year high school students will again be completing service work aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). Last year, for example, work in this area included the addition of the new organic garden in the backfield, which was created by students.
Finally, a few general reminders about Go Green Go Huskies at the Fall Festival:
A reminder that reusable bento boxes will be available for pre-sale tomorrow (¥400 after elementary assembly and continuing at lunch for secondary students), along with Go Green Go Huskies stickers (which can be added to your own reusable container; ¥300). All vendors will be giving out stamps (for raffle tickets / free games) for everyone who uses reusable utensils and/or containers.
Please note that there will not be facilities for washing containers at school (please plan to bring home and wash, like a bento box).
Also please note that there is no ban on disposable containers (disposable plates and other disposable products will still be available). This is just a step towards waste reduction and sustainability, not a ban on all disposable products.
Thank you for your support of our sustainability efforts at HIS. By teaching and modeling these practices as a community, we are helping create the kind of world our students deserve to grow up in!
Head of School