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Reckitt celebrates World Environment Day with launch Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarakhand

By M4G Bureau - June 09, 2023

Leading consumer health and hygiene company Reckitt, inaugurated the first Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarkashi, a district in Uttarakhand on World Environment Day

Reckitt, world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, under its flagship campaign Dettol Banega Swasth India in partnership with PLAN India under the project Dettol School Hygiene Education Program, inaugurated first Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarkashi, a district in Uttarakhand on World Environment Day. Government Higher Secondary School in Athali, Uttarkashi is first amongst the four schools to be developed in Uttarakhand in Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The program is in response to the National Education Policy (Government of India) intimation on the need to develop schools as places for holistic development and social change.

Dettol BSI celebrates World Environment Day in Uttarakhand

Reckitt aims to prepare the young change makers in schools as climate champions bearing the flag of Mission Life. The project aims to create a sustainable school environment across the state by reducing carbon footprint, enhancing energy efficiency, and promoting awareness and education around climate change among students, teachers, and the community. This zero-carbon school will produce its own electricity, will cut in water wastage, and promote flora and fauna.

Dettol Climate Resilient School

Additionally, school is provided with upcycled bags, uniforms, xylene free markers, dust-free chalks, environment lab, eco-friendly school bags and many other unique things. The school will witness the following impact - 100% energy independent, 55% less energy demand, improved light quality, 70% reduced water use, water, promoting biodiversity through native vegetation and 100% wet waste diverted towards composting.

Unveiling of Dettol Climate Resilient School in Uttarkashi

The inaugural ceremony witnessed esteemed dignitaries including Shri Abhishek Ruhela, District Magistrate, District Uttarkashi, Shri Ravi Bhatnagar, Director, SOA External Affairs and Partnerships, Reckitt, Dr. Sudhir Kumar Uniyal, Principal, High School Athali, Uttarkashi, Mr. Padmendra Saklani, District Education Officer of Elementary Education. 

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