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Doha College is the first school in Qatar to adopt the Eco School Programme in 2014 and to be awarded the green flag status by FEE (the Foundation for Environment Education, the world's largest organisation of this kind), back in 2016. Since then, the college has had it's green flag status renewed in 2017; in 2018 by the new national operator, QGBC (Qatar Green Building Council) and secured one for the primary school in the same year; and in 2019.

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The eco-school committee

The eco-school committee was formed in 2018 and is made up of student and staff who meet regularly to discuss environmental issues affecting the school and think of ways to overcome them. The committee raises awareness through a variety of initiatives, competitions, and enterprises, and our dedicated team of committee members monitor the results and share these with the wider school community. These include:

  •  Weekly paper recycling
  • Meatless Monday/ Meatless Month initiative
  • Annual Beach Clean with Doha Environment Action Project Doha Environmental Actions Project - Home | Facebook
  • Trips and visits
  • Qatar Sustainability Week and World Environment Day
  • Ocean Awareness Monthly
  • Monthly carpooling initiative
  • Plastic bottle recycling competitions

The new Eco Code for 2019 - 2020 simplifies our approach to sustainability, by focusing our attention on four environmental commitments.

Eco-school achievements

Doha College adopts WWF animals

Doha College adopts WWF animals

The Doha College community marked World Animal Day by wearing outfits that included animal-inspired elements, by incorporating animal-related themes into the curriculum, and by donating towards the cause. An amount of QR 13,654 raised across primary and secondary schools, will go towards the adoption of animals from endangered species.

Doha College works with EPR for onsite recycling centre

Doha College works with EPR for onsite recycling centre

Doha College, one of the oldest international schools in Qatar and the first to have been granted the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) green flag status six years ago, has reached another eco-milestone. Starting this month, Doha College students and staff are able to recycle paper, card, wood, metal, glass, plastics and batteries, thanks to their partnership with Elite Paper Recycling (EPR).

Doha College students take steps to save the environment

Doha College students take steps to save the environment

As part of a green initiative, DC students Lina Osama, year 8 and Ruba Osama, year 5 started a non-profit company four years ago called 'Green's Better'. With a firm belief that small individual steps can make a difference, the girls have been raising awareness, recycling used items and carrying out plantation drives both in Qatar and Pakistan.

Doha College gets its third green flag

Doha College gets its third green flag

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), the national operator for the Eco Schools Programme in Qatar, confirmed in June 2020 that Doha College secondary school has been successfully accredited with their third green flag award. Doha College, was the first in the country – back in 2016 – to be awarded the green flag status by FEE (the Foundation for Environment Education, the world’s largest organisation of this kind). Since then, Doha College has had its green flag renewed in 2018 and secured one for its Primary school in the same year

Doha College wins award at Qatar's Eco School Congress 2019

Doha College wins award at Qatar's Eco School Congress 2019

Doha College students submitted a video 'I've Got the Power', for the first edition of 'Qatar Eco-Schools Congress 2019', organised by Qatar Green Building Council - the national operator of the Eco-Schools programme in Qatar. The video which featured the changes the students hoped to see in the way we treat our environment, brought back the Maker Majlis SDGs Award - SDG stands for sustainable development goals, and the award recognises civil society organisations, private sector leaders and individuals who have advanced SDGs on the global stage.

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