Fairgreen International School is proud to have teachers that are leaders and innovators not just within but also beyond classroom walls. Driven by passion, our teachers are world-class athletes, musicians, farmers and scientists.
Fairgreen MYP Science Teacher, Mr. Adam Hall, is one shining example! He is brightening up not only our classrooms but houses and communities all over the world with his Million Solar Stars project and social enterprise.
Mr. Hall was inspired by the “Million Tree Programme”, which is spearheaded by Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots organization, and is aimed at planting one million trees, while teaching young people about sustainability, conservation, wildlife, ecology and humanity. Mr. Hall, wondered if he could do the same thing with solar energy. Could the Million Solar Stars Project encourage one million students to innovate and create solar power for schools?
Students start by building models to experience and understand how solar power works. By testing the models and using the tools they have acquired, they redesign, remodel and rebuild them to work on a much larger scale.
Students are encouraged to break records, challenge other schools, create fundraising campaigns and inspire other students to get involved. It is a merry-go-round platform, where students inspire others, in turn building and building.
Traveling to the United States for a Solar Future Today conference and gala in Beverly Hills, Mr. Hall was recently able to present his programme, and passion for solar energy to an audience of esteemed guests and leaders in the solar energy industry. The event attendees were knowledgeable, interesting, and from diverse backgrounds. Clean tech legends, policy makers, scientists, and Hollywood actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis were in attendance, and Mr. Hall was able to share his journey and idea of Million Solar Stars and his excitement of being part of the first fully sustainable school in the UAE here at Fairgreen.
“People showed a high level of interest in our efforts at Fairgreen. Several expressed their interest in partnership opportunities and in potentially supplying clean tech educational resources for our school. The producer of the event even extended an invitation to Fairgreen students to walk down the red carpet and participate in the upcoming Solar Future Today Abu Dhabi forum and gala in January, 2019.”
The Abu Dhabi event will be a great opportunity for B2B leaders in sustainability to meet and discuss what more can be done in the field of renewable energy, specifically how solar power can be more widespread. Our school is excited to have this platform for our students to share what they have learnt and what they know.