King’s Academy’s first sustainability fair was celebrated on the 17th of April, 2019.
The event was organised by The Environment and Sustainability Club at KA to celebrate the achievements of students, faculty, and Jordanian activists who are invested in bringing to light the spread of best practices towards sustainability both within Jordan and abroad, and working to combat them through impressive projects, inventions, and efforts. Celebrating diversity in culture and knowledge represented by these initiatives is important, and honoring our school’s progress is important as well.
Participating projects in the Sustainability Fair:
1 Dibeen for Environmental Development: We work to sustain natural resources across communities, raise awareness, build income-generating projects through sustainable exploitation, and try to understand sustainability through human rights approaches
2 Al Hikma FarmsDates farm: that uses aquaponics pool to get fertilizers and use it in the soil making it more nutritious and producing the finest dates. An example of a sustainable business.
3 MUN: The resolutions created during the KAMUN19 conference in the East Asia Summit forum seeks solutions for social, political, economic, and environmental problems in Asia. Delegates debated heatedly to develop a sustainable future for the region.
4 JMP: By tackling the problems of Jordan, whether political, economic, environmental, or social, we create a sustainable future for Jordan and celebrate our culture and society. Check out some resolutions from our annual JMP conference which occurred in March 2019.
5 Modern Jordanian History: By studying modern Jordanian history, we come to our own understandings of Jordan's complicated history and formulate our own educated opinions. In this way, we come to better understand Jordanian identity, culture and society. Check out some photos from our field trips around Jordan this year and our written work on various topics.
6 SLC: our Kaziyeh project: getting to know staff members and recognizing the shared responsibility to keep the campus clean, even when no one is watching.
7 RSCN: Display products manufactured by local community women represent the principle of reuse and recycling 2. Distribution of a brochures about waste damage to biodiversity in numbers and images
Ms. Amal Madanat: In 2017 I produced a documentary film called - with myself I started- about my story with waste
8 Arab Group for The Protection of Nature: We want to present our Green Caravan Project of planting trees in marginalized areas. The project has three goals, 1) Environmental preservation and fighting desertification 2) enhancing food security 3) providing an extra source of income for poor families.
13 Chem Ms. Dana 201: Eco friendly cleaning products; use your chemistry skills to make Ice cream; Eco friendly paint; making glue from styrofoam plates; Eco friendly shop; Making glue from styro-foam plates
14 Ms. Nada and Counseling team: Tapping into our creative selves but using waste to create art
15 Kenza & Nidal: Designing Compost Toilets
16 Soap Making: An example of a sustainable business idea that teaches how to produce eco-friendly soap to take care of your skin and made according to your choice!
17 chem 201 Ms. Lara (outside the gallery): furniture ; how to recycle paper; notebooks from one sided printed paper
18 Biology Ms. Lina (Sama & Dina): Medicinal use of plants
19 Library & Palestinian Club & HH Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Library: showing examples of the library initiatives towards maintaining sustainable development in all aspects; cultural, social, economic and ecological. / Student for Justice in palestine. It is a pro-palestinian student activism club that has campaigned for boycott and divestment against corporation
20 Operations: Solar power system at KA; dining hall; living on campus
21 EdamaA Business Association, we are here to cultivate an environment where innovative solutions for energy and water independence and environmental conservation emerge.
22 E&S Mr.Bakir (EPR) How to make a compost bin anywhere!; Recycling Bins at King's;
23 E&S Plant a seed invite the bees! Yanlin's Chinese herbs grown at King's; Sustainability cards & mat game with Zeena! take a glass bottle; how to make a compost bin at your home garden; our harvest; why all this waste from takeaway food?; sign our petition!
24 -25 Bio 101 KOVO water usage: benefits of hydroponic food growth and conserving H2O
26 - 27 PHY 101 Mr. Ian: Eco Build houses with the Focus on heat insulation and water catchment
28 PHY 101 Ms. Dana: Model of Eco houses that are built to capture sunlight, keep our house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They are designed to also maximize the water catchment system and use trees to feed and cool the people
29 PHY 101Ms. Dana: Wind Turbine design to be located in selected strategic areas in Jordan. They follow Biomimicry and nature inspired design
30 Round square: Talking about the work of Round Square at King's Academy and how it supports sustainability.
31 Robotics: Going Bananas is about using banana peels to remove Lead from water. Art out of junk is about creating artwork out of recycled materials
32 AP French & AP Spanish: How eco-friendly is King's Academy?
33 Nathier and Salma Abu Al Dahab: Project Hope
34 Mufleh Al Lozi ; Jaafar Jarrar: renewable energy
35 E&S: Mulched vs. un mulched soil. Environment & Sustainability Time line!
36 Capstone: Walid, Abdul Hadi: The effect of phosphate and potash industries on Jordan's society, education, economy, and environment.
37 Human's of Kings: Humans of King's is a student-based initiative that aims to expose the keystone of teachers and faculty that holds the small community together. Providing a positive learning experience for students from all around the world, in the heart of the Middle East.
37 Nadeem Al Billeh's independent projects:
1- King's Academy Drainage System Proposal: Eighty percent of campus' buildings are roofed. Why not equip them with water collecting pipes? This will allow the school to collect clean rainwater to irrigate the grassland at King's Academy.
2- The Showerhead Problem: After experimentation, I changed the old King's Academy showerheads to theoretically save 131,400 liters per week!
3- The Effect of Minimum Wage Jobs on Overall Health in Amman: I was inspired by Barbara Ehrenreich, to start my own ‘Nickel and Dimed’ edition of her book: “On (Not) Getting by in Jordan”. Minimum wage, misery, and maltreatment... I am now able to truly empathize with the majority of the Jordanian society.
38 Green Buildings: Booth with JordanGBC booklets, waste management booklets, and student benefit packages for information on sustainability and Net Zero projects that students may be a part of/benefit from now and for their future careers
39 Ms. Haley's Class/ Sustainable Trade: What are current sustainable trade techniques? To what extent are countries engaged in sustainable trade?
40 Al Haya Tayebah: contribute to society by spreading awareness about positive behaviors among children and youth. Our vision is to reinforce social responsibility through programs that promote ethics and values. These programs include school activities, workshops, and lectures.
We have developed a special educational program for early years of schooling that focuses on the environment: Personal Hygiene, Water Conservation, Recycling, Healthy Food and Composting.
41 chem 201 Ms. Dana (inside the gallery): Should we extract more copper? How to make wealth (Limestone) out of CO2 emissions!
42 chem 201 Ms. Dana (inside the gallery): Why should we stop extracting more iron from Earth!
43 Honors Biology Mr. Micheal: Sustainable Diet/ Dish powerpoint designed by Honors Biology Class
44 Dania: Economics In Islam
4 5 Mais Mehyar: solving the Ganges river problem through DMAIC Methodology
46 Eco Peace: To represent EcoPeace Middle East and its projects to school students. Environmental neighbor path tours are educational tours to water, energy, and agricultural sites for the purpose of linking these three components under the umbrella of climate change. Also, the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark to represent environmental practices and sustainability dimensions.
47 Lara chem 201(inside): Upcycling to produce useful items around the house: bins; biodegradable cup; toys for kids from upcycled materials
48 Art: Dragon from upcyclced paper
49 Ms. Alison: Theater contribution, the use of humor in videos to comment on our behavior towards separating waste and looking after our campus.