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New Sustainability Partnership with Eco-Lógica

With the goal of moving towards a more sustainable campus, Nido de Aguilas is pleased to announce its new partnership with Eco-Lógica. Eco-Lógica works with many major organizations in a variety of industries, and Nido will be their first school partner.


Eco-Lógica was created to help companies and organizations address their problems of generating too much landfill waste. The company has more than 20 success stories of working with organizations to greatly reduce their waste.


Juan Pablo Marín, Eco-Lógica manager, says "To date, we have worked with many industries, but never with a school, which motivates us a lot...it will allow us to address these challenges in the country regarding waste with future generations."


Nido was searching for a company that could manage all of its waste. Our Facilities Department met with Eco-Lógica and was especially impressed with their Dashboard software that will allow the school to see what we are wasting and recuperating. We now have the opportunity to be more targeted in first reducing and then recycling.


In working with Eco-Lógica, we hope to better educate and train our faculty, staff, and students in how and where to recycle different materials. With the data from Eco-lógica, we will also be able to identify the waste that is not recyclable and develop campaigns to reduce that waste.


Even before partnering with Eco-Logica, with funds from Kermess, Nido had begun this important work with a consultant to create a Sustainability Report to guide our school. Based on their suggestion that there needed to be a person assigned to implement this report, Alisha Stiteler was recently named Sustainability Coordinator in addition to her responsibilities as Facilities Assistant. "The role of our students will be key," says Alisha Stiteler, Nido Sustainability Coordinator and Facilities Assistant. "The new generations have more knowledge of the consequences and impact of our consumption. They already worry about changing their habits and have no problem confronting, for example, someone who threw away a plastic bottle instead of recycling it. They will be the ones who will make the change and who will create solutions to the problems that previous generations created;, that is why it is so important to involve them in this process."


In addition to harnessing the passion of our students and other community members, part of Alisha's role is to prioritize the recommendations of the report given the realities of the school, to work with a new Sustainability Committee to create criteria for Capital projects, and to help implement new guidelines. The very first and critical phase, however, involves implementing and installing ways to measure our current use of resources such as electricity meters and the new waste management dashboard. Having partnered with Tri-Ciclos this past year, we have already learned to appreciate the data of our effort—we learned that between August 2018 and April 2019, we recycled 4,271 KG of paper, plastic, metal, and glass. Other initiatives next year will focus on water usage reduction and moving to the usage of more recyclable materials.


We know our community is already engaged in caring for the planet and will be excited to take on this new challenge. We will share more information at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.


Con el objetivo de avanzar hacia un campus más sustentable, Nido de Águilas se complace en anunciar su nueva asociación con Eco-Lógica. Eco-Lógica trabaja con muchas organizaciones importantes de una variedad de industrias, y Nido será su primer socio en el rubro académico.

Eco-Lógica fue creada para resolver el problema que enfrentan las empresas y organizaciones que generan toneladas de desechos cada mes que terminan en vertederos. La empresa tiene más de 20 historias de éxito de organizaciones que han reducido considerablemente sus desperdicios.


Juan Pablo Marín, gerente de Eco-Lógica, cuenta que "hasta la fecha, hemos trabajado con muchas industrias, pero nunca con un colegio, lo que nos motiva mucho... esto nos permitirá permear los desafíos del país en torno a los residuos en las próximas generaciones".


Nido estaba buscando una empresa que pudiera manejar todos nuestros residuos. Nuestro Departamento de Facilities se reunió con Eco-Lógica y quedó especialmente impresionado con su software de Dashboard que le permitirá al Colegio ver qué estamos desperdiciando y recuperando. Ahora tenemos la oportunidad de ser más específicos para primero reducir y luego reciclar.


Al trabajar con Eco-Lógica esperamos educar mejor y capacitar a nuestros profesores, personal y estudiantes sobre cómo y dónde reciclar diferentes materiales. Con los datos de Eco-lógica, también podremos identificar los residuos que no se pueden reciclar y desarrollar campañas para reducirlos.


Incluso antes de asociarnos con Eco-Logica, con los fondos de Kermess, Nido empezó este importante trabajo con una consultora para crear un Informe de Sustentabilidad para guiar a nuestro colegio. Sobre la base de la sugerencia de que era necesario definir un rol para implementar este informe, Alisha Stiteler fue nombrada recientemente Coordinadora de Sustentabilidad, además de sus responsabilidades como Facilities Assistant. "El rol de nuestros alumnos será clave", dice Alisha Stiteler, Coordinadora de Sustentabilidad de Nido y Facilities Assistant. "Las nuevas generaciones tienen más conocimiento de las consecuencias y el impacto de nuestro consumo. Ya se preocupan por cambiar sus hábitos y no tienen problemas para confrontar, por ejemplo, a alguien que tiró una botella de plástico a la basura en lugar de reciclarla. Ellos serán los que harán el cambio y los que crearán soluciones a los problemas que crearon las generaciones anteriores, por eso es tan importante involucrarlos en este proceso", cuenta.


Además de aprovechar la pasión de nuestros alumnos y otros miembros de la comunidad, parte del rol de Alisha es priorizar las recomendaciones del informe dadas las realidades del Colegio, trabajar con un nuevo Comité de Sustentabilidad para crear criterios para proyectos de Capital y ayudar a Implementar nuevas pautas y directrices. Sin embargo, la primera y crítica fase implica implementar e instalar formas de medir nuestro uso actual de recursos como los medidores de electricidad y el nuevo panel de control de gestión de residuos. Como ya nos habíamos asociado con Tri-Ciclos el año pasado, aprendimos a apreciar los datos de nuestro esfuerzo; aprendimos que entre agosto de 2018 y abril de 2019, reciclamos 4.271 KG de papel, plástico, metal y vidrio. Otras iniciativas el próximo año se centrarán en la reducción del uso del agua y en el uso de más materiales reciclables.


Sabemos que nuestra comunidad ya está comprometida con el cuidado del planeta y estará encantada de asumir este nuevo desafío. Compartiremos más información al comienzo del año escolar 2019-2020.

International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning

All are invited to Making Connections, Building Communities, Nido's first International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning, on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30am - 4:00pm.

This conference will feature a keynote presentation on the importance of social-emotional learning in schools from Professor Catherine Griffith of University of San Diego and a variety workshops in English and Spanish from experts on topics and issues that counselors and teachers face daily in the classroom and parents face with their children and teens at home.

This conference is free and open to all parents, teachers, and counselors from any school in Chile.

Parent Mindfulness Courses

Lina Paumgarten, Nido HS Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, is once again offering her popular and valuable mindfulness courses to parents beginning in March 2020. There is an 8-week course for those who have not taken mindfulness courses before and an advanced 4-week course.

Professional Development Conferences at Nido

In March 2020 and May 2020 Nido will be hosting two exciting professional development opportunities open to educators worldwide. Join us for Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry with Kath Murdoch on March 14-15, 2020 and Readers and Writers Workshop with Erin Kent from May 11-15, 2020.

EARLY YEARS ADMISSIONS HIKE

Apoderados interesados en Nido y sus hijos de 2 a 5 años están invitados a experimentar uno de los aspectos más únicos del programa educativo de Nido en el que los alumnos participan anualmente hasta la graduación: la educación experimental.

NIDO SUMMER STEM EXPERIENCE

At Nido, the summer is an opportunity to explore new horizons and further develop important skills for an ever-changing world. Come learn with us this summer and discover the Nido Way through the Nido Summer STEM Experience (NSSE).

Nido Open House | December 3

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el martes 3 de diciembre a las 8:30 am, para conocer nuestro enfoque único en la educación.

NIDO WORKS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

With 85 years of experience preparing students for a rapidly changing world, we know that early exposure to a variety of workplaces and careers gives student an edge in life after high school. We invite you to join Nido Works for Students or Nido Works for Graduates.

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL AT NIDO DE AGUILAS

Attention Young Entrepreneurs! Would you like to learn how to get started on your next big venture? Nido is partnering with Columbia Business School from New York City to bring their faculty to Santiago for a one-time, week-long workshop in January that exposes students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Shadow Day at Nido | October 15

Una de las mejores formas de familiarizarse con un lugar es experimentándolo de primera mano. Nido ofrecerá precisamente eso a través de su Shadow Day, el martes 15 de octubre.

CULTURAL WEDNESDAY: ROBERTO BRAVO & FRIENDS

Join us in this upcoming gala concert on October 2 at 7:00pm in the Theater as we journey through music from around the world. Maestro Roberto Bravo, Chile's most renowned pianist, and his musician friends will interpret pieces from Bach, Russian and Brazilian composers, some North American Jazz, and music from films.

Open House | OCTOBER 3

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el jueves 3 de octubre a las 8:30am.

NEW MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR PARENTS

Lina Paumgarten, Nido HS Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, is once again offering her popular and valuable mindfulness courses to parents.

Chamber Music Fest 2019 Auditions

This year Nido will host its fourth Interscholastic Nido Chamber Music Fest 2019 on October 28 and 29. Registration opens on August 19 and ends on Friday, September 13, 2019. Those who register will receive more information about the event and auditions.


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