International School Peace Gardens (ISPG) - Mission Statement
"International School Peace Gardens" develops peace building curriculum and educational programs using Peace Parks and Gardens as strategies for safer schools.
Peace Parks and Gardens are symbolic landmarks invoking conscious thoughts & actions of peace. Students may meet within their garden to resolve conflicts. "International School Peace Gardens" invites young people to "dedicate, maintain and nurture the Peace Garden as a symbol of hope for the future and as a symbol of the school's commitment to peace - peace within ourselves and our school community, peace within the global family and peace with nature". ISPG encourages participation with community "Peace Parks and Gardens" internationally.
ISPG's objective is protection of basic resources, water, air and soil, and encourages 40 hours of community participation in parks environmental activities, earning students the ISPG "Leaf for Peace".