Embracing Eco-Entrepreneurship: Building a Sustainable Future at the School Bazaar

Nowadays, the importance of environmental consciousness and sustainability is important thing. As we face the challenges by climate change and environmental degradation, it becomes imperative for individuals and communities to take proactive steps towards creating a more sustainable future. One such avenue is through eco-entrepreneurship through bazaar at school. It has purpose to build students’ awareness which not only fosters economic growth but also promotes environmental stewardship.

YARI School explores the concept of eco-entrepreneurship in the context of a school bazaar that features eco-friendly products and initiatives aimed at reducing, reusing, and recycling. We have several booths in bazaar such as Beverage, drink, Thrifting Ecodusale, DIY art and craft.

Eco-Friendly Products

The cornerstone of eco-entrepreneurship lies in the promotion and sale of eco-friendly products. At the school bazaar, students can showcase and sell a wide range of environmentally sustainable products, including organic food and beverages, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Gallery, and Waste station. Each booth is handled by students and teachers of Kindergarten, Primary, Junior and Senior High School. We collaborate to success this bazaar.

First, Thrifting Ecodusale, we also collaborate with parents to donate used houseware,  books and toys. The proceeds from the sale of these items will be used for scholarships for scavenger children who are still in school. Second, DIY art and craft items made from upcycled materials. By offering these products, students not only contribute to the local economy but also raise awareness about the importance of sustainable consumption and production practices.

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Thrifting Ecodusale

Second, in addition to promoting eco-friendly products, the school bazaar can also feature a “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Gallery” where students showcase innovative ways to repurpose waste materials. From upcycled fashion to recycled art installations, this gallery serves as a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of eco-entrepreneurs. By highlighting the beauty and value of recycled materials, the gallery inspires others to adopt a more sustainable mindset and embrace the principles of the circular economy.

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Products from waste materials
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Painting from used bottle caps

Waste Station

To further encourage sustainability, the school bazaar incorporates a waste station where attendees can drop off recyclable materials such as bottles, cans, and paper. Each item deposited at the waste station earns the individual one point, which can be accumulated throughout the event. To incentivize participation, the bazaar offers prizes to those who reach certain point, thereby motivating attendees to actively engage in recycling efforts. By gamifying sustainability, the bazaar transforms eco-conscious behavior into a fun and rewarding experience.

Impact and Benefits

The integration of eco-entrepreneurship into the school bazaar yields numerous benefits for both the environment and the community. By promoting eco-friendly products and initiatives, the bazaar raises awareness about environmental issues and encourages sustainable consumer behavior. Moreover, by providing a platform for students to showcase their entrepreneurial talents, the bazaar fosters creativity, innovation, and leadership skills. Additionally, the waste station and incentive program promote active participation in recycling efforts, thereby reducing waste and conserving valuable resources. Overall, the school bazaar serves as a model of sustainable practices and empowers students to become agents of positive change in their communities.


By Indry Early, YARI Junior High School, Padang, Indonesia