‘CHANGE IS NEEDED, AND IT IS
NEEDED NOW’. Let’s meet a class of superheroes who have taken simple
sustainability projects upon themselves to tackle the environmental problems in
Waste is a giant that is becoming
bigger by the day. It is going to harm the future generations even more than
the current ones. The problems may be varied but there is a common approach to
solve all of them.
Now it is your turn to work
towards making your school sustainable and environmental friendly. Keep your
project simple. The above are a few ideas; you are free to add your own ideas.
* Start an eco-club.
* Brainstorm and arrive at viable proposals for
the project with the help of your teacher (such as one focussing on composting,
energy-awareness, kitchen garden or recycling of water).
* Form appropriate groups and a students’
council to head the same according to the proposal taken.
You need the right team to build confidence in
an idea and ultimately execute it.
* Design a project manual which explains the
Present your project manual and a letter of
request to your Head Master to institute a green revolving fund.
Help your campus conduct an assessment on a
periodic basis. (Develop an eco-contest in your campus and groups can compete
against each other.)
Develop a campaign. Write slogans and prepare
placards. Organize monthly rallies to create community awareness.
Explore every avenue for availability of
resources. (eg. (a) for a compost pit, students can be asked to collect their
kitchen waste and drop it in the compost pit in the campus. (b) for
segregations of waste in two bins – red and green (non-biodegradable and
biodegradable) – can be placed on each floor.)
Execute your project and conduct appraisals on
a regular basis by your teacher.