Schools across India Join Hands to save the environment:
Over 300 schools from across India have registered for the new British Council initiative on environment and sustainability. The Grand Banyan project in collaboration with the NGO I Love My Mother Earth (ILMME) Foundation, has invited all schools to take part in one of the biggest paper recycling projects and contribute towards saving the environment and helping a huge number of less advantaged children with notebooks made from recycled paper.
Our school joined this national movement to demonstrate significant impact and…every little helps! This project basically involves two stages:
- A Million Notebooks Challenge
- One month’s newspaper weighs about 3 kilos
- A school with 1000 children can collect 3000 kilos of newspaper a month
- 3000 kilos of newspaper can result in over 1000 free notebooks for the disadvantaged
Add to that all other forms of waste paper, old magazines, etc….
This year we have planned to make our school a part of this biggest paper recycling project and contribute towards saving the environment and helping a huge number of less advantaged children with notebooks made from recycled paper. We have to contribute paper waste from 01 Aug – 28 Oct 2011. Our modest estimate is that our school can contribute 2000-3000 kilos of paper waste during this period. Paper waste can include full sheets of paper/ torn or shredded paper/ circulars/ used envelopes/ used or discarded books & notebooks/ cardboard boxes/ paper cups/ old newspapers/ magazines
- Cleanest Day Drive
As a second initiative under the project, our school would participate in the Cleanest Day Drive on 23 September 2011.
We have to make this cleanliness drive a unique experience by choosing a particularly significant part of our neighborhood/ community/ city and making it spic and span through the combined efforts of students and other fellow citizens. Our school will have to upload the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos along with brief description of our campaign on the project space provided on the British Council’s website .We have also extended this invitation to our partner school in U.K. They can participate in this activity by either implementing a cleanliness drive on the same day OR by sharing their ‘Before’ and ‘After’ story of a similar activity conducted previously. To read more about Cleanest Day initiative click here.