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Leadership Activity- World Environment Day Celebration

July 12, 2011

Dear all, as a part of our leadership activity in Deshpande Fellowship Program we celebrated World Environment day on 06/06/2011 in A.Basavanakoppa Government Primary School  in Kalaghatagi. To create an interest among the school children and teachers about the environment we decided to celebrate world environment day in a meaningful action not in words. We decided to plant more than 50 plants in school campus.  We approached Forest Department for the plants they agreed to give 50 plants for our leadership activity as we as concern about environment. With collaboration of Shikshana Foundation Kalaghatagi we implemented this activity in A.Basavanakoppa Government School Kalaghatagi. It was memorable experience for me and my friends as we involved in activity which is really a matter of concern.This is the right time to think about environment. We planted 50 plants with help of school children, teacher and villagers their involvement boosted us to plant more plants. After the plantation we made sure that each plant will be taken care by two students of the school and some plants will look after by the villagers. I think each school should have at least 10 trees in it campus. World environment day is celebrated in many organisations but it is just in word not action oriented. Our life will become miserable after some years we may not find much trees in the nature. Every year temperature of the earth is raising above the normal level this is the sign of danger. This is the small effort from our side to protect mother earth. I rally thankful to Shikshana Foundation, Forest Department, Kalaghatagi and Deshpande Foundation for their supports and encouragement. Special thanks to my co-fellows Shivakumar Yadav, Mallikarjun, Ajit K for their contribution and help to organize world environment day.


World Environment Day

July 12, 2011
Dear all, World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June every year in more than 100 countries. World Environment Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Our planet is in trouble!!!!! Almost every day we seem to hear of yet another problem affecting the environment – and what a list of problems we are creating day by day!!!! – Pollution, Acid Rain, Climate Change/ Global Warming, Waste etc.
We humans create such a lot of rubbish or waste. Most of this is taken away by dustmen and buried in enormous landfill sites or burned in incinerators – both of these actions can be dangerous for the environment. Only solution to this problem is collect all dry waste materials and recycling it for reuse. There are 5 R’s of waste management they are as follows
  1. Reduce
  2. Reuse
  3. Recycle
  4. Recover
  5. Repair
 Things to be remembered:
  • Organic matter like food substances can be uses as fertilizers for plants.
  • Waste like newspaper, magazines, and bottles can be reusable.
  • Use recycled paper to save trees.
  • Say no to plastics.