Plantation In a Government School in India

  • Location
    chennai, Tennessee
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The Problem

As an environment enthusiast, I am actively involved in carrying out various campaigns in Dubai and in India to spread the awareness among the students and Public to protect the environment. Some of them were to encourage people to avoid plastics. Apart from this, I have organized plantation program in my school and others schools to appraise fellow students on the needs of a sustainable environment. I realized that the plantation to protect the Earth has to do on large scale. The best way to achieve this is by spreading this message to as many people as possible. This will become more effective. Since 2012, I have been continuously engaged in plantation events as I believe that trees are the lifelines and lungs of Earth. Planting trees are the most efficient way to combat climate change and help protect the environment more trees will be able to take more carbon out of the atmosphere and give us fresher air to breathe. To continue this chain, this year I planted saplings at a government school in Perungudi, Chennai, India. It was such a great feeling to see the children at the nurseries, digging, sowing and watering the plants. They observed me with curiosity and then imitated my actions. I also spoke to them about the environment and made them understand what it means to plant trees and that they should not throw litter around, should not waste food and should plant more trees. These children have fresh minds without any preconceived notions. They experienced the plantation and would hopefully never forget it in their lives. My idea behind this activity was to generate interest amongst children for the environment and create a sense of responsibility. I feel that planting trees should be part of every school curriculum. Students become aware that they can play a role in protecting the environment through personal involvement. Going green doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Before taking any action just ask yourself three questions: Is it necessary? What will its impact be on the environment? Is there an eco-friendlier alternative? Remember, the “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed”. So be wise, don’t waste water or energy and most importantly, don’t waste food. Eat what you take and take what you eat. Let’s leave our mark, not our footprints.

Our Plan

I will plant about 10 saplings in the school and talk the students on how they can help in saving the environment. This will help to combat climate change and make a difference in their lives.

Themes Addressed

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    Air Pollution
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    Community Enhancement
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    Indigenous Rights

The Benefit

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