Be the Change- Smt. Surajba Vidyamandir
The students of Smt.Surajba Vidyamandir undertook an awareness campaign that lasted a fortnight. (25th August to 10th September 2018) in the vicinity of the school.
The main aim was to promote eco-friendly practices during Ganapati Pooja celebrations.
The objectives of the campaign were to:
- sensitize students and residents about the issues of environment degradation which occur during Ganesh festival
- encourage people to opt for environment friendly celebration of Ganesh festival.
- use natural ingredients & alternatives to a POP Idol
- develop alternatives to Styrofoam decorations
- suggest suitable immersion practices
The faculty and students visited the residents around the vicinity of the school and interacted with them. During the interaction the students spoke about the rapid degradation of the environment and the need for conservation. They also highlighted the aggravation of the problem during celebration of festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi and Diwali. They suggested suitable alternatives to widely used POP and Styrofoam during festivals. The suggestions by students were appreciated and received positively by the listeners.
A pledge was taken by both, students as well as residents of Jogeshwari, to celebrate an eco – friendly Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ms. Kusum Shukla
Flora and Fauna watch- Sacred Heart High School and Jr. College, Vashi
"All for one and one for all, keep Biodiversity or our Future May Fall.”
The variety of life on Earth, its biological diversity is commonly referred to as Biodiversity. The number of species of plants, animals and micro-organisms, the enormous diversity of genes in these species, the different ecosystems on the planet, such as deserts, rainforests and coral reefs are all part of a biologically diverse Earth.
Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where each species, no matter how small, all have important role to play.
Importance of Biodiversity is as follows:
· For agricultural production
· Animal and plant production,
· Soil conservation,
· Economic development,
· Water shed conservation,
· Environmental balance,
· Study and research work etc.
Month of September is the biodiversity week. As a part of eco club activity on 7th September the eco club students observed the Flora and Fauna around the school campus.
In the Amphibian garden we saw various plants like the guava tree, yam plant, coniferous tree, Custard apple, Chinese Feng Shui and Water Hyacinth and explained special adaptation of this aquatic plant. We also saw the tortoise and guppy fishes in the amphibian pond.
In the Creepy Crawly garden we observed the Insulin plant, Crotons, Money Plant, and Oyster Mushroom, ants, millipedes, centipedes, Copper Smith Barbet bird and some butterflies. The students were able to identify different plant and animal species and its habitat.
" Nature protects us if she is protected."
St. Mary’s Multipurpse High School
Students of St Mary’s Multipurpose High School Vashi made Eco friendly Rakhi’s and decided to use them on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.
St. Paul's High Convent School, Dadar
An activity was conducted on know your marine animals & here are the glimpse
Message for the people.
1. We should throw garbage in the dustbins and not in the sea and oceans or beaches.
2. Reduce your use of single use plastics.
3. Recycle properly.
4. Avoid products containing microbeads.
5. Do not dispose of household chemicals or cleaning agents down the sink or toilet.
6. Avoid using the toilet as a wastebasket. Most tissues, wrappers, dust cloths, and other paper goods should be properly discarded in a wastebaskets.
Animals who are most often the victims of plastic debris include turtles, dolphins, fishes, sharks,etc.In addition, the temperature of the ocean is highly affected by carbon dioxide and climate changes, which impacts primarily the ecosystems and fish communities that live in the oceans.
OUR MARINE LIFE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY TRASH.