Don Bosco High School-Matunga
The students of Don Bosco High School-Matunga are doing their best to reduce the amount of plastic being generated in the school. To achieve this, they’re engaged in a number of activities of like the use of cloth bags or paper bags to submit their homework files. This was an initiative by the students of the kindergarten.
The students also involved their parents by asking them to pledge to stop accepting plastics.
They also informed the parents about MLP’s and the collective drive being done.
Smt. Surajba High School-Jogeshwari
The students of Smt. Surajba High School prepared seed bombs and distributed the same among students, staff members and people in the vicinity of the school.
St. Dominic Savio High School, Andheri
The boys at St. Dominic Savio School have kept everyone on their toes by involving the entire school in the Campaign. The parents of the pre-primary section conducted a skit for the students where they emphasized on the journey of the trash into the ocean and gave the kids the basics of the 3 R’s. Students of the primary section had a poster making competition based on the theme ‘Not In My Ocean’ and similarly the secondary students, a poetry writing competition. The students of the higher classes are teaching each of the lower ones how to segregate their waste and manage it.
Smt. Surajba Vidya Mandir, Jogeshwari.
The Eco club students of Smt. Surajba Vidya Madir went yet another step ahead for the environment and got involved into awareness by making and spreading awareness about Ganesha Idols that could be made out of Saduchi Mati with a seed infused in them. This initiative by the school was well appreciated by the people in the society and encouraged more people to get into the practice. Furthermore, they conducted a PUC (Pollution Under Control) survey in the vicinity of the school by getting details regarding expiration of the PUC and their contact. The students send reminders to the citizens a day or two before their PUC expiration thus making sure their carbon emission is under check.
Sacred Heart High School and Jr. College, Vashi
The students at Sacred Heart High School have been actively involved with cleanliness and awareness. They strongly stand by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “When there is both inner and outer cleanliness, it approaches godliness". They conducted a cleanliness drive and waste segregation in the school campus along with Stree Mukti Sanghatna which helped the students to learn the importance of cleanliness and take responsibility of their waste. They did not miss out on showing their creativity skills. They did so by conducting a Best out of Waste by making different colourful lanterns with plastic bottles, mat, paper diya’s made from coconut shells, C.D.’s and flower vase made from plastic bottles. Further, they went on to educate the people of Ashtavinayak Society on how plastic is creating a problem to the environment and the methods on how to save our environment from the plastic pollution.
(Pictures from Left-Right: Cleanliness Drive in school campus, Waste segregation, Best out of Waste.)
St. Mary’s High School, Mazgaon
St Mary's high school has kept blue bins in all classes where boys dispose used white paper which gets recycled every month.
This is a practice in our school from last year.
We are continuing this practice this year. We also recycle old plastic pens
St. Joseph’s High School, Wadala
In every class assembly awareness is created to the students through a video/presentation and the task and activities for the month is explained.
This year a special GreenLine assembly was presented by the students focusing on the theme “NOT IN MY OCEAN”
Auxilium Convent High School, Lonavala
Auxilium Convent, Lonavala students cleaned the Pawana Lake after Ganapati visarjan & created awareness to stop polluting the water bodies which was appreciated by the president, vice president & other dignitaries.
The students’ cleaned the whole area and made the place beautiful. Later the LMC congratulated our students’ and distributed biscuits and water bottles for their hard work.
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 Convent High 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.