Six months project on community development on Ensuring Environmental Sustainability.
We,the guides of Sharada Vidyalaya,Mangaluru,Dakshina Kannada,Karnataka worked on the topic-Ensurer Environmental Sustainability.
We started our project on 6 June 2016 and ended it after 6 months i.e,on 28 November 2016. The work that we did are as follows:
6 June 2016: We celebrated World Environmental Day in our school.
13 June 2016:I Took the permission from our Guide Captain ,Parents,Headmaster,COH to initiate our work.
20 June 2016: In order to start our work,I thought that we will have to research and get knowledge about the topic. So we spent almost more than 2 hours for knowing information like why should we treat both males and females equally,what are the problems faced by the women of orthodox families and many such information.
27 June 2016:We all planted plants in our school..
4 July 2016: We convinced our school management to initiate a environmental protection club called as NANDANA.
11 July 2016: Convinced our Principal ma'am on setting up Solar panels in our school hereby making the best use of Renewable sources of energy.
18 July 2016: We visited few people owning independent houses and told them the different ways of water harvesting.
25 July 2016: Told the people of Battrakodi, a place in the outskirts of Mangaluru of stop using Dung cakes and insisted them to use LPG.
1 August 2016: We showed the videos regarding sustainable development to the students of our School.There were also videos on the problems faced by due to pollution and lack of resources to fulfill the needs of the people. Children actively participated.
8 August 2016: : Our school has 2 more branch schools-Vidhyaniketan and Shubhodaya. So we three went to the both of these schools and told them about the reason why we came there and a must to keep the Eco system balanced. It was like a guest lecture for the students of both the schools. Everyone agreed to us and interestingly listened to us.
15 August 2016: We had also arranged a small rally from our school to a place nearby. We included our junior guides to take part in the rally.Probably,all the pedestrians and residents of those places might have realized the need of the hour to use resources wisely and protect the environment.
22 August 2016: Told people about about the importance of the relation between soil and trees by demonstrating an activity.
29 August 2016: Told the scouts and guides of our Vidyalaya about the drawbacks of concrete roads and using bore-wells.
5 September 2016: I felt that it will be more effective if we would design some posters and pamphlets.It took more than 2 hours for me to design pamphlets...may be just few!!! We did posters on" CONSERVING CONVENTIONAL SOURCES."
12 September 2016: Distributed Posters and Pamphlets in the Alake, a place in Mangaluru.
19 September 2016: We all planted little saplings in a place called Kateel. This method of planting seed was quite different. we had to make a lump of soil and put 2 or 3 seeds in it and make strong lumps of soil and had to throw it far away.
26 September 2016: I distributed saplings to the residents of my locality.
3 October 2016: We cleaned our school and nearby areas thereby promoting our Prime Minister- Shri Narendra Modi's Swachch Bharat Abhiyan on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi.
10 October 2016: We designed posters and pamphlets on POLLUTION.
17 October 2016: Distributed pamphlets in an area in Mangaluru called as Dandekeri.
24 October 2016: I posted the pamphlets,posters,collages etc that we did on the notice board of our school.
31 October 2016: Taught and demonstrated the ways to take care of plants to the scouts and guides of our School. Everyone actively participated.
7 November 2016: I planted few saplings in my house.
14 November 2016: I told the some of the necessary and easy ways of saving electricity to the children of class 1,2,3&4. The tiny tots actively interacted with us by asking us questions....
21 November 2016: We wrote about all the activities that we did in our log book along with the proofs.
28 November 2016:This was our last day of CD project. We all were sad and happy as well. We submitted our log book to our Guide captain.
We are sure that our project has got some changes in the mentalities of at least few people and I am sure that people as including small kids will take some steps to protect the environment. I am also hoping that they will spread the message of the importance of environmental sustainability to all the people just like how we did. If everyone will take some measures to protect the environment by preventing pollution,using the resources wisely and saving the natural resources,our country will become cleaner and greener at the earliest.
We have covered important aspects in our projects like we have spread awareness about using the resources wisely,stopping pollution,planting more trees etc because this might make our environment more safe than before where people can live without any fear. We have mainly spread awareness because I feel that informing people about the importance of ensuring environmental sustainability will have a great impact on the society.