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Students on a Clean Up Mission

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18 Sep Students on a Clean Up Mission

WOODSTOCK  STUDENTS HAVE BEEN BUSY SCRAMBLING UP AND DOWN, SURVEYING THE HILLSIDE, BRAIN STORMING WITH OFFICIALS, MEETING UP WITH LOCALS AND TRYING TO RESOLVE THE MOUNTING GARBAGE ISSUE. THEY RECENTLY JOINED FORCES WITH THE ‘SAVE MUSSOORIE CITIZENS ALLIANCE FOR DISASTER RISK’ TO RID THE TOWN OF PLASTIC AND HELP WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFICIENT WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

Gaddi khana:Garbage dump of Mussoorie

Gaddi khana:Garbage dump of Mussoorie

Niranjan Bennet, Grade 11, talks about the project. He recently won the Silver International Award For Young People.

“So far students have  successfully discussed with the Cantonment on how to clean the area.  Next on the Agenda: Revamp Gaddi khana, Mussoorie’s only landfill.

Besides the larger picture of collaborating with the SAVE Mussoorie Citizens Alliance for Disaster Risk to rid the town of plastic and help with the development of an efficient waste management system, the TEAM is also focusing on the Woodstock campus. A campaign is being planned which will encourage students, staff members and employees to segregate garbage efficiently so that we are recycling and composting. However, there is the problem of waste that just needs to go into the incinerator such as chip packets, tetra packs and candy wrappers. We will need to educate the community that the burning of these pollute our environment and hope that we will also encourage healthy eating habits by doing so! We have also found out that the current manually run incinerator is not as effective as the one run by diesel before this. The temperatures of 180 degrees of the diesel run incinerator emitted less gases into the environment. Once our campaign at Woodstock is successful, we will continue it beyond Woodstock – to other schools and the local community”.-Sanjaya Mark,  Director, Community Engagement.

 

3 Comments
  • Ian Whiteman
    Posted at 12:07h, 24 September Reply

    It does not surprise me that Nirvana is speaking about doing something for the community. When he went home for December and June holidays in grade five and six he organised clothing collections to give to those we were in needifferent. Congratulations to all those involved. I sincerely hope it is a great success.
    Ian Whiteman ’11, ’12 & ’13.

  • Mark Windsor
    Posted at 14:35h, 24 September Reply

    Excellent news. Great effort Woodstock. I hope you can be the catalyst for an ongoing change for a cleaner hillside!!!
    Shaabaash, Niranjan!

  • Alexander Hoechsmann
    Posted at 10:35h, 25 September Reply

    As much as plastic gives us so much convenience, it is really terrible for the environment. If that oil of garbage was all compostable the only problem would be. Vermin like rats. The fact it take so long to degrade is a hug problem for everyone on this planet. Well done Niranjan.

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