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What if all schools started including subjects like Composting, Zero Waste, Plastic Eco Bricking and Growing Food?
Habits that are picked when young, stick.
Learning that doesn't come across as a moral discourse but as nifty solutions, stick.
When you are nudged, that what's at stake is your own future, learning is self driven and boy does that stick!
If all this awareness and solutions are introduced when you are young and it sticks, we create a balanced and beautiful new world. A world that is regenerative instead of a degenerative one that we see around us today.
We are glad to be provided knowledge sharing opportunities by schools in our vicinity who are willing to mould their students into a more responsible and environmentally aware citizen of tomorrow.
In the pics: An audio-visual workshop on Everyday Environmentalism followed by hands on session on composting, plastic eco bricks and making of seed balls.
Venue: G.D Goenka Public School, Siliguri.
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BETTER DARJEELING has been running its cleanliness project in Ward No. 14, Jawahar Busty in collaboration with Darjeeling Municipality.
Into its 11th day, the ward residents organized "Community Cleaning" in which the citizens of Darjeeling, Interact Club of North Point School, Rotary Club of South Field College, North Point College, Government College and even a lady from Kolkata came out to join hands with the residents of Jawahar Busty.
The atmosphere was festive and there was massive enthusiasm among the elders and children alike. The small kids especially, with them collecting plastic to make eco-bricks.
The Municipality workers have been working assiduously for the past few weeks to clean the Jawahar Busty Jhora and they have done tremendous job. They have completely changed the picture and condition of the Jhora.
Apart from the Environment group, Better Darjeeling has Sports, Arts and Music group as well. We are collecting a volunteers database for our future events in these fields. The volunteer registration link is http://bit.ly/BetterDarjeeling.
Anyone can register in the field one would like to volunteer. Come! Join us and Be the Change You Wish to See in Darjeeling! :)
Video Credit: Darjeeling's very own Vlogger and our Better Darjeeling team member : @Prayub Tamang
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This Sunday, 11th of August, we are all going down to Jawahar Busty to lend a hand in support for cleaning this jhora.If you can then pls do join us. There will live music and good food too that is being cooked by the Jawahar busty samiti for all the volunteers.
If can't make it tomorrow then you can still register yourself and we will update you about the next time when we need your helping hand!
Volunteering link is up now! : www.bit.ly/BetterDarjeeling
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#Betterdarjeeling is a citizens action forum, about the things that matter to us, collaborating with larger community on future projects that will lead Darjeeling towards a regenerative, sustainable and a happy place to live in. The first meeting a month ago at Glenary's had an amazing turn out of people that were interested in Environment, Art, Music and Sports and today we volunteer in groups that we are interested in.
Environmental group is working on massive clean-up of Jawahar Busty Jhora all the way down to its confluence at Rungdung Khola in collaboration with the municipality workers, residents will be provided with better alternatives like community composting and eco-bricks manufacturing to deter them from throwing their waste into the Jhora. Systematic garbage collection will be started by the Municipality with hefty fines being other form of deterrence for habitual offenders. Once the project is successfully implemented in Ward No. 14, we will replicate it in other wards of the Municipality as well. The group is also making stickers for awareness, reusing beer bottles to use it as water bottles instead of plastic bottles.
Artists of Darjeeling has already begun with the painting of walls and there’s so much more happening in 2019 likewise with the music and sports group. Follow the hashtag #betterdarjeeling for more updates.
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Do you feel like writing your thoughts down on paper sometimes? How about some (natural) colorful biodegradable pencils?
At the end of its life it will give you a seed to plant and nurture along with the ideas that you may penciled down with it. :)
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We struggled during our quest to go plastic free last month as part of the global #PlasticFreeJuly challenge.
We were aghast at the lack of options in the market these days for well-meaning earth-loving consumers for their everyday bare necessities!
However, when we dug deeper we found crusaders who are fighting this battle for sustainability in their own little ways. We joined hands with some of them to bring forth these products to the mainstream market.
This incredible pencils will now be available for Darjeelingés at Tieedi. Later, we may also start shipping it to different locations. If you are interested, click on the link in our bio to place your order.
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