Green Action Week 2019 – An Interactive Workshop with the Student Community

Green Action Week 2019 – An Interactive Workshop with the Student Community

Green Action Week 2019 – An Interactive Workshop with the Student Community

Consumer VOICE organized an interactive workshop with more than 40 students of Soami Nagar Model School, New Delhi, as part of its Green Action Week Activities 2019. On 17th September, 2019, the enthusiastic students with their teachers, school staff and consumer voice team members joined hands in an effort to fight air pollution in the city.  A few selected students from last year’s workshop also shared their experience on the theme of ‘Sharing Community’ and their efforts to minimize air pollution.Noted environmentalist Shri Verhaen Khanna of New Delhi Nature Society along with Ms. Rinki Sharma, Head –Projects & CSR, Consumer VOICE interacted with the students and shared their experiences of planting saplings in their home which helped in purifying the air around.

An environment  based quiz also was designed to increase team work and to create awareness among school children. All students participated with full enthusiasm in the quiz activity.

School Principal, Ms.Aarti Prasad encouraged the students to take care of their plants and also reminded the children of their responsibility towards the environment. She appreciated the theme of “sharing community”.

All the students learnt about taking care of plants, the importance of sustainable environment and importance of adopting practices such as avoiding plastic, utilising waste material etc.

Air purifying plants like snake plant, spider plant, ficus panda etc were planted. The workshop was an enriching one as the students enoyed the activities and took pledge to take care of the plants.

Workshop on Green Action Week in Soami Nagar, New Delhi

Workshop on Green Action Week in Soami Nagar, New Delhi

Workshop on Green Action Week in Soami Nagar, New Delhi

As part of Green Action Week activities, Consumer VOICE successfully organised , its first ever women centric workshop on 4th September 2019 at Soami Nagar New Delhi. With the theme ‘Community Sharing’, it witnessed an enthusiast participation of more than 60 women from different age groups including senior citizens.

Ms.Rinki Sharma (Head -projects Consumer VOICE) started this interactive workshop with the welcome address and introduction of the subject. She briefed the gathering about Green Action Week activities and worldwide efforts towards sustainable consumption. She also spoke about the problem of lack of clean air and how sharing community can help tackle the problem. They also took pledge to take care of trees and plants.

Ms.Sarita Kalia who is associated with the Rotary Club and Ms.Nalini Ahluwalia, social activist also addressed the gathering and urged the women community to use kitchen waste in a sustainable way. They also shared various green practices such as discarding plastic, use of cloth bag and encouraged children to discard plastic cutlery.

Participants took keen interest in the workshop and participated enthusiastically in the activities of the workshop. They also shared their innovative ideas to protect the environment.

It was a very successful workshop and we witnessed the great enthusiasm and feeling of community sharing among the women leading to contribution towards greener planet.

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