PSGR Krishnammal Nursery & Primary School Peelamedu, Coimbatore-641 004, Tamilnadu, India. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Number – 9500996813 9942932646 “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela
Aim to…• To consider the issues associated with waste paper thrown away inside the school premises.• To draw-up an action plan for reducing waste paper.• To evaluate changes in attitude and behavior of children by measuring the quantities of waste paper before and after the implementation of the action plan.• This activity aims to reduce paper usage/wastage. The measurement of waste paper should therefore include any paper collected in class for recycling (Tie up with ITC). Discussions on what happens to waste paper should include the recycling option and children should understand the preference of this option over landfill or incineration.• To motivate, “Save Trees & Save the Environment”.
IMPLEMENTATION STEPSSurvey Report before awareness *Three fourth of the bins are filled with waste papers. *It has to be minimized. *Inculcate the awareness by our team members. More waste, More loss… So reduce it…
Data Table (Before awareness)Grade I II III IV VNumber of children on 54 58 77 130 160RollNumber of children-not 53 55 67 115 140having the awarenessNumber of children- 5 7 10 15 20already knew the concept
Bar diagram shows…. (Before awareness program) 160 140Number of children 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 I II III IV V GRADE No. on Roll No. of children not having awareness No. of children – already knew the concept
CREATE AWARENESS• Awareness programs• Guest lectures• PowerPoint• Tree plantation.
Why are Trees important?*Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Additionally, they provide habitat for birds and other wildlife*CO2 is one of the major contributing elements to the greenhouse effect. Trees trap CO2 from the atmosphere and make carbohydrates that are used for plant growth. They give us oxygen in return. *Mature trees can absorb roughly 48 pounds of CO2 a year. The tree in turn releases enough oxygen to sustain two human beings. Jaisree of Grade V gave useful tips.
*In the winter, trees can act as windbreaks for your home and will help you save on heating costs. The Journal of Horticulture claims that saving on heating costs can reach as much as 25 percent!*Trees shade buildings, streets, and homes. If enoughtrees are planted in cities, the overall microclimateimproves and total energy use for heating and coolingis reduced.*Trees also absorb sound and reduce noise pollution.This is especially important for people who live nearfreeways. In some cases, a well planted group oftrees can reduce noise pollution by up to 10 decibels*Trees are the biggest mother who helps us to be alive. Parents are directed to walk in a good path…
Go Green…… Lets all take care of our forest green Save our lakes and our mountain stream Pick up trash and keep our water clean Lets make the world a green place Its up to you and me Lets make the world a green place Its up to you and me Come join our team we going green We need the recruits from everywhere Come join our team we going green We can win if you are there Fight, fight, fight to save our planet Win, win, win is what we do.Young motivators…encourage others to join with Come join our team we going green them… Lets show the world how much we care
Do you know???? To produce each weeks Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. Recycling a single run of the Sunday newspapers would save 75,000 trees. If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year! If every one recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year. If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, youd get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go through over 6 million paper bags!
This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year! The amount of ………….oh…….. wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years. Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year . The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings! The construction costs of a paper mill designed to use waste paper is 50 to 80% less than the cost of a mill using new pulp. Save paper, Save tree.
Up cycling challenge… Paper basket made up of waste papers.Up cycling is the very environmental friendly practice of taking a junky or unused object & turning it into something useful and of greater value.
Share with us…One ton of recycled paper saves: approximately 13 trees 2.5 barrels of oil 4100 Kilowatt hours of Electricity 4 cubic meters of landfill, 141 cubic feet 31,780 liters of water, or 8,395 gallons Segregation of Bio…Non-Bio… Skit by our Volunteers…
Realize the fact…. Recycled paperCollection Papers Moving to pulper Pulp Fibers/ Of Are In With the help of Pulper (Mushy mixture) conveyor Water + Break papers Storage Chemicals Screening / Cleaning Smooth glossy surface for Contaminants printing Can be removed (Pure pulp) Applying coating mixture Pulp launderingDry paper (de-inking) Passes through heated Washing / metal roller Floatation Watery Sheet Larger & sticky Particles removed Water Recycled fiber Refining, It gives Clean + + Bleaching & Chemical Extra New wood Fiber Pulp Color stripping strength
To fix in mind…. Bark of the tree Stripped and boiledThe fibers separated from the soggy bark suspended and dried paper produced
REMEMBER…………• Wasting paper means cutting more trees. Cutting more trees means losing forest and losing forests means ………… Let us sing Bits of paper, bits of paper Lying on the floor, lying on the floor Makes the place untidy, makes the place untidy Pick them up, pick them up Save them for making new paper.
All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday….
Joining hands with ITC…..Waste products collected from the children are weighed and sent for recycling process.
Bloom where you are planted…… *The amount received from the ITC is utilized for a underprivileged girl child for her education. *A small amount has to be used for health & Hygienefacility. (A water purifier for the school)
Skill to do comes of doing……… One of our child (B.Shalini of Grade III) made a wall hanger usingwaste CD’s and presented in a competition organized by The Times ofIndia & Easa College of Engineering on the eve of Vinayagarchathurthi. She won the 2nd place for Innovative method using wasteproducts. B.Shalini of Grade III (Times of India dated on 1st Sep 2011) Congratulations………….
Survey After AwarenessGrade I II III IV VNumber of children on 54 58 77 130 160RollNumber of children-not 3 5 1 1 2having the awarenessNumber of children- 51 53 76 129 158understood the concept
Bar diagram shows…. (After awareness program) 160Number of children 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 I II III IV V GRADENo. on RollNo. of children not having awarenessNo. of children understood the concept
Understanding the concept of paper wastage-Before & After Awareness program… 200 180Number of children 160 140 120 After 100 Before 80 60 40 20 0 I II III IV V GRADE
CONCLUSION*Achieved 99.9% change.*They developed the skill of Ethics & Values.*Afforestation scheme implemented successfully.*Basic Concepts studied and practically done.*Waste paper reduction management reached everyone successfully.*Reduce Reuse Recycle ….this slogan echoes everywhere in our premises.
There is one single factor that determines your level of success, and that is the ability to change your habits…. A Big Thank you to all the participants who are making a change. We are grateful….