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Ind eng-755-ppt

  1. 1. By HLC International
  2. 2. BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD
  3. 3. Just outside our school… WHAT WE SEE Large dirty dump yard Big pile of garbage Thick black smoke Big trucks that come and dump garbage Animals looking for food in the garbage WHAT WE SMELL Decaying matter Rotting garbage Burning stench of plastic, food and other waste matter Pungent malodor of waste matter HOW WE FEEL Uncomfortable Irritated Disgusted Distracted People working in the dump yard
  4. 4. The problems we face HEADACHE COUGH EYE IRRITATION BREATHING DIFFICULTY EXPOSURE TO CARCINOGENS DROP IN ATTENDANCE SKIN PROBLEMS
  5. 5. Landfill as seen through Google Earth
  6. 6. LANDFILL HLC INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE COMPANY OTHER SCHOOLS
  7. 7. The 4 point action plan 1 2 3 4 TAKING STOCK OF THE SITUATION REACH OUT FOR SUPPORT SPEAKING TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE SUGGEST SOLUTIONS
  8. 8. Taking Stock We visited the landfill and garbage site expecting a big mess…Even then, nothing could have prepared us for what we saw.. It was BIGGER, DIRTIER, STINKIER than we imagined….
  9. 9. Meet this lady… She collects garbage separating metal parts, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.. After spending around 10 hours in this dump yard everyday, she visits the government hospital for treatment and prevention of tetanus Note how she spends all day in this mess, without shoes or even gloves
  10. 10.  There are other schools in the same vicinity – Euro Kids and two government schools: We visited them and spoke to them about the problem – we discovered that it was a shared sentiment  The software company was also forthcoming and voiced their displeasure with the landfill  Both Euro Kids as well as the software company joined our cause: They signed petition letters and promised to send separate letters on behalf of their administration Reaching out for Support It is really disgusting… We should do something about it.. - Manager from software company We have seen a drop in new admissions because of this - Principal of Euro Kids
  11. 11.  With over 200 signatures in the petition, we approached the area councilor  We spoke to him about the problem and showed him how it had affected others as well  He promised he would look into the matter and reduce the burning of garbage for now and relocate the dump yard within three months. Speaking to the right people
  12. 12. The smell had reduced There was no smoke The dumping had come down to only once a week Our heads didn’t ache Our eyes didn’t itch Our skin didn’t feel dirty Our breath came easy The Result – After we came back from exam break
  13. 13. 1. Segregate waste before it goes into the dumping ground – recyclable/bio degradable/ non recyclable 2. Use waste responsibly, as far as possible 3. Try and treat your own waste through compost tubs, fuel efficiency and recycling 4. Use cloth/paper bags instead of plastic for dumping waste 5. Donate old shoes/gloves/clothes to those working in the waste site Suggested Solutions
  14. 14. What we learnt at the end of it all IT IS EASY TO TALK THE TALK…ONE NEEDS TO WALK THE WALK IF RESULTS ARE DESIRED PERSISTENCE PAYS… IF YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN; YOU CAN BY JOINING HANDS, YOU CAN HAVE FAR REACHING RESULTS THAT AFFECT A LARGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE IF YOU CANNOT BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM

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