Most of the villages surrounding the Pench Tiger Reserve, M.P. do not have organised methods of waste disposal.
While setting up the compost unit in Kohka Middle School , we advised the students to get together and collect the dry garbage and plastic in one location, so as to enable it to be dealt with in an organised fashion.
Just last month, we noticed that our advice has been heeded. There it was, a ‘kuda daan’ at the back of the school, next to the compost unit.
This month, our students finally got a solution to the mounting pile of old and torn textbooks in their school backyards and store rooms. Mr .Himanshu Joshi and Vinod Gosavi of Bhavans College, Mumbai, paper mache experts came to the rescue to show the students a few tricks with their old textbooks.
Perhaps one of the biggest elephants in the room, waste, was literally welcomed to the E-Base this workshop. To introduce students to waste and its hazards, Green the Gap jumped in to share a little of their knowledge with our students at the E-Base.
The third E-Base in the world is incidentally set up, once again, in India. It’s time we connect the two! Thank you so much Robert Swan for this very personal message all the way from Ladakh to us, here at Conservation Wildlands.
There’s a whole lot of work to be done and we’re right behind you!
With an organic garden up and running, we decided it was time to give the students an introduction to nutrition. With our fast paced lives and change in lifestyles, wholesome foods are slowly being nudged out of the picture.