World Environment Day 2019
SI Bombay Chembur conducted another awareness session on the occasion of World Environment with students of Chembur English High School on Friday, 28th June, 2019. The program started by showcasing a film on global warming to make the students aware about the effects of greenhouse gases and the impact of global warming. Following this students prepared charts and displayed them in the school.
Students from grade 8 presented thought provoking speeches and further discussions in class were held on various polluting agents such as particulate matter, carbon dioxide, methane, noise, ozone and ways to to conserve the environment.
The students from Grade 5 presented a dance-drama where they expressed the importance of conservation of trees.
This program was highly appreciated by all the students and around 180 students attended this session.
SI Bombay Chembur in association with Pillai College of Architecture commemorated World Environment Day by organising a talk on “Human Angle in Waste Management” by Ms. Jyoti Mhapsekar, President of Stree Mukti Sanghatana. The talk was followed by an exhibition on the topic, ‘Waste to Resources’. A total of 250 students and teachers attended the awareness programme.
Ms. Mhapsekar in her talk gave a perspective on different types of household waste generated by urban communities and the mammoth issues of its safe disposal municipalities are unable to tackle. She explained the workings of the Waste Based Industry and how it is a pyramid, at the base of which are the women waste-pickers who are victims of poverty, inequality and caste system. The NGO- Stee Mukti sanghatana works for betterment of these communities in Mumbai.
She further emphasised that the students of architecture and technology must be sensitised to the issues of waste management at its very source. She spoke of several ways in which householders can responsibly sort and handover directly to the waste pickers different kinds of household waste.
Lastly, she spoke about the benefits of composting organic kitchen waste within homes and communities. The NGO put on display home composting baskets they have developed and explained its working. Many faculty members and SIBC members purchased the basket.