Consumer VOICE organised a plantation drive with the active support from Consumers International and Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) as part of Green Action Week in collaboration with New Delhi Nature Society on October 6, 2018 at the sprawling campus of Mother Mary's School located in Mayur Vihar Phase-1, New Delhi.The theme of this activity is community sharing with the focus on “Clean Air for All”.
The level of pollution is very high in Delhi resulting in a number of health problems like asthma, lung infections, coughing and breathing trouble. VOICE, with the aim of serving the needs of the community, is encouraging various stakeholders to come forward for tree planting activities for the common good.
Ms. Rinki Sharma, Head-Projects ,Consumer VOICE emphasized on the importance of plantation as a community effort and spoke about the concept of sharing community, plantation drive,how students can play an important role by taking care of each plant in environment protection.
Consumer VOICE team members Ms. Ekta Purohit and Mr. Amrit Sindhu also enlightened the audience with their views on environment protection and the urgent need to save our planet earth.
The speaker of the event was Mr. Verhaen Khanna, founder New Delhi Nature Society. He interacted with students& teachers and discussed various aspects of environment protection, tree plantation, quality of air & sustainable environmental practices. He emphasized that children should inculcate the habit of taking care of their environment so that they can become responsible citizens towards their environment later in life. As school students are more capable of learning new things we chose them to become part of this activity.
More than 70 students including teachers and staff of Mother Mary's School, and volunteers of New Delhi Nature society participated in the plantation drive. The students asked questions on nature and environment problems around the globe. They also shared their experiences of planting saplings in their residential colonies.
Later, students, teachers& school staff planted saplings at the school ground and pledged to monitor, conserve and protect the plants/trees till they mature into fully developed trees.
More than 30 trees were planted in the plantation drive which included some air purifying plants too.
School children planting saplings
School children in plantation drive
Interaction with school children