19th January 2011
The GreenLine team did a series of sessions for the students of Don Bosco High School, Borivali on Wednesday, 19th January. Beginning with Std IX and ending with Std V, each class had a 45-minute session that focused on the environmental crisis the world is facing and practical steps that the students can take to address this problem.
The discussions were extremely lively, with the students coming up with a variety of simple and practical things that they can begin doing. The ideas included planting trees around the school campus, segregating the waste, using less electricity and saving water. The students enthusiastically pledged that these ideas would not just remain at the discussion level, but that they would immediately get down to implementing them. Well, going by the energy that was visible on the faces of the kids, we feel sure that they will keep their word.
And here are a few interesting sidelights: all the teachers wore green for the occasion, the compound wall and parts of the school building have been painted green, in the centre square of the school there are turkeys, geese and guinea fowls. The school environment certainly had a green feel!