St. Paul's Convent, Dadar Girls Get Set to Audit School Waste
September 13, 2011
Team GreenLine saw itself at St. Paul's Girls' Convent High School, Dadar on a warm Tuesday morning, and it was there to conduct the school's first session, in this, the Second Edition of the Green Schools Campaign.There were a good number of things we noticed as we entered the school premises itself. For one, even though there is not too much space that the school can consider its campus, there is a whole lot of environment-friendly work being done here. We noticed a number of trees all around, and also the presence of dustbins all over the place. What however, really caught attention was the fact that even though the school was going through a recess, and even though there were students eating all over the place, there was not a single chip packet, chocolate wrapper, or food waste anywhere to be seen. This shows that the girls know the value of keeping the school as tidy as possible and also that unnecessary wastage itself is wrong.
Our session started with Miss Mary introducing us to the students of the ninth standard, and then a student herself giving us her take on the environment, and ways that the environment could be saved. We found this girl's speech was only a reflection of the entire student force there, and that all of them believed that saving the world is not someone else's work, it was everyone's. Following this Fr. Savio introduced Alden and Lyra to the students. Alden took the students on a virtual visit to some of the dirtiest dumps in Mumbai, and also let them search through most of the objects that made for our garbage. Following this, the team explained the first task to the girls--a waste audit. The aim of the audit is to understand the problem of waste in the school, and accordingly, to develop strategies to address it.