Aroha’s Environment Programme for School children
Reducing waste from our homes and segregating it have been critical issues that deserve more attention. With this concern, Aroha Multipurpose Society in partnership with HCL Foundation is working with school children for environmental awareness and sensitization. Aroha’s environmental education has three parts, nutrition garden, nursery development and compost making. Through this initiative, school children were given demonstrations on how to make compost from green and dry waste. About 50% of our household waste is green waste which includes leftover food, vegetable remains, leaf litter, eggshells, coconut shells, etc. If this waste is used to make compost at home, the waste coming out of your house can be halved and it will be easier to separate plastic, metal, etc. from the rest of the waste. The compost making demonstrations were done in 10 schools. Students were also given baskets to start making compost from green waste at home and many students are now doing it.