I and my group mates of 3L Club, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram visited the event on December 1, 2018.
Date: December 1 & 2, 2018
Venue: SMV High School, Thiruvananthapuram
Participants : About 90 students and other people from flood-affected (2018 floods) districts of Kerala
Theme: Rebuilding Kerala
Concept: Putting together of experiences of students vis-a-vis recent floods in Kerala and their suggestions, in the form of report to be submitted to Thiruvananthapuram Mayor, Mr. V. K. Prashanth—these can be incorporated in the Action Plan for ‘Rebuilding Kerala.’
Activities: Group discussions, painting competition, film making competition, Sadya meals etc.
According to WHO Report, in 2016, India’s 14 cities ranked in the top 20 polluted cities of the World (based on the PM2.5 levels)…This is a startling revelation! We all need to be better informed and proactive towards resolving this issue!
Yesterday, I visited the BMC organised exhibition on management of solid waste. The venue, of the exhibition which is on today also, is Samaj Kalyan Kendra, Dahisar East, Mumbai. Through photos and remarks, I wish to give you a peep into the event. Going by the number of visitors, it could be made out that the ordinary citizen of India is waking up to the need of efficient solid waste management…at last!
- About 15 companies had put up their stalls, to showcase their latest products and technologies related to waste shredding, compacting & composting, and biogas production.
- Following is the list of companies who participated:
- Bhor Engineering
- K.B. Engineering
- Ferds Engineering
- Solwearth Ecotech
- Sustainable Resources
- Shree Aastha Mahila Bachat Gat
- V Kwality Composting
- Ecoman Enviro Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
- Panchtatva Technologists and Services
Products on display
- Products on Display: They were generally in the category of bio-composters, ranging from a basket by Asmita Group, priced at Rs. 350 to the tumbling ones by Mahatech Orgi Compost, priced around 12-23 k for a pair. Then, there were mechanised organic waste composters, with the price range of Rs. 0.4-0.6 Million per machine. Apart from composters, bio-gas digesters, bio-tank, and waste shredders were also on display.
- Posters on Display:
Posters on Display
Besides, useful information about composting, like in photos below, was also highlighted.
What to compost and what not to?
I conclude that I appreciate this initiative, and hope that it brings positive change in the field of Solid Waste Management in Mumbai and India.
Today is one day…to remember that Earth, our planet, needs us…more than ever before! A part of change, she is undergoing, is because of our activity…our development, n our mess…!
So let’s make a statement – even though symbolic, today on Earth hour…
Let’s switch off non-essential lights and electrical appliances tonight…at 8:30pm for 1 hr.
Let’s b a part of this global event, happening in 100 countries.
As we cut on fuel and emissions, during that ‘prime hour’, we remind ourselves and tell younger generation…that we can still curb ‘global warming’ and hence mitigate’ climate change’.
We Participate…We Care!
Congratulations and thank you to the team and scientists for making this possible!…And that too in the very first attempt…a first in world history!
Thanks PM for an inspiring speech 🙂
Earth, our only planet to live in, is giving us signals…climate change, heightened pollution of land, air and water, scarcity of water and other resources, all a result of unsustainable living patterns…we need to catch these signals!
Pause and think…where are we heading to? What should be done to reverse or atleast slow down the deterioration? Can we do something about it? Should we start from today?
Earth day…a perfect day to reflect and act in this direction!
Happy Earth Day!