Paharpur Business Centre celebrated World Environment Day (WED) 2014 by organizing a green workshop for school children and an awareness campaign on solutions to air pollution.
In association with The Climate Project, India (TCPI), PBC organized a workshop on ‘How to make bottle planters’ for the school children. Every day, we dump plastic bottles after using them. Plastic bottles are not biodegradable and can affect the health of living organisms. Therefore, it is sensible to reuse them. PBC has already set up various wall units in the green house that have bottle planters hung on them.
Bottle planters not only add aesthetic appeal to the place where it is kept but also raise the Green-O-Meter. Children along with their parents and teachers joined the session. The session began with a welcome note given by Ms. Roopali Shahaney, Group GM, PBC who told all the children present out there about the importance of 4 R’s – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. She also told them about the adverse effects of pollution. Ms. Susan Thomas, Climate Leader – TCPI and the Master Trainer of the workshop mentored them. She taught them different ways of making a bottle planter. She also showed them how they can make a bottle planter with the help of tins / cans. All of them prepared one bottle planter each successfully. Breathe EasyTM, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) division of PBC also played a significant role in organizing the workshop.
After the session, all of them were taken to the Green House of PBC where a lot of bottle planters are hung on the walls. Team Breathe EasyTM explained the children, parents and the teachers about the importance of green plants and clean and oxygenated air. The workshop inspired a lot of people to reuse the waste bottles in a greener way. This workshop has been a perfect example of 4 R’s.
The same day, Breathe EasyTM joined hands with ‘In AWE’ (an e-magazine) and participated in the WED 2014 celebrations at Select City Mall. It organized an awareness campaign on various solutions to air pollution. WHO in its recent study, has revealed that Delhi is the most polluted city in the world. This report has led to raised eyebrows of many. Undoubtedly, Air pollution is a grave concern. People tend to think air pollution as something that takes place outside but it is wrong. The truth is, it also takes place inside and in fact it is up to 10 times more polluted than the outdoor air. Indoor air pollution can cause an array of health hazards that may also, at an extreme point, lead to death. Our team spread awareness about it and at the same time they also told the visitors about the solutions.
The team also explained the visitors that by using three common houseplants one can bring down the pollution level significantly. It also briefed them on how ‘We grow fresh airTM’ at PBC by using the same technology. The visitors were also told about the simple measures that they can implement to curb the negative effects of pollution. The team was successful in creating awareness about solutions to air pollution.
It’s time that we walked the talk and resolved the issues related to climate change.
This WED 2014, PBC has reached another milestone. However, it is not ready to stop yet. It is all set to make the planet a greener and better place to live in.