Ever since the launch of Swachh Bharat, more people are starting to realise that they have a part to play when it comes to cleaning up the country. It's not just a job for sweepers! We all generate waste and should make sure our garbage is disposed of properly instead of dropping it on the floor for someone else to clean up later.
The majority of us are part of social or recreational groups of some kind meaning we have the opportunity to reach out to entire networks of people, sometimes from across the country. If we start to incorporate Swachh Bharat into these networks, this may be what we need to start a cleaning revolution.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
Resident Welfare Associations (RWA's)
If you live in a colony there will be a Resident's Welfare Association and by working alongside them you can ensure that not only is your waste managed properly but everyone else's is too. Someone has to take the first step and maybe that someone is you! We are happy to come and evaluate your colony and advise you on what can be done. In the meantime why not organise a clean-up drive, do some door to door awareness raising or get residents to chip in and buy some dustbins to keep litter off the streets.
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Many of us are members of social organisations like the Rotary and Lions Clubs. These organisations are already doing great work but have you ever stopped to think how you can incorporate Swachh Bharat into your aims and objectives. If you have built a school or a hospital, isn't it important that you set up a waste management system too?
If you educate children shouldn't we consider teaching them how to be better citizens that take pride in their surroundings? Maybe you can hold a fundraising event and donate the proceeds to an organisation like Waste Warriors that has waste management as their main objective.
Clubs and Groups
If you are part of a parents club why not adopt the local children's playground and pledge to do a clean-up there once a week. Hiking and adventure groups can clean the trails and places they camp. Sports Clubs can clean-up the local cricket ground or playing field. Art clubs can create thought provoking posters that deter people from littering. Whatever your interests, there is a way that you combine them with the Swachh Bharat campaign. If you are from any of the areas we work in we can come along and join you too!
Events and Functions
When you organise an event, how much time do you spend thinking about reducing your waste or how the waste will be managed? For most people, very little! Choosing disposable plates and cups is the cheapest and easiest option but it's not the best option. It's this throw away culture that is choking our holy rivers and polluting our motherland. Yes it takes time to wash everything and you may have to rent them but it's worth the extra effort.
If you look at the image on the left you can see that there are 4 containers for the following items:- paper cups (recyclable), paper napkins (non-recyclable or compost), plates & cutlery and food (compost or for animals). Basically if waste is managed properly, it's not even waste it's a resource! Click here for more info on waste segregation.
Waste Warriors are happy to travel to wherever you are if you re-imburse our costs and make a small donation. We can conduct a waste management workshop, manage the waste at your event, conduct an educational Children's Day, give inspiring presentations or help you conduct a clean-up drive.
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