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Green Day With Gvriksh
Best out of waste competition at Darbari Lal DAV Model School, Pitampura
Best out of waste competition at Darbari Lal DAV Model School, Pitampura

Best out of waste competition was organised on 12th December,2017 at DLDAV Model School, Pitampura

Our criterion involved creativity,utilisation of resources,artistic composition & design, eco-friendly,utility of the product, neatness

Best out of waste competition at Darbari Lal DAV Model School, Pitampura

  • Suvarna Ramakrishnan of class 5th stood 1st in competition and made flower pot and creative rickshaw.
  • Neha Panigarhi of class 5th stood 2nd in competition and made stationery box.
  • Samarth Batra of class 5th stood 3rd in competition and made photo frame.
Gvriksh Waste Management Panel Discussion
Gvriksh Waste Management Panel Discussion

With fast urbanization, India is confronting huge waste administration challenge. More than 377 million urban individuals live in 7,935 towns and urban areas and create 62 million tonnes of civil strong waste per annum. Just 43 million tons (MT) of the waste is gathered, 11.9 MT is dealt with and 31 MT is dumped in landfill locales.

Solid Waste Management is one of the fundamental services given by the municipality in the nation to keep urban focuses clean. Be that as it may, almost every single municipal authority store strong waste at a dump-yard inside or outside the city erratically. Specialists believe that India is following a defective arrangement of waste disposal and management.

It is believed that the key to efficient waste management is to ensure proper segregation of waste at source and to ensure that the waste goes through different streams of recycling and resource recovery. Social entrepreneurship which can be another medium to deal with India’s growing concerns of waste management especially since there is wide scope of making profits while contributing to the society as the sense of morality is increasing due to realization of environmental damages associated with a rapidly growing economy.

Gvriksh organised a panel discussion on Waste Management to elaborate on following points:

  • Discussion on difference between Recycling and Upcycling and how our long term goal should be upcycling.
  • Scope for recycling/upcycling in India
  • How masses in India are organically inclined towards recycling/upcycling things themselves
  • Operation of social entrepreneurship in field of waste management and how it can help in the ultimate goal
  • Importance of waste segregation for efficient waste management
  • The Challenges faced by NGOs and Entrepreneurs in context of educating the masses about value of products created through recycling/upcycling
Panel comprised of esteemed participants in the field of social work/entrepreneurship and few of their opinions are stated below –

Ms. Tripti Shinghal, Founder, Gvriksh (Moderator) said that practical waste management techniques should be part of school curriculum to indoctrinate awareness amongst youth who are the future residents of this planet. Also, social entrepreneurship should be promoted as it is the practical way of supporting the environment through sustainable businesses while also contributing to a one’s self need of earning a living which ultimately helps in growing the economy. There should be a separate privileges associated with creating and selling upcycled products in terms of government policy, separate category in e commerce stores and most importantly public support.

Dr. BC Sabat - Sr. Scientific Officer - Department of Environment, Delhi Govt. presented various opportunities for social entrepreneurs/NGOs dealing in upcycled products.

Mr. Abhishek Gupta - Founder – Clean India Ventures – “Get out of your comfort zone broaden your opinions. Lets work together to make Bharat Swach!”

Ms. Gauri Sarin, President, Approach Intl & Founder, Forum for Women Leadership for Better India (FWLI), India – “The time has come to put our heads together and create integrated awareness & go to market approach for the recycling, upscaling & segregation of waste with all stakeholders. Huge entrepreneurial opportunities exist, the potential has to be tapped and informal sector can also go up the value chain”

Ms. Ruchi Rastogi, Founder, Craftprenuer and Hunar Foundation felt that Aggressive marketing and platform for upcycled products is the need of the hour. For an NGO marketing support is also needed to succeed.

Ms. Nilanjana Das, Founder Director, Action Center for Transformation (ACT) Green India – “Building Awareness is important to help the change mind set on waste management and creating acceptance of the idea of an Upcycled Product.”

Ms. Monica Sharma, President, Human Kind Foundation – “A good platform for awareness and learning about various initiatives by different organisations for mother earth. There is a need for more such meetings to upscale different products and waste management schemes.”

Mr. Dev Bhardwaj, Founder, Kisanmanch.com suggested that new education policy should be framed by Government of India. Solid waste management, recycling - upcycling should be made mandatory by the help of strong legislation.

Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Alf News expressed that effective waste management schemes can be beneficial in generating employment in the country. Upcycling brings a lot of scope in his context.

Mr. Rajesh Goyal, CEO & Founder Director, IIP “It should be mandatory for all business setups to give a special space for upcycle products including online. There should be regular seminars, workshops & skill development courses at nominal costs so that under privileged people can also be elevated to next level”

Mr. Gaurav Joshi, Cofounder, Extracarbon – “First time attended a round table with go to market strategies on waste management, recycling & upcycling. It also provides a perspective that stakeholders involved should work together. Focus areas can be different but the end results would be win-win for all. Such focus group can be helpful in paradigm shift also.”

Ms. Namita Banka, Founder, Banka BioLoo - “Lets enjoy our stuff a little longer before we dispose. Buy quality and sustainable product with longer shelf life and workability. This will help reduce the quantum of waste generated on daily basis.”

Ms. Divya Gupta, Founder, Leafy Tales expressed that great work is done by a lot of social entrepreneurs. The need is now to collaborate and join hands to complete the value chain of upcycling and recycling.

Ms. Archana Mohan, PHD researcher, Anthropology was of an opinion that Waste Management-Segregation, recycling & upcycling should be treated as normal rather than cool or fashionable. Building awareness & proper infrastructure, including marketing is needed to reach wider audience.

Radhakrishnan T.R. Aiyyer, President, Voluntary organization for Welfare of Labour & Unprivileged Class recommended that Corporates, Civil societies , Government authorities and Residents of the city should come together on the same wave length and allow the synergy thereby harnessed to be directed at fighting the solid waste to put a solution in place.

Ms. Sarla Garg, Director, Sadhu Forging believes that Segregation of waste is instrumental to effective waste management which is the only solution for our environment and earth.

Dr Vandana Mehta, Doctor suggested incorporating progressive steps towards waste management in NCERT syllabus. Use of non-biodegradable things should be limited. Also the field of farming and taking up farming as a career choice should be promoted.

This discussion was done to connect various initiatives and opportunities towards waste management in India – which is the need of the hour.

About Gvriksh

Gvriksh was born to strengthen green initiative and voluntary sector’s efforts in development. We have been actively working with the communities with such objective and handholding them to achieve their ultimate social goals. We support and assist Corporate Houses in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR activities). Gvriksh has a large and committed team comprising of experts with field experience in Arboriculture, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Health, Education, Project Designing and Strategy Development in Social Development Sector.

Objective: To contribute to give a better environment for your young and loved ones than just contributing for and ask of charity.

Plantation Drive at Balika Vidyalaya,Bhalswa Dairy 2
Plantation Drive at NIgam Prathimik Bal/Balika Vidyalaya,Bhalswa Dairy 2

GVRIKSH will conduct a plantation drive at Nigam Prathimik Bal/Balika Vidyalaya,Bhalswa Dairy 2, New Delhi on 21-Aug-2017

sarvodya vidalaya, lancer Road,Timarpur- 2017
Plantation Drive at sarvodya vidalaya, lancer Road,Timarpur

GVRIKSH conducted a plantation drive at sarvodya vidalaya, lancer Road,Timarpur with the support of Principal, Staff members and students of Eco Club.

Plantation Drive at Najafgarh with L&T -2016
Plantation Drive at NIgam Pratibha Vidyalya, Khyber pass

GVRIKSH will conduct a plantation drive at NIgam Pratibha Vidyalya, Khyber pass, Civil Lines, New Delhi on 3-Aug-2017.

Plantation Drive at RPVV School Karol Bagh- 2017
Plantation Drive at RPVV School Karol Bagh- 2017

GVRIKSH conducted a plantation drive at Rajkiya Prathibha Vikas Vidhyala , Karol Bagh with the support of Principal, Staff members and students of Eco Club.

Plantation Drive at Najafgarh with L&T -2016
Plantation Drive at Najafgarh with L&T -2016

GVRIKSH and L&T once again joined hands to conduct a plantation drive on 18th Oct.2016. Gvriksh planted approx. 1000 trees at L&T Site at Najafgarh.

Plantation Drive at Guru Nanak Public School- 2015
Plantation Drive at Guru Nanak Public School- 2015

Gvriksh in association with Lions Club Delhi Veg planted about 30 trees at Guru Nanak Public School. "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give" - Kahlil Gibran

Plantation Drive at Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Jaunti - 2015
Plantation Drive at Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Jaunti - 2015

GVRIKSH and LIONs once again joined hands to conduct a plantation drive on 19th planting 1000 trees at Sarvodaya School in Jaunti Village. The event was done under the guidance of member of parliament - Dr Udit Raj.

“We planted trees, heard about importance of green, held a drawing competition. The spirit to protect the environment is the greatest”

Plantation Drive at National Public School - 2015
Plantation Drive at National Public School - 2015

Greenday with Gvriksh!
Gvriksh conducted a plantation drive at Bharat National Public School in association with Lions Club Delhi Veg on 20th May 2015. “Small acts when multiplied by thousands of people, can transform the world”.

B’day Celebration with Gvriksh 2017
B’day Celebration with Gvriksh 2017

Gvriksh celebrated 75th Birthday of Mr. K.G. Somani at Hardwar planting about 80 trees. As they say “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in”

Gvriksh’s first Plantation Drive at Haridwar
Gvriksh’s first Plantation Drive at Haridwar

A team of more than 20 go green enthusiast planted more than 100 saplings in Siddh shrot. Due care was taken while choosing the trees meant for plantation .Environment friendly tress with specific medicinal and other benefits were planted. We are also in constant touch with the local residents to ensure that the trees planted are given proper care. So we not only believe in planting trees but also ensure its sustainability.

Plantation Drive at Shradhanand College
Plantation Drive at Shradhanand College

Yet another plantation drive was executed by Gvriksh under the guidance of Dr. Sabat. Motivating the youth towards being more empathetic & enthusiastic towards creating a better environment for generations to come is also a part of our activities.

Plantation Drive at ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon - 2014
Plantation Drive at ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon - 2014

With the assistance of Professor Sangeeta Sahane & student volunteers, Gvriksh conducted a plantation drive at IBS Business School. About 50 trees were planted. Director Mr. OP Gupta & Mr. KG Somani shared their thoughts on importance of environment in today’s time.

Plantation Drive at Ambedkar College
Plantation Drive at Ambedkar College

Nature's greatest accomplishments are based upon the cooperation within a specie and the symbiosis between the species.

Plantation drive at Sarvodaya Vidyalaya
Plantation drive at Sarvodaya Vidyalaya

Christmas fun with plantation

Great Delhi Run, 2013 - Run for a Cause
Great Delhi Run, 2013 - Run for a Cause

In its continuous strive to create awareness among people for better environment for our young loved ones and generations to come ,Team Gvriksh participated in Airtel, Great Delhi Run” 2013 on 15 December.

Diwali 2013- This Diwali Gvrkish urged people
Diwali 2013- This Diwali Gvrkish urged people to “Say “No’ to Fire crackers and “Yes’ to life.

Diwali is synonym to bursting crackers and zooming rockets in the sky which may be a wonderful sight but hazardous to nature, animals and human beings. Gvriskh created this awareness among people by substituting the traditional gift like sweets, confectioneries ,durable items with Lively tiny green sampling planted in colourful and artistically made earthen pots .Each pot carried a message urging people to go for a healthier ,more abundant earth for future generations to benefit from.