‘Bags for Earth’ – A drive that the entire school participated in and one that allowed the students to take concrete steps towards saving the Earth and help the Delhi Government’s fight against the use of plastic bags. Despite the ban on plastic bags, many shops still use plastic bags rampantly. For the smaller grocery shops/stationery shops etc, saving even a couple of rupees means a lot and they are usually unable to afford the more expensive paper/cloth bags.
Children from Pravesh Vatika to Grade 5 carried out a collection drive and collected old clothes like t-shirts, vests, bed sheets, curtains etc. A tailor stationed in school stitched cloth bags from these and the students got to see the process of the bag making happening in front of their eyes. These bags shall now be:
- Distributed to some small shops in the neighbourhood by student representatives of each grade along with sensitization messages to the shop owners regarding the dangers of plastic bag usage.
- Sold to raise money for more environment initiatives.