My Waste My Responsibility- Workshop at Sloka Waldorf School

Sreeja Kalagotla
July 20, 2021

We conducted an online workshop on 4th September 2020 on “My Waste My Responsibility” with students of grade 5, Sloka Waldorf School that had 26 students participate in the workshop.

Students were given insights into “what happens to our waste?”, “ways to segregate waste” “how to make a difference through waste management” “Leading the change”. These interactive workshops involved understanding the young mindsets on Waste management and its importance. Students were made to understand the different categories of waste and types of waste materials that fall into each category (organic waste, dry waste and reject waste). The most common question among the students was “why should I do it?”. This question was addressed to by establishing the facts of how waste segregation reduces the pollution accumulation in landfills and how the waste once segregated can be further recycled and processed by composting. The immense awareness that students already had about waste management and its benefits set a positive and interactive atmosphere for the workshop.

Change starts from home. So, students were encouraged to establish a waste segregation system at home by setting up three different bins for organic waste, dry Waste and reject waste. They were asked to share their weekly experiences of waste management. Students were enthusiastic to know more about how they can start composting and recycling on their own. This enthusiasm gives us the incentive to create more such interactive workshops on sustainability and environment, doing our part to take the journey of Eco-living forward.

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