13th June- Clean Up Drive, Composting Workshop and Educational Activity at Gandhi Park, Dehradun.

ENVIS, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) conducted a clean-up drive, composting workshop and educational activity in collaboration with Waste Warriors.

During the 3 hour interactive workshop, volunteers and cadets from the 29 U.K. National Cadet Corps Battalion (NCC) were shown how to make a basic composting enclosure using chicken wire and wooden poles. Once the enclosure was made the cadets filled it with leaves and garden waste that had been collected from the park. A natural microbe named Nature Vel SW was mixed with water and added to the leaves to speed up the composting process. Some of the cadets were given the task of removing plastic from the garden waste that was being composted and others sieved the compost that was ready for use. Female NCC Cadets participated in a clean-up drive whilst the composting workshop was in progress.

An information and refreshments stall was set up underneath the pagoda and some of the volunteers created Swachh Bharat slogans as part of a Slogan Competition being conducted by ENVIS, UEPPCB. An educational activity station was also initiated, where children could come and learn about waste management, colour in posters with eco themes and make a collage from waste items such as chip packets.

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ENVIS Cell, Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board,
29/20, Nemi Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun-248001 (Uttarakhand).