Venue: Gwalior, M.P.
(5th June 2011)
World Environment day was observed at SETU with the theme “Say no to polythene”. On the occasion, a session spreading awareness about environmental issues was organized in City mall at Gwalior.
In the event, SETU team members made people aware of the ban on polythenes in Gwalior and asked them to share their views on it. Most of the people appreciated the ban and said that such steps are necessary to protect the environment but still many did not take any pro-active steps to minimize the use of polybags. SETU team told the harmful effects that polythene usage poses on the environment and requested people to carry their own reusable shopping bags like cotton and newspaper bags.. Also, the importance of using recycled eco-friendly products was explained. .A lot of eco-friendly alternatives were displayed which can replace polybags, such as recycled newspaper bags, re-usable cloth shopping bags, recycled fabric bags, natural fibre bags, recycled cassette tape bags etc.
Another topic discussed at length was vehicular pollution that occurs as a result of smoke generated from vehicles. People were told that proper maintenance of vehicles is one of the solutions to it.
The highlights of the occasion included an `environment day’ quiz featuring an eco questionnaire. Ecofriendly bags made from recycled material were given away as prizes to those with high environmental I.Q.!!