A little give and take

Every school does its bit by getting children to plant a tree or make some compost. But apart from working as little breaks from their otherwise heavy learning schedule do these programmes achieve what they should? Here are some suggestions on how you can ensure sustainability in your EVS classes.

Don’t cut down trees…

That trees are extremely important for Man’s survival is a know fact. Then why do we cut down trees in the name of development and progress? There actually is an alternative to cutting down tress. They can be translocated. This beautiful photo essay tells us how.

Learn Local

Sujatha Padmanabhan
Schools are meant to prepare you for life. But how prepared will you be if they don’t teach you about your own region? Citing Ladakh as an example this article asserts the importance of “locale specific learning.”

Awe-inspiring but vulnerable

Sadhana Ramchander
In our rushed lives, how many of us stop a moment to take a look at what nature has to offer? We don’t even seem to notice that something around us is missing until an environmental group or a news channel points it out to us.