The Samvedna Book Club is an effort to promote the sharing of books amongst school children. The more we share old text books as well as other unused books the more we help save paper. This has a direct bearing on tree conservation. Paper saved means trees saved from cutting. And trees saved implies genuine efforts at protecting 'Carbon Dioxide' sinks from gradually disappearing!!
Some startling facts!!
- Re-cycling or Re-using of about 60 kg of waste paper is equivalent to saving ONE TREE
- By Re-cycling a tonne of waste paper we can save 17 LARGE TREES OR 7,000 GALLONS OF WATER OR 380 GALLONS OF OIL OR ENOUGH ENERGY TO HEAT OR AIR-CONDITION AN AVERAGE HOME FOR 6 MONTHS
- 20,000 metric tonnes of paper is consumed by Delhiites on an average
So, lets all join hands and make our donations count. Click here to fill the online book donor form
Efforts by Manava Bharati School
It is extremely important for all of us to realise that a little effort by each one of us EVERY DAY can go a long way in making a difference…locally, regionally as well as globally…depending upon how widespread this effort scales up.
A school teacher, for example, can stress on using re-used paper copies in class. This can be easily done by tearing off unused pages from older/previous class copies, compiling all such pages together and then binding them using a thick card board/shoe box board as the cover.
If every child in a class/school takes this up…one can imagine how much impact this will have when consolidated.
In a similar experiment with Class VIII students at Manava Bharati, Delhi a lot of paper was saved throughout the year. The teacher kept some points for re-used paper copies…and converted these into class assessment marks. Children need to be given incentives to apply learning to actual life. That is what life sciences is all about. And it works…..!!
Efforts by Him Jyoti School
Earth Day 2008 being celebrated by the girls of the Himjyoti school…re-using unused paper to prepare FAIR COPIES for classwork.