Introducing innovative methods to go green, Carmel Convent School in Chandigarh has launched “Rooftop Farming” on the eve of International Forests Day and celebrating World Water Day in the school premises. Combating conventional methods to spread awareness about becoming eco-friendly, the city school applied theory into a practical form to educate the children about the importance of resource conservation.
About Rooftop Farming
Calling themselves as resource conservationists, the school authorities educated their children about the hazards of resource depletion and waste management. Implementing this state of the art idea the staff, children and authorities worked day and night to execute the entire project. Coining the term “Rooftop Farming and Green wall of Carmel”, the school authorities have set an example to be followed by others.
Aim of the Project
According to Preeti Swami, the school in-charge, project aims at encouraging children to save and value resources and preserve the beauty of nature. Here are a few areas where this project is targetted to aim:
- Awareness creation amongst youth
- Set as an example for others to follow
- Mark how the actual celebrations of environmental days should look like
- Aims at execution on ground over papers
- Encourage children to value resources
- Sensitising residents about environmental issues
Who all Were There at the Event
Inaugurated by Santosh Kumar, IFS, director, department of an environment-cum-chief conservator of forest and wildlife on Monday, a buzz around the tricity has been created marking a clear difference between what a lip service of going green on papers and what actual execution looks like. Among other dignitaries like school Principal sister Mary Supreeta and Pramod Sharma, Coordinator, Yuvsatta, the well-known landscape artist and best garden of the city award recipient Dipali Verma Handa graced the occasion with her esteemed presence.
Chandigarh, the city of gardens, known for its resource friendly population has yet again found another reason to boast about the same to the world. This garden of peace made from waste items like car tyres, glass jars, plastic bottles, drums, cans, paint buckets drawing inspiration from the works of Nek Chand in creating Rock Garden has certainly provided an edge to the city over its contemporaries.