What Waste? Why Waste?
A Workshop for Youngsters
Saturday, 15th April, 2017
8 am to 6 pm
@ ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070
Over a crore people live in Bangalore, use things every day, and generate a lot of waste. Much of this waste is actually generated by the middle classes and the rich. Almost all of this waste is just dumped – in street corners, open grounds, lakes, and playgrounds. When we can't stand the sight of waste in our neighborhood, we just find a village to dump it in. Often times we just burn it. All this does terrible damage to human health, livestock and the environment. This waste also ends up in our lakes, forests and villages, destroying life and livelihoods. It also blocks out drains causing needless flooding. Bangalore, once the 'garden city', we have turned into a 'garbage paradise'.
There have been many efforts to tackle this problem over the decades. But such positive moves have found weak support from a careless population and a weak administration. Villagers, who have been dumped with our waste, have had enough of this mess and are turning the trucks back into Bangalore. This has forced us to think hard on how to find a way out of this massive everyday mess. Quite strangely, the solutions are so simple, it can be done by anyone, anywhere, and guess what, does not require 'experts'.
You are a big part of this solution. So come, figure out how to turn Bangalore back into a healthy city. Learn simple household and community methods to resolve the problem of Waste in Bangalore. And be ready to be surprised how much of this 'waste' is actually a resource, and material to have fun with too! In this workshop, be prepared to walk through landfills, 'waste' processing and recycling centres, and to learn how 'waste' can be made into manure, artwork, useful things and other fun things!
This workshop has been planned, designed and is directed by Swanuja Maslekar, a 16 year old like you. Swanuja is having fun working 'waste' into so much more.
Register now by filling out the form online, and wire transfer the registration fee of Rs. 1000/- in favour of ‘Environment Support Group’. To NEFT the registration fee, please follow instructions. You may also mail your cheque or DD in favour of ‘Environment Support Group’, and mail it to reach us by 13th April to ESG @ 1572, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070. Tel: +91-80-26713560~61 or +91-9538049073.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 6 pm, Thursday, 13th April 2017
Registration: You can pay through our online gateway by choosing General Fund category at this link. (Please enter the registration amount in the window provided, and follow steps to complete online transaction).
You may also wire transfer the amount.
Instruction for Wire Transfer:
Account Name: Environment Support Group. SB Account Number: 0-4-0-9-2-0-1-0-0-3-7-1-5-1 at Syndicate Bank, Jayanagar Branch, 69, 9th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560011.
IFSC Code: SYNB0000409 .
In narration of the NEFT form, please state: W-Workshop.