The Kalinga Fellowship
In the Himalayas, the mass accumulation of plastic waste is resulting in a change in precipitation, leading to the melting down of glaciers, while affecting the vegetation as well in the process. Very large chunks of land are being converted into dumping zones, as the garbage in the Himalayas is now a ‘one-way traffic’.
Taking up the initiative of leaving Mother Earth ‘cleaner & greener’ than we found her, Sewa International is organizing a clean-up drive. The empirical heft on plastic pollution in Uttarakhand inspired us to commence a plogging drive in Gopeshwar region of Chamoli district on the occasion of National Unity Day. Sewa International Uttarakhand has pledged to encourage plogging in the areas of Uttarakhand and espouse awareness on the collateral damage by non-biodegradable waste. Young people will be participating in this drive, in large numbers. Around 400 people including college and school children will be taking part in this drive, covering approx 15 km and taking up the challenge to collect 800 kg of waste. The drive will conclude at the Police grounds in Gopeshwar, Chamoli.
In an attempt to leap forward to disown the societal stereotype that is caste and class-biased, we have decided to invite the hardworking employee of the municipality as our chief guest for the event. In the presence of District Magistrate, SP and other prestigious officers, we would like to take a moment and honor the work of municipality employees and encourage people to support to take responsibility for cleaner Himalayas.
In the presence of the district officers, the top-most batch of societal pyramid, the chief guest of this drive would be the person working in the, which is considered the bottom-most batch of the pyramid. The message of ‘Plog for Sewa’, will be delivered by the hardworking employee of the municipality, who works. In the presence of the district officers, the chief guest of this drive would be the hardworking employee of the municipality, and considered the bottom-most batch of the societal pyramid.
Plog for Sewa is the pledge to take up the responsibility of cleaning whenever and wherever we can, with the message of ‘Unity, Cleanliness and Fitness’, because after all, we are all bound by certain social responsibilities.
What is climate change?
Climate change occurs when changes in Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that remain in place for an extended period of time.
This year, emissions from plastics will equal the pollution output of nearly 200 coal-fired power plants with a 500-megawatt capacity. Over 90% of plastics are not recycled, according to a major study published in 2017. Most of this waste is land-filled, while 12% is incinerated. In addition, millions of tons of plastic trash end up in the ocean each year.
Gvad – Gangol village
Haldapani – Degree college
Vaitarni – Kund
Waste challenge: 500kg