Srinagar: Delhi Public School, Srinagar has become the first school in the valley to ban use of polythene in its campus. The school has always striven for a greener planet, and conservation of nature.
A statement said that from primary school, students are exposed to the idea of nature conservation, and taken to field trips to bring them in touch with nature.
Earlier, the school was the first school in the country to satisfy its energy needs from solar energy i.e. it runs 100 % on Solar Energy. School with its slogan, “Say no to plastic, keep Kashmir clean” has been promoting polythene free environment with the introduction of eco-friendly trendy carry bags from beginning.
The High Court of J&K had passed a slew of direction in December Last year, emphasizing that the state should take every action to prevent supply and usage of polythene to the state. Environmentalists have long advocated that the unbridled usage of polythene is only going to irretrievably destroy the ecology. The school therefore believes that the time is ripe for starting a campaign. Since charity begins from home, we start from our campus.
“We have been running awareness campaigns for greener planet from few years now. We have been distributing posters & stickers among our students so that they take them back to their localities for wider reach of our campaigns,” said Vijay Dhar, chairman of Delhi Public School Srinagar.
“The rise of recycling disguises an uncomfortable truth. Only 10% of the plastic produced globally is put back into use. It is therefore important that we contribute our share to lessen the burden on the ecology of the valley”, said principal, Alistair R A Freese.