Celebrating Earth Day with clay and paperApril 21st, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Painting messages on paper bags that will be distributed to passersby, organising clay-modelling workshops, film screenings and seminars - are activities planned to sensitise people towards the environment on Earth Day Tuesday. WWF India has invited entries from school children to paint on paper bags that will be distributed in commercial areas.
“The best three entries from each of the participating seven schools in Delhi will be awarded. But all the bags that the kids make will be distributed as part of the sensitisation programme on Earth Day tomorrow,” Rashmi Asthana of WWF, India told IANS.
WWF has partnered with retail chains such as Fab India and malls like Landmark to distribute the paper bags. They will also be distributed in local markets across Delhi.
“We have received nearly 500 entries from each of the seven schools. They are basically from students of Class 6-12 with their messages about the environment to the society,” Asthana said.
“We have used paper bags to hit home the message that the need of the hour is to switch to paper bags from polythene ones,” she added.
The drive will continue for a week.
Attempting to bring children “closer to the earth” on Earth Day, publishing house Katha is organising a story telling session and clay modelling workshop with more than 100 school children Tuesday.
“The idea of a clay modelling workshop is to give the kids a break from the synthetic world and bring them closer to the earth or ‘mitti’,” said Amrita Talwar of Katha.
“The children will be asked to mould clay characters out of the book ‘Earthsong’, a book of tales and trivia on the environment. There will also be a storytelling session,” she said.
The children participating in the workshop will be in the age group of eight to 10.
GenPact, a BPO, is also organising film screenings on environment.
“After the film screening, there will be a discussion with the employees of GenPact to be organised in association with WWF,” Asthana said.
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