Our neighbourhood … our responsibility
While coming to school daily by bus, students used to notice a lot of garbage in a vacant plot in the vicinity of the school. Instead of just complaining and waiting for the ‘authorities‘ to do something, they decided it was time for ACTION.
Armed with gloves and bags, they decided to go there and pick up every piece of litter that they could find on the plot. The task was back breaking but they were undaunted.
Why do we litter ????????? was the question that came across their minds So that someone else can clear !!!!!! was the only answer they could think of.
Back in school, it was time for introspection . Do we also sometimes add to the litter … maybe in school ? The answer was a definitive yes.
Not any more … was the unanimous decision.
This was a small but definite step towards creating awareness and calling for action for a cleaner environment. The students plan to visit the plot every week to ensure that it remains clean . Maybe those who are responsible for littering the plot will also get a message, someday, somehow.