Envibe (www.envibe.org) was formed in 2010 with a mission to promote green technologies in sectors of waste management, energy and up cycling. The mission involves generating awareness, educating youth, sensitising communities and helping them to choose and adopt green technologies and practices as an informed choice rather than just a moral rhetoric. Thus,
Envibe is an environment organisation, striving to bring about change in practice and behaviour of youth towards environment conservation, waste reduction, waste recycling, energy efficiency and up cycling. We work in Ahmedabad with various individuals, institutions and organisations to promote green technologies.
As part of our endeavour to promote waste reduction, segregation and recycling, we have launched a project to educate and sensitise school students and school as a whole to take action to reduce and recycle waste. We provide award winning DailyDump composters to school students group and train them to make compost out of their food waste. This helps in instilling confidence that will also influence elders at their home and community to adopt simple solutions to waste reduction and recycling.
This campaign is to educate and train young students (class 7-12) to adopt green composting as daily routine at their schools, homes and communities. We are targeting 20 municipal schools and 20 private schools in first phase, over 8 months. We need funding to 1)provide easy to use composting tools (like daily dump composters- visit dailydump.org for details), 2)train and mobilise volunteers (as of now 6 volunteers) to engage with students for 40-45 days till first batch of compost is ready, 3) print and distribute IEC (information, education and communication) materials for schools and 4) Administration cost.
The cost of implementing this programme is roughly Rs. 20000 per school.
Composers and peripherals + transport 2 sets : Rs. 12000
Volunteer engagement : Rs. 3000
Print, fuel, school programme materials: Rs. 1500
Administration andover heads: Rs. 3500
These costs can be compensated by private schools but municipal schools (and students) cannot afford it. Hence the campaign money will be used only for municipal schools (20 schools x 200000 = Rs. 4 Lac)