We all took home the message that water conservation is not just the responsibility of the Government or organisations, but individuals too
Location: Govt. High School, Kadugodi, Bengaluru
Topic: Save Water Initiative
Some things may seem small to us but can bring a big change in the society. Yes, I am talking about water – and the need of the hour, which is to conserve it. According to sources*, about 85% of Bengaluru's water bodies are severely polluted, and the city is expected to run out of water by 2020!
As part of the PwC India Foundation Initiative, an all-India campaign was run to spread awareness of water conservation among Government schools. In Bengaluru, this initiative was organised at the Govt. High School, Kadugodi.
Twelve of us volunteered to address around 400 students. Because forests and water conservation go hand-in-hand, we also held a tree plantation drive. The team of volunteers organised various activities like screening short animation films and interactive quizzes on water conservation. We also spoke to them about how they can save water in their day-to-day activities – like closing the tap while brushing, using a bucket instead of a shower while bathing, reusing the water used for washing clothes to clean the floor, watering plants with the water used to wash fruits, vegetables, cereals; and other such ideas. We also encouraged them to adopt rainwater harvesting.
The best part was observing the students' eagerness to learn and adopt these practices to do their bit. It was also amazing to hear their insights on using water efficiently.
In the end, we all took home the message that water conservation is not just the responsibility of the Government or organisations, but individuals too.
PwC India Foundation
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