STORY PREVIEW

2018

CLEAN D.A.V. COOL AND GREEN D.A.V.

DAV Public School Patiala

Punjab

MENTOR

Vivek Tiwari

STUDENTS

DHRUV GARG,

LOVISH KAKKAR,

NAVTEJ SINGH,

VISHAV SHARMA,

ABHISHEK BANSAL,

Step 1 FEEL

*Since, most of our school's building is made up of cement and bricks, It absorbs a lot of radiation and gets heated up very easily. *This makes our surroundings much hotter than the normal temperature especially during summer season. *Moreover, there is no soil or land in our school in which we can plant the saplings. *There is not much greenery in our school.

*In northern India,due to increase in temperature, the attendance of the students decrease and the buildings get heated up. The concern was how we can make our school clean, green and cool without any huge investment. *We chose it because in summer we all were suffering and were not able to concentrate on our studies due to scorching heat.

MAINLY STUDENTS OF OUR SCHOOL BADLY FELT THE REPERCUSSION OF THIS PROBLEM. STUDENTS FELT UNCOMFORTABLE DURING SCHOOL,THE HEIGHT OF EVERYTHING THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON THEIR STUDIES THUS THERE WAS A DRASTIC FALL IN PARTICIPATION OF ACADEMICS AS WELL AS IN EXTRA ACTIVITIES. PRIMARY CONCERNS WERE :- *There was an increase in temperature in summer days.So they were affected badly by heat. *There was a lot of pollution coming from outside the school premises. *There was no much greenery in the school.

Step 2 IMAGINE

*Request management to install A.Cs. *Request management to install desert coolers *Installing green curtains. *Turning concrete ground into green beds. *Vertical Garden.

We chose to bring Vertical Garden for following reasons :- *Other options were involving huge monetary investment. *Vertical Garden is possible with zero investment with the contribution of our school students. *Vertical garden by using donated waste plastic bottles with plants.Because it is a convenient method as it reduces heat radiation and also absorbs the sound.It also increases greenery which result in lowering the building temperature.

Step 3DO

First we the five students sat together to finalize our plan as given under :- *At first,we motivated the students to bring green bottles. *Then,we made essential amendments in the bottles. *After this,we adjusted the bottles on the walls and put soil and saplings in them. *To regularly irrigate, we installed a drip irrigation system with the help of our science teacher. WE STARTED GOING THROUGH VARIOUS IDEAS AND FINALLY DECIDED TO INSTALL VERTICAL GARDEN PROJECT AS IT IS ZERO COST PROJECT WE TOOK THIS PLANNED SUGGESTIVE PROJECT TO OUR PRINCIPAL AND HE APPROVED IT.

The result is given below :- *From this project,the temperature of surroundings has decreased drastically. *It has also resulted in decrease of pollution. *The temperature has decreased to 5 to 10 degrees. *It has beautified the walls of the school. *Students feel comfortable and happy in the school premises now. *It will save water through drip irrigation.

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ACCORDING TO IMPACTED PEOPLE PLASTIC IS OF A GREAT CONCERN IN OUR COUNTRY.WE USE THIS PLASTIC BOTTLES AND THEN JUST THROW AWAY WHICH FURTHER CAUSES POLLUTION AND THIS FURTHER LEADS TO VARIOUS DISEASES.BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN METHODS THROUGH WHICH CAN REUSE THE PLASTIC MATERIAL. THE PARENTS AS WELL AS THE STUDENTS ARE THANKFUL FOR BRINGING THIS CHANGE.THE SAME IS DEPICTED IN THEIR WORDS IN THE VIDEO.

*Convincing people to bring bottles was a challenge. *We motivated the students to contribute in this sustainable change by bringing more and more bottles.Class with maximum bottle collection was given appreciation certificate. *In the beginning,it was quite time consuming and heavy task but we overcame it by involving more volunteers for the task.

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Sustainable cities and communities

SUSTAINABLE CITIES OPT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PATH WHICH MEANS DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT STIRRING THE NATURE, SO WE SCALE DOWN ON INSTALLING THIS PROJECT AS IT HELPS TO REUSE PLASTIC WASTE AND IT PROVIDES SHIELD TO THE ENVIRONMENT THUS CAN PROMOTE HEALTHY COMMUNITY.

Step 4 SHARE

We started sharing our ideas with parents during P.T.Ms and during summer vacations.We called a meeting with our mentor,Mrs.P.Pal Kaur and started going through from various ideas and finally decided to install Vertical Garden Project as it is zero cost project .We took this planned suggestive project to principal sir and he approved it. We shared it with all the students of the school through seminars and interaction.Our next step is to share this with other local schools by either visiting them or by making them visit our vertical garden.We have also taken this as a model for inter-school competition to share the idea with other school students as well as teachers. We have also shared this idea with NGOs of the city working for the cause of environment.

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To ensure that we get long time benefit out of this project,we have formed permanent committee of students who would look after this project and ensure its sustainability.We would keep on adding plants which would benefit us for long and would also add to the beauty of the school.