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Green Labs

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Transcript of Green Labs

GREEN LABS
Why Green Labs
?
Because we
deal with the root cause!
environmentalists
teachers
Bringing together the nature enthusiasts in the locality
The amount of green cover
5%
33 %
Actual
Solid Waste generated per day
Required
4500MTs
Do you
know

Amount of VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals) emitted
into atmosphere
60-120
What
do
we
do?
How
do
we
do?
Lack of a Student Centric Environment

that lays strong emphasis on a greener Tomorrow through highly motivated instructors and enthusiastic participants.
Here is the plan ...
Internal
Coordinators
-School Staff
ImplementationManager
Understands the whole idea
of Green labs ,
strategises the possibilities
and mitigates the
operational hurdles.
Environm-
entalists
Subject Matter Experts
Advisory Board
Social
Entrepr-
eneurs
Mentors
Subject matter experts
Parents
=
=
Challenges & Mitigation
?
Ignorance on the numerous Do-It-yourself(DIY) Go Green practices

with minimal efforts and maximum benefits.
Under-utilization of enough open areas of schools for a green landscape to be proliferated as against public areas which has limitations or restrictions
Discussion
with School Administrative Board
Preparation of Green Labs Guides
for Teachers and students.
Pilot Implementation
The Pilot project identified Jaigopal Garodia, Choolaaimedu as the implementation area with Class 6 students as the target bunch.

Major idea of the Pilot involved imparting the essence on the following subjects

Introduction to various types of garden and Initials steps for setting up a garden -Know your soil studies.

Preparing planters and watering cans out of waste plastic bottles

Things to do for planting a sapling.

This was followed by a practical implementation by the students with help from Volunteers and Coordinators.

Convincing the school administrative board to implement Green Labs in its school premises and provide us with substantial support.

Sustaining the interest in the participants to continue doing such activities on a long term basis.
Lack of proper infrastructure/lack of space to implement the idea though approvals were obtained.
Resource planning in terms of materials, men and money.
Implementation of the pilot model to gain an insight on the exact operation on the project and extrapolate the ideas and learnings from those based on the results of the Pilot.
Fun based learning like games,
quizzes, painting ...all themed alongside Environment and Nature
Define. Design. Sustain.
+
=
Gardener who helps students in
maintaining the gardens created by them

External Resource - Gardener
Charts out the implementation plans, timeframes of operation,manages and co ordinates with other participants of the Green Lab Community
Program
Coordinator
Teachers/Volunteers from the school who help us implement the idea of Green Labs and sustain the practice on long run
Enthusiastic participants
who live by the green
principles and inspire
others to go-green

Volunteers
MEN
MATERIALS
MONEY
Capital Expenditure
Operational Expenditure
Outdoor Meeting Area
+
Model Garden
+
Hands-on Garden
=
Infra for
a Green Lab

Why?
Why?
GREEN LABS
3
micrograms/m
=
Actual
micrograms/m
3
20
Required
with 60%
biodegradable
waste
Source: The Hindu
In Chennai ...
A garden-lively syllabus for children
Because Green Labs is a socially owned model especially by schools which has students as resources in abundance and who will have the right motivation such that the concept can be scaled and proliferated !
"Greens Labs
is a solution to
define ,
design and
sustain a garden classroom -based curriculum that makes gardening a fun learning mechanism to sensitize children about the importance of being in sync with nature....! "
fun
and
activity
based
gardening
syllabus
Charting out ways and methods to do it along with a HANDS ON
offering
cont. support
and mentorship
Using the terrace space as an alternative
Acquiring sponsorship from local welfare groups.
Green Labs in 4 schools
100
100
100
100
400 households
Kids
Act Today for
a greener Tomorrow!!!
1.The Mentors
Mr Sankar Nagarajan – Senior IT Consultant
Mrs Shoba Menon - Managing Trustee , Nizhal
Ms Uma C - Senior Designer ,Suseum (an initiative by Energy Alternatives India)

2.School Administrative Board & Teachers
The Head Mistress Mrs.Sulochana
The Physical Training master- Mr Shekar and Games teacher Mrs Kausalya

3.Friends and Volunteers:
Krithiga ,Shainika , Anirudra , Palani , Aditya
Special Thanks to
Thank you
A dream by
Green guards
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