The Plastic bags have become a part and parcel of our every-day life. We tend to overlook at the harmful effects of non-biodegradable plastic on the environment for the sake of convenience.
In 2009 INSEED has taken an initiative to reduce the usage of thin plastic bags. We believe that in order to bring about a change in our surroundings, we needed to take up the responsibility ourselves by helping to create a clean and beautiful surrounding. It is with this belief that some of us joined hands to start a project aimed at the reduction and finally, the elimination polythene from our vicinity. Our idea was simple �"reduce, reuse and recycle".
We have successfully undertaken various awareness drives to educate the masses about the harmful effects of using thin plastic bags.
INSEED has promoted the idea of cloth bags and paper bags. The paper bags are made out of donated newspapers by the housing societies. These are made by a group of economically poor ladies. Thus, providing them an opportunity to earn the livelihood
INSEED work along with Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) authorities to increase overall awareness to enable conservation of SGNP.
Types of Awareness Drives that we can have:
Since we believe that education is the key to a brighter future, we have extended our support to Matrubhumi Education Society located in the neighborhood slum called Janupada, Kandivali East. This school is located in the slum area of the Thakur village. Most of the students who studies in this school are form this slum as well as from the tribes who live near the National park, Borivali. In this school have 625 students. They have 6 classrooms and a very small open space. Most of the surrounding area is very unclean and unhygienic. Their school fees is Rs. 30/- per month. Some of the students in this school are so poor (or parents interest in education is so less) that they find it difficult to pay this nominal fees.
Improving the academic standard of the students and Improving the infrastructure of the school.
INSEED volunteers spend time with school children to improve the written and spoken English. Story books were donated to school to create Library. Volunteers encourage students to read and appreciate books. To improve students� health some of the volunteers hold the yoga session at the school premises.
Note : INSEED is registered under section 80-G of the income tax act,1961.