TARUMITRA SUMMER CAMP
World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year, and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Likewise Tarumitra Patna is one such organization that works tirelessly to raise awareness on emerging environmental issues from global warming to sustainable development. This summer Tarumitra organized a summer camp for school students where they were apprised about the threat that our environment is facing.
The theme for 2018 is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. The students were involved in different activities where they were told to strive to change their everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution. People should be free from the over-reliance on single-use or disposables, as they have severe environmental consequences. We should liberate our natural places, our wildlife-and our own health from plastics. The camp also addressed the huge annual wastage and losses in food, which, if conserved, would release a large quantity of food as well as reduce the overall carbon footprint. It also aimed to empower students to make informed choices about the food they eat so as to reduce the overall ecological impact due to the worldwide production of food.
The active campers were also felicitated with saplings and certificates. It was a great learning experience for the students. The concluding day also witnessed RJ’s from Radio Mirchi entertaining the campers as they are the media partners helping Tarumitra to promote environmental issues.