Any reform, idea, change or process is implemented and brought about in the society when it is implemented from the ground level.. Educational institutions are the building blocks of the future of any society or civilisation. Incorporating any idea into young minds leads to a future that is well informed. Same is the concept about the role of educational institutes in preparing environmentally responsible citizen. Environmentally responsible citizens accept responsibility for what happens in their community.
In our today’s blog I’ll be discussing about the various ways through which educational institutions can play an important role in making the present as well as the future generation more aware about environment friendly practices. Apart from having ‘environmental education’ as a theory subject for middle school students there are numerous ways through which educational institutes can foster and teach simple yet effective ways of environment conservation and curbing plastic pollution. As I have already spoken about Eco-Bricks in my previous blogs. We know how simple it is in terms of teaching as well as practicing. Seminars and workshops can be conducted to teach school students as well as college students about the simple steps involved in making eco-bricks. Plastic can be completely banned in all workings of the institutes. In order to assure the same workshops can be conducted once a week to teach how to make cloth bags and paper bags. By teaching students we can actually educate a great chunk of a population about DIY tips in curbing plastic i.e their family members and extended family members too. Plantation drives, visit to areas to help local community understand the concept of Blue and Green bins, participation of students with local NGO’s and Nature Clubs in Green Good Deeds, teaching reusability of materials and conducting awareness weeks are other ways through which educational institutes can prove fundamental.