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Zero Garbage Project - An Expression of our love for Environment.
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CHURCH ON ENVIRONMENTWHAT DOES POPE SAYS “The environment is God’s gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility toward the poor, towards future generations and toward humanity as a whole” (Pope Benedict XVI- Courtesy: Petrus, Sep.09) )2009)
Issues of Urban Solid Waste – INDIA Shining?INDIA WILL WIN NOBEL FOR FILTH, SAYS RAMESH“If there is a Nobel prize for dirt and filth, India will win it hands down. There is no competition for that and we have to do something dramatic on municipal solid waste” Environment Minister JairamRamesh (courtesy: TOI, Nov. 21, 2009)
Plastic waste strewn all over the land …..
and Water bodies
In desperation and ignorance people burn accumulated garbage which produces Toxic fumes.
Are we solving the problem or creating more?
Plastics burning results in Air and soil pollution and
release of carcinogenic Dioxins and Furans
AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS AND COMMITTED CATHOLICS WHAT CAN WE DO?Encourage Community participation to work towards a garbage free society by initiating waste management techniques such as ‘Zero Waste’. Our SCCs, Women’s Groups, Civic/Political Cells, Bombay Catholic Sabha units can play a crucial role, and make a difference!
Total reliance on Municipality
But can Municipality cope up? NO
Public Private partnership i.e. by Sharing of responsibility between public, private and voluntary sectors.
Reducing the volume of generation of
garbage by using the method of
SEGREGATION OF GARBAGE AT SOURCE.
Segregation at source means separating the
wet and dry garbage in the kitchen itself.
Two bins are kept in the kitchen for wet
garbage and dry garbage separately.
Which is wet and which is dry garbage? See
1. Awareness / education
2. Trial Segregation
families who fail to segregate.
3. Achieve total Zero garbage
After successful trial segregation, the society
workers will be instructed to dump all the wet
waste from the residents in the Society
Compost Pit or Neighbourhood Compost Pit (As
The wet garbage collected from all the flats
of your society will be dumped in the
compost Pit. Over it Spray EM (Effective
Micro Organism) Solution daily. EM solution
prevents smell and speeds
up the decomposition process.
There are also NGOs who train the housing
society workers/residents on the method of
Composting more scientifically ( see later)
It is ideal if all the residents of the society segregate their household
Waste and join the ‘zero garbage project’. But for some reasons if this is
not possible, you can compost your daily wet waste at your own home.
Daily shift the wet garbage from your small kitchen bin to a bigger plastic
bucket kept a the terrace, balcony or courtyard. Spray the activated EM
solution daily. It will take long time to get your bucket full, since the wet
garbage keep on reducing its volume as it keeps on decomposing. After
2-3 months use another, bucket. Keep the earlier bucket idle till its
contents dries and turns into powdery form. This is the fertile manure
your are looking out for. This can be used for your home grown plants or
housing society plants, or even can be sold!
EM, in short, is Effective Micro-organism. It
is a liquid solution of effective micro
organism. Activated EM solution (see next
slide) should be sprayed daily over the wet
garbage. This would speed up the
decomposition process and prevents the
smell. (More details on EM solution are
available on the net, refer ‘maple EM1
Maple - EM1 Solution.
Take a 20 liter capacity bucket. Fill 18 liters of clean water, 1 liter concentrated
EM solution and 1 Kg of jaggery. Stir the water till all ingredients dissolve
completely in the water. Close the bucket with an air tight cover and place it at
a dark place (away from the sunlight). Daily open the cover of the bucket to
release the gas. In 5-7 days, the surface of the contents in the bucket will be
covered by whitish substance. This means, the EM is now Activated, and is
ready for use.
Concentrated Maple EM 1 solution is available at Pune, and may be received by currier services.
MrJere M M
Bhumi Agro Services, Pune
Mobile 98230 36910
THE PROJECTS WHICH CAN SAVE THEMOTHER EARTH.Organic Waste Management Sewage Management Bio- sludge management Waste-Water recycling Waterless Urinal Infection control Odor management Bio- Gas generation Solar Energy Generation Systems Organic Garden development.Water Harvesting
The PowerPoint produced by Ruth D’Souza
With the inputs given by Karuna Kendra,
CCO Our Lady of Mercy Church, Pokhran
QUESTIONS FOR GROUPDISCUSSION(you may adapt the questions depending the type of group participating)Q1. There are people who say, the environmental issues like solid waste management is the problem of government. It is not citizens’ problem. Comment.Q. 2 – In civic/political issues like zero garbage, we may have to involve people of all faiths in our neighbourhood/housing society. What are some of the hurdles you are expected to face. How do you overcome them?Q. 3 – After today's, session, what is your suggested for follow-up – Example - this group meeting periodically or any other?