- Campaign regarding Removal of plastics from Santragachhi Jheel in 2007 under the Forest Department.
- An awareness meeting was arranged at Christopher Road Government Sponsored School with the students to discuss health and hygiene issues and also career in Wildlife Studies.
- Organized Awareness programme for plastic free Sundarban at various markets in different ranges of Indian Sundarbans multiple times.
- Organized Snake awareness programme at JFMC areas of different ranges of Indian Sundarbans several times.
We have conducted several awareness campaigns covering various aspects like Species Conservation, Waste Management, Health and Hygiene, Use of Plastic etc.
The lamp to enlighten people to avoid and defend themselves from snake bites
In this campaign we will have lectures on:
• Identification of Snakes. Venomous and Non-venomous
• Snake Handling and management techniques during rescue and conflict
• Snake Bite Management:
• Do’s and Don’ts while you see a snake
And many other important aspects.
Though we have started the awareness campaign in our state at first but we will expand it into a national campaign in future.
for a cleaner beautiful world
The journey to good waste management starts from the minds of young children who can learn, adapt towards changes quickly and actively participate to execute their parts to overcome the problems we all face. Howrah Municipal Corporation, therefore wanted to incorporate and involve students to think about the current issues, be reactive, analyse and execute their bests at their levels. It is important that they are made aware and to do so the message of a cleaner environment and a better future should be put forward in a simple and effective way. More importantly development of a sense of belongingness is necessary as well as a sense of ownership of their own actions. A very essential side of awareness is creating the sense of a 'Good Life and Wellbeing '. There was always an immense need to change the mentality towards negotiation with waste, by acknowledging it as an environmental adversity.
To provide awareness to the students the Howrah Municipal Corporation took the initiative of “Green Volunteer Group” under Mission “Green & Clean Howrah”. Nature Mates-Nature Club (NMNC), were assigned to execute the plan of involving the students of 18 schools in this mass movement. We sportingly started executing the work of creating these volunteer groups in the different Schools, envisaged as the pioneer body which will be given the responsibilities to segregate wastes in their households, in their schools, supervise the process of segregation and most importantly making others aware regarding the purpose of the entire process. Different activities were conducted in various schools for triggering and sensitizing the students with various current issues related to this subject and with an intention to change the present pattern of household and other waste disposal. NMNC played the role of a catalyst to select a group of interested students, to form a “Green Volunteer Group” from all schools. We have encouraged them to incorporate their own ideas to address the issue in their house, school and their neighbourhood.
for all the smaller cats we have
A gentle but steady way to reach the heart of the children of forest fringe villages and paint them Green
We from Nature Mates had started a program called “Tuktuk” in the name one of one of our brightest member who died at the age of six from forest malaria. “Tuktuk” a common term for gentle knocking, in Bengali is designed to enlighten the children of the forest fringe villages about the importance of Mother Nature. It’s a program which does not end in one visit or by gifting the students with books or uniforms. It will be a gentle but continious knocking for the students to make them aware, to prepare them to fight for a better environment.
Schools were selected in Darjeeling area, Doars Area, in Purulia and in Sundarbans in the initial stage.
In Sundarbans we have already created “Sabuj Dal” under this scheme.
Expression of Creative Minds…
We have organized several sit and draw events, essay writing events so far, and will keep on doing the same in every possible opportunity.
Our humble offering for Mother Nature…
We have already planted 1000 plus saplings at Pathar Pratima Village and will be planting around 7500 fruit trees in total in various villages of Indian Sundarbans.