In 2020, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and its Green School Programme (GSP) had initiated the Forum of Schools that Segregate, an exclusive community of educational institutions that are keen on improving solid waste management in their premises. GSP's vision and aim is to help this community devise robust, long-term, actionable plans for managing waste.
With ever-increasing urbanisation and modernisation, India's consumption of resources is increasing tremendously -- and so are our mountains of waste! Our country generates around 60 million tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) every year. The number is expected to rise exponentially as population increases.
Sustainable and efficient management of waste will require a transformation in mindsets and practices at every level. In India, more than 260 million children are in schools. It is this cadre of young citizens – and their teachers -- that holds immense potential for bringing about this transformation. The GSP Forum of Schools that Segregate is the platform that can nurture and guide this community.
In April 2021, the Forum had successfully organised its first online convention. We now invite all Forum members to reconvene with us in our second online interaction – the Workshop on Managing Solid Waste. This workshop is being organised to facilitate an exclusive interaction for the Forum members with CSE's expert team on solid waste management, headed by Atin Biswas. The aim is to help the members conceptualise a road-map to become zero-waste schools.
We look forward to seeing you.
For anything to do with managing waste in schools, please connect with Tushita Rawat