Winners of Youth for Earth 2019
Team - Our Common Future
10 Students of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat restored a stream called Bhukhi nallah which flows through the centre of University covering 1.8 km distance. The students firstly did a quality assessment of the water and then with the help of volunteers removed the waste from and around the stream. This waste was then used for vermicomposting, upcycled and rest was sent to be gasified. They also organised community-based awareness programs, cleanliness and greening drives resulting in a clean and biodiversity rich stream.
Team - Stercus
04 students of Infant Jesus, MHS School Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu developed a cost-effective food composter called STERCUS, using which food waste can be processed and converted into compost. They took the help of a welder to convert a metal drum into a composter. They also spread awareness amongst the students to reduce the food wastage. Now, with the help of their composter, STERCUS they are able to convert 250 kg of food waste into compost every month.
Team - LSPS Eco Freak
09 Students of Lakshmipat Singhania School, Odisha created a foot operated hand sanitizer dispenser for the small businessmen of their city so that customers can take the services without worrying during the COVID times and these small businessmen do not have to experience loss. The students created these dispensers with the waste products easily available in our houses like plastic bottle, pipe/wooden stick, and cotton/jute rope.
Team - Earth Warrior
07 Students of Ramjas School, RK Puram took it upon themselves to do something about the poor quality of air. They did street plays, dance performers and organised a rally in their community to spread awareness about clean air. They also organised an interactive session with the drivers to discuss idling of the vehicles which causes pollution. They joined hands with organisations to get air quality sensors installed in their school.
Team - Waste Troopers
09 Students of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar took a project on reducing the wastage of papers. They collected more than 300 used notebooks after the end of the term and segregated the used and unused pages. Then the segregated pages were sent for recycling and with the unused pages the students created 200 notebooks which were distributed amongst the under privileged children.