LEAF Webinar July 2020

Report on LEAF Webinar July 2020

Report on LEAF Webinar July 2020

On 27th July, 2020 we organized Webinar for Past & Present Leaf Students with the purpose on how they can put their learning into practice and what environmental activities they did during lockdown.

23 students joined us through google meet. We started webinar with Welcoming Speech & introduction. Mrs. Archana gave presentation on Child and Environment. Trupti Parmar was the moderator for the day.

Mr. Jothi did interaction with the students and inspired them. Ms. Monica and Ms. Priyanka also shared their experience with the students. This webinar was student oriented so we gave more time to them to share what work they have done for nature. After sharing we discussed about Action Plan.

LEAF Webinar July 2020

Sharing we received from the students:

Chris Parmar

⁙ They segregate wet and dry waste.

⁙ Everyday gives water to the Plant.

⁙ Put bird feeders and Nest for the birds.

Pankil Gosai

⁙ He grows lady’s finger and coriander in his kitchen garden.

⁙ He is following organic farming.

⁙ Daily he gives water to birds.

⁙ On Ganesh Chaturthi he always makes Eco-friendly Ganpati instead of Plaster of Paris

Kartik Mishtry

⁙ He prefers bicycle for nearby place.

⁙ Few years back he attained one workshop at Xavier Technical Institute,S evasi. That time we gave one sapling to him. He planted that sapling at his grandmother’s home and now it has became a tree.

⁙ After online classes he spends his most of the time with nature like feeding the birds.

Tejashwini

⁙ She planted so many plants at her farm and also taking care of it.

Rhutu Shah

⁙ When Lockdown 2 opened she and her parents did research and made a list of the Air purifier Plants. They went to nursery and bought plants and did plantation.
⁙ Water from the washing machine is recycled and used in the garden.
⁙ They try to avoid Plastic as much as possible.

Meghdeep Jadeja

⁙ He prefers bicycle for nearby place.
⁙ He feeds and gives water to birds.

Rana Jayshree

⁙ After online classes she used to go to the garden and spend time with nature.
⁙ Planted Aloe Vera and Basil at her place.
⁙ She explained to the people in her community not to harm animals by giving leftover food in plastic bag.
⁙ Society members also encourage her. She has encouraged everyone for Tree plantation.

Palak

⁙ She feeds and gives water to the birds.
⁙ She did plantation.
⁙ She also did some science experiment regarding plants.

Raut Vishal

⁙ He and his friends planted 100 Mango saplings in the open area of the Deevalya boarding campus.
⁙ When they left hostel they told father that they want to do plantation in hostel. With father permission they did plantation.

Zainab Topiwala

⁙ She put Bird feeder at her place.
⁙ Did Plantation.
⁙ As much as possible she tries to avoid use of plastic.
⁙ In a Lockdown they did some social work like distributing food to needy people.

The sharing of the LEAF students was inspiring, we have given follow up activities and we plan to organize another webinar next month.

Sparsh

SPARSH – Down to Earth Experiences with Mother Earth

SPARSH in most Indian languages means TOUCH. Birth to death we ‘live, move and have our being’, in touch with Mother Earth, a tiny speck in the Universe. We and all living beings on Earth are cared for and nurtured by Mother Earth. She provides us earth, air, water, fire and space. If any of these fundamental elements of the Earth is destroyed, our existence would be snuffed out.
Today, many of us see, experience and are aware of what we, human beings, ‘the climax of over 13.8 Billion years of evolution of the Universe’, are doing to Mother Earth. Her over- use, misuse, abuse, pollution and destruction. An increasing number of people in India and the world want to reverse this accelerating rush ‘to cut the branch on which we all are perched’.
‘It is better to light a lamp, than curse the darkness’. SPARSH presents some experiences of women and men across India who have or are venturing to stop this suicidal rush. You are invited to read it, and share it widely, in English or translated into any language. Let not our children question us “What were you doing when all this environmental destruction was happening all around you?”

- Rappai Poothokaren SJ, Lancelot D’Cruz, SJ