HaritaDhara Research Development and Education Foundation (HRDEF) organized their 13th Harita (Green) week from 2nd June to 10 June, 2022. On the occasion of the national Herbs and Spices Day, members of HaritaDhara reused old plastic bottles for growing of herbal plants such as Lemon Grass, Coriander, Mint, ajwain leaves, and pipli. Besides this, students of our GOAL program came to know about medicinal properties of spices used in our home’s kitchen using medicinal plants game and interaction with Dr. Manisha, Ex. FRI researcher. Students of our GOAL program showed their creativity and innovation using single use waste plastics for water filter, sprinkler, and plant pot for restoring different ecosystems using STEAM in Designathon event to save ocean and water pollution.
HRDEF announced results of 52th UN Earth Day events conducted during the Harita month on 8th June to mark the occasion of World Ocean Day in a webinar with international participants on a theme Only One Earth and Sustainable Action. Anant Bhaskar Garg, Regional Mentor of Change, AIM, NITI Aayog, and Director, HRDEF delivered a talk on Sustainable Development, SDGs, Climate Change, Ocean Revitalization, and Environmental issues to create awareness and capacity building among students. HRDEF implemented Eco-Bricks and recycle of plastic bottles, polythene, chips package to save carbon emission and released apps on Prevent Disasters, Youth4SDGs developed by Prayanshi. HRDEF organized an associated event during the Stockholm plus 50 on 2nd June on theme Only One Earth and celebrated WED on 5th June. Members of HRDEF talked about New Education Policy, Hands-on, Project based learning.