Tata Steel: Workshop to enhance understanding on environmental issues in schools

The workshop also focuses on building capacities on four themes – waste, water, energy and biodiversity – among the school community depending on their needs.

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SUKINDA: Tata Steel, in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), started a series of workshop Be Ecomatic – Eco-friendly intuitively for students at Sukinda Chromite Mine in Jajpur, Odisha under Green School Project on September 18.

Week long workshop will run till September 23 and to be conducted in identified schools across raw material locations.

These workshops aimed at raising awareness among students on environment in general and conservation of resources in particular, which adopts activity-based style of learning has been adopted for students and the programme involves interactive sessions with experts, movie screenings, quizzes, and hands-on activity.

The workshop was kicked-off by M C Thomas, Executive-in-Charge, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division, who also launched waste paper recycling kit, which will be given to all the identified schools.

Thomas said the project promotes environmental stewardship in identified schools through classroom and outdoor activities to improve critical, interdisciplinary and holistic thinking.

“Green School Project was launched in April this year in schools across operational sites of Tata Steel in Odisha and Jharkhand.”, Tata Steel said.

Project worked with teachers and eco-clubs to instill a sense of responsibility in the target groups to take ownership of their surroundings and to take a conscious voluntary step towards sustainable living.

The need assessment survey was conducted in April and May to identify the priority areas per school. Schools have been provided with recycling kits to recycle waste paper and make useful products.

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