Formerly a staunch water conservationist, who woke up from slumber during the drought in 2015, until recently after realisation that every other thing is directly or indirectly related to the natural resources and finally precious WATER, and hence Amulya boondh.
Although awareness was,, and is the USP of Amulya boondh, we changed our modus operandi , a tad bit. Being a one woman army, I gathered ideas and laid emphasis on the following practices
Glass , metal , plastic , E waste , fabric recycling, reuse clothes and used clothes donation programs instead of destroying
Indigenous plant varieties information and growing saplings at home in cotton custom made bags
Switching to reusable and biodegradables, natural detergents.
Steel plates at parties, areca and banana leaves at picnics, shun the straw, bring your own bottle, carry your own bag were few things hammered continuously
Kids as young as 5, were targeted, focused their interest in nature so as to make them the future green ambassadors
No part of the city or village or hamlet was spared, as long as the audience was even 10 in number
Shramdaan experiences like the one organised by paani foundation to learn various ways to involve the common man and conserve water were attended
Various nature camps for the kids and women, DIY workshops, natural fertilisers, homemade all purpose cleaners were provided to switch them to natural chemical free living
Wet waste management composting and plastic substitutes were introduced time and again
Various sustainable products like portable water filter, cost effective ones were endorsed and distributed for free during floods and other calamities
Social media was the greatest way of spreading the message far across. Short videos reels were made to achieve the same.
Various interesting competitions like painting with a message for the kids, extempore for the older and collage making for the grad students were held just to turn them to thinking about nature
Although a few trees were planted here and there, we made sure they were taken care of.
Our recent venture “patta” inspired by Mrs Deodhar of pune, wherein we collect dry leaves, use them and donate the excess to the needy instead of burning has been given a lot of love.
Side by side, we did not slow preaching sermons on save the drip, slow the flow, harvest rain, recycle grey water and the many small and big ways of conserving water.
SMALL STEPS taken by each one, would be correct to define our vision and motto. All in all, too many hats juggled, to become sustainable and preach the same, and hence HASHTAG SUSTAINABILITY
Water conservation includes all the policies, strategies and activities to sustainably manage the natural resource of fresh water, to protect the hydrosphere, and to meet the current and future human demand. Population, household size, and growth and affluence all affect how much water is used. Factors such as climate change have increased pressures on natural water resources especially in manufacturing and agricultural irrigation.