Gobar Times

Video of the month


    There are two things – one is that we need to reduce our waste and two is that we need to treat it better. Normally, we think of waste as stuff we throw away, but we are not thinking of what went into making the product. The lifecycle of the product is important. This video is made by Vimal Bhojraj who was working with us on the Garbology 101 project, says Ribhu Vohra from Wasteless. Click through to find out more about Garbology 101.



    What did Litter Free Auroville Project involve?
    Ribhu Vohra from WasteLess – We wanted to reach schools in Auroville and outreach schools in surrounding villages. We wanted to have one Litter Free Auroville day, so we decided on January 29. This was three years ago. In the run up to the event, we had provided schools with videos, factsheets about waste and other resources and held film screenings. We had a communications team to make people aware of the event. We printed banners and T-shirts aimed to make everything cool. There were evening events – a play, a Trashion show (a Fashion show with clothes and accessories made from trash). There were eco-segregation ladies segregating waste so that you could see how to do it. We had a pledge corner. We had an exhibition on work from recycling units. There were games and Art out of Trash activities. There was a massive clean-up involving all the school kids who put all their waste into one pile we called Mount Rubbish. We tried to reach as many people with a flood of garbage.

    Video by: Chaîne de basilevignes, courtesy Wasteless

    Read the full interview here.


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