1. Papers that are written on only one side can be separately collected for rough use by poor children.
    2. Blank pages from old notebooks can be bound together to form a note-book for rough use or donate to poor children. Some people may not be interested in doing this – they can donate the blank pages at a central location.
    3. We are now computer savvy – so all communications can come by e-mails – saving a lot of paper.
    4. Use your printer wisely – print on both sides and print only if necessary.
  2. RE_CYCLE WATER – Drain water from Kitchen Sink/Kitchen Wash Area
    1. This water contains waste such as dust/eatables. There is no human waste in this water.
    2. Collect this water separately.
    3. After sedimentation the top layer of the water can be transferred to another tank.
    4. This water can be treated and used to water the garden.
    1. Street light in the campus can be run by solar energy.
    2. Lights in parking, foyer and staircase can be of energy saving lamps 15 W rather than the 4 feet fluorescent light.
    3. Apartment blocks can have a common solar heater – with one hot water line in each flat. This will reduce the collective cost of heating water.
  4. PLANTATION – It is very fortunate that now-a-days many Schemes have very good gardens and trees. However a few suggestions in this area:
    1. Sweet Neem (Kadi Patta) tree can be planted during construction phase – so that by the time residents come in to stay the tree is half grown. Many times in societies this tree has been planted n number of times and even protected by fences and jute bags – but intellectuals neighbous always find a way out to pluck the leaves and bare the sapling.
    2. Grow Tulsi – it is
      1. Loved religiously
      2. Good for health.
    3. Grow more flowering trees like parijat, raat rani etc.
    4. Avoid water lilies and cactus – you can grow aloe vera instead.
  5. WASTE COLLECTION – Collect dry and wet waste separately. Find an agency willing to collect the waste that can be re-cycled.
    1. Take your cloth bag for your vegetable/fruit shopping.
    2. Re-use
    1. Limit the use of disposable cups, plates – they are a burden to the environment.
    2. Limit the use of paper napkins.



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