harvesting plastic @ Calcutta 23

November 28, 2019

Meeting Point : Kavi Tirtha Park. Ward no : 76. Khidderpore

Time : 9 am – 1 pm

Connects : 98306 63321 & 6289539144

Hello Fellow Harvester !!

You´re reading this because you care about your city and itś environment.

As Kolkata as a city struggles to keep itself sustainable in terms of maintaining the basic conditions for healthy living & economic activity, it is challenged with the the effects of ¨climate change emergency¨ as well as cultural issues which hinder good citizenship.  Air & Noise pollution, shortage of water, littering, shrinking tree population and wetlands – all have destroyed the ecological balance of this city, making it a very difficult place to live in, which in turn affects the culture & economic growth too.

Various initiatives have been taken by the govt , business and non – govt sector to address this issue. However emerging from an emergency of this magnitude and complexity requires each and every citizen to properly understand the causes and effects of their own daily action in context of the environment and to make necessary changes in their lifestyles. For his constant awareness building and activity is required at grassroots which seeks involvement amongst the common people who are the ones who will actually make a difference.

Harvesting Plastic is an initiative which seeks to involve the citizens and build strong communities who will make a sustained effort to resolve issues in their own localities. This project started off in September with the first cleanup activity being held at Mullickghat. We will be organizing Harvesting Plastic sessions throughout the city frequently.

This Harvesting Plastic session will be held at Calcutta 23 – a festival named after the postal pin code of where Mominpur lies in the map of Kolkata. This festival celebrates diversity.

On November 28, 2019 we will assemble at Govt. Girls General Degree College, 7, Mayurbhanj Road, Ekbalpur, Mominpore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700023, to start our drive at 9 am. The drive will continue till 1 pm.

We will be clearing the area of garbage (you will be provided gloves) . We will also be marching through the streets advocating peace, cleanliness, actions against noise and air pollution (so please bring your creative placards). There will be singing, street plays, dancing , wall painting , where you can also participate or even put up a performance.

The numbers to call are  98306 63321 & 6289539144 if youŕe seeking more details to participate and volunteer.

Wishing everyone a Great Harvest for the sake of our future !!

Sudipta Dawn

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