Students of Chennai School, Kottur, planted tree saplings at Corporation Park on Tank Bunk Road, Kottur, as part of ‘Clean and Green,’ an initiative of Nizhal, a non-governmental organisation, which aims to give urban areas a green cover through involving the community.

T. D. Babu of Nizhal said “We are adopting a Chennai school in each zone. In the days to come, more saplings will be planted in and around Kottur.

Students will be taught about bio-composting and segregation of waste, who in turn, will teach these practices to people in their community. At schools in Ashok Nagar and Taramani, the project is implemented in three phases — ‘Tree Talk,’ sensitising students on trees; ‘Tree Walk,’ learning to associate with nature; and ‘Tree Care,’ protection and preservation of trees.” Nizhal has formed an eco-club and has raised an herbal garden at the school campus. Mr. Babu said, “The school is a model for other schools in the zone. Teachers from other schools come and study the model to replicate the same in their schools”

R. Dinesh of Chennai High School, Kottur, said, “We tend the school garden and are committed to have our campus clean and green.”

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