As many as 300 students from Kidzee pre-schools were a part of ‘My Earth, My Duty’— a nation-wide campaign to fight for environment causes. All visitors who came to Pallikaranai park on August 25 were handed saplings, candles and newspaper bags by the students in exchange of the plastic packets they were carrying.
The week-long campaign saw 25,000 students across the country educating the young about the need to protect our environment. Amongst the activities, the campaign also included parents and students signing the ‘Green Earth’ pledge to show their commitment to protect the environment. The students from Kidzee participated in activities such as planting around 200 saplings in re-used bottles, decorated with stickers and making newspaper bags.
“We are happy to be a part of this global initiative. The campaign promotes the habit of using biodegradable products. Through such an initiative we want to make the people aware of the environmental hazards and urge them to save the earth,” said Pradeep Pillai, Business Head, Kidzee.
Students were also taught ways to recycle waste and turn them into useful objects. A competition was conducted for mothers, where they had to turn waste into useful items.