NBBGC Students participate in The Himalayan Clean Up, 2024

The Himalayan Cleanup (THC) campaign, an annual event of Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) and Zero Waste Himalaya (ZWH) kicked off on May 25 across the Indian Himalayan States with multiple clean-ups taking place on the first day.

On Saturday, 1st June 2024, final year students from the Department of Sociology, NBBGC and students from Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok joined hands to reflect on our waste footprint while getting one’s hands dirty and cleaning the area in and around Ridge Park, Gangtok. Students took the pledge to REFLECT on our lifestyles, SWITCH to sustainable lifestyles, and DEMAND for better systems and products. The college students were escorted by Dr. Kunsang Ongmu Bhutia and Dr. Nancy C. Lhasungpa, Dept. of Sociology, NBBGC.

As part of the exercise, waste and brand audit was undertaken to track and record the use of single use plastics which are harmful for the environment, as well as to identify the companies who are the biggest defaulters in this regard. The exercise was successful with students learning about conservation and sustainability.




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