Picture | Vaibhav Arora
Picture | Akash Jain
Zero Waste Village, Ladakh
LGW collaborated with the Young Drukpa Association (YDA, Ladakh) in November 2020. This collaboration aimed at training villagers and YDA members to go beyond the cleanup drives.
LGW conducted training in Ranbipur, Chuchot, and Shey villages.
This program went on hold due to the rise in covid cases in the region.
Zero Waste & Circular Economy amongst Tourism Establishments, Ladakh
LGW received a mini-grant from GAIA (Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives) to advocate for zero waste in the covid economic recovery policy.
As a part of this project, we conducted a waste reduction and environmental awareness survey for the hotels, homestays, guesthouses, and restaurants in Leh, Nubra, Changthang, and Kargil regions of Ladakh.90+ tourism establishments participated in this survey. 50+ tourists were also surveyed to understand their behavior when traveling.
A training on "zero-waste and circular economy" is conducted for the owners/managers of tourism establishments. Posters of various zero-waste practices are also given to these establishments.
Picture | Jigmet Padma
Video | Phuntsog Angmo
The Himalayan Cleanup 2021, Ladakh
LGW collaborated with Zero Waste Himalaya, Integrated Mountain Initiative, and WWF India and took lead for The Himalayan Clean 2021 for the Ladakh region.
This year the cleanup was done from home. LGW with WWF India conducted orientation training and guided the 70+ participants from Ladakh.
The Himalayan Cleanup 2021 included waste collection, waste segregation, waste audit, brand audit. This event helped us in understanding the different types of waste generated in the Ladakh region and help us raise our voices backed with data.