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Sustainable Alternative Projects

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Little Green World has been able to advocate sustainability practices with our infrastructure projects in Leh, Kargil, and Zanskar. Depending on the location and problem, specific infrastructures were planned, developed and implemented in collaboration with the local stakeholders.

Passive Solar Classrooms at Skyagam, Zanskar

In 2022, Navikru Eco Foundation constructed a passive solar classroom at Govt. Clustered Middle School Skyagam, Zanskar with funding support from Wipro Foundation. The passive solar classroom has a design where one-third of the building is double glassed and the wall thickness of the building is more than 2 feet which overall traps the heat and keeps the building warm and comfortable to stay in the harshest of winters without using any heating system.

The project was completed successfully with the support of enthusiastic teachers, parents, and students of Skyagam village. The passive solar classroom was inaugurated in November 2022 and was handed over to the Youth group and villagers for conducting the winter tuitions and other community programs.

Zero waste school and community projects Lankore, Kargil

Waste is among the top issues in the mountains. Different packaged items do find their way in the remote settings but the unavailability of an efficient waste management system results in the waste ending up polluting the sacred rivers and valleys and also often seen wildlife feeding on it.

To address this, we initiated Zero Waste School & Community Projects at Govt. Model High School Lankore, Kargil as they participated and found out the problematic waste in their region during the Wipro Earthian Program 2021.

This project focuses on changing the narrative of waste to resource and encouraging source segregation and storage. Dustbins are renamed as resource banks such as Plastic Bottle Bank, Plastic Wrapper Bank, Paper/Cardboard Bank, etc. Two sets of Banks are installed one at school and one at the community.

Zero Waste School and Community Projects Kaksar, Kargil

Kaksar village is located on the Indo-Pak border where telecom service is not yet present. This isolated village did not have any waste management system and during the student's work in the Wipro Earthian Program identified that the community water source is mostly littered and may be the reason for different health issues in the region.

Students' findings encouraged our team to implement the Zero Waste School and Community Project in this border village. 

Today we proudly say utilizing these resource banks and has resulted in source segregation, storage of recyclables for selling to recyclers, and the community water tap where a lot of litter used to be found is reduced due to the use of resource banks installed in the community.

 Passive Solar Classroom at Lobar Choskore, Kargil

Lobar Choskore village is approximately 25kms distance from the main Kargil town. The village largely consists of families depending on daily wage work or farming activities putting them economically backward. The villagers' financial conditions do not allow them to send their children to schools in town and the education infrastructure in the village is in poor condiction. 

This village does not have a community hall or a place where winter tuitions can be conducted. To address this problem, Navikru Eco Foundation planned and constructed a passive solar classroom in the village with funding support from Wipro Foundation. 

The Classroom was inaugurated in October 2023 and the keys of the classroom were handed over to the Village community for future operation and maintenance. This project has shown successful collaboration between the school, teachers, and the community. Their contributions and involvement in construction played a crucial role in the completion.

Today the classroom is widely utilized for the winter tuition, community programs and as a schools alternate learning center.

Greenhouse in Gond Minjee, Kargil

This initiative is especially significant for Ladakh, as the region remains cut off from the rest of the country during winters, leading to skyrocketing vegetable prices as they need to be sent via cargo from other states.

 

Navikru Eco Foundation decided to construct a Greenhouse in Government Middle School Gond Minjee in Kargil with funding support from Wipro Foundation. This project has enabled the school to use fresh vegetables grown during early summer and winter and provide part of the supply for the mid-day meal requirement. 

Not only does the Greenhouse project contribute to the mid-day meal requirements for students, but it also serves as an educational opportunity for them. Students get hands-on experience with greenhouse ecosystems and practical farming activities. This initiative, addressing both local sustainability and education, creates a meaningful impact in Ladakh.

Zero Waste Hemis Monastery

During the Hemis Festival 2023, Little Green World initiated the Zero Waste Hemis Festival with the help of Hemis Monastery and funding support from the Ladakh UT government. 

Little Green World installed Resource Banks namely Plastic Bottle Bank, Plastic Wrapper Bank, Paper Bank, and Tetrapak Bank for source separating different waste materials.

Hemis Monastery is one of the most visited monasteries in Ladakh by locals and it is very famous among tourists. Installing the resource banks has spread awareness of waste management in the region.

Zero Waste School and Community Project at Phey, Leh

Little Green World in collaboration with Lothun Lobthuk Tsogspa Phey (LLTP) and the Panchayat of Phey village led a cleanliness drive and brand audit under Break Free From Plastic Program in the town. 

Phey village is located 12 km from Leh city and to date does not have any waste management system and this results in villagers with no other choice but to dump the waste and burn it in a pit.

Little Green World planned, executed, and funded the zero waste school and community project for the Phey village. The village community also contributed part of the funding for the project.  Waste collection and selling of recyclables has started in the community and now the community is demanding the government to send a waste pickup vehicle to the village to address this problem, 

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