“BEST from WASTE: Childrens’ move for Climate Action 2012”-A Demonstration on Global Day of Action!!
I can see the newspaper bags; I can see the statue of dust and mud!!
I can see the pen holders; I can see the lovely dolls,
I can see a thermocol chair; I can see plantings in a basketball!!
I hope I can see this every day, I hope I can see this on days to come,
I hope the streets do not smell bad, so bad, when I go back home!!”
It was an amazing day at Bhaktapur Durbar Square looking at the “WASTE”… being transformed into so many beautiful and useful articles. We know we are so much mingled in the threads of pollution wherever we go. We say but never act upon things like managing or the proper disposal of the waste. Though we may not be able to bring a big change throughout the world, but “WE CAN”… bring it from our inner heart at the ground level in our own community by our strong willingness.
When the world leaders are meeting for climate negotiation in Doha, Qatar inside the big walls of commitments, people from around the world are advocating and pressurizing so called world leaders to come on the field for “ACTION NOW”. Each year, the first Saturday during the annual meeting i.e Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is a global movement for climate justice. This day has been celebrated worldwide as a “Global Day of Action” since 2005.
On the occasion of Global Day of Action, today, an exhibition of articles prepared from discarded matters was held at Bhaktapur Durbar Square of Bhaktapur District. The event was organized by The Small Earth Nepal (SEN) in collaboration with Vinayak Shiksha Niketan, Thimi and with the support from Solid Waste Management Technical Support Center, Ministry of Local development and WWF Nepal. Over five thousand people observed the exhibition where 16 schools from Kathmandu Valley exhibited various decorative and useful items prepared from discarded materials with the theme “Best from Waste: Childrens’ Move for Climate Action”.
The exhibition was a good platform for the children to show their talent, skills, creativeness and innovation as well as to build their capacity for public speaking and to share knowledge on solid waste management. This event also encouraged the observers to implement the 3R (Reuse, Recycle and Reduce) principle to minimize the waste generation from their households, schools and offices.