Waste Management Awareness Drive at “Malad Masti”
Malad Masti is an event which is held in one of the suburbs of Mumbai called Malad and it involves cordoning off a 2.5 km stretch of road for vehicles on a Sunday morning between 7 & 10 am.
This gives the much needed to freedom to skaters, dancers, cyclists and joggers to occupy the streets without any vehicles bothering them. Today’s event (15th Jan 2017) was welcomed wholeheartedly by the citizens and they turned out in large numbers to enjoy a vehicle free Sunday.
But this Sunday, apart from Music and Masti, citizens also got an idea of how to Manage their household Waste.
“Green Societies” team was present at this event and it educated citizens on basic need for segregation of waste and how they can implement waste management at their own societies. Over 65 societies in the Borivli to Andheri belt signed up to become Waste Free! We will be following up with the societies to hold sessions with their residents on how to implement waste management, including segregation, at their societies.
They also got a crash course on how to make “Magic Soil” at home and use it for growing a kitchen garden at their own home. And lastly, kids had a blast playing the segregation game where they had to sort waste items into the right bin. Overall, the response we got was amazing and the enthusiasm of citizens to be part of a movement to make Mumbai clean was evident. A special thanks to the tireless student volunteers of the NSS wing of Mittal College, Malad, who helped us with the event. And a big thank you to the organizers of Malad Masti for giving us this opportunity.
Here’s to a cleaner and greener Mumbai!