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Only Punjabis can save Punjab from Garbage

Ludhiana; March 10, 2018: Under the Sikh Environment Day, young volunteers of U.S based EcoSikh and Initiators of Change team organised a shout-out to public for a garbage free Punjab and shunning the use of Styrofoam (thermocol) and plastic disposable ware. Over 60 young Green Warriors today, conducted a symbolic clean-up at a roadside garbage spot on Ishmeet Singh Road by Model Town Cremation ground.

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Sharing the Punjab state’s garbage statistics said EcoSikh Liaison officer Satvir Kaur, “On an average people of Punjab generates 4300 tons of garbage every day and a major portion (40-50%) this garbage comprises of plastic bags, Styrofoam and plastic disposable ware. So it needs a sincere public effort to reduce this 50 percent of garbage by adopting cloth bags, leaf/steel plates and totally banning the use of non-biodegradable plastic and thermocol stuff from langars, Nagar Kirtan and all kind of religious and social celebrations.”

 Sikh Environment Day campaign head Gurpreet Kaur said, “I call upon the Mothers of the Punjab to protect the future of the state and the wellbeing of their families. This is the crucial time when they need to start making compost out of their kitchen waste and start the kitchen garden for the health of their families.”

Project Manager Initiators of Change, Reet Singh  said” It’s high time the youth of our society understand their responsibilities towards mother earth and their surroundings. Governments alone can not make our city smart untill we start being smart citizens. Rather than putting face on nose while crossing garbage piles, we should pick up brooms to clear out those piles. Once we initiate, Others will folow”.

EcoSikh is observing Sikh Environment Day on March 14 as a tribute to Guru Har Rai Ji.  EcoSikh is working hard to spread the message of Guru Har Rai Ji and engaging the communities to protect the precious air, water and the earth. Similarly, Initiators of Change have always come up with new initiatives and strived for our better future.