On the 4th and 5th of April 2018, the Environment Education and Open Camp volunteers from FSL- India, conducted a painting activity for environmental awareness at Mavinakatte Primary School.
On the 26th and 27th of March 2018 we, the Environment Education volunteers from FSL- India, did our first awareness painting in Neralakatte.
The volunteers and staff from FSL’s own Home Based Projects (HBP) of our Centre for Experiential Living (CEL) located at Kundapura participated in a community plantation at 2 of our volunteers’ host families’ homes.
The survival of the sea turtle is critically linked to the conservation of our environment. The huge number of deaths of these creatures, particularly during the nesting season is a key indicator that we need to relook at our conservation efforts, as well as the programmes in place to educate the fisherman community.
Navunda beach is a very beautiful beach on the west coast of India. The sand is white, there are a lot of green coconut trees, the waves of the ocean are rolling in.
On 19th January, under the leadership of Manjesh BM, Field Officer, and Manjunath B, CEL Coordinator, FSL-India organised a plastic waste collection rally jointly with the Neralakatte Gram Panchayat, to create awareness on Plastic Waste Management.
Beekeeping or apiculture is one of the world’s oldest occupations and has been in existence since antiquity. It is relatively inexpensive and hugely rewarding, as the benefits are many and varied. FSL-India decided to engage in beekeeping due to the increasing global problem caused by non-organic agriculture, i.e. the loss of pollinators, which are, just as the targeted pests, killed by the pesticides used.
On Friday, 19th January 2018, an awareness rally on ‘Plastic Waste Management’ took place in Neralakatte, organised by FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living and the Neralakatte Gram Panchayat.
Once again, we – Tizia, Ellen and Manjesh from FSL-India – went to school for a session on Environmental Education. For the last 3 weeks, we visited the college at Nempu regularly.
Sea turtles are one of the very few animals to graze on seagrass and help maintain the health of the seagrass beds. Like normal lawn grass, seagrass needs to be constantly cut short to be healthy and help it grow across the ocean floor. Over the past decades, due to pollution, there has been a decline in seagrass beds, leading to a decline in the sea turtle population.
What could be more fun and more stressful than taking care of children every day in a Tent school?
It was the second session of Environmental Education at the Government Higher Primary School, Neralakatte. Four volunteers, i.e. Nikolina, Ellen, Sofia and Ellen from FSL-India, together with Manjesh and Dinesh (for the translation), talked about the three different types of pollution. The children already knew a lot about the topic and therefore, they could interact well.
History repeats itself… The 2nd week of March 2017 was one of the most exciting weeks for the sea turtle conservation project.