Questioning the consumption based developmental paradigm

By Class 11 students and their teacher Vipul Shaha on Sept. 5, 2017 in Environment and Ecology

Specially put together for the Vikalp Sangam Website

by young minds of The Valley School, Bangalore

Artist Shanaia Kapoor 

Artist Sunayana Guhesh

These posters were created by the Class 11 Environmental Science Students at the Valley School, Bengaluru (Krishnamurti Foundation). The students have taken up a yearlong project to understand the issues related with 'Waste', Carbon Footprint and Global Warming.  They have been fundamentally questioning the consumption based developmental paradigm through field visits, readings, reflections, dialogues, vegetable gardening as well as taking up personal and social initiatives in order to create awareness and reduce environmental impact. 

The posters were put up across the Valley campus during School Birthday celebrations and the Sports Day--both of which bring together over a thousand visitors.  It is worth noting that the Valley School requests students, parents and visitor community to bring their own cups/glasses on such events so as to avoid generation of plastic waste.  Snacks are served in leaf bowls which are bio-degradable.

Artist Rene Mary Zachariah

Artist  Isha Gangoly 

Artist Shanaia Pandaredattil

Artist  Isha Gangoly

Artist  Megha Mahendra

Reach the Roots, Say Goodbye to Plastic Flowers. Artist  Aarti Mukhedkar

More posters from members of the same team:

Artist Shanaia Pandaredattil

Editorial Comment: The need to save the polar bear in this age of rising sea levels (due to global warming) that is depicted in the following poster may not be a real need,
for there is also a contradictory view that polar bears are safe despite the rise.

Artists  Sunayana Guhesh & Aarti Mukhedkar

Contact the Class 11 (2017-18) team through the School Teacher Mr Vipul Shaha

See a report Waste Matters put together by this team in a year of doing Environmental Studies

and a booklet Let's Learn about Our Waste which captures some of their work and learning and a link to a survey  on 'Waste' which they compiled and analyzed.

Story Tags: alternative education, art, students, observation, activist, youth, learning, garbage, ecological, waste, sustainability


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