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Resource Conservation Program
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The energy crisis in the country is becoming graver by the day and it is every individual’s responsibility to save our natural resources. Energy, climate change and global warming are clearly linked. The temperature of the earth has risen by almost 0.8 degrees Celsius in the last 150 years and if this trend continues, the temperature could rise by an alarming 6.4 degrees centigrade by 2100. Most of our electricity is made in thermal power plants that burn fossil fuels (mainly coal) and release large amounts of CO2. As we continue to consume more and more power every day, we are depleting our fossil fuel sources. Today, the need of the hour is to understand the importance of conserving these resources. The country is already facing a power deficit and to live in power tomorrow, it has become very essential to save now.
We need to educate and advocate the judicious use of natural resources and propagate resource conservation. Resource Conservation lays emphasis on saving water, fuel, paper and electricity targeting the young brigade of the country, as they are the ultimate beneficiaries of conservation efforts made by us today.
Tata Power Club Enerji recognizes the immense value of the contribution that schools and school children along with college youths, teachers, partners and the society at large can make to help curb the wasteful usage of natural resources.
In 2011-12, the Club ran a pilot of the Resource Conservation programme in schools that have been with us for a minimum of 2 years. Based on the learning from these schools a module that educates children on how energy is clearly connected to agriculture, water pollution, and waste was developed. The Resource Conservation Programme is developed on the following pillars –
In 2012-13, Club Enerji launched its Resource Conservation module across all schools who been a part of the Club for more than two years, with a focus on the importance of natural resource conservation. The new module received enthusiastic response from all its members.
Keeping with the commitment to save scarce natural resources, this year we will be focusing on Afforestation. Destruction of forests creates numerous environmental catastrophes, including altering local rainfall patterns, accelerating soil erosion, causing the flooding of rivers, and threatening millions of species of plants, animals and insects with extinction. However, reforesting the Earth is possible. The forest cover can be re-established through Afforestation and Reforestation. TPCE provides the ground for youth to share and expand their understanding, and bring about a chain reaction that can significantly help in conserving natural resources. With adequate publicity, the Club will sensitise maximum number of citizens across the country, and the spark can turn into a spreading flame of enthusiasm to protect our resources and the environment.