Reducing food wastage to mark environment day

Reducing food wastage to mark environment day

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day, on June 5, is — Think. Eat. Save.

According to UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. The theme has been designed to encourage people to reduce their foodprint.

Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, will celebrate World Environment day, conducting environment mela wherein exhibits like environment conservation charts, display of aromatic plants, demonstrations related to conservation of natural resources, bad eating habits and well-being, among others, will be held within its premises. 

Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had organised painting competition for primary, middle and high school children on June 1 at Bal Bhavan, prior to World Environment Day. “The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike held plantation drives last year. We plan to organise something similar this time,” said Palike Spokesperson, S S Khandre.

Biodiversity Conservation India Limited (BCIL) will hold a unique event – Pet-a-Plant.


“The event, to be conducted, in collaboration with schools will introduce plants as pets to kids. Apart from that, we will be giving away seed-balls to kids at various schools between June 5 and June 7. We hope to instill green ideas and practices in the young minds,” said BCIL Executive Chairman and Co-founder Chandrashekar Hariharan.

Madras Engineering Group and Centre (MEG) will be planting 500 saplings at their environmental park and other areas within the campus.