Ref:
Date:
Location:
Photographer:
News

Environmental Assessments and Workshops

Article text
.





































Emma Carlson associated with the Environmental Science Programme, at the
University of Linköping, Sweden has recently been in India on an internship with MESH to conduct environment workshops and environmental assessments with seven of MESH supplier groups and MESH as well.

Emma prepared a PowerPoint presentation, presentation notes and a poster for each group which we had translated into Hindi making the workshops more relevant for artisans in the northern Hindi-speaking belt.

At each workshop the participants were encouraged to think about their production processes and identify where they might be making an impact on the environment. Then in two groups, participants were asked to list ways in which they could be more environmentally friendly at work and at home. The results were targets for each work place and lots of stimulating discussion. The target lists written out poster size are displayed in each unit.

Emma brought samples of different kinds of rubbish and asked us to guess how long it takes to be destroyed. The most shocking was polystyrene which will probably never decompose!

The Environmental Assessment Reports prepared by Emma are available to read here: -

Bethany Weaves and JPMM Environmental Assessment Report 2015: - click here

Little Flower Environmental Assessment Report 2015: - click here

Khadim Environmental Assessment Report 2015: - click here

Bharat Mata Kusht Ashram Environmental Assessment Report 2015: - click here

PROWESS Environmental Assessment Report 2015: - click here

MESH Environmental Assessment Report 2015: - click here

Below are some snap shots from the workshop at Kiran Centre near Varanasi.




Jacky Bonney
2.3.2015