We are delighted to share a blog written by Mukesh Balan a student at Global Indian International School, East Coast, Singapore who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.
Their project ‘Green Warriors of GIIS EC Campus Singapore’ is among over 620 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community.
In my personal experience I have seen a lot of change in the society and that change is all for the better good of the society and the environment. I remember once in Singapore at the beach a sperm whale washed up at sea. when I found out what had caused the death, I found out that plastics by the kilo were found in the whale’s tummy.
This really touched my heart and on that exact day I took an oath to cut down on plastics as much as possible and not litter in the oceans and in general not littering. I have encouraged many students in my school and making posters and just raising awareness of the risk of plastics and guiding the younger children to shape this ways into a really productive one. the current is situation is very late to save the world but I and my team are trying our best to make the world flourish and make the best of this beautiful world.
I have developed an awareness of the surroundings and the animals and just nature. class 6d in my school started a campaign last month and the campaign has been expanding throughout the school. I am proud to be a part of that class and we are taking this very seriously. we have gone to 2 field clean-ups already and are expecting to go at least once every single month.
Anyone can become a part in this. just do the simple things. they wont harm you much. I have also learned that if I do eco friendly actions, other children from my junior classes will follow me as a role model and look up to me especially since I am a senior in my school. the biggest challenge that I think I have to solve is the lack of effort from the students. many of the students aren’t as interested in saving the world. but and being the green warriors we are trying our best in teaching the good
The Next Chapter
The future could be good, it could be bad. It all depends on how we shape it. if we start now we just might be able to save the world from global warming and other deadly problems. I would recommend more people to just do more simple actions in saving the environment like, don’t let the water run unnecessarily or bringing you own cloth bag when you go shopping or just save up on the plastics and reuse. as a part of the green warriors at east coast I am honoured to help, guide, coach, mentor all to make a difference. the tallest trees grow from the smallest saplings. if we start now the end is very far away.
The 2018-19 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2019. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.