Etosha Chatterjee on zero waste travelling and plastic pollution in Indian Himalayas.
Volunteering is a popular trend among backpackers around the world. In India, it doesn’t receive much attention, despite the fact that there are non profit groups that look for volunteers for various operations, on both long term and short term basis. This article will take you through everything in detail on how you can volunteer and travel in India.
Volunteering with a local NGO is a very unique experience for travellers. Nothing can be more rewarding than making a difference in the lives of the locals. Today, there are a number of NGOs operating in various districts of Himachal Pradesh that work in fields of cleanup to education.
Nothing changed in the coming years. In 2019, the quantity of waste has increased. During the cleanup drives in the same area, the amount of waste has now increased to 210 kgs and the problem doesn’t seem to be ending.
Yes, travelling after leaving a job does sound exciting but you can also make the best out of your wanderlust while being in a job and at the same time, have a constant source of money.
Reducing plastic consumption is way more than taking parts in cleaning drives. These campaigns help in cleaning up a place for the time being but the moment you leave, the situation becomes the same.
When you enter Bhagsu, you’ll find a huge pile of garbage lying near the parking. This garbage, collected by the Waste Warriors, is kept waiting for the PWD and municipality to come and take them to the dumping site but they haven’t visited in months.
Volunteering is the most efficient way to travel for someone who wants to visit a place on a tight budget. These volunteer groups are spread across India and are indulged in activities that vary from mountain/beach cleaning to teaching. Among these groups Waste Warriors is a group that is doing a good work by cleaning... Continue Reading →