Etosha Chatterjee on zero waste travelling and plastic pollution in Indian Himalayas.
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.
If Himachal Pradesh doesn’t remain the way it is till today, where will you go to escape the heat of the plains? It is a better idea to change your travel preferences and start travelling in a much more responsible way.
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.
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 →