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Shristika Bajracharya’s Family-wide Greening Plantations Project

Wairimu Mwangi
October 28, 2022
Shristika Bajracharya’s Family-wide Greening Plantations Project

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margret Mead

Shristika Bajracharya from Nepal has been working towards keeping the earth green and not gray. Together with her family and other community members, they have been growing different plants in their kitchen gardens. She recounts how they have been using plantation and greenery to safeguard the environment in her community:

“My family and I believe that the key to a greener planet and environment is in our hands,” says Shristika.

Plants are responsible for a pleasant atmosphere. It has always been a pleasure to live in a place surrounded by green plants. Planting vegetables and flowers on the terrace of a home is primarily done for aesthetic reasons but they also have other diverse environmental advantages to the air we breathe and essentially, our health.

These are the varieties that they have tried.

Through their “Family-wide Greening Plantations Project” Shristika has also been teaching her family and communities to ‘Reuse, Reduce and Recycle’. They use yogurt boxes, water pots and water plastic bottles. “This effort brought our family and neighbors together. It taught us to be guardians of and responsible for our environment,” she said.

At GPW, we are proud of our Sunshine Family Volunteer Shristika for spearheading this wonderful project in her community in Nepal.