Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School goes GREEN

Students at Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School in Nungambakkam, India participated in a program led by the Indo-International Initiative for Billions of Fruit trees and the National Green Corps in which the students planted seeds that they had found from their fruit wastes at home, and nurtured the plants. Once the plants had grown into fruit-bearing saplings, the students were able to contribute more than 4,000 saplings to tree banks. Planting fruit-bearing trees leads to better food security in the future. G Thangaraj, District Coordinator at the National Green Corps said, “These children exhibited enthusiasm to collect seeds from the fruit wastes at their homes and plant them in plastic milk covers and water them regularly. It is a positive sign that they show an interest towards preserving the environment.”