Ismail National PG College Meerut Students learnt about Ecobricks

Team Rise Foundation delivered session on Plastic pollution, Ocean Pollution and how to apply #ecobricks as stop gap solution to fight plastic waste at individual and community level at Ismail National Mahila PG College ,Meerut Uttarpradesh.

Our Founder Mr Madhukar Varshney upraised about the current situation of plastic waste and impact on land and oceans.

Indrajeet Singh Sir introduced wonderful concept of I.A.S = Identify the Problem, Accept the Problem & Solve the Problem. In current scenario ,he emphasize on Identify the plastic waste problem ,and accept that we are the generator of the problem and finally work on the solution.

Girls learned about the #ecobricks and college management ensured to create awareness further with our help.

Looking forward more such #climatewarrior

Additionally, we initiated “Arogya Vatika” in the college premises.

Aarogya Vatika is a special health corner where herbs and plants with high medicinal value and the ones that are immunity boosters will be planted in various city parks in different areas to make citizens aware of their health benefits available in our surroundings.

It is wonderful initiative of college administration to extend the learning and benefits of herbal plants to students.

INM PG College taken steps to fight Waste Problem

We carried out Solid Waste Management Session with students of Ismail National Mahila PG College ,Meerut on 25th Jan 2022. Topics covered are :
1. Meerut SWM Situation & Landfill
2. Waste Categories
3. Climate Change
4. Why Composting
5. Intro to Gigatonne Challange from Complexity University


Professor and students are motivated to start Composting at Home !!
Thanks Munish Kundra for sharing the knowledge with students from team RISE Foundation (NGO).

Facts about SWM Meerut City :
–Meerut City population 15.7 lakhs (2016)
–City generates about 600 Metric Tons= 600,000Kg = 6 Lac Kg of waste daily (500 grams per person){1}
–78% is daily waste collected (No record available on % of waste treated scientifically )
–The collected municipal waste from the city is landfilled at Lohia Nagar Hapur road, near Gaushi Pur village and Gawdi (Ganwri) officially.


There is a dire need of addressing the Waste Management problem in the Meerut City.
#waste #wastemanagement #climatechange #university #complexity #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastelife #zerowastehome #composting #compostingathome

Rise Foundation on Big FM 92.7

Another milestone is achieved by Rise Foundation. Rise Foundation Founder Mr. Madhukar Varshney ‘s interview is broadcasted with “Khurafati Nitin on Big FM 92.7 on FM initiative on Air Pollution called “Hawa Tight Hai” in Delhi – NCR .It ran in parts full day !! Thanks to all Rise Foundation NGO team for helping this milestone.

Thanks to 92.7 BIG FM tor starting this initiative to urge citizens of Delhi NCR for plantation of atleast 5 air purifier plants ur home to keep ur home environment healthy. #hawatighthai#meragharharaghar#environment

People are learning about Waste Segregation while playing games

Team Rise Foundation has achieved another mile stone in creating awareness about Solid Waste Management, Plastic Pollution through games.

Recently the Snake and Ladder Game is inaugrated by Palam MLA Ms Bhavan Gaur at Brahma Apartments, Sector 7, Dwarka.

It is learnt that the Snakes and Ladder game is one of the most popular game in India between the kids and the adults equally. For kids the Snakes and Ladder games help in Counting, Numeral Recognition ,Sequential Numbers, Maths and Fun obviously. We added the messages related to Waste Segregation, Plastic Waste and Composting to get the extra flavour of awareness.

Same is quite visible here in the video.

Soon Rise Foundation will bring more fun with more games. Learn while play.

Mainstream media also covered us recently :Game on for waste segregation! Golf to snakes and ladders, there’s lots to play

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/delhi-news/game-on-for-waste-segregation-golf-to-snakes-and-ladders-there-s-lots-to-play-101641302212407.html

For getting Waste Management Solutions and Product reach us at +91 9717764262 or write us at +91 9717764262

Tagore Global School Kurukshetra learned how to recycle plastic into Ecobricks

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”Harold S. Kushner

Tagore Global school Kurkshetra learned how to recycle plastic into Ecobricks on 22nd Dec 2021 from our Team member Indrajeet Singh Sir. Indrajeet Sir recently retired from Airport Authority of India and willing to serve for various social cause. He is quite impressed with the idea of Ecobricks and started promoting the concept in personal capacity to his friends and relatives. We thanks him to participate in cause of Plastic pollution, which cause Littering, Urban Flooding, River Pollution, Ocean Pollution and many animals like Sacred Cow in India consumes large amount of plastic and impacted heavily.

Indrajeet Sir carried out a workshop on Plastic Pollution and Ecobricks to the students of Tagore Global School at very short notice.

Ecobricks are a sustainable building material and an innovative way to store tonnes of our non-recyclable plastic. However, it is not a long-term solution to the problem of single-use plastics.

Students Feedback – “It was a very informative session and a bit of an eye opener on how little of our plastic waste gets actually recycled. Everyone in class is ready now to build Ecobricks.”

Tagore Global School, Kurukshtra believes in delivering quality education to the students.

Rise Foundation want to engage as many people as possible in creating their own Ecobricks. We can hold virtual workshops to teach people the basics and then they can create the bricks in their own time. This could also be something that people do in the office with their colleagues. To organise a session for your school, team or company, please contact +91 9717764262 or mail2risefoundation@gmail.com

Radio Madhuban 90.4 FM explored the passion of Rise Foundation team members

We are excited to share the conversation of RJ Shri and RJ Arushi with Rise Foundation Team members Mr. Munish Kundra and Mr. Madhukar Varshney.

Nayi Duniya – Ocean Pollution – Miyawaki Plantation -Waste Management – Eco Bricks

Radio Madhuban 90.4 FM is a Community Radio Station licensed under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India operational in Abu Road, Rajasthan, India since 2011. Radio Madhuban works for the development and upliftment of local community by informing, educating, enlightening and awakening the masses. India’s first value-based community radio station, the station promotes living values and moral development in all spheres of life. With special focus on areas like education, sustainable development, women and youth empowerment, health & hygiene and organic farming, Radio Madhuban provides value-based education and infotainment 24×7. With a variety of on-air shows and thematic village-outreach programs, Radio Madhuban has been successful in building strong bonds with the local community.

DPS Rohini learned how to make ecobricks to reduce plastic pollution

The ocean is said to be Earth’s life support, with 97% of the world’s water held by the ocean. We rely on it to regulate our climate, absorb CO2 and it is the number one source for protein for over a billion people.

Yearly, up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans. It escapes from landfill sites, floats down our drains, ends up in rivers and makes its way into our oceans.

We are all well aware of the dire state of plastic pollution happening in our oceans and how plastic is now the number one enemy of everyone.

Besides Ocean pollution, there are many other problems observed in India by Plastic Pollution :

  • Sacred Cow eat and die
  • Urban Flooding
  • River pollution

Animals consuming plastic can starve to death as the plastic fills their stomach preventing them from eating proper food, rupturing their organs or blocking food from traveling to the intestine. In one of the case , a team of veterinarians in Tamil Nadu have removed 52 kilograms of plastic from the stomach of a cow. The plastic was removed through a surgery which lasted for over five hours in Vepery, Chennai. The waste in the cow’s stomach also included needles, coin, a screw and pins .

Above information is shared with students of DPS (Delhi Public School) Rohini, New Delhi thru online webinar on 10th Dec 2021 by Rise Foundation team members Madhukar Varshney and Munish Kundra. More than 750 students joined the webinar.

So, we told them, there is a way to reduce the amount of plastic being thrown into the ocean? Plus, they can actually do it from the comfort of your home and it requires only 2 minutes of your time?

What exactly is this magical method that holds the potential of solving the top global problem now?

Well, the answer is – an Ecobrick! Here is the basic information you need to know about these magical building blocks.

What is an Ecobrick?

An Ecobrick is essentially a reusable building block created by solid non-biodegradable waste placed into a plastic bottle to a set density.

By packing the bottles with a set density, it makes them suitable building blocks for virtually any construction. They can also be packed with other non-biological un-recyclables that, uncontained, are toxic to the environment (i.e. styrofoam, wires, small batteries, etc.).

Ecobricks are a sustainable way to reuse non-biodegradable plastic waste as plastic waste is regarded as a long-lasting and durable material. Hence, keeping plastic out of the ecosystem and prevents the contamination of the environment.

Ecobricks are used to make many things such as furniture, walls and buildings. It allows communities and companies to get control of their plastic waste to create modular furniture, garden spaces, walls and even full-scale buildings.

How does it help the environment?

  • EcoBricks prevent plastic waste from disrupting the ecosystem:  Usually, when thrown away, plastic breaks down into tiny pieces and contaminates the area where it is. EcoBricks arrest and seal the plastic away preventing the buildup of toxic gases emitted during the degradation of the plastic, such as methane when it reached to landfill and react with other waste.

PET bottles are perfect for sealing away the plastic because they have an incredible longevity and protect the contents from UV rays.

  • Ecobricking raises ecological consciousness:  We often do not think about the afterlife of our discarded plastic bottles. Ecobricking addresses our short-sightedness, as making Ecobricks demands time and dedication, it leads to questions on the uses of plastic.
  • Ecobricks are a low energy solution to plastic: Recycling isn’t necessarily the best solution since the facilities demand technology, funds and a substantial amount of human energy. It also involves transportation and the waste can travel around the world before reaching its destination only to end up in a saturated recycling plant.

EcoBricks don’t require all that fuss, with anyone having the ability to make their own Ecobricks. It is a simple solution to a complex problem which can be applied anywhere by everyone.

Students took the pledge to make ecobricks and help us to fight with Plastic pollution.

About DPS Rohini : Delhi Public School Rohini is a school located in Rohini, New Delhi, Delhi, India. The school was established on 3 July 1995 under the aegis of the Delhi Public School Society. AIM of DPS

” Education does not commence with the alphabet. It begins with a mother’s look, with a father’s nod of appreciation or a sign of reproof, with a sister’s gentle pressure of the hand, or a brother’s noble act, with meadows, with birds’ nests admired, but not touched, with creeping ants, and almost imperceptible elements with humming bees and beehives, with pleasant walks in shady lanes and with thoughts directed in sweet and kindly tones and words to nature, to beauty, to acts benevolent, to deeds of virtue and to the source of all-to God himself.”

For more info, reach https://dpsrohini.com/

Ref : https://www.condorferries.co.uk/plastic-in-the-ocean-statistics

ONGC Videsh is helping to Protect Environment by supporting Miyawaki Afforestation

Under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav (AKAM) – Rise Foundation in association ONGC Videsh with Govt School of Delhi Created a Tiny Urban Forest in West Vinod Nagar , New Delhi -92 using Miyawaki Method.

Project Details :

  • Size of Area : 600 Sq ft
  • Saplings : 120
  • Location : Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya//Bal Vidyala, West Vinod Nagar, ND-92
  • Date : 1st Dec 2021

Schedule of Activities :

  • Selection of Plants : Native trees of the region are identified and got the 120 saplings from Park & Garden Society Nursery at ITO (New Delhi). Neem, Jamun, Sehjan, Kaner, Gudhal, Anar, Karonda, Bamboo, Bel Patra, Mando, Mogra, Ratrani and Shami plants are selected for plantation.

  • Soil Preparation : After that, The quality of soil is analysed and biomass is mixed with it. Biomass mixing help to enhance the perforation capacity, water retention capacity, and nutrients.

Plantation Day

  • A mound is built with the soil and the seeds are planted at a very high density. Furthermore, the ground is covered with a thick layer of mulch.
  • Multi-layered saplings are planted close to each other. This blocks sunlight from reaching the ground and prevents weeds from growing. It also keeps the soil moist.
  • The close cropping also ensures that the plants receive sunlight only from the top. It enables them to grow upwards rather than sideways.

Benefits of Miyawaki Method:
  • Faster Process and Dense Forest: This method creates mini forests. They grow 10 times faster and become 30 times denser and 100 times more biodiverse than those planted through conventional methods.
  • Faster Regeneration of Land: Miyawaki forests are designed to regenerate land in far less time. It takes over 70 years for a forest to recover on its own.
  • Self Sustainable: The saplings become self-sustainable after the first three years.
  • Environmental Benefits: These mini forests help lower temperatures in concrete heat islands, reduce air and noise pollution, attract local birds and insects, and create carbon sinks.

The impact of Miyawaki Forests:

The Miyawaki forest technique has been a savior to the cities. The forest serves as an oasis in the concrete jungles. The trees help to lower air temperature, improve air quality, increase groundwater and invite local biodiversity. The native trees provide habitat and food to local varieties of butterflies, birds, and mammals like squirrels. In various cities of the world, the Miyawaki technique has led to a movement of ecological regeneration. Previously degraded lands like dump yards and landfills have been given a new life.

We thanks to Ms Renu Madhok from ONGC Videsh to thought of the project under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav (AKAM) and reach Mr. Madhukar Varshney (Founder – Rise Foundation).

Additional thanks to Principal maam and Mr. Sevaram – Estate Manager School to identify the suitable place and allow us to carry out the project. Special thanks to Mr. Malik -NCC Teacher and other teachers who mobilised the NCC Cadets and girls to become part of the project.

Gratitude to all Rise Foundation team mebers including Munish Kundra, Madhuri Rawat Varshney, Mr. Indrajeet, Sheela ji , Prashant and others. We must say that this project was one of the fastest project we ever had. After approval of project , we completed the project in 5 working days with all logistics.

With this project , we successfully completed 5 Miyawaki Afforestation projects covering 5300 Sq ft area with 1120 saplings in last 2 years in Delhi-NCR. We are committed to maintain these forest for next 3 years. If any one is interested to create Miyawaki Urban forest, please feel free to reach us at +91 9717764262 or mail us at mail2risefoundation@gmail.com

Delhi Govt School Bamnoli taken pledge to fight with Plastic pollution

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” – Larry Page

Date : 21st Oct 2021
Timing: 10AM


Team Rise Foundation imparted the information on Plastic Pollution , Ocean Pollution and Simple yet powerful solution – Ecobricks. Students and teacher appreciated and taken pledged to keep school campus clean. They shown willingness to create awareness in their village Bamnoli, as they well understood that littering and choking of sewer lines are due to plastic waste and now they have solution to fight this.

Some of the ideas tossed by students and teachers,we can make:

1. Tree guards

2. Small height tables required in art classes

3. Walls Partitions at home, at school

4. Barricades at road to create awareness to larger population

Plastic pollution is a global problem that requires collective action to solve. The production of plastic products has grown exponentially since the material was invented, but today only 9% is recycled. Inefficient recycling systems and the chemical compositions that make plastic unable to fully decompose spell new problems for our planet and our health — we now see plastics on our beaches , in our oceans and even in the stomachs of animals and people.

“The benefits of ecobricks building technology cannot be underestimated. Adopting Green building technologies serve as one of our best strategies in addressing climate change.

“We must understand that ecobricks buildings guarantee energy efficiency, better indoor air quality, less water usage, waste management, and much more,” the expert Mr Bulus said, the founder of Bridge-that-Gap Initiative, an environmental non-profit organisation.

Hence, we are here to create awareness on the plastic pollution in order to bring more positive environmental impacts . Ecobricks is one of the simple yet powerful solution to fight plastic pollution.

If you want such session in your school,college, community. Contact team Rise Foundation NGO at 9717764262 Thanks to Munish KundraAnuradha Ganguly Ramaswamaiah and school management specially Santosh maam ( geography ) and HOS Sir for sharing the knowledge and thoughts to young minds.

Ref: https://www.environewsnigeria.com/expert-advocates-use-of-ecobricks-technologies-to-address-climate-change/

#ecobricks #plasticpollution #plasticwaste #oceanpollution #oceanconservation #circulareconomy

Revolutionary Twin Drum Composter (120Ltr : 60+60)

This is revolutionary composter , having following features:
1) Twin drum design to do COMPOST without interruption
2) Easy to turn
3) Adequate aeration & moisture control
4) Drums are made of strong UV stabilized polyethylene
5) Fully enclosed for excellent odour control
6) Easy way to convert waste into Compost in 2-4 weeks after completion of first cycle of 30 days.
7) Colourful, Aesthetic look
8) It is User friendly, budget friendly.
9) Capacity : Each drum 60 Ltrs/200 Ltrs (Two Adjacent Drums)
10) Exclusively designed for small houses, flat owners who can locate in their balcony or washing Place

This drum composter is manufactured with top grade UV stabilized polyethylene which is rust free & lasts long. Offered drum composter is an easy way to turn your waste into nutrient rich soil. Our offered drum composter is tested on numerous parameters by our quality controllers so as to assure its flawlessness.

Other Features:

  • First time in India! Specially designed for rapid and guaranteed results
  • For quick & convenient way to recycle all Organic waste around you
  • New age solution to Organic waste
  • An easy way to turn your rubbish into nutrient rich soil
  • Drum is made out of UV stabilized polyethylene which is rust free & lasts long
  • Moulded paddles are provided on the periphery protruding on inner face acts like blades for proper mixing
  • Door of adequate size provided for easy filling of the waste and dispensing the cooked compost
  • Fully enclosed for excellent odour control.
  • Air vents on side as well as on periphery provided for adequate supply of oxygen – the key ingredient of Composting
  • Polyethylene foam sandwiched layer retains the heat and provide warm climate inside the drum for better microorganism
  • Bearing on stand, and handles are provided for easy turning
  • Above ground design keeps critters away

Price : Rs 8200/- ( 120Ltr) , Transportation charges will be extra( Before ordering please get confirmed that your pin code/locality is reachable by regular courier companies).

For individual or bulk ordering, please contact or whatsapp at +91 9717764262 / +91 9717096635 or mail for at mail2risefoundation@gmail.com