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Students get green tips from man who walked to the Poles

The Times of India, 21 April 2012 - Delhi's waste management drive has a unique face. Sir Robert Swan, the first person ever to walk to both the North and South Poles, was in the capital on Friday to speak to the city's school children about the importance of recycling and reuse.

NEW DELHI: Delhi's waste management drive has a unique face. Sir Robert Swan, the first person ever to walk to both the North and South Poles, was in the capital on Friday to speak to the city's school children about the importance of recycling and reuse. 

Project SEARCH, launched by Swan, was started in 2009 to create awareness about waste management and disposal especially among school children. Begining with 60 schools in Delhi and Bangalore, it covered 100 schools in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Chandigarh in its second phase, and reached Hyderabad, Pune and Dhaka in its third phase. 

TERI, one of the partners to launch the programme, said: "The idea is to encourage and to raise awareness among young students and teachers to practice the 4Rs - refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle - to ensure sustainability of planet in the years to come." 

Speaking to TOI, Swan said that for communication with youngsters, he drew heavily from his visits to the Poles. "Both Poles are trying to tell us they are melting and we should listen to them. During my expeditions, I have witnessed the melting of the Polar caps. I have walked under the hole in the ozone layer and had my eye color change. Witnessing climate change from so close has motivated me to take people to these places," he said.

Source: Times of India

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