4 Great Ideas for Community Service Projects having low Cost and Big impact


1. Water Over Flow Alarm Bells

Water Over Flow Alarm Bells

Cost : Rs.250/- per Bell (including wire and installation)

Impact : Rs. 1.00 lac worth of drinkable water saved in 1 year

Studies show that water overflow from home water tanks waste minimum 100 liters of water at one time.By spending Rs.250/- ( cost of bell , electric wire and electrician service charges ) at least 10000 liters water can be saved in a year. Imagine , if 3000 Rotarians of our district install water alarm bells in their homes , a whopping 1 million gallons of drinkable water worth Rs.30 crores can be saved for our next generations.

2 . Recycled Paper Cups for drinking water

Cost : Rs.300/- per pack of 1000 paper cups (100 ml)

Impact : Saving of environment from pollution worth 12 kg of plastics .

Use of Recycled Paper Cups for drinking water at meetings , conferences , events or marriages etc. restrict the use of plastics bottles and avoids wastage of drinkable water . One can adopt use of water dispensers and paper cups which are at least 10 times cheaper than packaged drinking water of same quality. Paper Cups can be recycled for re use but plastic bottles only add pollution to the environment.

3 . Recycled Shopping Bags for Home shopping

Cost of 1 Recycled shopping Bag : Rs.8/- per bag

Impact : Reduce usage of plastic and paper bags

Use of recycled shopping bags instead of plastic bags and paper begs help in saving trees and environment from pollution . Recycled shopping bags are washable and can be used till it is torn. Some departmental stores give special incentives to customers who bring shopping bags to their stores. Just imagine , if 3000 rotary families start using recycled shopping bags , how many trees shall be saved from cutting down and tons of plastic shall be saved from polluting environment.

4 . Plastic Mesh Tree Guards

Cost : Rs, 140/- of 1 unit of Plastic mesh Tree Guard

Impact : A full grown tree produces 100 kg. of oxygen in 1 year

A human breathes about 9.5 tonnes of air in a year, but oxygen only makes up about 23 percent of that air, by mass, and we only extract a little over a third of the oxygen from each breath. That works out to a total of about 740 kg of oxygen per year. Which is, very roughly, seven or eight trees' worth. Tree guards help in reducing mortality rate of a plant.


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