Coffee is the second most valued commodity exported by countries that are developing. So we at Earth5R found out a way of putting waste coffee to good use. Coffee art has been around for years, and it found its way to school classrooms and kids’ rooms as Earth5R conducted a Best out of waste coffee art workshop for school kids in Warje, Pune. The workshop focused on waste coffee art and recycling-environmental education for children at Pune-and providing a way for these kids to paint when they couldn’t afford paint.
Madhavi Ninganur and Sonam Sengar from team Earth5R Pune made a visit to Warje Slum Community to conduct the coffee art workshop for school kids. They taught the kids on how they could make paintings using coffee waste.
The workshop saw a great turnout of school kids as this was a novel activity for them. By the end of the session, all the kids had painted their own versions of coffee art. We told them about recycling and reusing various waste products, which they were almost too eager to implement.
Waste coffee can be a great medium of art, especially for the children living in slums who may not be able to afford paint. Recycling the coffee waste gives it a new life rather than letting the waste go to landfills.
It’s important to promote environmental education for children for a good foundation. These children eventually make the future leaders and if they have learned about good environmental practices right from the childhood, they make better leaders who care about social and environmental impact.
The kids promised they would share their lessons with their friends soon as they got back home. That is the good thing about kids – curiosity and a restlessness to try all things new.
-Reported by Madhavi Ninganur, Edited by Shaivya Sahare