TAGE - Towards A Greener Environment
Initiated by: Aniruddha Voruganti and Aamir M Anees
Towards A Green Education- TAGE is an organization that aims to help primary school children by providing them with stationery. TAGE collects any recyclable paper from schools and communities and uses the funds generated from its recycling to buy stationery. Before recycling, the unused pages from old notebooks are removed and are used to make new notebooks with the help of school students.
Over the course of one year, TAGE has collected over 25 tons of used paper, thousands unused sheets of paper, and made several hundreds of handmade notebooks. TAGE visits government schools in collaboration with Akshara Foundation, and gives stationery sets to the children - each of which includes a handmade notebook, a 100-page ruled notebook, a box of 10 pencils, two erasers and a sharpener. TAGE plans to visit several more schools in the future - and aims to scale to a level where a significant difference can be made to the world we live in.