Samarthanam Walkathon Title Sponsor Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
Walk-A-Thon Campaigns campaign+arrow » Step up to join Bengaluru Walk-a-thon 2014 – Walk for a better Environment – a better tomorrow! Join us to send out a clear and loud message – ‘Segregate waste at source – save the environment’ » Date with Venue Details : 13th December, 2014; Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Near Cosmpolitan Club
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DOCUMENTRY VIDEO
Bengaluru Walk-a-thon is an opportunity for the disabled community to keep in step with all to generate awareness about a common issue that affects one and all irrespective of abilities – Environment. While commemorating International Day of People with Disabilities the disabled community intend to send out the following message loud and clear.

“WALK FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT, A BETTER TOMORROW”
  Documentry Video of Walkathon

  • Facts about waste

    • India generates 30 million tons of waste annually

    • Namma Bengaluru generates 2000-3000 tons of solid waste each day

    • 75% of the waste generated is organic

    • 67% of the 25% waste generated is recyclable

  • Hazards of inappropriate waste management and landfills

    • Ground water contamination

    • Emission of highly toxic smoke

    • Spread of infectious diseases

  • Consequences – Imbalance in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Solution for maximized social welfare

    • Segregation of waste at source into organic, dry and sanitary/medical waste
  • Samarthanam's contribution

    • Through project titled ‘Parisara’ dry & E-waste is collected, disposed scientifically and recycled.

    • Through Project ‘Punar’ we train women with disabilities and those with disabling conditions to make recycled products out of dry waste and generate livelihoods.
 
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REPORT OF WALK-A-THON 2013
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