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Environmental Awareness

The Environmental Awareness Program objective is to create awareness of the conservation and protection of the pristine Himalayan ecosystem. By educating communities these projects emphasize the issues related to the tourism industry regard-ing the environment, conservation and the need for responsible tourism.

KEEP has been undertaking video presentations on topics such as trekking gently in the Himalayas, waste management, mountain safety, reducing carbon footprints and conservation.

 

Current Projects

A) Bagmati Clean-up Program
On January 18, 2014, the KEEP family including board members, participants of the Winter English Language Course, and volunteers participated in the Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign. The participants were actively involved in cleaning Bagmati at the Tilganga section. The Bagmati River, one of the major river systems with cultural, historical, and environmental significance in the Kathmandu Valley, is under severe environmental degradation, due to an increase in anthropogenic activities, including unmanaged and development works.

B) Tundikhel Clean-up Program
On December 31, 2014, KEEP, in collaboration with Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) conducted a Clean-up Program in Tundikhel, Kathmandu. The program was a part of the English Language Course for trekking guides and porters. The main aim of the program was to create environmental awareness among the locals and tourists coming to Nepal. Altogether 60 participants including the WELC students, the staff of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, course instructors, KEEP board members, staff and other volunteers actively participated in the program.

C) Chovar Tree Plantation Program
On August 6, 2015; Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) in association with Jalbinayak Community Forest Users’ Group conducted ‘Park Management and Tree Plantation Program at Manjushree Park, Chovar, Kirtipur. The objective of the program was to create awareness and inspiration in the local community to maintain biodiversity and clean their surroundings through local participation. Participants included were, KEEP Monsoon English Language Course students, instructors; KEEP board members & staffs, Volunteers and JCFUG’s members.

E) Balaju Cleanup and Awareness Program
On January 7, 2016 Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) in association with Kathmandu Metropolitan City conducted a ‘Cleanup and Awareness Program’ at Balaju Baaisdhara Udhyan, Kathmandu.

D) Heritage Clean up Program

The objective of this Cleanup Program was to encourage ELC students to keep their environment clean and to raise awareness of this issue in the local community. Participants included KEEP Winter English Language Course students, instructors; KEEP board members & staffs, Volunteers, KMC staff and Baaisdhara Udhyan Office staff.

KEEP conducted a one of a kind Heritage Clean-up Program with the support from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). During the Clean-Up 9 heritage sites were cleaned up in coordination with the local government authorities, clubs and schools. The program main objectives were to clean the heritage sites and make it more environment friendly as well as to aware the students about the clean environment and importance of heritage preservation.

The Environmental Awareness Program objective is to create awareness of the conservation and protection of the pristine Himalayan ecosystem. By educating communities these projects emphasize the issues related to the tourism industry regard-ing the environment, conservation and the need for responsible tourism. KEEP has been undertaking video presentations on topics such as trekking gently in the Himalayas, waste management, mountain safety, reducing carbon footprints and conservation.