Green and blue bank
FROM ISSUE #117 (01 NOV 2002 - 07 NOV 2002) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Can a garbage dump be turned into a park? That is exactly what Standard Chartered Bank Nepal with the United Nations Women's Organisation (UNWO) have set out to do at Lamochaur Community Park at Dhobighat. The community in the area has been encouraged to participate to set up and manage a park as well as organise waste management. The bank itself practices what it preaches, and launched its "Clean and Green Week" to undertake initiatives in conserving nature by conserving paper, fuel and electricity. Staff driving to work in their personal vehicles took the initiative of sharing vehicles. This was done with the objective of saving fuel and reducing pollution with fewer vehicles plying the road. This is besides the help the bank has provided local schools with computer equipment. At a function in Lamochaur, Standard Charter Nepal CEO Rajeev Kulkarni said: "It is important to leave a clean and green environment to future generations, and help children play an active role in achieving this." Participants in the program included housewives, children of the community, UNWO members and staff of the bank. Bishnu Thakali of the Women Environment Preservation Committee (WEPCO) gave an interesting demonstration on Household Solid Waste Management.
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