British ‘garbage girl’ on clean mission in Uttarakhand

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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Jodie Underhill hand picking garbage that has been strewn around the premises of Doon Helidrome in Dehradun.

    British ‘garbage girl’ on clean mission in Uttarakhand

    Jodie Underhill is waging a war – against the mess being left behind by relief operations in disaster-struck Uttarakhand.

    Underhill, a British national, has been collecting garbage strewn by the food stalls at Doon Helidrome in Dehradun. These stalls provide food for rescued pilgrims and their kin who often converge at the helipad. Underhill’s mission has been to make the helipad and the India beyond litter-free. Her companion, a garbage bag, has earned her the ‘garbage girl’ moniker.

    Jodie Underhill hand picking garbage that has been strewn around the premises of Doon Helidrome in Dehradun. Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT
    helipad and the India beyond litter-free. Her companion, a garbage bag, has earned her the ‘garbage girl’ moniker.“It was heartbreaking to see how garbage was scattered all over the Helidrome. I took my staff along and began doing quietly what we best do – collecting waste,” said Underhill, founder and chief executive officer of Waste Warriors, a local NGO.

    According to Underhill, the Uttarakhand flash floods were just a warning, nature’s way of “telling us that enough is enough”.She said: “Instead of feeling pity for the people affected by the flood, we must make changes to prevent disasters in the future. Taking care of our immediate environment will be the easiest way in that direction.” She also urged food stalls to use reusable plates and cups instead of the ones made of non-biodegradable material.

    Underscoring how a huge clean-up operation would be required in the affected areas after the rescue operations, Underhill said, “We would like to help co-ordinate the cleanliness mission and can advise on how to collect, dispose of and recycle as much as possible.”
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Good work Jodie! :thumb:

    We are always champion in making garbage and love littering and not cleaning. :tsk:
     
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    Jodie Underhill :yo:
     
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    We were ruled by the British for so many years....if we would have got a bit of their civic sense and loyaly to law and order....

    A little incident mentioned in Sai Somoy , famous novel by late Sunil Ganguly (the movie water was based on it)-

    -Sorkar niyom kore diyechhe je rastay mota jabe na.
    - Rastay mutbo nato ki showar ghore mutbo?

    (- The Government (British) has made a rule that no one should pee on street.
    - Should we pee in bedroom if it is banned to pee on street)
     

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