making a difference in sauraha

the impact

In order to tackle immense environmental and social challenges, Clean City works in close cooperation with passionate individuals, grassroots organizations, and local government, which together are actively organizing to address the issues and create efficient circular waste streams. We believe the best way to be successful in creating systemic change is through partnership with local government, use of social enterprise and local community's involvement.

sociaL impact

impacts 2018-2019

  1. Provided training to 121 hotels, 41 businesses, 100 households 

  2. Conducted education programs in 35 schools reaching approximately 10,000 students

  3. Organized 10 drama performances to educate about the harmful effects of burning plastics

  4. Painted a 35-ft high mural and installed a mineral water filtration system outside Chitwan National Park effectively reducing single use plastics 

goals 2019-2020

  1. Train 1000+ households

  2. Empower women to create impact in their community

  3. Provide environment education in additional 30 schools in Chitwan

  4. Introduce Clean City’s educational resources in at least two other mountain communities (Palungtar, Gorkha and Siddhi, Chitwan)

  5. Engage community in 10 large-scale visual art projects

ecological impact

impacts 2018-2019

  1. Collected and recycled approximately 1 million PET plastic bottles

  2. Diverted 60,000 kg of organic waste from landfill

  3. Collected and recycled 800 tons of recyclables (paper, metals, plastic, glass), rather than going to landfill

  4. Established a partnership with waste engineers from the US to redesign the hazardous landfill in the Community National Forest

goals 2019-2020

  1. Collect and recycle 1,000 tons of PET annually

  2. Reduce amount of waste that goes to landfill by 80% by composting and recycling PET

  3. Divert 2,500 kg of organic waste/day from landfill

  4. Close-the-loop: convert organic waste collected from hotels to compost, which will be sold to farmers that will then use it to sell organic produce back to the hotels

economic impact

impacts 2018-2019

  1. Employed 10 local workers​, mostly women

  2. Established local waste economies

goals 2019-2020

  1. Provide vocational training and viable jobs to marginalized groups

  2. Employ more disadvantaged women

  3. Identify, connect and collaborate with informal waste workers from the landfill and elsewhere

  4. Work with local farmers to build resilient local food systems

un sustainable development goals

A number of key Sustainable Development Goals have been set by the UN as part of a new sustainable development agenda. The goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

 

Today, Nepal is undergoing historic political and social change. Nepal has a new constitution and federal structure, which have decentralized the right to manage Nepal’s natural resources at the provincial level. Moreover, Nepal is committed to achieving the SDGs which align with social, economic and environmental aspirations of the country in the most comprehensive roadmap to 2030.

Clean City 

Sauraha, Chitwan, Nepal

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