Mahlagha Mallah

Mahlagha Mallah is considered the mother of the Iranian environment. She is an environmental activist who has not produced waste for 60 years. 

Mahlagha Mallah, known as the “mother of Iran’s environment,” has devoted her life to raising awareness of environmental issues in Iran. Even on the verge of turning 100 years old, she perseveres in her efforts to protect Iran’s environment. Mallah played a role in both the 1972 founding of Iran’s Department of Environment and the 1993 founding of the Women’s Society Against Environmental Pollution. Her approach to addressing environmental issues is holistic, cutting across public and private sectors and promoting comprehensive education on the environment for families, local communities, schools, and workplaces.

I came up with the idea of  Mother Nature’s life, And the goal is to teach children to have a less wasteful world at my son’s school, I will have a workshop on making eco-brick and planting trees.

Ecobricks are a simple, low-tech solution to our plastic that follows the Earth’s ancient example in carbon care. Without the need for petro-power or capital ecobricks enable us to take personal responsibility for the plastic that we’ve consumed by keeping it out of industry and out of the biosphere. Ecobricks put our plastic to good use in short and long term applications that are circular, awaring and a greening contribution to the biosphere.

Eco Fun: Making an Eco Brick

        •        Some soft plastics are not recyclable and end up in the landfills. But you can teach your kids to use them.

        •        An eco-brick is a plastic bottle tightly packed with plastic wrappers and other soft plastics. These bricks are used as building blocks to make all kinds of projects. People use them to build sheds, garden divisions, or raised gardens and walls.

        •        This helps our planet because, instead of sending them to landfill, we are giving them a use. Look for a local organization to donate the eco-bricks you make.

        •        In addition, you can help the kids learn more about recycling at home with our free interactive ebook Green Our Home. Show the kids that small actions around the house can lead to a big impact on the planet.

        •        Materials needed: plastic bottles, clean and dry soft plastics, stick to push the plastics

And Now What?

        •        Ask the kids to find an empty, clean, and dry plastic bottle and clean and dry soft plastics. The soft plastics can be bags, packaging, food packaging foil, and even polystyrene.

        •        Cut bigger plastics into smaller pieces.

        •        As you keep cutting, the kids can start filling the bottles with the pieces until the bottles are half full. Help them push the plastic down with a stick. You need to push it in tightly.

        •        Ask the kids to fill the bottle with more plastics.

        •        Push down the plastics with your stick.

        •        Continue this cycle of filling and pushing until the bottle is very densely packed with the plastics.

        •        Close with the cap and store until you can donate your bricks.


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