Special Mention about Deakin University – Australia!!!!!!!!!

Well, its time to wrap up the Deakin Week celebration!!!!!!!!!!

Without further ado, we present you the special part of the interview of the Deakin students Ms. Melody Murton & Mr. Rob Gentle, the folks who visited us recently.

Conserve India –  We happened to read a lot about “Sustainability at Deakin”. Quite Impressive! So,tell us out of those 7 domains ( bio-diversity, education for sustainability, energy & green house gas emissions, sustainable built environment, sustainable transport, water & recycling, and water and stormwater), which one do your students prefer the most and any reasoning behind that ?

Ms. Murton & Mr. Gentle – We think that sustainably built environments is a key area of concern for Deakin students. Staples (stationery company that sponsored our trip) is helping Deakin to have a significantly better environmental response as a university. Also transport is a big issue in Melbourne and many students are finding ways to travel to campus using environmentally friendly means (public transport, cycling, car pooling).  

Conserve India – Will Deakin students would like to visit us in future ? And if yes, do you think, will
they take home any learning and practice it there ?

Ms. Murton & Mr. Gentle – We are hoping that this trip will be an annual event so it is hoped that more Deakin  students will visit Conserve! We hope to bring back knowledge to better promote fair trade, but also an awareness of the processes used to potentially create similar enterprises in the future. 

Special Note from Conserve India – These questions were raised to the Deakin University students during the interview. As soon as these questions were raised, both the students echoed the same views. This made us think that it is the success of Deakin University’s teachings. Hence we decided to give a special place for this part of the Interview. Hats off Deakin!!!!!!!

Interview with Ms. Melody Murton, Deakin University – Australia!!!!!!!!!

Well, we said it is going to be Deakin Week!!!!!!!!!!

Without further ado, we present you the interview of one of the Deakin student Ms. Melody Murton, the one who visited us recently.

Conserve India –  It’s such an honor that you have chosen “Conserve India” for your visit. Tell us, what made you to choose us or what do you like about us ?

Ms. Murton – I like the holistic nature of the program that goes beyond just making products. The school, Heath care, greenhouse, environmental focus are all very impressive.

Conserve India – Now that you have visited us, does it feel any different from whatever your have heard about us or read in literature?

Ms. Murton – I had seen the products at Oxfam shop in Australia, so I was excited to see behind the process. What surprised me was that Conserve didn’t just train people to work for them, they operated as a bridge factory to deploy trained workers into other factories etc. 

Conserve India – What is that “one thing” that you will always remember about this visit?

Ms. Murton – I  enjoyed hearing about the plastic bag process. But also the walk through the slum and visit to the school was very confronting, and it really encouraged me that Conserve was actively doing something to respond to the situation of the people in the slums.

Conserve India – Some fun! Tell us in one word or one line, the very first thing that comes to your mind, when you read the following

India – Curry

Fair Trade – Bags

Poverty – India

Sustainability – Environment

Recycling –  Bottles

Eco-Friendly Accessories- Bags

Conserve India- Fantastic