It is said that simply hitting the roads for a certain period of time can help one get in tune with nature. Indeed, travel plays a vital role in making us see reality beyond our own routine and gain better appreciation for nature, harmony and brotherhood.

Businesses involved in travel, tourism and hospitality realize the role they can play in being a part of this process – the process of spreading awareness and appreciation for our surroundings. At Sterling Holidays, eco art classes are ongoing in our Southern to educate and get the community excited about waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.

Eco Art classes at Munnar - Terrace Greens

A guest keeps himself busy in the eco art class at Munnar – Terrace Greens

Eco Art (short for Ecological Art) is a contemporary art form concerned with the natural world. The artworks here typically involve materials from the natural world and try to interpret environmental issues; seeking to represent fresh ideas on the bond between humans and nature, raising awareness, and creating a basic sense of respect and awe towards the environment.

In eco-art, materials which might otherwise have been abandoned as waste are typically used. Sometimes common, every-day objects such as buttons and cardboard are repurposed. The idea is to make the experience of art more real while also more closely connecting the individual to nature.

During Onam celebrations at Munnar-Terrace Greens, an eco art class was planned for the young guests. The incredible enthusiasm shown by the children coupled with the learning during this fun activity made the whole experience a joyous one.

Childrens Eco Art classes at Munnar - Terrace Greens

Children at the Munnar – Terrace Greens , creating their
artworks in rapt attention at an Eco-art class

By involving our guests in creating an innovative variety of art from abandoned refuse, we create a platform to engage ideas and concepts about the environment to a larger pool of audience. By means of eco art, we not only get them to better connect with eco-ideas but also subtly spread awareness on the need to not litter tourist destinations and preserve the natural ecosystem in oft-visited locations.