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Mr Tseten is the head of the Recycle Paper Workshop and CUDP. Ms Passang works as the Environmental coordinator of the CUDP. Ms Norzin is the assistant manager and salesperson of the Greenshop. Our handmade crafts are created by our four artisans, Zimba, Tentso and Tashi Dolkar and Sonam. Most of them have been working for the CUDP for more than 20 years, some even from its very inception in 1994.

Our Green Worker team consists of Tenzin Passang, Keshav and Shetty. Every day they show full effort, no matter the weather.


Get to know each one of them below and see what they think about their job and what each one wants to tell the world.


Tenzin Tseten

Paper Factory Manager

I joined the CUDP in 2016 and work as the manager of the Recycle Paper Factory. As such, I manage everything related to it, be it planning, directing or implementing.

What I like most about my job is the satisfaction of fulfilling my role in saving the environment and the appraisal I get from time to time from the people who come to my workshop.

I would like to tell the world that we don't need to leave a  big house or huge amount of money to our children. Instead we can leave a fresh air to them. We have seen how suffocating it is to wear a mask. And we don't want our children to go through this phase in their entire life. Air is free as of now. Time might come where we need to buy water and air. So please pay attention to small details like putting garbage in a dustbin, planting more tress, focusing more on recycling items.

I joined in 2022 as the Environment Coordinator


What I like most about my job is getting self-satisfaction and contentment at the end of the day, knowing that I am working for the well being of the environment in which we all live in.

I would like to tell the world to smile a bit more, plant some of your favourite flowers, share, forgive and have some nice walks in the nature, heal and be there for

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Tenzin Passang

Environment Coordinator


Tsering Yangtom

Green Shop Assistant Manager


I started working here last April and I act as the Assistant Manager cum Salesperson of the Green Shop.

What I like most about my job is talking to members of the community and informing them about our sustainable, handmade products. This way I can and contribute towards the promotion of a garbage free environment. The working hours are also great!

I would like to tell the world  to be kind, good and smile so you can lead a happy life!

I joined the Paper Recycle Factory of the CUDP as an artisan in 1999 and have enjoyed it every day since. I recycle paper in the factory itself and furthermore create handmade products from the recycled paper for our Green Shop.

What I like most about my job is that I get to gain new work experience with every order we get. Time and time again producing new ideas that later turn into real products is always challenging me and never gets boring.

I would like to tell the world that people should really think about what they do and how they act in their daily lives. Responsibility is the key word. Responsibility towards our environment, towards ourselves and towards our future generations.





Zimba Tharchy


I have been working in the Paper Recycle Factory of the CUDP for more than 25 years now. I started out as what nowadays would be a green worker, and eventually moved on to recycle paper and working as an artisan. Today, the core of my work is designing new products and cutting templates for them, and at the end, do quality checks on the finished products.

What I like most about my job is recycling paper and doing paperwork in general. I really like working as an artisan and thus live out my creativity as an artist.

I would like to tell the world that, since we are living all over the globe as Tibetan refugees, we should strive to maintain a good relationship with the domestic people and behave accordingly as guests.

Together with Tentso, I joined the Paper Recycle Factory almost in the very beginning, in 1995, just after I turned 20. Since then, I have been working as an artisan, recycling paper and making the products by hand, as well as participating in mass clean-ups whenever they are happening.

What I like most about my job is the work environment. Almost everyone has been working here for more than 20 years, so we know each other almost better than we know our husbands. I also appreciate the satisfaction I get from working with paper and making products by hand. Since I participate in the mass clean-ups, I see the entire recycling and artwork process from start to finish.

I would like to tell the world that there is no small work, as long as you do it with dedication.


Tashi Dolkar





I joined the Paper Recycle Factory in my mid-twenties in 1995, so I have been working here almost since the very beginning of the CUDP as an artisan. As such, I do the shaping, stitchery and painting of the products.  Furthermore, I am responsible for entries in our office journal.

What I like most about my job is recycling paper and making beautiful things out of it. Starting with something that is declared trash and unusable, and at the end of the day you hold a piece of art in your hands. I just love to express my creativity in paper art.

I would like to tell the world that we should keep our environment clean in order to live a healthy life. Everyone should take responsibility for their own garbage.


I joined the Paper Recycle Factory last October. I work as an artisan creating handmade products and participate in clean ups of the CUDP when they are happening.


What I like most about my job is that I have always dreamt

 of working to help the environment so I find happiness in finally getting to do it. I love the people I work with aswell.

I would like to tell the world  that life is precious so we should treat each other, animals and the environment with

care and be polite. 


Tenzin Molar





For 20 years and running, the CUDP has been taking an intern from the Austrian Service Abroad every year. The term usually lasts 10 months. Interns are expected to handle the website and social media of the CUDP and Greenshop, participating in and creating content about Clean-Ups and the workings of the Greenshop. They may also teach students, work as a sales person in the Greenshop or temporarily do other related tasks the CUDP asks of them.

The best thing about being a volunteer is getting to know a new country and a completely different country.It may not always be easy, but it is part of maturing.

I would like to tell the world that everyone should assume responsibility in their community, because freedom and democracy are not just values to be treasured but may be necessary  for human survival.

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