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Powai Students Join Rodas Ecotel to Vermicompost Ganesh Visarjan Leftovers

By Elsie Gabriel

About 200 young environmentalist students from various schools on the city joined Rodas green team at the post Ganesh Visarjan cleanup drive at Powai Lake. Collecting, segregating, sorting, and depositing at the vermicompost Rodas Ecotel garden for recycling!

Ganesh utsav is a festival here in Mumbai which involves the entire city sending devotees into a celebration frenzy mode like no other city!

There have been signs of showing respect to Mother Earth while celebrating this year. Young Environmentalists Programme which has been celebrating the festival in a full green fashion, kickstarting first with over 400 participants making eco idols out of the Powai lake silt and then distributing cloth bags at the virsarjan dates.More and more devotees are showing green trends towards festive habits. Says Kirti Sathe student of S.M.Shetty school part of the cleanup drive, “The festival is not successfully complete without giving back to nature what we got from nature, so the clay silt idol goes back into the lake and even the flowers on the ghats are recycled for good use at the Rodas ecotel Vermicompost garden.We learnt the connection between festivals and environment. We got worksheets and certificates which was motivating.”Students from four schools, Childrens Academy from Kandivli, Kendra Vidyalaya IIT-Powai, S.M.Shetty high school and the St Xaviers Bahndup joined the Young .

Environmentalists cleanup drive.The floral offerings are composted in two pits set aside for this purpose. States Daniel Chatterton chief of the Green team at Rodas, “We ignite the community to join our eco immersion efforts. Citizens are most welcome to visit our vermin culture garden and learn more about recycling too.”

3 Responses to Powai Students Join Rodas Ecotel to Vermicompost Ganesh Visarjan Leftovers

  1. abcdefgh ijklmnop March 7, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    The pictures show only one school participating in the clean up . There were many other school too . Gopal Sharma Memorial School cleaned up most the area . Hiranandani foundation school came later just to take pictures and smile in front of the cameras .

  2. elsie March 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Greetings from the Young Environmentalists programme trust!
    We only hope that next time you join us for the Powai lake cleanup at 7am in the morning…I am gathering your comment comes because you were not present there.Hiranandani school students were not there first of all…with us ….. you can see white uniform students with coloured sleeves and brown uniform students who had come all the way from Kandivli and Bhandup n other schools from Powai…the aim is to encourage the next gen…..i hope u will join r cleanup sweeping team u can see in the pics sweeping up the public ghat post a religious festival.

    • Smruti Ghetla August 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

      just wanted to enquire abt any more workshops before 1st sept. we had missed the     earlier one.

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