Sunday, March 30, 2014

Young Environmentalists Programme trust host Earth Hour Mumbai India

Award winning Meluha ecotel creates an EARTH HOUR cake to campaign for conservation!
 Meluha the Fern ecotel Powai Mumbai and Young Environmentalists Programme trust host Earth Hour  Classical Dance extravaganza at the hotel at 7pm March 29th.
Mumbai’s greenest ecotel and 26 times award winning Hotel Meluha the Fern ecotel, Powai Mumbai India switched off its lights this Saturday night March 29th at 8.30pm for an hour in support of the global environmental initiative, Earth Hour.
The Greenteam of Mleuha the Fern ecotel and the Young Environmentalists Programme trust joined hands to bring on the Earth Hour campaign through the medium of a Classical dance extravaganza at the hotel at 7pm March 29th.
Bollywood Actress Mandana Karimi.,Ms Universe Shilpa Singh,Chaya Ali Khan TV actress,World renowned tabla maestro Anuradha Pal and Punish Sharma AGM of Mleuha ecotel as well as Young Environmentalists Elsie Gabriel founder inaugurated the function last night.
The NGO campaigned for EARTH HOUR in Mumbai and over 100 buildings switched off lights to mark the occasion.
Actor Arjun Kapoor has also kickstarted the EARTH HOUR campaign a week ago to boost Mumbais participation.

In demonstration of its corporate value of respecting and caring for the wider community, Meluha ecotel has announced that it will take a global stand against climate change by participating in Earth Hour 2014 throughout the entire year and not just for one hour.  All non essential lights were switched off including music and lobby lights.
Says Punish Sharma the A.G.M. of the ecotel, “We are proud to associate with Earth Hour and switch off to raise awareness on global warming.” Adds Sharma, “To improve energy efficiency the ecotel has a green building structure which uses outside sunlighting system to illuminate the lobby and coffee shop. The practice of reduce, reduce and recycle has been followed at the ecotel for the past ten years now and the hotel encourages its guests to practice the same. The ecotel is also a certified zero garbage hotel ranking it as one of the numero uno green practicing hotels in the world.The ecotel has won over two dozen green awards for best sustainability practices in the world.”
The ecotels celebrated chef Parimal Sawant and the ecotels green kitchen created a special EARTH HOUR CAKE for the very first time in history. The master Chef Parimal is an artistic culinary expert putting his gourmet skills for the cause of conservation for EARTH HOUR!  
Every year, across the entire world, hundreds of millions of people across more than 5,200 cities in 135 countries take part in Earth Hour, which since its inception in 2007 has grown to become the world’s biggest voluntary action for the planet,there was no way,Mumbai was going to get left behind.
Voices Elsie Gabriel founder of Young Environmentalists NGO who has been whole heartedly assisting WWF promote EARTH HOUR in Mumbai India, "This year, the theme for Earth Hour is ‘switch to renewable energy’, which marks the start of a new phase for the Earth Hour movement, asking people and organizations to commit to an action, big or small, that they will sustain for the future of the planet.In Mumbai the government has not put an official ban on plastic bags and we need to get the government to change this policy .We also urge that academicians at the board level restore the subject of EVS ie Environmental Science back into the school curriculum in India.The youth of today need to learn about environment and conservation .We encourage you to use renewable energy sources, solar power, recycle cloth bags and keep on reusing, reusing and reusing!"

Th epoeple of Mumbai came out in large numbers to mark EARTH HOUR!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Actor Arjun Kapoor brand ambassador kick starts EARTH HOUR campign in Mumbai. Elsie Gabriel

Actor Arjun Kapoor brand ambassador kick starts EARTH HOUR in Mumbai. Elsie Gabriel

 Celebrated actor Arjun Kapoor along with Ritika  Bhalla and Rituparna Sengupta of WWF and Elsie Gabriel founder of Young Environmentalists programme trust NGO kick started the EARTH HOUR campaigne today March 25th 2014 in Mumbai at Grand Hyatt .

At 8.30pm local time on Saturday 29th March, Earth Hour 2014 will see hundreds of millions of people around the world cross borders of race, religion, culture, geography and society to unite in a single moment of contemplation for the planet and celebration of their year-round commitment to protect it.

Now in its eight year Young Environmentalists Programme trust and WWF together celebrate the annual lights out event in Mumbai.We congratulate the WWF in its earth hour mission worldwide.

Actor Arjun Kapoor spoke about his association for the Earth Hour cause and invited citizens to come forward and participate .” Earth hour is the largest campaign in history, balance development and respect environmental concerns.”Arjun also shared that he planted trees and used water and electricity sparingly during his daily life routine.

This conservation event which has grown from a single-city initiative in 2007 to become the world’s largest display of environmental action, with citizens of 135 countries and territories across every continent coming together for Earth Hour  indicating a growing global movement of positive change in environmental attitudes.

 “Buildings and homes in entire Mumbai are requested to switch off all lights just for one hour to help conserve energy and spread the sustainability message. Unite and harmonise with the rest of the world,Use your power of individuality and join forces to become world citizens through the Earth Hour.”, says Elsie Gabriel founder Young Environmentalists.”Adopt renewable energy and save the planet for our children and their children.The youth of today can move mountains and the power of youth must be paid attention to. Powai Mumbai leads in motivating citizens to wake up and join the EARH HOUR."
The Young Environmentalists uses interactive conservation events rather than preaching to the public,involving the public turns them around in converting to adopt a green living lifestyle.
Says Ritupuran Sengupta of WWF, “ Go beyond the one hour.Switch  off  non essential  lights  at  8:30pm to 9.30pm. It’s  about  making  a  commitment  to  ongoing  change  that  reduces  your  impact  on  the  environment  and  celebrating  your  commitment  to  the  planet  with  the  people  of  the  world  during  Earth  Hour. .”

This year join Earth Hour for a mega Classical Dance extravaganza by Young Environmentalists Programme trust NGO  at Meluha ecotel Powai at 7pm March 29th 2014.
And this year, after the lights have gone off, Earth Hour will continue to see the mobilising of people around the world taking action and using the movement as a platform to create some of the most inspiring digital and on the ground solution driven activities in its history.
This year as millions of people watch lights going out around the world, famous landmarks confirmed to participate in the event include the Empire State Building, Tower Bridge - London, St Pauls, Edinburgh Castle, Brandenburg Gate, the Eiffel Tower, The Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, the Bosphorus Bridge connecting Europe to Asia, the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and many more.So switch off and join the movement!

At the press meet Actor Arjun Kapoor  and WWF took the Young Environmentalists Programme pledge for Earth hour,

“We the patrons of EARTH HOUR promise to switch off for a sustainable future for ourselves and our children.We pledge today to leave behind greener footprints in all our daily living habits.”