Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Young Environmentalists NGO and Mobile creche kids to promote Eco Diwali.

Young Environmentalists NGO and Mobile creche kids to promote Eco Diwali.

As noise pollution becomes a global epidemic, the members of the Young Environmentalists NGO along with Balwadi Mobile creche kids and Green Team Meluha ecotel  in Powai have taken dramatic measures to establish a peaceful and colourful Diwali on October 18th Saturday 5pm at the Hiranandani Rodas hotel street center.The Young Environmentalists Programme trust has always been a pioneer in facilitating the coomunity and corporates around to make adaptive green lifestyle changes in their daily lifestyle habits.This one was surely one of them. Over 200 citizens joined the environment awareness event.

Says Dr.Kala of Powai Mumbai, “ Art always makes an impact. Instead of preaching it is wise to share the message of an eco Diwali via graffiti for shoppers and visitors to help spread the social message. Society is educated by the presence of these images. It really drives the message home. I am proud of the work that Young Environmentalists NGO is doing.It is air and sound pollution that harm the animals, pets and senior citizens as well as young babies , so celebrate with care."

Diwali is the festival of lights but even during such glaring examples of floods and climate change the world over, citizens still pursue harmful acts towards nature. Air pollution is a grave offence where the environmental atmosphere is concerned.
 Explains  Elsie Gabriel founder of Young Environmentalists Programme trust NGO, “People need to be involved in spreading the message, the youth play a very powerful role. Hence Graffiti writing survives as a creative, playful response to a call to have a pollution free and soundless festival.: By writing the messages and drawings on the wall each individual literally vows never to burst poisonous crackers. Our  team is a group which co-ordinates with the community to spread environmental messages.”

Diwali is an important festival which can be celebrated by simply lighting lamps and enjoying time with the less fortunate and family. If every person stops or lowers the number of crackers they burst every year, they will be protected from a number of pollution related problems.
The festival also gifted the underprivileged children from the slums and spread the message of love and light rather than crackers and pollution.

Mission of Young Environmentalists Programme in Schools. Elsie Gabriel Outdoors education.

                     Mission of Young Environmentalists Programme in Schools.

  • Emphasizing hands-on learning.
  • Developing social responsibility.
  • Instilling integrity, honesty, ethics and compassion as core underlying values.
  • Recognizing the importance of a holistic education.
  • Building natural habitat and green spaces within the school.
  • Inculcating Green leadership.
  • Grooming Civic habits.
  • Engaging student sin research,measurement and deductions.
  • Making Education fun and a happy experience.
  • Creating solid proactive happy memories for each student.
  • Involving outdoor.activity based/campus education into curricular.
  • Making part of the curricular text books active through the Environmental programmes.
  • Involving Parents and Guardians into the life of the students and environmental programmes.
  • Reaching out to the Community as leaders in the environmental movement.
  • Celebrating Environment International Dates.
  • Sunday, October 12, 2014

    World Tourism day celebrations 2014 by Young Environmentalists Programme trust Mumbai at Meluha the Fern ecote Powai Mumbai ,India.

    World Tourism day celebrations 2014 by Young Environmentalists Programme trust Mumbai at Meluha the Fern ecote Powai Mumbai ,India.

    World Tourism Day celebrations at Meluha ecotel Powai on September 29th at Meluha the Fern Ecotel Hiranandani, Powai, Mumbai was a house packed roaring success.

    The celebrations saw H.E. Consul General of South Africa .Pule Malefane and H.E. Consul general of Vietnam .Vu Son Thuy, Chairman of Travel council of India Jay Bhatia, Ahmer Shaikh of Maharshtra Tourism Development corporation-MTDC, Niranjan Hiranandani,Celebrity Mukesh Rishi, Actor Karan Goddwani, Master chef Saransh Goila of Food Food, Gladwyn Pinto from TAFI and celebrity Arti Surendranath from the Wild life trust, along with diplomatic Officer Pinkey Ahluwalia from the Belgium consulate, Leena Karkera from Madhya Pradesh tourism, Clarence Fernandes-Rwanda Development Board,Co-Chairman Travel, Tourism/ Hospitality Committee-Indian Merchants' Chamber and a host of travel delegates from around the world including  representatives from Oman, Thailand, Reunion islands,Tourism board of Kenya.
    Raynah Cutinoh presented a colourful film of Thailand Tourism which spoke of all the aspects of eco tourism,The information on culinary delights to all the non vegetarians and vegetarian Indians  wanting to travel to Thailand came as a good surprice.
    The jewel destination of Oman and its multidimensional aspects was presented by Ms.Mathews, the water zones of Oman were specially attractive..

    Many travel and media enthusiasts gathered to mark the occasion through various colourful audio video films connecting people on this day.
    Elsie Gabriel founder of the Young Environmentalists Programme trust who planned and organized the date according to the Indian working calendar first showed the official film by UNWTD 2014 to the audience to introduce and share the theme for 2014.
    As this year’s World Tourism Day draws special attention to the role of tourism in contributing to one of the building blocks of a more sustainable future for all: Community development,several community leaders were also called for the function.

    The guest of honour H.E. Consul General of South Africa .Pule Malefane spoke on how South Africa is enchanting, “We invite you to tour South Africa, we have a wealth of elements of nature, wild life and tourism in South Africa is enchanting.Africa is the cradle of humanity and culture,what you see in pictures of South Africa are not photo shopped but real and exciting in real life. For us the community upliftment is the focus. South Africa is very friendly and welcomes tourists.We are happy to be part of the world tourism day today in Mumbai organized by Young Environmentalists Programme trust.”
     Going beyond the immediate impact of job creation and multiplying the tourism impact was well expounded upon by Mr.Jay Bhatia of the travel council of India, "We are happy to celebrate world tourism day here with Young Environmentalists and Meluha ecotel. We need to support tourism through our united efforts.The travel industry not only provides jobs and careers for the community but also uplifts local and ecological tourism which leads to sustainability. Our association works unanimously for the same goal."

     Said Author and naturalist Elsie Gabriel founder of Young Environmentalists organizer of the event,  “The day seeks to address challenges, And to highlight the contribution that the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.We are all connected and only by networking can we take the mission of sustainability forward. We must buy local and eat local thus cutting down travel footprints.If we venture out to travel across the globe ensure that you use local food and promote local culture and boost local economy of the place of visit” 

    Mr.Ahmer Shaikh of MTDC spoke very clearly that now Maharshtra has improved amenities to attract more tourists, " We have sea planes as well as special day trips to sea sides and caves, all in Maharashtra.There is more tous than just Mumbai city tours, we give you eco friendly torus and jundle trips, all very eductaional and refreshing.We are proud to be part of this Young Environmentalists Programme trust World Tourism day celebrations."

    Said Actress Arti Surrendranath  of Wild life trust , “We must also focus on animal conservation when we speak of valuable tourism. The Seminar presentations by leaders in the field of travel and tourism in various sectors assembled together to foster awareness among the community for the importance of tourism and its academic-educational, social, sustainable, cultural, political and economic value is what we need to network.”

    Voiced Punish Sharma chief of the Meluha ecotel Powai, “We are happy to host the World Tourism day 2014.We as a ecotel only work in areas of sustainable tourism and have won 29 international awards for a sustainable hotel and eco tourism. Our hotel involves our community and that’s what community development is all about.  We are a 100% garbage free ecotel and involve our clients to become green travelers.”

    The social event was aimed to ensure a continued dialogue between the public and private sectors. Said H.E. Consul general of Vietnam Vu Son Thuy, “Vietnam is very close by to India and we are happy to welcome Indians to our country.We need more people to discover Vietnam, it has good food and eco friendly tourism and is very educational. We have the best beaches in the world. Come discover Vietnam. We want more Indian tourists to visit Vietnam.”
      Talks on renewable options for water heating, air conditioning and electricity generation can cut hotel operating costs, advance sustainability while making them more appealing for tourists, were discussed.

                                     Each country displayed a film and the event was very informative to the audience,making world tourism day really worth connecting people of the world here in Powai.Master chef sanransh Goila editor of FOOD FOOD also outlined how food was an important source of income for many tourist centers and how food was the essence of tourism.

    Master Chef Parimal Sawant of the ecotel Meluha made a grand display and offerings of World Cuisine as the celebrations luncheon affair which had everyone in attendance in awe of the culinary expertise at Meluha ecotel Mumbai.The event achieved to discuss and establish that tourism is community development and that we are all connected; only by working together and networking could we develop in a proactive manner.