The Adyar Creek- Chennai’s best kept secret

Chennai is know for its beaches, temples, politics, cinema, filter coffee and much more! Very little is talked about how ecologically blessed the megalopolis in the east coast of India is. Chennai is one of the few cities in the world to have 3 rivers that flow through its urban spread. It doesn’t end there,Continue reading “The Adyar Creek- Chennai’s best kept secret”

The Makarba Lake – Conservation through Volunteering

Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) took the first footstep in Ahmedabad at the Makarba Tank. Makarba tank is situated right behind the historical Sarkej Roza Masjid. The  Makarba tank was also the source of water to this monument. Recently due to various reasons of development \ rapid urbanization, the inflow of water to this placeContinue reading “The Makarba Lake – Conservation through Volunteering”

The Perungudi Lake – nature vs. economic growth?

It was about two years ago that I moved from my home of 9 years in Egmore to the Kandanchavadi area in Perungudi. As I left my old house with my family, looking intently out of the window, I was amazed at the sight of the Perungudi Lake. Having lived on a main road inContinue reading “The Perungudi Lake – nature vs. economic growth?”

Nehru Nagar Pond – A little paradise on OMR

The Nehru Nagar pond, strangely located outside the area known as Nehru Nagar, is an oasis lying on the Old Mahabalipuram Road, in between Thoraipakkam and Karapakkam. It is a beautiful water body, which consists of heavenly palm tree islands and an herbal garden on it’s far side – a sight that one does notContinue reading “Nehru Nagar Pond – A little paradise on OMR”

Giving birds a new home – how students upcycled shoe-boxes to save the environment

Saving nature is not difficult and can be done in creative ways, as students of the NSN group of schools proved! About 150 students participated in E.F.I’s bird nest building workshop and designed unique birdhouses out of their old shoeboxes.  Before the cutting and tinkering started, a short presentation about India’s birds was given toContinue reading “Giving birds a new home – how students upcycled shoe-boxes to save the environment”

E.F.I’s HydroStar | The Rainwater Harvesting Star | Episode-1

Water crisis and lack of water often grabs headlines. Do we ever take time to talk about those who are conserving and making a difference? Here is E.F.I’s effort to celebrate individuals who care about water. Mrs. Maheshwari and family have been pioneers in Rain Water Harvesting. Watch and learn, how each of us canContinue reading “E.F.I’s HydroStar | The Rainwater Harvesting Star | Episode-1”

E.F.I’s DOT- A Leadership Summit

Environmentalist Foundation of India is conducting ‘DOT workshops’ across the cities in India! It is an environmental leadership summit aimed at identifying young environmental leaders from across the schools in India. Through the one-day leadership workshop, we train a batch of 100 students and 50 teachers from across schools in a common venue. The focus subjectsContinue reading “E.F.I’s DOT- A Leadership Summit”

Swachhta Pakhwada – Indian Oil Partners With E.F.I

The Swachh Bharat Mission has been a revolutionary program, that aims at encouraging every Indian citizen to volunteer towards a clean India. The Indian Oil Corporation part of its commitment to the program and society partnered with Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) to organize a nationwide volunteer drive at different water bodies. The entire effortContinue reading “Swachhta Pakhwada – Indian Oil Partners With E.F.I”