How are lakes formed? Lakes are formed where there is depression in the landscape. It is localized in a basin, surrounded by land apart from rivers and other outlets that are fed. Lakes are distinct from lagoons and are larger than ponds. Life Cycle of Lakes Once lakes are formed, they do not stay theContinue reading “Why do we need to rejuvenate our lakes?”
We all care about water. With water making up 71% of Earth we would be foolish not to. But the distinction between caring about water and caring for water is an important one. When we pollute water, we are the ones who lack clean water. Caring for water is a must if we want to guarantee healthy lives for all.
Neknampur Lake in Hyderabad was previously a weed-choked mixture of chemical pollutants and domestic sewage. Now, although it may be mistaken that water hyacinth has consumed Neknampur Lake, this could not be further from the truth.
A few years ago, Arasankazhani Lake represented the negative impact humanity can have on nature. Now, it represents a fine example of collaborative conservation. That with time and determination nature can be restored.
Guest Contribution: Miss. Dhrthi Our Elixir- The River An elixir, the mighty river twists and turns,Undeterred by the plastic and weeds that choke it.For a single drop of pure water, our heart yearnsBut do we ever do something about it?Dreams of clear water infiltrate our thoughtsInstead with sewage and filth, we ensue drought.The dirty riverContinue reading “River Poetry”
In the academic year 2019-20, E.F.I established an environmental education program called “Eco-Lab” at the Chennai Middle School in Thiruvanmiyur. Students from classes 6th to 8th were invited to participate in sessions, which were conducted every Fridays by E.F.I’s Education Team. The motto behind these sessions were to help the students better understand conservation throughContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco Lab Batch of 2020 – Our new environmental leaders”
Friday, 21st February 2020 The Karuppan Kulam in Ambattur was restored in the summer of 2019 by E.F.I in association with the Greater Chennai Corporation (G.C.C) & the Murugappa group. Prior to the restoration, the Karuppanan Kulam was a makeshift dump yard slowly degrading day by day. The pond went through a scientific restore effortContinue reading “E.F.I’s Mega Volunteering Drive @ Karuppan Kumal-Ambattur, Chennai”
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”
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”