River Poetry

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”

E.F.I’s Eco Lab Batch of 2020 – Our new environmental leaders

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”

The Pallikaranai Marshland – a lost soul

I look out of my classroom window, as my biology teacher drones on about ‘meiosis cell division’. I stare at the vast expanse of marshland ahead of me. Looking out at the area, reveling in its vastness and enormity, I consider what my friends had told me before class: the Pallikaranai marshland is only aboutContinue reading “The Pallikaranai Marshland – a lost soul”

The Kodaikanal Lake – an example for conservation

Located in Dindigul district city of Kodaikanal, the Kodai Lake is a man-made lake, which was created due to a scenario unique to Kodaikanal. As the roads up to this hill-town were being built, large masses of soil that were necessary in creating the path up the hill, were needed. As this soil was removedContinue reading “The Kodaikanal Lake – an example for conservation”

E.F.I’s Mega Volunteering Drive @ Karuppan Kumal-Ambattur, Chennai

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”

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?”