Waste Management: My Best Out Of Waste Series

October 23, 2020 by Pooja

Hello Green Brigadiers,

Today I am going to share my collective efforts on “Waste Management” tried until now. I will keep doing and sharing more J

Before that just briefing about 3R’s reduce, reuse and recycle

The three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle – all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away.

They conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy.

The three R’s save land and money communities must use to dispose of waste in landfills. Siting a new landfill has become difficult and more expensive due to environmental regulations and public opposition.

  • Recycling: uses old products in new ways. Putting a product to a new use instead of throwing it away.
  • Reduce means to minimize the amount of waste we create.
  • Reuserefers to using items more than once. Recycle means

My Best Out Of Waste Series :

  1. Handbag/Sling bag made up of old jeans and cloths. (Hand-sewed)

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  1. Bird Feeder made up of plastic bottle

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  1. Small planter made up of plastic bottle

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  1. Mask for kid made up of old cloths. (Hand-sewed)

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  1. Home Decor using Glass jar

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State Flower of Maharashtra

October 22, 2020 by Pooja

Hello Greed brigadiers,

Let us talk about state flower of Maharashtra State. Most of us might be noticing this flower but may not know that this is state flower.

Jarul is State Flower of Maharashtra.

  • State Flower: Mota-bondara, Tamhans (Marathi)
  • Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers
  • Family: Lythraceae.
  • Common Names: Queen Crape Myrtle, Pride of India (English); Jarul (Hindi); Challa, Hole-dasavala (Kanada); Syandana, Tinisa (Sanskrit); Kadali (Tamil).
  • Economic Importance: A well-known ornamental tree grown for its elegant purple flowers. It is widely cultivated in gardens and as an avenue tree. Its timber used for building purposes, planking, ship building, piles, bridges and railway sleepers.
  • Medicinal Uses: Leaves are purgative, deobstruent and diuretic. Decoction of the bark is effective in treating abdominal pain and diarrhoea. The leaf poultice is used to alleviate malarial fever and also for healing cracked feet. The roots are considered astringent, stimulant and febrifuge and seeds are narcotic.

Here comes brief video about the same:

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State Rivers of Maharashtra

October 21, 2020 by Pooja

Out of the five major rivers in India, three flow through the state of Maharashtra. The Godavari, Krishna and Tapti.

  • Godavari: 
    • This river is considered holy and is taken to be a place of pilgrimage.
    • Originating in Trimbakeshwar (one of the 12 jyotirlingas) in Nashik, it flows a distance of 1450 km, southeast across the Deccan Plateau and through the states of Central India into the Bay of Bengal. It is also called as Dakshina Gang
    • The most important tourist places near the river are Trimbakeshwar, Nasik, Nanded, Bhadrachalam and Pattiseema. Asia’s largest Lift irrigation project, the Vishnupuri Prakalp has been constructed on the river at a distance of 5km from the city of Nanded.
  • Krishna River
    • This river is one of the longest rivers in the country.
    • The origin of this river is at Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra.
    • The length of the river is 1300 km and it flows through the city of Sangli.
    • It flows through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh; forming the most fertile delta of India; into the Bay of Bengal.
    • The mythology connected with the river is that the source of the river is a fountain rising from the mouth of the statue of a cow
  • Tapi River
    • This river covering a total geographical area of 2%, and a river basin, which extends to an area of 65,145 square km, the Tapi/ Tapti originates from the Multai region in the eastern Satpura range in Madhya Pradesh.
    • This westward flowing River empties into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea.
    • Its main tributaries are Purna, the Girna, the Panjhra, the Vaghur, the Bori and the Aner. The Average annual surface water potential is 18 cubic km

Here comes brief video about the same:

#GLOFellowship #GoGreen #StateRiver

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