Traces of the lost waterbodies

City of Chennai and the legend of the vanishing waterbodies By Sushmitta Renganathan Historically, waterbodies have marked the beginnings of many important civilizations. From the mentions of Mylapore as a great Pallava port, our pre colonial history as a fishing village, to the recently proposed archeological excavations on the Eastern banks of the Kosasthalaiyar; all confirmContinue reading “Traces of the lost waterbodies”

Lost, but hopeful.

Buckingham Canal, Chennai. By Sushmitta Renganathan  The story of Chennai’s resilience and survival, has time and again, proved to be a reflection of mankind’s role in the existing natural and man-made physiographic features. Be it the monsoon flooding of areas built on lakes and marsh lands, or the weakening of the intensity of natural disastersContinue reading “Lost, but hopeful.”

Gift of a Big Blue Heart

Warangal’s Badrakali Lake, has had an unparalleled significance in the city’s urban landscape for over a thousand years. This heart-shaped lake, nestled in the centre of the city, is a treasure in the truest sense of the word.

E.F.I’s Koladi Lake Restoration had a surprise guest

Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) thanks Hon. Min. Thiru K. Pandiarajan for visiting and encouraging E.F.I’ s ongoing Koladi Lake restoration efforts. A collaborative conservation effort between the Tiruvallur District Collectorate and E.F.I under Project Mummari. We thank Tmt. Mageswari Ravikumar, IAS (Tiruvallur District Collector) and the Tiruvallur Dist. for the administrative support. We thank the RotaryContinue reading “E.F.I’s Koladi Lake Restoration had a surprise guest”

The Alleri Restoration: Lake in an industrial zone revived

Located within the M.E.P.Z, the Alleri is an important water body located between the larger Kadaperi and Thiruneermalai lakes. Over the years, due to urbanization and industrialization, the lake witnessed massive pollution thereby leading to loss of habitat characteristics and freshwater quality. Through a collaborative conservation effort betweenM.E.P.Z, DXC Technology andthe Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I),theContinue reading “The Alleri Restoration: Lake in an industrial zone revived”

The Boy who saved the Turtle

Guest Contribution: Mr. Bhavish The story of a young volunteer saving a turtle during a pond cleanup in Pondicherry. Send us your Lake-Pond, videos/photos/write ups to be published onto LakesofIndia.Com Email us your entries: lakesofindia@gmail.com Volunteer for India & her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind.

E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Smt. Sreedevi’s Alleri Lake Story!

Celebrating #WorldEnvironmentMonth by sharing with you the videos from E.F.I’s well-wishers. Watch the #Ecostory of Smt. Sreedevi, from DXC Technology Smt. Sreedevi talks about her favorite lake restoration, the Alleri Lake at Tambaram, Chennai. To know more,-Read: https://efiblog.org/?s=alleri Watch-Share-Conserve. Send us your Lake/Pond stories, photos or videos to be featured on this blog. Email us the contentContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Smt. Sreedevi’s Alleri Lake Story!”

E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Thiru. Mohan Kumaramangalam’s Bhadkal Lake Story

We celebrate #WorldEnvironmentMonth with videos from EFI’s well-wishers. Watch the Ecostory of Thiru. Rangarajan Mohan Kumaramangalam. Thiru. Mohan talks about his favorite water body, the Badhkal Lake at Faridabad, Haryana. The story of a lake and it’s biodiversity. Watch-Share-Conserve. Send us your Lake/Pond stories, photos or videos to be featured on this blog. Email us theContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Thiru. Mohan Kumaramangalam’s Bhadkal Lake Story”

E.F.I’s Eco-Story: RJ Balaji’s Thiruvanmiyur Tree Story

We thank RJ Balaji for sharing his #EcoStory with us. A heartening story about his childhood memories of planting tree saplings outside his house and watch them grow over time. Watch-Share-Conserve. Send us your Eco-Story to efivideosmail@gmail.com Send us your Lake/Pond stories, photos or videos to be featured on this blog. Email us the content toContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco-Story: RJ Balaji’s Thiruvanmiyur Tree Story”

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”