HUDA’s effort for Green Hyderabad

On 26th July 2004, at 10 AM Hon’ble CM of Andhra Pradesh, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy launched the “ONE DAY TWO LAKH plantation” program at Gandiguda Reserve forest in the outskirts of Hyderabad city. (With all the green drives taken in the last eight years, there is no space left inside the city to takeContinue reading “HUDA’s effort for Green Hyderabad”

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”

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 Alapakkam Lake – a preview

The Alapakkam Lake, locally known as Kuyavan Eri, is located in between the military airstrip of Sittalapakkam in the north and Alapakkam in the south. The surrounding area is not densely populated and mainly shaped by fields and one-to two-storey houses. Some of those homes border the lake directly. Lush green weeds are covering theContinue reading “The Alapakkam Lake – a preview”

Alleri tank – Silt is moving

The restoration of Alleri tank has been now going on for nearly a month and without no doubt, the lake has changed a lot. The de-watering has completely finished with only leaving two pits of water for fish, turtles and other aquatic animals to stay during the restoration progress. Invasive weeds have been removed fromContinue reading “Alleri tank – Silt is moving”

A day for the sake of the lake and self-care

That day, for the sake of the Arasankazhani Lake and self-care, was the first of a kind activity which I had ever come across in Chennai. It is very close to my heart, because the lake still survives, even with so much of disturbances right next to it. Thanks to Environmentalist Foundation of India forContinue reading “A day for the sake of the lake and self-care”

Birds at Sholinganallur

A love story to a working ecosystem.   The Sholinganallur Lake in the southern suburb of Sholinganallur was part in the first community-orientated restoration program by E.F.I. This year the lake got de-silted. The bunds got formed and native species got planted. This lake evolved into a green oasis inside Chennai’s concrete jungle. The waterContinue reading “Birds at Sholinganallur”