10th December 2011 A warm welcome aboard to St.Pius X as they join in the Green Schools Campaign for the year! This school is amidst a clean neighborhood indeed and the Piusites are certainly a boisterous bunch. Today was our first session with the Piusites. Alden gave a brief introduction about the Green Schools Campaign. He asked them what was their take on the current issues regarding the environment and received some ingenious answers. They said that we are destroying our home, 'Earth' but there are number of ways to take care of it but the change starts with each one of us! Next, he eased the boys into the topic for the current session on 'water'. We had a screening of the GreenLine Movie on 'Water', followed by another interactive discussion with the boys about the issues raised on water supply in Mumbai. The boys were quick with their answers and open to the idea that we all can tackle this problem. Then Jessica elucidated o…
Team GreenLine saw itself at St. Paul's Girls' Convent High School, Dadar on a warm Tuesday morning, and it was there to conduct the school's first session, in this, the Second Edition of the Green Schools Campaign.There were a good number of things we noticed as we entered the school premises itself. For one, even though there is not too much space that the school can consider its campus, there is a whole lot of environment-friendly work being done here. We noticed a number of trees all around, and also the presence of dustbins all over the place. What however, really caught attention was the fact that even though the school was going through a recess, and even though there were students eating all over the place, there was not a single chip packet, chocolate wrapper, or food waste anywhere to be seen. This shows that the girls know the value of keeping the school as tidy as possible and also that unnecessary wastage itself is wrong.
You don't have to look very far to see birds in Gujarat! This makes it one of the
best places to hold the Global Bird Watchers' Conference, where people from all
over India and the world come to see these winged wonders. We too attended this fourth edition of the Conference and it did prove to be a grand experience! The
first thing you see (and hear!) when you step out of the Ahmedabad station is
hundreds of noisy Rosy Starlings. These tiny birds that come here for the
winter, fly around in huge flocks that look almost like a small tornado; and we
all stopped to admire this show of aerial acrobatics. It’s amazing how they fly
almost in synchronization, without banging into each other in midair! Even the trees were FULL of Rosy Starlings, and so are the corners of station roofs.
year we were lucky enough to see a flock of critically endangered Sociable
Lapwings, Devyani had written about it on the GreenLine blog. This year we were
wondering what surprises awaite…