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Tree Revival Campaign: Wadala Edition

"As we progress, most of us have a tendency of forgetting the older and sometimes crucial necessities of life. One of the things we have forgotten is the trees that have been there since forever in our neighbourhoods. It's time we rediscover the trees around us," said Father Savio Silveira as he kicked off the latest Tree Revival campaign workshop on 27th September.

Around a hundred students from six schools close to Five Gardens had gathered at St. Joseph's High School  for the Wadala edition of the Tree Revival Campaign conducted by Ekonnect and GreenLine. We were also joined by college students from the Rotaract Club of Ruia, who pitched in as volunteers, and Julius Rego with his team from Green Souls. And of course, there were the tree experts who would go along with the students to map the trees they saw.  Father Savio also talked about the trees in our surroundings and how we usually take them for granted. He talked about how it's important to learn about …

Trekking around Tadoba

by Jessica Luis
Tadoba Tiger Reserve is the oldest National Park in Maharashtra. It was declared a tiger reserve way back in 1935. Apart from being home to around a whopping 60 tigers, you will also find diverse wildlife like leopards, sloth bears, gaur, wild dogs, Indian Muggers, civets and many species of deer.
Like all national parks, Tadoba is divided into a core and a buffer where you find most villages. But these boundaries don't mean that humans and animals are separated in compartments, humans outside the forest and animals inside. Both end up having to share the same space. And when you stay so close to the forest, you're definitely going to have VERY close encounters with the animals that live in it.

Earlier in September, a few of us volunteered for a conflict survey at Tadoba, where we had to go to around 200 villages near the forest and talk to tribals staying there, about animals they had seen coming into their villages or crop fields, and whether those animals c…

Budding Naturalist on a Trail!

Riya Bhagat from the 9th Standard of St. Anne's High School Borivali writes about their nature club's trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park...
On 17th September we the students of St .Anne's were taken on a nature trail arranged by GreenLine along with our school nature club team and teachers. We left our school at 8:00 in the morning and reached Sanjay Gandhi National park . We started the trail by visiting the information centre.  We saw a 3d map which depicted the extent of the park. We also observed that the benches were made by plastic waste. We went inside and got loads of information on the biodiversity found in the park. Then went on a trail towards the Gandhi Smarak.  We also went on to many places and saw a number of plants and animals. Some of the animals seen by us were butterflies like the White Orange Tip and Yellow Orange Tip , Evening Brown, Wanderer, Lime Blue, Glassy Tiger, Blue Tiger, Chocolate Pansy, Danaid Eggfly, Common Crow and some Grass Yellows that …

Green Schools Campaign 2013-2014 Takes Off

The Green Schools Campaign is back! And so are the sessions and activities with the students!

The theme for this edition of the Campaign is 'Green Alternatives' - looking for eco-friendly options or choices in our day-to-day lives.

A lot of sessions with schools have already been completed and many more are to follow in the coming weeks..

For the students, obviously the best place to start implementing 'Green Alternatives' would be in the school itself. And so, the first session of the year mainly focuses on the Green Alternatives that can be introduced in the school.

We look forward to an exciting year, interacting with a host of Changemakers from various schools in the city!

For details about the Campaign get in touch with us at