Showing posts from April, 2013

Why Should You Celebrate Earth Day?

By Devyani Singh 
Earth is the only planet of the 8 in our solar system that is known to sustain life (8 planets and not 9 since Pluto has been stripped of its ‘Planet’ Tag. It’s alright Pluto; I’m not a planet either!) 
Beautiful forms of life have developed on planet earth- Plants, Animals, micro-organisms- Terrestrial and Marine and that too in big numbers. Along the way, we humans have forgotten what being compassionate towards the planet is about and why we should do it in the first place. Caring for the environment is not a new concept. In his developing years, it was environment that fulfilled man’s need- air, food, shelter, clothing and water. Many ancient civilizations worshiped nature and planned their cities taking inspirations from nature itself. 
It was when man prioritized greed over need, his equation with the environment changed. The environment was merely a source from where material could be recklessly extracted and they would magically replenish. Our atrocities tow…

Earth Hour 2013 at Don Bosco, Matunga

GreenLine in collaboration with WWF celebrated the Earth Hour event at Don Bosco (Matunga) on the 23rd of March, 2013. The Earth Hour is a global participation-based event wherein everyone is asked to switch off their non-essential electrical devices for an hour to support energy conservation. The event kicked off with an amazing acoustic gig by Musicial duo - Rex & Glen Fernandes who lured in the crowd with their performances. The participants were a mixture of kids from Don Bosco Shelter and many other neighboring schools, residents from the Matunga and a diverse lot of volunteers from various organizations.

Fr. Elson Baretto, from the Don Bosco Provincial House welcomed the gathering and mentioned that to help the planet we truly need to go beyond the hour and save energy in our daily lives. Devyani from GreenLine read out the pledge that stated our promise to conserve energy henceforth. The Mayor of Mumbai – Mr. Sunil Prabhu also commemorated the Earth Hour for its ideal cause…