Have some fun the green way
Celebrate World Environment Day by splurging on all things green and eco-friendly.india Updated: Jun 05, 2011 00:53 IST
If you are planning a fun outing with your family on World Environment Day today, the 3rd Annual Eco Festival at the Alliance Française in the city can be a good place to visit. Organized by the NGO Kriti Team, the festival has a number of eco-friendly options for the family to explore.
In case you are an avid shopper, check out the ecoHaat, where you can shop for eco-friendly t-shirts, jewellery, home décor, bags, toys and more. While the bags range from Rs 100 to Rs 400, the photoframes are priced from Rs 40 to Rs 160. Handmade jewellery would cost you anything from Rs 60 to Rs 200.In an attempt to draw attention to environmental issues, some musical performances are also going to be held. South American band Musica Protesta and Delhi-based music project Music Basti will perform tonight at the venue. There’s also an ecoCafe at the place that offers homemade healthy organic food and drinks. The event will have a select range of organic and herbal home plants and seeds on sale too.
Talking about the festival, Aanchal Kapur, the founder of Kriti says, “It aims at creating awareness about sustainable ways of living and building interest in preserving the environment and ecosystems in a fun way.” She adds that there are several workshops open to the public for Rs 50 where you can learn how to sow plants and make your own water filters and pots.
The hotel will distribute saplings to mark World Environment day. Their water recycling project will supply water to the guest rooms, saving up to 40,000 litres per day. They are also creating a green area in the lobby and will have green messages and posters at their restaurant and hotel area. Also, Earth hour will be observed from 8.30pm to 9.30pm everyday.
The employees of the hotel will visit the Aaradhana Home for senior citizens, where they will place potted plants in the garden of the home. At the hotel itself, posters will be put up in order to make guests conscious about the environment.
In an attempt to give back to the environment, the hotel will be taking its employees to Surajkund today. Each employee will plant 5-6 saplings at the venue. This year, the hotel aims to make people aware about the environment. As a result, environmentalist Swami Prem Parivartan will also give a talk about the significance of plants and trees.