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The drive was conducted at NES School, Mulund, last week.(HT Photo)

They sow for all to reap: Students of Mumbai school plant 200 saplings

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 09:49 AM IST
Around 350 students of NES International School in Mulund planted 200 saplings along a 200-metre median around their school last week.
Parents, students participate in the event at Dr Pillai Global Academy, Panvel, on Saturday.(Bachchan Kumar)
Parents, students participate in the event at Dr Pillai Global Academy, Panvel, on Saturday.(Bachchan Kumar)

150 school students work on holiday for a greener Navi Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 03:33 PM IST
Students of Dr Pillai Global Academy, Panvel,gathered at the school on Saturday to plant saplings as part of Green Mumbai plantation drive, a joint initiative by HT and Heartfulness Institute.
Residents of Arihant Darshan CHS stand beside their 11.05kWp rooftop solar plant.(HT Photo)
Residents of Arihant Darshan CHS stand beside their 11.05kWp rooftop solar plant.(HT Photo)

Watt an idea: Ghatkopar society uses solar energy, saves 1.9 lakh a year on power bills

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 03:20 PM IST
The eight-storey Arihant Darshan CHS installed a rooftop solar system in May to light up its common areas, staircases and elevator, which takes care of 80% of its requirement.
Plastic collection drive at DG Ruparel College on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Plastic collection drive at DG Ruparel College on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Eco-drive: Exchange plastic waste and get saplings in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 04:44 PM IST
The group has collected 1,544 plastic bags through three collection drives which took place across three colleges in the city
The solar panels installed on the roof of the Goregaon-based family’s bungalow.(HT PHOTO)
The solar panels installed on the roof of the Goregaon-based family’s bungalow.(HT PHOTO)

Solar switch cuts Mumbai family’s power bill to zero

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 01:10 PM IST
Their bungalow in Goregaon previously generated hefty electricity bills; they consumed over 1,800 units on average every month.
Volunteers collect garbage from the waterbody near the Charkop mangroves.(HT Photo)
Volunteers collect garbage from the waterbody near the Charkop mangroves.(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s Charkop mangroves breathe easy as citizens clear 6,000kg trash, plastic waste

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Since January this year, the state cell has also removed over 9,000 tons of trash between January 1 and May 31 from nine locations
Mehul Mehta was convinced by his son Maanav to install solar panels on his four bungalows in Madh Island.(HT Photo)
Mehul Mehta was convinced by his son Maanav to install solar panels on his four bungalows in Madh Island.(HT Photo)

12-year-old Mumbai boy convinces father to go full solar

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 12:48 PM IST
After installing four sets of solar panels on the roofs of his houses, a businessman reduced his electricity bill by 34%
The solar panel grid on the roof of Mahim Church and Canossa High School, Mahim in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
The solar panel grid on the roof of Mahim Church and Canossa High School, Mahim in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s Mahim church says amen to clean energy

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 12:29 PM IST
At St Michael’s Church, solar panels have brought down monthly power bills by Rs24,000; biogas plant generates energy from daily organic waste
CK Narula shows the compost pit installed in his society.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
CK Narula shows the compost pit installed in his society.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Residents, NGO work to make Mumbai’s Bandra Reclamation a zero-garbage zone

Hindustan Times | By Geetanjali Gurlhosur, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 12:01 PM IST
In the first phase, waste from almost 2,800 establishments is being processed at the premises instead of being sent to the dumping ground
Joshua is one of the youngest members of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).(HT Photo)
Joshua is one of the youngest members of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).(HT Photo)

11-year-old birder from Mumbai has documented over 75 bird species

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 03:52 PM IST
Joshua Bosco developed an interest in bird spotting at the age of four.
Mulund Darshan housing complex have installed a rooftop solar system of 11.05 kilowatt power (kWp) capacity.(HT PHOTO)
Mulund Darshan housing complex have installed a rooftop solar system of 11.05 kilowatt power (kWp) capacity.(HT PHOTO)

Mumbai society goes solar for 81% of its needs

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 12:09 PM IST
The solar system will be lighting up the common areas of the society including lifts, staircase lightings, and water pumps
The waste is collected from 27 locations across the city, all of which are bulk generators.
The waste is collected from 27 locations across the city, all of which are bulk generators.

Mumbai firm processes tender coconut shells, says it can replace wood in crematoriums

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 12:15 PM IST
Around five tonnes of tender coconut shells are collected on a daily basis by the firm’s workers
MLA Ashish Shelar ,Actress Diya Mirza and pali Hill Residents inaugurate "Poilot project of Mumbai'BIO-GAS'" at Water Reservoir,Pali Haill,Bandra(HT Photo)
MLA Ashish Shelar ,Actress Diya Mirza and pali Hill Residents inaugurate "Poilot project of Mumbai'BIO-GAS'" at Water Reservoir,Pali Haill,Bandra(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s Pali Hill is set to light up its streets using bio-waste

Hindustan Times | By Geetanjali Gurlhosur, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:39 AM IST
Electricity worth Rs8 lakh to Rs10 lakh is being generated now at no cost to the BMC
Residents of Matoshree Pearl have started growing vegetables in their terrace garden(HT Photo)
Residents of Matoshree Pearl have started growing vegetables in their terrace garden(HT Photo)

Waste to wealth: 60 Mahim families recycle 8,500 kg waste, develop garden in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 01:08 PM IST
Only biomedical and non-recyclable waste is being collected by the civic body.
Residents attend the inauguration of the solar panel installation at Bhoomi Park (Phase 4 ) L wing in Malad on April 22.(Ragul Krishnan/ HT)
Residents attend the inauguration of the solar panel installation at Bhoomi Park (Phase 4 ) L wing in Malad on April 22.(Ragul Krishnan/ HT)

More ‘power’ to this Mumbai society: Malad residents install solar panels, see 83% drop in bill

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Bhoomi Park on Marwe Road has installed a 40 kWp rooftop solar setup, resulting to their electricity bills dropping to 15,000 from 90,000 per month
Jerry Paul, manager, administration, VIBGYOR High School, Goregaon, explains how the waste composters installed in the school work.(RAGUL KRISHNAN/HT PHOTO)
Jerry Paul, manager, administration, VIBGYOR High School, Goregaon, explains how the waste composters installed in the school work.(RAGUL KRISHNAN/HT PHOTO)

This school in Mumbai’s suburbs is grooming eco-warriors on its campus

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Soni, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 11:18 AM IST
They have initiated various campaigns to save water, treat waste and clean up beaches
(left) CM Lakshman, manager, Eucress Co-operative Housing Society and Kevin David, secretary of the society near the composting plant installed at Eucress Society in Wadala, Mumbai.(KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)
(left) CM Lakshman, manager, Eucress Co-operative Housing Society and Kevin David, secretary of the society near the composting plant installed at Eucress Society in Wadala, Mumbai.(KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

Haste will make waste better: Mumbai society gets composting pit before deadline

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Although the society is not big enough to face BMC action over waste segregation, it has set up a composting plant
Mohammad Dilawar, 38, has been a sparrow conservation crusader since 2003.
Mohammad Dilawar, 38, has been a sparrow conservation crusader since 2003.

Meet the man from Mumbai who takes sparrows under his wing

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 11:04 AM IST
Mohammad Dilawar convinced 40,000 people across the country to join the sparrow conservation movement in five years
A Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron, one of the rare species that Chawla has managed to spot.(NEERAJ CHAWLA)
A Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron, one of the rare species that Chawla has managed to spot.(NEERAJ CHAWLA)

Mumbai architect records 55 bird species over 12 years, a click at a time

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2018 12:24 PM IST
Avian enthusiast’s aim is to protect Mumbai’s depleting bird habitats amid rapid urbanisation and loss of mangrove cover
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