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Requesting all the Tree lovers to make use of Govt \ NGO’s initiatives towards the Green cover.

1) Download BBMP Green App and request 50 – 200 🌳Saplings.

2) Reach out to BBMP Conservative officer ( 9480684815) to plant 🌳 with Tree guards in your surrounding areas.

3) Visit your nearest Forest depart. Nursary and pick up 100 – 500 🌳 saplings by paying Rs. 3 for each🌱. Contact : 9739721530. / 7760044574 / 9902915315.

4) Reach out to NGO’ s for free 🌳plantation.
SayTrees: 9008659007
TreesForFree: 9845449703
Hasiru Mission: 8884399711 / 9945918883

5) Reach out to your Respective Ward Corporator for Free 🌳 Plants between 1st Jun to 5th Jun’17

6) Send a WhatsApp message to : 7760666366 for Free 🌳plants.

Lets all spend our valuable time in expanding the Green cover for our Next Generation , Share this message to all your Groups / friends in our Constituency. 🌳🌳🌧💧🚰💐

Thanks and Regards,
Management committee,
K R Puram constituency Association Welfare Federation(R)


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Oct 2nd 2014 was a historic day for the nation when our PM Modi called for Swachh Bharat. Feb 5th promises to be the historic day for our ward when our MLA, Shri Aravind Limbavali in presence of our Corporator Asha Suresh and our JC BBMP, Mr Umanand Rai will launch the plastic ban and 100% segregation enforcement campaign in our ward, 150, Bellandur. With your help, we can make both a reality in our ward in the next 90 days. Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1059592080752912/

On 5th, the walkathon congregation time is 3.30pm and location is Kaikondrahalli Lake gate (opp fire station). We have some slogans and songs in english and kannada and volunteers will teach the same to all that we can sing during walkathon. Our MLA will then kick off the walkathon. We will walk with our MLA to HDFC bank junction in Green Glen Layout, informing all the shops on the way about the impending ban and need for segregation at source. (100% shops and communities will be covered by 20th feb). Join when you can if your kids school bus lands post 3.30pm. If the ban poster is still not up on your notice board, do put it up. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2BT3qs8MXnqcVpSQUN5NjhlZjA

Do turn up with your family and hand made posters (no flex banners please). Carry your cloth bag and a water bottle. A mug or steel tumbler if you want coffee on the way. Also invite your friends and colleagues to join the same. Get kids in the community to come together and make the posters like Jasmine, Bhuvna Green and RBR has done. And of course get our volunteers invited to your school, colleges, offices and communities to do “trash talk” over the next month.

What will be banned? https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2BT3qs8MXnqMk9ubWNINFgtbTg

There will be a stall from 8th in the ward where retailers can come and view these alternatives and find the list of vendors for the same. If you know of any NGOs who make any of these alternatives, do put them in touch with us. We will also include their products n contact information in the stall. If you know any wholesalers in the ward who currently stock these alternatives, give us that list too. Nudge the plastic wholesalers to move to stocking these products. There was a traders meet on 3rd feb and another one next week too.

With BBMP’s support, we will do education/ awareness drive till 20th followed by an enforcement drive from 21st feb. Bellandur is one of the largest wards and we have ~ 50 volunteers currently registered with us to cover the ward. Hence we have split it into 5 zones and have lead volunteers for each zone. If you would like to join and cover your neighbourhood, do write to the lead volunteer for your area.

1) Green Glen Layout, HSR layout parts, Kempapura and all other area on the same side of ORR. Avanti and Shilpa email:avantigautam@gmail.com, ssingru@hotmail.com
2) Kasavanahalli : Valli, Priya and Lakshmi email:valli1955@gmail.com, lakshmi.jagmohan@gmail.com
3) Haralur Road : Sheela email: shahsn@yahoo.com
4) Adarsh Palm Retreat and surrounding – Rekha and Deepa email : rekharshankar@gmail.com, deepa_vijay@yahoo.com
5) Sarjapur Road (main road and also small roads off sarjapur road) : Tanu and Amita email: tanu.sodhani@gmail.com, amita.w.p@gmail.com
For any clarifications regarding items being banned and their alternatives: Malini email: Maliniparmar@gmail.com
For getting ahead on the curve – any information regarding Composting; Sumathy and KP Singh email: sumisree@yahoo.com
Media Contact Sheela email: shahsn@yahoo.com

Zero tolerance for single use plastic n other disposables. Zero tolerance for mixed waste. Zero tolerance for burning garbage. Lets make this a reality.

Team Kasa Muktha Bellandur

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Connecting Children to Nature – A workshop for Parents

A one-day workshop where we will be looking at how we can connect our children to Nature right in the city. This would be ideal for a parent who loves nature and wants to consciously transfer that enjoyment and fondness to his or her child. We will explore how we can make sure that it becomes an ingrained habit in our children to have Nature Experiences so that they may have health and happiness.
Here are some topics we will be covering:
Enticing a child into Nature – 3 paths to inspiration
Nature play – planning and making opportunities for it.
How to create empathy and respect for Nature
Dealing with Hazards and how to stay healthy outdoors
Finding adults in your community to take your child outdoors and learn about nature.
Unlocking all the senses to fully experience Nature
Naturalist’s skills – Learning and imbibing nature around
Field guides and how to use/make them

Date: Aug 9th, Sunday
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Location: ArtyPlantz, Near RT Nagar BDA Complex, Bangalore
Number of seats: 12*
(We will also be facilitating a day out for children above 6yrs of age, we will do some fun learning about all the diverse forms of nature around the venue and how we can play with them. So, if you want to bring your child/children along, please do.)

To know more details or to download a free eBook on 10 tips to connect your child to Nature, visit: http://www.growinginnature.com

Janani Eswar

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Kasa Muktha Bellandur along with Decathlon and other Citizen’s green groups are organizing a Zero Plastic Run to create awareness about the ill-effects of plastic and suggestions to avoid usage of plastic and disposables..

The entire event will be conducted with the Zero Plastic, No wastage concept. There will be groups like Runners High who will also be part of this event.


Events: 10k, 5 k (for Men, Women and Children) Fee: Rs. 100

Reporting time: 6 AM, Warm Up: 6:30 AM, Run Flag off: 6:45 AM

Please use the below link to register


There will be BIBs and Participation certificates for all. Winners in each category will be awarded prizes too.Event would be followed by Fruit Refreshments.

Let us use this opportunity to be part of a great cause as well as to have a group run. For those who are yet to start running habit, this will be a good point to start. Hope to see a good participation for this good cause. See you there.

Neetu Tandon
on behalf of Kasamuktha Bellandur

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Karnataka State Pollution Control Board will be conducting World Environment Day – 2015 on 5th June and 6th June 2015 at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium under the title as “Parisara Habba” involving BBMP, BDA, KREDL, BWSSB, Bharat Scouts & Guides, LDA, Corporates, Industries, active NGOs, Institutions, Schools/Colleges and people who matter in conserving environment and ecology to make this day meaningful and purposeful,
In this occasion we have arranged an exhibition on both 5th and 6th June between 10 a.m to 6 p.m covering Waste Management, Lake Conservation, Solar, STP, Rain Water Harvesting, Bio fuels, Energy conservation and there will be power point presentation/Interactive session on various subjects related to Environment & Ecology and also various programme organized such as.
1. Cyclakethon – Cycle for lakes, cycle for Bengaluru
2. Exhibition of pro-environment organizations showcasing the best practices
3. School competitions
4. Discussions and talks by sector experts
5. screening of environment themed movies and documentaries
We request your participation and join hands with us in making these program successes.

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There is a 6-day workshop (“Exploring a Sustainable Future”) in Auroville, Pondicherry in the month of December (14th to 20th Dec. 2014). The details of the workshop can be found in the attached document. If you are interested, please fill the attached application form and send it to Prof. R. Rajagopalan at avworkshop2014@gmail.com.

Please feel free to forward this to other interested people.

Thanks. Announce+Final

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It’s week 2 of #LIVETHETOUR celebrations at BOTS

Saturday, 12 JUL (5PM-8PM) – Live screening of the race at Alliance Francaise. We will be going over the last week of racing, Vivek explaining what happened and how to follow the tour.
Event details – http://bit.ly/1kKcovQ
Alliance Francaise – http://bangalore.afindia.org

Sunday, 13 JUL (6am) – Century ride (100km) starting at 6am from the Specialized Concept Store on Infantry Road (map) Its been a while since we had a longish ride in Bangalore and here is the opportunity!
Alliance Francaise is celebrating Bastille with a BBQ which we are all invited for. Friends of Alliance (all us bikers) pay just Rs 250 for the BBQ. Please sign up for the BBQ (register link) so that they are prepped for it. Great post ride nutrition.
Ride details: http://on.fb.me/1kKbFLf

Just a heads up – we will be having a 130km ride the next Sunday to mimic the mountains stages at the tour! Get those legs ready folks.

Saturday, 12 JUL (6:30am) – we are riding trails at Turahalli. You are more than welcome to join us.
Event details: http://on.fb.me/1kKcfZi

Good weekend!


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