Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) or Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is probably the only Indian airport that has voluntarily started carbon mapping. It is ready with a five-year road map to reduce carbon emissions by 25 per cent and has already reduced its carbon footprint by 11 per cent in the last few years, thanks to various initiatives.
He goes on to explain that India is a coal stronghold, and thermal energy is the main source of generating electricity in the country. In order to compensate for the use of exhaustible sources of energy, MIAL has set up a 650KW solar plant on the rooftop of Terminal 1A. The plan is to convert this plant to 2MW in the next two years. This has helped transfer energy consumption from thermal to solar at source on a large scale.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) makes Mumbai among the few cities in the world that has a national park on its periphery. What is not so well known, however, is that several tribal families have been living in this jungle for generations. Keeping in mind that these families have no access to the basic facilities we take for granted – such as running water and electricity – Growel’s 101 Mall in Kandivali started the Green Santa initiative last Christmas.
The mall donated 200 solar lamps, which are not only are eco-friendly but also economical, to the tribal families. Several families also participated in the distribution drive in the park and met with the tribals. To commemorate World Environment Day, Kokuyo Camlin Ltd took up the task of planting 100,000 trees in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.
This event that saw the participation of 100 artists paint on the theme of ‘Ganga’ in Varanasi. The paintings are being submitted to My Home India – an NGO involved in cleaning up the Ganga – where they will b
e auctioned. Proceeds from this auction will be given to the Clean Ganga campaign, a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The company had also included children by inviting them to submit their paintings online. For each painting submitted by a child, the company contributed Rs100 towards the project. So far, 174 paintings have been received.