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Bollywood Actress Mandana Karimi who will be making her debut in Bhaagh Johny,Ms Universe Shilpa Singh,Chaya Ali Khan TV actress,World renowned tabla maestro Anuradha Pal and Punish Sharma AGM of Meluha ecotel as well as Young Environmentalists Elsie Gabriel founder inaugurated the function last night. The NGO campaigned for EARTH HOUR in Mumbai and over 100 buildings switched off lights to mark the occasion.
Award winning Meluha ecotel creates an EARTH HOUR cake to campaign for conservation! Meluha the Fern ecotel Powai Mumbai and Young Environmentalists Programme trust host Earth Hour Classical Dance extravaganza at the hotel at 7pm March 29th.
Mumbai’s greenest ecotel and 26 times award winning Hotel Meluha the Fern ecotel, Powai Mumbai India switched off its lights this Saturday night March 29th at 8.30pm for an hour in support of the global environmental initiative, Earth Hour.
The Greenteam of Mleuha the Fern ecotel and the Young Environmentalists Programme trust joined hands to bring on the Earth Hour campaign through the medium of a Classical dance extravaganza at the hotel at 7pm March 29th.
Bollywood Actress Mandana Karimi.,Ms Universe Shilpa Singh,Chaya Ali Khan TV actress,World renowned tabla maestro Anuradha Pal and Punish Sharma AGM of Mleuha ecotel as well as Young Environmentalists Elsie Gabriel founder inaugurated the function last night.
The NGO campaigned for EARTH HOUR in Mumbai and over 100 buildings switched off lights to mark the occasion.
Actor Arjun Kapoor has also kickstarted the EARTH HOUR campaign a week ago to boost Mumbais participation.
In demonstration of its corporate value of respecting and caring for the wider community, Meluha ecotel has announced that it will take a global stand against climate change by participating in Earth Hour 2014 throughout the entire year and not just for one hour. All non essential lights were switched off including music and lobby lights.
Says Punish Sharma the A.G.M. of the ecotel, “We are proud to associate with Earth Hour and switch off to raise awareness on global warming.” Adds Sharma, “To improve energy efficiency the ecotel has a green building structure which uses outside sunlighting system to illuminate the lobby and coffee shop. The practice of reduce, reduce and recycle has been followed at the ecotel for the past ten years now and the hotel encourages its guests to practice the same. The ecotel is also a certified zero garbage hotel ranking it as one of the numero uno green practicing hotels in the world.The ecotel has won over two dozen green awards for best sustainability practices in the world.”
The ecotels celebrated chef Parimal Sawant and the ecotels green kitchen created a special EARTH HOUR CAKE for the very first time in history. The master Chef Parimal is an artistic culinary expert putting his gourmet skills for the cause of conservation for EARTH HOUR!
Every year, across the entire world, hundreds of millions of people across more than 5,200 cities in 135 countries take part in Earth Hour, which since its inception in 2007 has grown to become the world’s biggest voluntary action for the planet,there was no way,Mumbai was going to get left behind.
Voices Elsie Gabriel founder of Young Environmentalists NGO who has been whole heartedly assisting WWF promote EARTH HOUR in Mumbai India, “This year, the theme for Earth Hour is ‘switch to renewable energy’, which marks the start of a new phase for the Earth Hour movement, asking people and organizations to commit to an action, big or small, that they will sustain for the future of the planet.In Mumbai the government has not put an official ban on plastic bags and we need to get the government to change this policy .We also urge that academicians at the board level restore the subject of EVS ie Environmental Science back into the school curriculum in India.The youth of today need to learn about environment and conservation .We encourage you to use renewable energy sources, solar power, recycle cloth bags and keep on reusing, reusing and reusing!”
The ecotel is dedicated to environmental sustainability including employing a full time environmental co-ordinator, who works to identify ways for the business to become more environmentally efficient. The ecotel has a vermin composting center to recycle and enhance community know how on the value of reusing and recycling.The hotel also uses green cars and vehicles for its guest besides many other sustainable practices which infact celebrates EARTH HOUR every day through out the year!
Th epoeple of Mumbai came out in large numbers to mark EARTH HOUR!