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Friday, May 29, 2015

India Clean Sweep II - Coimbatore, Vizag & Thanjavur

India Clean Sweep is an annual event organized by Chennai Trekking Club. 

Started in 2014, in its first year cleaning activities were organized at 10 different cities in South India

This year we are spreading across to 11 Cities, which will be participating in the mega event planned on June 7. Its time to introduce the participating cities and the teams which will be coordinating the event. Below are the team/event details of the first 3 cities participating in this year India Clean Sweep.
Teams : EFI RAAC
Cleanup Location : Selvachintamani Kulam
Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) is an environmental conservation group based out of Chennai, Hyderabad, Pondicherry and Coimbatore which focuses on wildlife conservation and habitat restoration. Started in 2007 and registered in 2011, the organization is known for its work in cleaning and scientific restoration of lakes in India for biodiversity. EFI's Eco-projects are Lake/River restoration, Herbs Restoration, Stray Animal Care etc.

Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore(RAAC) is working towards creating a  good, pleasant and serene living atmosphere favorable for leading a Healthy and Peaceful life. The various projects undertaken by RAAC in Coimbatore are restoration of Marudhamalai , Periyalkulam and Perur Padithurai.

EFI and RAAC are together organizing cleanup of Selvachintamani Kulam as part of this year's India Clean Sweep.

Any organization or individual willing to volunteer for the event can register at : https://www.facebook.com/events/379398165586383/

Contact : 9500047657 for any queries.

 (My City Clean City)

MC3 trust is a group of youngsters from various fields who have joined together with a common motive to make Coimbatore City Cleanand help the really needy people. MC3-G4 (Go Green Globally Green) - works on Tree Plantation, maintaining existing trees, organic plantation, cleanup and maintenance of lakes, ponds, temples to make Coimbatore greener and cleaner.
Cleanup Planned locations :
      1. Starting from June 5 Cleanup and Wall Painting. Location : Corporation reserved site, Cut side to Radha Rani Theatre, Text tools stop. Jai Shanthi theatre, Near Shanthi theatre,Singanallur.
      2. Park near Vada Kovai flyover, Coimbatore.
      3. Mettupalayam Road stretch - cleanup Plantation.

For details of MC3 events please follow @ https://www.facebook.com/Mc3Trust/info?tab=page_info

Mail to mc3trust@gmail.com or contact 9944498535 for any queries/participating in this event.
Cleanup Location : King George Hospital
Mother Earth Environmental Consciousness Society (MEECONS)  is planning to revamp KGH and AMC by cleaning, painting and plantation activities. The team wishes to clean the litter off KGH roads, paint walls with health and environment slogans, put up dust bins where needed, put up awareness posters at various places, get mosquito larvicide sprayed in KGH premises.

Any organization or individual willing to volunteer can register for the event at http://revampvizag.meecons.org/

All the registered participants will be issued certificates at KGH itstelf after completion of the event.
For more details on participation please call +91 9885 830 838 | +91 9346 360 919 | +91 9052 797 234


Cleanup Location : Samanthaan Kulam

Natives of Thanjavur is a Public welfare Trust/NGO started by like minded social friendsMotive of this trust is to develop Thanjavur town, help poor people, renovate temples and water bodies in and around Thanjavur. As part of this years India Clean sweep Natives of Thanjavur team is organizing cleanup at a pond called "Samanthaan Kulam" which belongs to ancient Pandiya period (13th Century).

Event will be inaugurated by Thanjavur Mayor Mrs. Savithri Gopal.
Any organization or individual willing to volunteer for the event can register at : https://www.facebook.com/events/109208922746811/

For more details about the cleanup location and its history, please refer this link.

Contact : 8754209196 for any queries.
Chennai Coastal Cleanup/India Clean Sweep Team

CCC6 Initiative - CTC Stainless Steel Water Bottles

To fight the battle against the never ending stream of millions of plastic water bottles which we use every day and directly throw away, polluting our environment CTC's creative team has made some beautiful Stainless Steel Bottles designs which you will be able to order soon with CCC/CTC logo and a strong visual message to create awareness among your colleagues and friends.

We would also like to introduce CTC Stainless Steel Bottles to promote #NoPlasticChallenge as part of the Chennai Coastal Clean-up awareness campaign. Say NO to Plastic bottles. 

Do you want to carry your own Stainless Steel Water Bottle?

Do you want to carry water in a hygienic container?

Are you want to be part of this awareness campaign on #NoPlasticChallenge by purchasing CTC Stainless Steel Water Bottle?

Do you want to be one of the reasons of polluting the environment by purchasing use and throw type PET water bottles?

Do you know the chemicals used to manufacture the PET bottles?

Do you know the plastic material/Chemicals dissolves in water which we drink?

Do you know out of 5 PET bottles, only one is recycled and rest is thrown into landfill?

Sincere Thanks to Mr.Elanchezhiyan for his great interest on introducing Stainless Steel Water Bottles in CTC and his effort on identifying the vendor for bottles and designer.

The Human Impact: 

Plastic bottles contain Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used to make the plastic hard and clear. BPA is an endocrine disruptor 
which has been proven to be hazardous to human health. It has been strongly linked to a host of health problems including certain types of cancer, neurological difficulties, early puberty in girls, and reduced fertility in women, premature labor, and defects in newborn babies – to name a few examples. BPA enters the human body through exposure to plastics such as bottled drinks and cleaning products. It has been found in significant amounts in at-risk groups such as pregnant women’s placentas and growing foetuses.

Tons of Waste: 

Only 1 out of 5 plastic water bottles are recycled contributing to the 3 billion pounds (1,500,000 tons) of plastic bottle waste per year (c’mon people. Who doesn’t recycle nowadays???). Further, the PET 1 bottles cannot be cleaned properly and over time can leech plastic components into the water so it is not recommended that they be reused. PET bottles never really biodegradable and if they are incinerated instead they release toxic fumes.

The change is in your hands now. Let's decide. Get urs soon and get rid of those use and throw PET Water bottles.