Eco-days in December: 5 World Soil Day
This was the first butterfly garden developed in the urban city of Navi-Mumbai. The garden was developed to increase the local butterfly diversity and to help the students in learning the environment closely. We also conducted butterfly awareness programmes for the school students throughout the year and the teaching staff was also oriented with the garden. Quarterly review of the plants and increased in the butterfly species was also carried out wherein we recorded 100% plant survival rate and the butterflies species had increased to 10 species from 1 that was recorded during the preliminary survey.
Our fifth Butterfly Garden in collaboration with the United Way Mumbai. 16 employees from Deloitte helped in establishing the Butterfly Garden at the National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped (NASEOH), Chembur, Mumbai. 150 butterfly attracting plants; of 15 species that included host plants and nectar plants, were planted. Signages of the plants describing its name, type and medicinal properties, were also installed.
This was a short term consultancy project of developing a butterfly garden to demonstrate the sustainable development principles followed by THDC. We are happy to contribute to the real estate industry in a meaningful way. The project concept was based on Wellness and Environment. As part of the project, we developed a butterfly garden by planting 1000 butterfly attracting plants. We also developed a short video on the ‘Role of butterflies in our lives’. This video is the first documentation describing the impact of butterflies on human health.
A tree plantation project was implemented by Videojet Technologies Pvt. Ltd in collaboration with United Way of Mumbai, wherein 100 saplings were planted for creating a butterfly garden at Urban Haat, Navi Mumbai. The aim of this three year project was to support butterfly conservation. 99% of sapling survival rate and 28 butterfly species were observed in the garden during the survey. The Plants are maintained well by CIDCO. Apart from butterflies; insects like dragonfly, praying mantis, plant hopper, eggs of bugs and tiger moth pupa were also observed. (See video)