We conducted our three virtual workshops in July 2020 for clients of Goodera. A total of 207 participants attended the workshop and learned about the techniques and tips on growing their own food.The employees enjoyed the online session. also learned about the recycling plastic bottles to planters and converting kitchen waste to compost.
We conducted an orientation session for clients of Goodera. The employee were oriented about creating curriculum based powerpoint presentations. Around 70 employees attended the session. The PPTs developed by volunteers will be shared among school teachers who are struggling to prepare their online lessons.
Dr. Shubhalaxmi speaking at Tata Steel on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity. Over 100 employees from Jamshedpur joined in to learn about Nature based solutions .
We conducted our monthly marine survey at Chimbai beach on 1 March 2020 in the inter tidal area of Chimbai beach. The number of sightings of sea anemones, flat worms and sponges during the survey were the highest compared to the earlier surveys. Other marine organisms like crabs, pistol shrimp, polychaete worm, gastropods, bivalves, amphipod and isopods were also observed during the survey.
On the occasion of women's day, in collaboration with corporate volunteers from DCB Bank, we developed a butterfly garden at St. Anne's high school, Malad.With the help of 99 proactive participants we were able to plant 100 saplings that will now grow into new homes for butterflies!
The participants also indulged in activities like tree tagging, and understood the process of composting, and calculation of carbon sequestration. Each activity helped volunteers to connect well with Mother Nature. The school extended their gratitude by providing wonderful hospitality to the volunteers. Everybody expressed how much they enjoyed and learnt in setting up the butterfly garden.
We installed plant name signages at the butterfly garden at St Anthony High School Malad (West) developed by us in collaboration with United Way Mumbai on 5 December 2019. We also conducted a butterfly awarness programme for 71 students of 7th standard on 13March 2020. The programme was conducted by Ms Wilma Dchuna. The garden is well established and the plants have started blooming
An employee volunteering programme was conducted by Ladybird Environmental Consulting on 1 February 2020 in collaboration with United Way Mumbai in Delhi at the SDMC Pratibha Primary School. The programme included establishing a butterfly garden by planting 100 butterfly attracting plant saplings of different species. It included nectar as well as larval host plants of butterflies. 28 employees of FedEx helped in establishing the habitat by participating in the works like ground preparation and plantation
We did a review visit at the Butterfly Habitat developed last year at Divya Vidyalaya, Jawhar on 11 February 2020. The habitat is well established and we were happy to see the caterpillars and pupa of butterflies in the habitat indicating that the butterflies have started using the habitat. The life cycle of tawny coster and common mormon were observed on the passion flower and lemon plants. The plants have grown well in height and were blooming. Butterfly predators like calotes and otheca of praying mantis indicating the presence of praying mantis was also observed in the habitat. Which indicates that the habitat is well establish along with the food chain. The plant signage's were also installed at the habitat during the visit.
An employee volunteering programme was conducted by Ladybird Environmental Consulting on 15 February 2020 in collaboration with United Way Mumbai in Mumbai at the Shree Govind Bal Shikshan Mandal School. The programme included establishing a butterfly garden by planting 100 butterfly attracting plant saplings of different species. It included nectar as well as larval host plants of butterflies. 20 employees of FedEx helped in establishing the habitat by participating in the works like ground preparation and plantation. It was a challenging task for us as the school had a very small narrow patch of land but they were so keen on having the butterfly garden. We tried our best and converted this small patch in a butterfly garden.
We conducted our monthly marine survey at Chimbai beach on 16 February 2020 from 9.30 am to 1.15 pm. The rocky beach always surprises us with its diversity. We observed 100 of fiddler crabs peeping out from their ground holes and waving the claw. 100 of decorator worms were seen in a muddy patch. Sea Anemones, crabs, gastropods, bivalves, pistol shrimps, etc were observed during the survey.
A group of 98 enthusiastic and hard working volunteers from DCB bank gathered at Nizampet lake Hyderabad for plantation and cleanup activity on 4th January 2020. They met at 10 am, thereafter a brief orientation, the volunteers were divided into two groups. The first group led by Gopal Bharti went to the Achari Kunta Lake to clean the lake area. They worked really hard and collected 90 Kg of wastes in 30 garbage bags. While group second was at Nizampet Lake cleaning the lake area. They collected approx 10 kg of waste. We also organised a plantation activity for group second at Nizampet Lake. Employees planted 100 butterfly attracting nectar and host plant saplings to create a butterfly garden. Volunteers De-weeded the pathways and added soil in plant beds. The volunteers seemed happy and excited contributing to the environment.
On 8 Jan 2020 we conducted a plantation and cleanup activity at Periyar Lake. The plantation was done for butterfly plants on the periphery of the lake after which the clean up was carried out. The programme was a part of Employee Voluntering Programme of DCB Bank and was participated by a total 13 employees.
Chimbai Beach Marine Survey was conducted by the Ladybird Environmental Consulting at Chimbai Beach from 10.00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by marine biologists Mr Satish Chennuri. During the survey we sighted different crabs, pistol shrimp, polychaete worms, gastropods and many other species
n employee volunteering programme was conducted by Ladybird Environmental Consulting on 25th January 2020 in collaboration with United Way Mumbai in Gurgaon. The programme included establishing a butterfly garden by planting 100 butterfly attracting plant saplings of 10 different species. It included nectar as well as larval host plants of butterflies. The employees of FedEx helped in establishing the habitat by participating in the works like ground preparation and plantation.