Growing in Strength: The Environment Committee

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Above all, environment matters. As humans, the environment – the Earth, is our home. Our entire life-support system is dependent on the well-being of all of the species living on earth. The deterioration of the environment, often referred to as environmental degradation, threatens the earth’s natural resources, many of which being non-renewable, will soon run out, forcing us to find new alternatives. RCB’s Environment Committee has been successfully working towards the end of aiding in the improvement of the environment, and improvising and encouraging environmental sustainability. For the Rotary year 2015- 16, the Committee has been aggressively pursuing the introduction and capacity enhancement of solar power and cost effective water management in select locations of Mumbai.

It has been working on a number of fronts in south Mumbai like setting up solar-powered street lights blending with the prevailing heritage structure at the (CSMVS) Museum, and working on sewage treatment/ water harvesting projects with the Asiatic Library. They will also co-host a lecture series at CSMVS by experts on critical environment issues to promote awareness, aiming to make this an ongoing exercise with the RCB. proposed for Talwada with the Talwada Committee working on the same. Also included is working on multiple fronts on the SCMVS Museum including expanding 12KW to 15 KW in Max Mueller building and the design for street lights under evaluation by the Museum; proposals for the cleaning of Sassoon Dock and Gateway of India (BPT); Water harvesting and greening of two islands for the Asiatic Library; Installing four street lights for water fountain area and three solar lights for three student spaces at Horniman Circle; maintenance of BPT Gardens; and working with Welfare for Stray Under the able leadership and vision of Chairman Rtn. Jagdish Malkani, Co- Chairman Rtn. Alok Sekhsaria and all committee members, the Environment Committee’s status report comprising multiple crucial projects, for the year 2015-16, is indeed impressive.

It includes a Water Harvesting proposal by Dr. Gokhale that has been Dogs (WSD) for cleaning of sewage disposal. Comprising one of the most significant agendas, the Environment Committee is in need of volunteers to lead and effectively help complete these critical projects. Rotarians are requested to get in touch with the office for the same.

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