Greenesha 2016 - During Immersion
United Way Mumbaiís campaign, aptly titled Greenesha or Green Ganesha, aims to transform the way in which we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and make it environment friendly. It is a unique, high impact community engagement iRead More...
Hey all, Ganesh Chaturthi is nearing and we are all ready to celebrate the arrival of our beloved god of wisdom. As every year, the festival brings joy and happiness to our families and brings them all together. As we prepare for the festival ahead, United Way Mumbai (UWM) is preparing to make this festival Eco- friendly to ensure no environmental damage is caused. UWM's Greenesha campaign aims to create awareness on environmentally friendly methods of celebrating Ganesha festival.
Through Greenesha, we aim to:
1. Build a citizen movement for an environmentally friendly celebration of the Ganesh festival
2. Create a path breaking opportunity for students across Mumbai to be catalysts for change
3. Visibly reduce waste disposal in the cityís water bodies during and after Ganesh immersion
4. Ensure the waste collected is appropriately treated and converted to organic manure
I request you to contribute to this cause and help us make this Ganesha Festival environmentally friendly.
UWM will organise a Nirmalya collection drive at major city beaches, wherein college youth will request Ganesh Mandals to dispose Nirmalya as per MCGM requirements instead of immersing it in the city's water bodies. College youth will also segregate and collect the Nirmalya to be put in the designated waste containers allocated by the municipal authorities. This waste will then be taken for further treatment to be converted into organic manure.
You can ensure a clean and green Ganesh festival celebration by supporting us in the following activities
| Project Activities
|| Amount (Cost Per Nirmalya Segregation & Collection Drive
| Support group of college youth (30) to undertake Nirmalya segregation and collection drive on major immersion at Girgaon, Dadar and Juhu Chowpatty
|| INR 13,000/-