Saturday, April 18, 2009

E-INVITE FOR THE EARTH MELA 2009

Did you suffer the July 26 deluge or the temperature hitting 410C lastweek? Do you believe that Climate Change (CC) and Global Warming (GW)are not just gimmicks of the scientific community?

And yet, at the same time, you feel helpless and tiny to undo thismonstrous catastrophe? Then join SPROUTS Environment Trust's EARTHMELA 2009 - `A Carbon Reversal Movement', a movement thatstrongly believes in making tomorrow a greener and cleaner one.

Earth Day - April 22, 2009, is the day in your life, when you need toapply for leave from work and spend the whole day with family & kids,neighbours, friends and even office colleagues. On this day, SPROUTS isgoing to transform the premises of the Maharashtra Nature Park (Mahim,Dharavi) into an engaging, fun, interactive festival to empower all theparticipants with easy-to-implement ideas to reduce our carbon footprint(carbon emissions) & to create more ways to fix carbon via carbon sinks!

So here's your chance to join in making this world a better place tolive in, for all Earth inhabitants!

Cycle for Carbon Reversal (a bicycle rally) 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Encouraging citizens to go low on their vehicular emissions

Picture (I'm) Perfect (a film festival) 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Screening of short films about our wildlife and efforts across the worldworking towards stemming the effects of climate change & global warming.

Door-Step Biodiversity (a photo-exhibition) 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Taking the viewers to the beautiful lap of Nature and Natural Treasuresand create a sense of love for our biodiversity, while highlighting therisks they face due to climate change.

The Butterfly Effect (stalls/demos) 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Giving children, youth, adults, seniors and professionalseasy-to-implement ideas which will cumulatively contribute to a bigchange in our attitude and the global environmental scenario.Essentially, triggering the `Carbon Reversal Movement'!

The Spirit of Adventure (training) 10:30 am - 6:00 pmRock-climbing, rappelling, Zip-line or Commando Bridge, not only prepareyou for helping each others in critical situations of floods,environmental disasters or accidents, but also make you mentally readyto engage in some serious conservation!

Ecological-Footprint Game (game) 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Allowing you to calculate your own Carbon & Ecological Footprint. It isa fun way to learn about how you are impacting the Earth and how you canreduce your personal carbon emission and try to become `CarbonNeutral'.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Venue: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mahim

Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Event Organiser: SPROUTS (Anand Pendharkar, Gaurav Shirodkar & team)Contacts: 98201-40254/98705-05785 Email: sproutsonline@gmail.com

Posted By:
Anand Pendharkar
SPROUTS,
68/4 Tarun Bharat Society,
Chakala, Sahar Road,
Andheri (East),
Mumbai - 400 099.
Tel: (022) - 28368647
Mobile: +91-98201-40254
www.sproutsenvttrust.org
http://www.sproutsenvttrust.org/ ; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sproutsonline

Forget yourself for others, and others will never forget you.

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