Popular online portal OneIndia celebrated World Environment Day with great gusto and excitement that saw as many as 90 employees walking to the Bavi park near the OneIndia office in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Flagged off by company's founder BG Mahesh and CEO Sriram Hebbar, the occasion saw all employees dressed in white attire and shouting slogans attracting a lot of attention from passers-by and sensitizing them on the need to 'Go Green'.
This novel 'Go Green' initiative from an online portal was appreciated by CK Ramamurthy, Corporator, Pattabiramanagar ward-168 and Jayanagar MLA BN Vijay Kumar who also took part in the celebration. Ramamurthy spoke on the need to take care of the environment and how the water crisis in the city can be resolved to a great extent by using simple techniques in everyday life and utilizing the huge potential of rain water harvesting.
Vijaya Kumar also lauded the initiative by the youngsters who were doing their bit for the environment. He spoke on the initiatives that he led on the environmental cause and said that plans were on in full swing for the dedicated cycle lane in Jayanagar. He also spoke on the rain water harvesting initiatives in Jayanagar area with the support of NGO's and the public and that it could make a huge difference to the water woes in the area.
By peacefully, going on a walk-a-thon through Jayanagar, OneIndians were able to make an impact and send across a message loud and clear that it was high time people give a serious thought on the need to safeguard the environment.
With banners promoting 'Go Online, Go green' which is the primary thought behind the whole initiative, the event elicited good response and was a huge success. [See the pictures of the event here]
Some interesting facts to ponder on World Environment Day -
- Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil.
- Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces related air pollution by 20%, and water pollution by 50%.
- Enough glass was thrown away in 1990 to fill the Twin Towers (1,350 feet high) of New York's World Trade Center every two weeks.
- There are about 500 million cars on the planet and, by 2030, it is expected to double to 1 billion cars ... It is believed that current fuel supplies peaked in 2006.