Past Programmes

Activity Report for 2011 - 2012

The Eco-Park project supported by DBOI continued to the current year with lot more corporate joining the project and getting involved in various capacities. The medicinal plants garden was re-arranged and re-designed to suit the needs of the community in KSRP in the subsequent year.

Another important project taken up by the organization was to implement the forestry programme at Navalgund village at the rehabilitation camp for the flood affected villagers in Dharwad district. Diverse species along with economically beneficial varieties of plants were planted at this site.

To observe Earth Day, Eco-Watch in association with Intel, organized an eco-awareness campaign to employees at different Intel offices. Films on environment and natural resource conservation were screened through the day. Medicinal plants were distributed to employees in all Intel offices in Bangalore and Mumbai. An awareness campaign on rainwater harvesting was also carried out at the Intel campuses. These activities were followed by similar initiatives at other corporate houses in and around Bangalore.

Another interesting organization that took part in the Urban Forestry programme was the “Income Tax Recreation Club”. Families of officers of the Income Tax Dept. got engaged in this programme and also to spread awareness among other groups about the need to for community based eco-restoration programmes. More than 500 tree saplings were planted at the AIR-SPT site near Doddaballapur.

METRO-cash & carry

The wholesale giant located in Yeshwanthpur & Kanakapura took up the green cause in a different manner. Customers were given discounts on few eco-friendly products, some customers were registered for a eco-drive based on their ability to comprehend the cause and the need to address such issues. Nearly 10,000 medicinal plants belonging to various species were distributed to customers in both the outlets. Pollution control drives were a part of it wherein vehicles of customers underwent free check-ups.

Urban Forestry Programme:

Under this programme corporate such as Novozymes (biotech company), SAP Labs, Texas Instruments and others participated in planting activities in different project sites. Another organization Tyco Electronics also got involved in similar eco-drives across the city.

As part of its awareness and education programme, Eco-Watch also addresses a number of student communities across the city and state. One such initiative was to address the students of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Bangalore.