Past Programmes

Activity Report for 2012 - 2013

(June 2012) Eco-Watch has also taken up cleanliness drives across the city and elsewhere in the state. One such initiative was the cleaning of some part of Cubbon Park where there is major public access. DBOI was the first to take up this initiative and many employees were involved in this activity.

(July 2012) Texas Instruments and Eco-Watch jointly undertook a tree-planting initiative near K.R.Puram where water scarcity is severe. Native species were planted to increase groundwater levels and also to enrich soil fertility.

Care For Air

(July – Sept 2012) This was the initiative of Eco-Watch to reduce air pollution levels in Bangalore and also to enhance the green cover of the city. The campaign included various awareness building activities such as film screening and eco-quiz, interactive workshops, pollution reduction drives and the like. Apart from this Eco-Watch also had an exhibition of eco-friendly and handmade traditional products from across the country. The objective was to expose the corporate community to traditional and heritage skills that need to be preserved and protected.

(Oct – Nov 2012) An Eco-Education Programme was carried out at the government school being run by the Art of Living on Kanakapura Road. The programme was to increase awareness levels of children and also to engage them in effectively addressing environmental issues and concerns. More than 500 saplings were also planted in the school premises by school children and Intel employees.

(Dec.2012) Water Conservation: As part of this, Eco-Watch executed a Rainwater Harvesting project at the Divya Shanti School in Lingarajpuram, Bangalore to address the acute water shortage being faced by the children in this school. Rooftop RWH was implemented along with recharge-well to recharge groundwater source. The collected rainwater can be filtered and used event for drinking purposes.

Medicinal plants were distributed to employees in all Intel offices in Bangalore and Mumbai as part of World Biodiversity Day. Nearly 4,000 medicinal plants were distributed across offices of Intel in Bangalore and Mumbai.

In addition to this a massive tree planting programme was also carried out by Intel employees in Bangalore.

(Dec. 2012) State Level Seminar on North Karnataka Development with a focus on small town development was organised in Dharwad to address issues of urban infrastructure, natural resource management, cultural and heritage conservation and the like.

(Dec. 2012) Eco-Watch in association with the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) carried out a Tree-A-Thon wherein delegates from USA and India together participated in the tree planting activity on Kanakapura road. The programme also included a presentation on Heritage Conservation by Mr. Suresh Moona, an authority on this subject.