Ainthinai - CTC Green Day - 30th Aug 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ainthinai - CTC Green Day - 30th Aug 2015

Register here !!!
Chennai Trekking Club along with our Green Team "Ainthinai" is proud to announce yet another signature event of the year "CTC's Green Day" - a special annual event dedicated to "Mother Earth" to sound the cause of Environment and Sustainable living. This event will be our big step forward to create awareness by planting trees on a larger scale and to create the impact of Greener Ecosystem.

Over the past 3.5 years many of you volunteered selflessly in our ongoing green events to plant an amazing 6000+ saplings in and around Chennai with a significant survival rate of 70%. We can all be proud of this amazing accomplishment which is a small effort to make our city a greener and better place to live in. Over the past 3 years our team has initiated numerous green initiatives including major cleanups, lake restoration, setting up nurseries, fabrication of tree guards, corporate green drives, segregation & recycling efforts, green workshops, rooftop gardening, source segregation initiatives, collaboration with farmers, kids tree walks, etc. Most of this was done seamlessly owing to the fruitful collaboration that we have with TN forest department.

In November 2014 which was CTC's first Green Day we planted around 900+ saplings in Thenneri village near Kanchipuram. Which was followed up by various maintenance events over the past 10 months with the help of our volunteers have ensured that we now have an amazing survival rate of 90% there.
This year for our Green Day, on Sunday Aug 30th, we are teaming up with the Tamilnadu Forest Department to plant 1000+ saplings in Chennai with the main theme of afforestation. We need help of minimum 200+ volunteers to make this event a grand success. It's gonna be fun, it's gonna be green and as usual it's gonna be another wonderful CTC style volunteer effort which the public will look up to.
So go ahead and register yourselves here to be part of this wonderful event !!!

More details about Ainthinai and our past green efforts are highlighted here !!!
A small presentation highlighting our little efforts can be found here !!!

Kids Activities :
“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unselfconsciously to the soughing of the trees.”  -Valerie Andrews, A Passion for this Earth

We believe in teaching our kids the importance of maintaining our ecosystem for they are the future generation. As part of Green day we have planned to allot a dedicated area in the spot to kids alone, where they will plant around 50-100 saplings themselves with help and support from our volunteers. We will also have a awareness talk/event with kids post plantation. Do bring your kids as well :)
When : 30th Aug 2015 06:00 am - 12:00 noon
Where :
1. Chennai 2. Pondicherry/Tirunelveli/Madurai
Event Plan :
1) Assemble at chosen pick-up points around the city on time. 2) Reach the plantation spot before 06:00 am. 3) Planting 1000+ saplings ( or as much as we can plant, planting them proper is more important than the count we plant :) ). 4) Mulching and Watering the saplings. 5) Pose for a group pic :p or a selfie. 5) Leave from the spot before 12:00 noon with satisfied heart.

Must Carry :
1) Comfortable Clothing, Shoes/Sandals. 2) Reusable, Filled Water Bottles. 3) Cap, Sun Screen - if required. 4) Camera - if you have ;)
Member Guidelines :
-> "CTC is a non-profit group and accounts will be shared transparently with all participants"
-> "Participants who engage in irresponsible, disrespectful or unsafe behavior will be blacklisted from future CTC events"
-> "Feedback or complaint from any CTC member on the group, event, organizer, safety or accounts can be raised to the"
CTC maintains a Blacklist policy against people who drop out at the last minute without informing the organizers. If someone drops out after all the arrangements (food, transport, etc) have been made, s/he would not only be requested to share the cost of trek including food/transport, etc., regardless whether anyone replaces him/her or not but also blacklisted from participating in such events in the future. Information Selection and confirmation of participants is at the sole discretion of CTC. All confirmed and selected participants will be informed separately. Please contact the organizers for any doubts/details/clarification regarding the event.
Organizers :
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