Save the Lake! An OLCA initiative

The unique Lokhandwala freshwater lake is nestled between the mangroves in the Lokhandwala Oshiwara area. This lake is a jewel in the urban landscape and as you have seen it has various aquatic birds and a large daispora of life that include snakes like pythons, russell’s vipers etc and mammalian species like jackals(have been witnessed in the lake area), all these species protected under the Wildlife protection Act, 1972. There is an urgent need to protect this lake by de-silting and restoring the lake so as to preserve its natural beauty.

A drive conducted on 13th April, 2013 shall be supported by the Team Clean Planet under our Mumbai Kuch Kar campaign. Please support the same. Share with your friends and family. If you have or support any such cause please do let us know so that we too can be associated and propagate it.

The Human Chain Link to support the natural habitat.

The Human Chain Link to support the natural habitat.

Remember always …

Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.

 

 

Happy Holi

Clean Planet wishes you a Happy Holi

Wishing you a joyous , safe , colorful Holi .

The Tote Pal Tale

Words enable worlds. This is a true story of how words can open up new perspective and possibilities.

Once a teenager on her way to her college exam was anxious and trembling with nervousness. She had her Tote Pal with the words  “Miracles come in Moments. Be Ready and Willing” along with her in which she carried her belongings. Just as she approached the gate, where her equally nervous friend was waiting for her, she needed to grab her notes from the bag. Her friend saw the quote on the bag and broke into a big smile. She pointed out and said “Hey! See what your bag has to say.” Both kids had a surge of confidence as they walked through the gate to enter the examination building.

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 No doubt the girls had prepared well and had put in their 100% efforts towards their examinations. But every now and then people need that tad bit of encouragement to push them towards success.

The Tote Pal quotes are our 1% inspiration to your 99% perspiration. Just as in the case of the teenagers they have been there as a true Pal  for many people – inspiring them as they in turn use the Tote Pal to create a more sustainable world.

Experiences like these from the Clean Planet community warm our hearts and encourage us to serve the community better. It’s inspiring for us to know that our creations of love and conviction are reaching out and making a difference way beyond the functional and style aspect of the product.

We would like to share your story as well. Please write into us with your Clean Planet Story. Our contact details are –

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Awesome 2013

Let’s get your computers involved in our race for Eco friendly living. Decorate your wallpaper with this cool 2013 calendar. Download PDF or JPEG now.

Download January to June 2013

 Download July to December 2013

No excuses

Kyle Maynard  has virtually no arms and no legs. Yet he took on the 19,000 foot Kilimanjaro peak in Africa, while carrying the ashes of a soldier up the mountain. Makes you reconsider complaining about anything you may be facing right now.

His sheer determination , courage and honesty is awe-inspiring . His trek to the peak of Kilimanjaro is testimony to the power of his indomitable spirit and unconquerable soul .

Give yourself a gift . Watch this video .

p.s – share with everyone you know .

 

 

Eco-creative Packaging

Clean Planet eco-creative packaging

In addition to the product design we have put in a lot of thought and effort in designing tags , envelopes etc to enhance the eco quotient of every aspect of Clean Planet . e.g the papers used for the tags are 100% wood free , hand made papers . The main tag has been designed to be used as a book mark.
We’ve always felt that it’s such a waste for packaging to be discarded after a single use . At our office we reuse packaging material extensively .
The fact that most folks don’t reuse packaging has several aspects to it :
- It’s not a priority
- Packaging is seldom designed to encourage reuse
- The packing is over done or done in a way that makes reuse impossible e.g we see online stores that will pack even a book in shrink wrap , followed by bubble wrap and then in a carton like paper package with liberal use of tape . To get to the product you’d need to literally rip apart the packaging . Sure , the product is intact . But the planet pays a high price for every package shipped.
Every product produced requires resources – material , energy , man power , fuel . It’s not planet worthy to make single use products if the product can be designed to be multi-functional .
In India recycling is currently done at a very limited scale . All the stuff we toss in the garbage is transported to a land fill. Lack of segregation means that even bio-degradable stuff languishes in a land fill next to non-biodegradable material.
We worked on making the envelope used for sending out the orders super versatile . One side of the envelope is printed with material that customers can cut out and use in a variety of ways . The envelope is more than an envelope . It’s takes on a new life as cards / book mark / positivity dice – spreading joy and love on the planet .
The Clean Planet envelope was recently featured in ‘Packaging Of The World‘  that showcases creative packaging from across the globe.
p.s – a huge Thank You to all you awesome folks who have been buying Clean Planet products and re-using the envelope to make this a happier planet !

 

 

Pl choose to create a safer India

TV some days feels like a horror movie . 3 days ago we saw the horrific case of a teenager Santosh Vichivora who was killed by a group of people who were passing lewd comments on his friend . A day later there was news from Amritsar about a police official being killed in broad daylight for protesting harassment to his daughter . Articles about women being attacked are almost staple in newspapers like the classifieds.
We need to reflect what kind of a nation are we becoming where women are being teased / molested / attacked in every state. And men who stand up to protest are being killed / harmed . Our heart goes out to these men and women and their loved ones for the trauma they go through . The course of lives irreversibly altered for petty reasons.
This is no more a problem ‘out there’. Fear or apathy is no longer a response we can afford. As we see with cases across India – the problem is not limited to any region or section of society.
While government , police and judiciary must do their roles with integrity and efficiency – this is sadly one of those complex issues where an efficient police , judiciary and government alone (or even together ) are insufficient to deal with the sheer scale of the problem. You and me – the citizens of this nation must come forward to never let another Santosh Vichivora die an untimely death.

How do we become a country where people’s honor and lives are respected ?

Pl share your thoughts . More importantly take action to create a safe India .

Remember Each one of us can make a difference . Together , we make CHANGE.

 

Be the change..

Let’s honor the memory of Gandhi by using his wisdom to create a better country and a better world .

Mumbai Kuch Kar

‘Mumbai kuch kar’ posters @ Ganpati Mandal – Borivali , Mumbai.

‘Mumbai kuch kar’ posters @ Ganpati Mandal – Goregoan , Mumbai.

 

The ‘India Kuch Kar’ campaign in Mumbai is being done in English and Marathi . Progressively we plan to include other languages. The response from individuals across India has been very encouraging. People have been sharing the campaign on their facebook walls , emailing , sharing the posters on their office / residential building notice boards . Several Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai co-operated to share the posters at their venues .

This is a collaborative campaign with the vision of a ‘Clean India’ . We’re building tools you can use to spread the message and create a Clean India .Feel free to download the ‘India Kuch Kar’ campaign posters for use in your part of India .

Write in to us : revolution@cleanplanet.in

Eco Ganesh Chaturthi

Wishing you an eco-joyous Ganesh Chaturthi with an abundance of love , joy and blessings .