WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2021

ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is Ecosystem Restoration. World Environment Day 2021 will see the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This means that there are ‘TEN MORE YEARS TO RESTORE THE PLANET,’ and the best time to start is ‘NOW!’ Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The …

A Year of Solid Waste Management

A year has rolled by since the Waste Management Park became functional at Ottupattarai in Coonoor, with the District Collector Ms Innocent Divya inaugurating the facility. The unit has been functioning as a Mixed Stream Processing Facility ever since, and has so far dealt with 8,70,603 kgs of Municipal Solid Waste, thanks to the co-operation …

Time for Nature

518 cubic meters of landfill space spared ; 2 million litres of water saved ; 1.65 lakh litres of petroleum conserved ; and 1,100 trees prevented from being axed This is no empty boast on the part of the Coonoor Municipal Corporation and Clean Coonoor. As on this World Environment Day, the theme of which …

Waltz of the Flowers at the Waste Management Park

31 March marks the end of the floral season in these hills, a two month period when parks and gardens of this hill station present a virtual kaleidoscope of the vivid pinks, reds, blues, and yellows of flowerbeds, contrasting with the verdant green of lawns and shrubberies. The essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson is known to …