To join the team in celebrating the World Environment Day were Venkatesh Prasad, the former Indian cricketer, and Vijay Raghavendra, a popular Sandalwood actor.
Keeping with this year’s theme, as shared by UN – “Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator”; they commemorated this event by conducting an educational workshop on the Seed Ball Technique – A latest trend to help transform and rejuvenate dry barren lands into rich green landscape. This workshop was curated by UttishtaBharatha and saw the participants actively involving themselves in making these seed balls with red soil and natural fertilizers.
Welcoming the gathering, Vineet Verma, Executive Director & CEO – Brigade Hospitality said “Connecting people to nature is the theme of the year and this especially holds true for an industry and organization like ours. For years Brigade as an organization has ensured to practice sustainable development not only in its projects but also with initiatives like these that aim at educating and informing people – employees and patrons of the importance of preserving and nurturing the environment. The seed ball technique is a new technique, the concept of which is unfamiliar to most of us. With this workshop we aim to not only do our bit to connect to nature but also educate people in ways that are new yet significant.”
Speaking on the occasion, Amar Mysore, VP- BCV Developers said “It is important for each one of us to do our bit to help conserve and preserve the environment. Especially now when it is told that the population of Bangalore will triple in the coming years. Brigade Orchards is India’s top 3 smart township. When we say smart township, it is because it ties in to sustainability like when we say smart planning, you’ll see many open spaces, for smart mobility you will see cycle docking stations. We also have battery operated cars that will rounds within the township. There are solar panels that will be generating electricity upto 150 kilo watts and efforts towards rainwater harvesting. On this occasion, I would also like to say that Brigade completes 30 years this year and we plan to plant 30,000 trees within the project and vicinity. The landscapes are very important in all our projects and they are all keeping true to the sense of what we promise.”
The Chief Guest Venkatesh Prasad said “It’s nice see so many people come together for the event. I must appreciate Brigade for this fantastic event and it is a pleasure for to be here at this event. Signature Club Resort at Brigade Orchards reminds me of my childhood days as I grew up in a place with a lot of greenery around me. It is extremely important for all of us to understand the importance of nature and its impact on our lives and thus I would encourage more people to support the seed bombing technique. It is so simple and cost efficient to implement in our daily lives.”
Also expressing pleasure in being part of the initiative was Vijay Raghavendra who said “With the fast paced development around us we are losing massive green cover around us. Today, on the occasion of World Environment Day we need to understand and appreciate nature, its beauty and the need to preserve it.I appreciate that an organization like Brigade that, with all its projects, does its bit to help preserve the environment. Going further from those are initiatives like today to spread awareness on sustainable development. This is significantly special and important to people like me who are urban dwellers.”
The celebration and workshop culminated with participants taking back with them not only the seed balls they had made but also open conscious minds that will work towards uplifting and nurturing the environment.