February 27, 2018

Tata Power Club Enerji organises a 'No Plastic Drive' in Mumbai

88 students from Pawar Public School, Bhandup took part in a ‘No Plastic Drive’

Mumbai: Club Enerji, Tata Power's nationwide energy and resources conservation movement, has been instrumental in driving awareness among citizens of India on conservation of energy and natural resources. Following this philosophy, under the aegis of Tata Power’s ‘Cub Enerji’ campaign, Pawar Public School, Bhandup, Mumbai, organised a ‘No Plastic Drive’ in the school vicinity to raise awareness around the need for eco-friendly practices among the local community.

Students of Pawar Public School, Bhandup, during the 'No Plastic Drive' in Mumbai

The objective of this initiative was to sensitise locals on the environmental and health hazards that are triggered as a result of using plastic. Students advocated the need to adopt alternative eco-friendly ways, and persuaded the local hawkers to use paper bags instead of plastic bags. During the drive, about 500 paper bags were distributed among the hawkers. Additionally, the students conveyed the message of ‘No Plastic’ through beautifully designed posters and slogans like ‘Swacch Mumbai, Harit Mumbai’, ‘Say no to plastic’, and ‘A world without plastic is fantastic’. The posters were laminated and distributed among the local shopkeepers to sensitise the customers who visit these shops. Approximately 88 students from standard 6th and 7th participated enthusiastically in the rally.

Speaking on the occasion, Anil Sardana, MD and CEO, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power’s Club Enerji campaign, led by students, is committed towards raising awareness among the citizens of the country on energy conservation. We are delighted with the overwhelming response on the ‘No Plastic Drive’ organised by Pawar Public School, Bhandup, that will help raise awareness for a greener and better tomorrow. We pledge to spread the message of energy conservation to as many citizens as possible through this movement”.

The ‘No Plastic Drive’ was carried out in two groups. One group was engaged in the distribution of paper bags among the hawkers, while the other group organised a signature campaign to garner public support around the ’No Plastic Movement’. The passers-by appreciated the efforts of the young generation in trying to create a desirable change in the environment.

Recognising the immense value that schools and school children can bring to the initiative, Club Enerji was started in 2007 to propagate efficient usage of energy, and to educate the society on climate change issues. Till date, the movement has been successfully implemented in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Belgaum, Lonavala, Bengaluru, and Kolkata.