Hyderabad | April 21, 2012
Students kick off a green summer with the Consulate
To celebrate Earth Day and teach students about the importance of caring for the environment, the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad and I Go Green Foundation planted seeds with the students of Triveni Talent School, Madinaguda.
Public Affairs Officer Carla Benini encouraged the students to start their summer with a green action. “Earth Day is a chance for all of us to stop and think about what we can do for the environment. Every day should be Earth Day because we can take small steps to improve the environment every day,” she told the students.
Officials from the Consulate General provided 300 small pots, soil and seeds for the students to grow their own plants at home. The students pledged to maintain their plants all summer and bring them back to school to show off their progress.
Jayaprakash Namburu, founder of I Go Green Foundation encouraged students to take small steps in their daily lives to conserve natural resources. He explained how these simple actions to conserve water and energy and reuse items can have a huge impact on the environment if everybody participates.
I Go Green is a voluntary organization determined to bring transformation in the socio environmental scenario with its awareness programs, educational programs and eco friendly solutions. I Go Green is committed to inspiring individuals, groups and institutions to adopt green lifestyles across India and inspire the world. To learn more about I Go Green, visit the website: http://www.igogreenfoundation.org/index.html