Press Releases 2012
Hyderabad | July 12, 2012
Students Explained on Importance of Better Health and Greener Environment
Representatives from the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad and iGoGreen Foundation planted a school garden with the students of Sri Vidyanjali School, Kukatpally.
The U.S. Consulate General, Hyderabad and iGoGreen Foundation organized the activity to demonstrate the importance of home grown vegetables and natural farming.
Jayaprakash Nambaru, founder of iGoGreen, encouraged students to take small steps in their daily lives to improve their health and the environment.
He explained how simple actions like eating organic food instead of junk food and cultivating indoor and outdoor plants can have a large impact on health at the same time making the community greener.
Assistant Public Affairs Officer Elizabeth Jones from the Consulate worked with the students to plant seeds. “We are here today to help you get started on a path towards better health and a greener environment,” she told the students, “But it is up to you all to maintain this garden. With a little bit of effort from every one of you every day, your school can have a beautiful garden that provides fresh vegetables and fresh air.”
Director of the school, Hemalatha, promised that the school is prioritizing care for the environment and citizenship, and the garden serves as an important component of the students’ education as well as a great step towards each student’s health and well-being. She hopes that the school garden will inspire students and their parents to begin gardening at home.
About the Foundation: iGoGreen Foundation is a voluntary organization determined to bring transformation in the socio environmental scenario with its awareness programs, educational programs and eco friendly solutions. iGoGreen is committed to inspiring individuals, groups and institutions to adopt green lifestyles across India.
To learn more about iGoGreen, visit: http://www.igogreenfoundation.org/index.html