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A Fun Morning for DBS — Interacting with Mann Beneficiaries

Last Thursday, 6th July, 2017, was not like any other Thursday at the DBS Mumbai office, the ConnectFor office or at Mann — a center for individuals with special needs. Since the past 3 months we, at ConnectFor, have been tirelessly working with the DBS team to ideate, plan and execute a one-day volunteering engagement for their employees. After hours of brainstorming, trying to find the best possible way to ensure that the DBS team of 75 people can make the most of their Thursday morning and add value to the lives of beneficiaries, our NGO partner Mann seemed to be the best fit for this engagement!

We have been working alongside Mann for almost 8 months now and have saved the organization Rs. 25,000 and 72 hours in value savings. Mann works with young adults with special needs and provides generalized as well as person-specific training to its students, to help prepare them for a more meaningful and independent life, helping them integrate into society.

We wanted to ensure that this one-day volunteering engagement would be a win-win for the NGO, its beneficiaries, and the DBS team. Taking this into account we carefully planned out each activity to ensure that the DBS volunteers could interact with the beneficiaries and the beneficiaries could use this as a platform to display their talents.

On the day of the event the DBS employees turned up to the event in large numbers, totalling to almost 80 volunteers. The CSR event coordinator from DBS stated that “this event had a milestone turn out!” The day kick-started with an induction and a tour by the NGO members to familiarize everyone who attended with the centre, their beneficiaries and the activities carried out throughout the year by the NGO.

Post the induction, the DBS employees made themselves comfortable and immediately started approaching the beneficiaries. To our surprise, the beneficiaries really took to the employees and were soon flaunting their talents and skills. As part of a fun and heart warming activity, the beneficiaries taught DBS volunteers how to decorate coasters and envelopes, which they would then use to raise funds. The ones who were fortunate enough to be taught product making by the beneficiaries, were engrossed in the activity and left the centre with a sense of satisfaction. They were also impressed to see how talented the individuals at the centre were.

Before we bid adieu to both Mann and DBS, Mann had a little surprise for the volunteers where the beneficiaries danced and the volunteers sang along. Those of us who attended, from ConnectFor, were so pleased to see that the volunteers were deeply touched and went home either feeling like they wanted to do something more or left the centre feeling like a changed person. This definitely made all our efforts and time spent on this engagement worthwhile and made us feel like we created a win-win situation for everyone involved!

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ConnectFor has recently started working with groups of volunteers, corporate organisations and small teams of people who want volunteer together to make a difference. We understand your needs and requirements and then plan out volunteering engagements for you with one of our 115 NGO partners. Please reach out to us for any CSR needs/requirements you may have.

To start your volunteering activity and spread smiles, sign up here: goo.gl/1KN3TR 🙂

5 ways to volunteer during Coronapocalypse!

In the times of social distancing and self quarantining, it is hard to feel truly connected with the outside world or to even know what to do with your time.

Amidst this uncertainty and isolation, ConnectFor brings to you virtual volunteering – the opportunity to feel connected to a cause that is close to your heart and be a good samaritan to those who need your help without leaving the safety of your own home. For a small amount of time, you can make a big impact on these NGOs who are doing great work! 

Check out our blog on 5 ways to volunteer during Coronapocalypse!

 

  1. Channelise your imagination and flair for writing with a Content Writing Volunteering Opportunity at Raay Foundation. This opportunity requires you to commit a total of 5 hours a week, and voila you’ve done the JOB!

 

Want to know more about this opportunity? Check out the details here – https://www.connectfor.org/opportunities/cf1767-content-writing-volunteer/

 

2. Social Media Ga Ga? Share your know-how and expertise on social media with those who are less informed about and use this experience as leverage in your next job application. The good guys at India Welfare Trust are looking for someone who can conduct research about social media for a total of 9 hours per week- do your bit and get more likes!

 

Want to know more about this opportunity? Check out the details here –https://www.connectfor.org/opportunities/cf1864-social-media-research-volunteer/

3. Calling all the Monopoly, Catan and Mono-deal Experts! Here’s your chance to take gaming life experience to real life. Tamarind tree is looking for a fundraising strategy volunteer who can navigate the fundraising landscape and come up with a way to earn corporate funding! You only need to spare 2 hours of your time to help Tamarind Tree secure a pipeline of funders and chart the way to it! We promise you, working with this really cool organization will be rewarding in itself.

 

Want to know more about this opportunity? Check out the details here – 

https://www.connectfor.org/opportunities/CF1966-Fundraising-Strategy-Volunteer

4. Does the statement, ‘with great power, comes even greater responsibility’ resonate with you? Does articulating rules and regulations also come easily to you? Does create order and structure make you happy? Maybe try your hand at volunteering for a role in policymaking at Majhipara Ambedkar Centre for Human Research and Development (March). The role requires you to dedicate 2 hours per week towards the cause.

Want to know more about this opportunity? Check out the details here – 

https://www.connectfor.org/opportunities/CF1963-Policy-making-Volunteer

5. Actually, how about you choose what you’re good at, and what you want to share? Create videos on how your skills can help these NGOs and their beneficiaries. These can be videos with Art lessons, Yoga Sessions, Cooking Tips, Teaching Lessons and almost anything else! The role requires you to dedicate 6 hours per week towards the cause.

Want to know more about this opportunity? Check out the details here – 

https://www.connectfor.org/opportunities/cf2091-vocational-curriculum-development-vol

 

Check out our website – https://bit.ly/virtualvolunteeringcf for more virtual volunteering opportunities!

 

I ConnectFor #EqualRights

“The way forward is always found through greater respect for the equal rights of all.” – Martin O’Malley

Featured today is the story of Nitika, the Founder of Healing Dove Foundation, an NGO working primarily for the rights of juvenile and LGBTQIA+.

Read on to find out more about her inspiring journey:

 

1. What was your initial motivation to start your own NGO?

I was pursuing a diploma in human rights jurisprudence while pursuing law. As a part of the course, I had to submit a dissertation and the topic I chose to based by thesis on was the criminal justice system which involved a close study of the juvenile justice system in Pune.

The reformation and rehabilitation of the juvenile boys there became a purpose and my determination to improve the situation led me to begin HDF. While HDF works with juveniles, we also campaign for LGBTQIA+ rights and will be opening a clinic to address mental health issues faced by the community.

 

2. Why did you choose this specific cause?

I feel there are marginalized groups within the society that need attention, especially segments of the youth who are practically the future of this country. The common problems that plagues marginalized youth groups are- stigma and ignorance. While mindsets will gradually change, implementation of programs aiming towards the upliftment and reform, be it psychological, sociological or economic, of such groups is the need of the hour.
3.Please share details of the work that you did – the projects, events or the details of the experience as a whole.
We work end to end with all our beneficiaries and try to ensure that the impact is holistic. Our programs include counselling, skill training and job training/education based programs. Our partner insitutes provide placements which offers economic stability.
4.Do you feel like you were able to see an impact through your effort?
Most certainly. I have seen adolescents addicted to drugs owing to the psychological impact that social exclusion/lack of parental guidance/peer pressure give it up! I have seen adolescents with trauma and depression become happier people! Our programs have instilled qualities of self motivation, self confidence, human empathy honesty, love and kindness in our beneficiaries. Most of them are now doing what they love and their careers have given them a purpose. 
5.How has your experience of running a non-profit organization impacted you? Tell us about some of your learnings and realizations, please.
The list in pretty long actually! But in a nutshell I can surely tell you that I have changed as a person. I have become more empathetic, bold, adventurous, daring and confident. I have started believing in my capabilities. I love taking up challenges now rather than running away from them and love stepping out of my comfort zone.
6.What keeps you motivated?
My passion to make a difference! I love what I do and that keeps me going. I am juggling a law career, a career in social work and now I am a master’s student too! So yeah, that’s a lot on my plate but I have very supportive family, friends and colleagues (especially my mom, grandmom uncle and my forever cheerleader, Aakash) who give me the required motivation and strength. They always have my back.
7.Do you have any advice/ inspiring words for others who are keen to volunteer/ start their own NGO and be the change?
Now is the time to make a change! The world needs intervention now more than ever. I believe the youth has the intellect and the creative knack to find innovative solutions to world problems. Be it NGO leaders, social entrepreneurs or volunteers, every  changemaker is a game changer. I can’t emphasize how important it is now to have organizations who generate profits while creating impact.

 

I ConnectFor #OurFutureGenerations

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – James Matthew Barrie

Featured here is Kalyani Basu – whose story is one our favourite and most inspiring stories and the perfect example of how volunteering can really be win-win for a cause.

 

Read on to understand why her story is so touching:

1.What was your initial motivation to volunteer?

“After I lost my husband to cancer, I was looking to find some meaning in my life and wanted to devote my time for some meaningful work which would create an impact. So I decided to volunteer.

2.Why did you choose this specific cause?

In January 2017, through ConnectFor, I got connected to the NGO Shaktii which conducts an after school program for girls, and I am still volunteering for them. Mentoring and teaching is a rewarding experience as you can see the result in front of your eyes and that’s why I chose to volunteer for this cause specifically.

3.Please share details of the work that you did – the projects, events or the details of the experience as a whole.

My experience at Shaktii is of give and take. I give my time, my efforts and I get back a lot of satisfaction and happiness.  I am a permanent mentor here and help out in teaching the girls English, Biology, and History. The satisfying part of teaching here is the change in attitude we see in the girls with respect to their interest in studies. At the end of each session when a mentee has learned something new because of my efforts, it is time well spent.

In my small way, I have also tried to raise some funds for SHAKTII, however my role as a mentor is what I am more proud of and hopefully, I am able to impact some young lives!

4. Do you feel like you were able to see an impact through your effort?

Of course! This is the third batch who will be appearing for the 10th boards after I joined Shaktii and when they say that because of us mentors they are in a good place with the preparation of their boards, that is a great achievement.
5. How has your volunteering experience impacted you? Tell us about some of your learnings and realizations, please.

Volunteering has given a purpose to my life and a lot of happiness. Being amongst young minds everyday is by itself a great experience. How a little bit of affection and kindness and patience brings a lot of big changes is what I learnt. 

6.Do you have any advice/ inspiring words for others who are keen to volunteer and be the change?

Keep your expectations aside if you want to volunteer. Try to emulate the values of the organization you are joining!”
Found her story inspiring?
Start your volunteering journey now! Checkout various volunteering opportunities over here – https://www.connectfor.org/opportunities/

 

I ConnectFor #BreakingStereotypes

Featured today is the story of Sasha, whose love for children and her childhood dream of teaching drove her to volunteer as a teacher assistant for the specially-abled! 

Read on to discover more about her experience: 

1. What was your initial motivation to volunteer?

“Sometimes we tend to give unnecessary things in life far too much importance. Volunteering is extremely fulfilling, and apart from the positive impact it has on the lives of people we are helping, it impacts our own as well.

It makes you focus on things beyond yourself, gives you a greater sense of gratitude and compassion. It gives life more purpose knowing you’ve impacted a few lives positively.

2.Why did you choose this specific cause?

I’m very comfortable around children and absolutely love them. My aunt is specially abled. I’ve seen how difficult it can be for them and their family, which is why I volunteered at Mann where we trained specially abled children to do basic tasks and teach them life skills that would help them, and hopefully also be able to get them employment at a basic level so that they can make the most of their life in every way.

So I guess it just gives me a chance to do that sometimes and honestly I don’t think there is anything greater than learning and sharing knowledge. 

3.Please share details of the work that you did – the projects, events or the details of the experience as a whole.

Teaching them life skills, daily tasks, giving them things to do creatively, arts and crafts, basic computer skills, how to use a cell phone, how to work in groups, teamwork, patience, effort, hard work were just some of the things that I did while volunteering.

4.Do you feel like you were able to see an impact through your effort?

Since it was about training specially abled children of course every little thing would make you happy and feel like you’re having an impact. But a genuine impact can only be seen in the long run when they’ve grown as individuals in the best way hopefully living their lives making the most of it. We were hoping on training them to find basic employment as well and a few did. 

5. How has your volunteering experience impacted you? Tell us about some of your learnings and realizations, please.

Experiences like these make you realise how thankful you need to be for so much in life. It just makes you feel low sometimes seeing all this but it also makes you more positive in so many ways and gives you a greater sense of gratitude. So you know not to take life and all that you have for granted.

6.Do you have any advice/ inspiring words for others who are keen to volunteer and be the change?

Honestly it’s just a beautiful experience and  I really think if people connect with a cause and care about what they’re volunteering for it’ll really be the best time they’ve spent.

 

This is what Sasha had to say about her volunteering experience, feel motivated yet?

Volunteer for the specially abled over here – https://www.connectfor.org/causes/specially-abled-people/

 

 

 

I ConnectFor #AColorfulTomorrow

1. What was your initial motivation to volunteer?

“We all had a holiday that day and the event was close to our house so we all went for the activity. When I asked my mom about the event she said that we are going to paint a school and I got really excited about it, as I love arts and crafts very much.

 

2. Why did you choose this specific cause?

It was the easiest and the only thing I could do, so we all went for this event as a family. I love drawing and painting very much and my mom told me before we went that the classes that I study in and the classes these kids study in has a very big difference and that’s why to help make their classrooms colorful and less boring I went for it.

 

3. Please share details of the work that you did – the projects, events or the details of the experience as a whole-

I painted a classroom which had drawings like ABC and other things which I had studied earlier when I was a kid and I even colored the charts which were already sketched there.I loved this event because I went there with my family and even my little brother who is just 2 years old came for this and helped us with the painting which was really fun and we enjoyed it very much.

 

4. Do you feel like you were able to see an impact through your effort?

Yes, my mom had shown the pictures of the classroom before the painting was done and they looked really boring as compared to my classroom and when we finished the event, we could see the class was so colorful and more beautiful than before and I was thinking that the students will like it more now and have fun in their classroom.

5. Based on your experience, have you encouraged others to volunteer?

Yes, the next day when I went to my school, I told all my friends about this and even they were interested to join me for the coming events and I have asked my mom to inform if events like these come again so that I can tell about this to everyone in my clasroom.

6. Do you have any advice/ inspiring words for others who are keen to volunteer and be the change?

I will tell them that if they do this once they will never forget this experience and will do it over and over and even tell this to others!”

This was Sara’s story about her first volunteering experience with us. Sara was just 9 year old when she went for this event!

If her age didn’t stop her from volunteering, What’s stopping you?

 

Check out more fun volunteering opportunities like ConnectFor ArtShala, over here – https://www.connectfor.org/weekend-volunteering/

I ConnectFor #Growth

“In the future there will be no female leaders. There will be just leaders.” — Sheryl Sandberg

No one represents this quote better than Naila, who began as a volunteer with Tux Foundation and today has become their Director of Fundraising & Events.

Featured below is her story:

1. What was your initial motivation to volunteer?

I’ve always been passionate about volunteering for different causes as I believe that if you have the opportunity to help someone, you should.

2. Why did you choose this specific cause?

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve always volunteered for multiple causes. But they’ve typically been in relation to children or the elderly. This time I wanted to do something different and I came across TUX’s requirement for an events planning and research volunteer on Connectfor. Initially, it didn’t really get my attention as I prefer volunteering on field as opposed to a desk volunteering opportunity. But I decided to read up on it and what really got my attention was the cause itself. TUX raises funds for underprivileged women and provides them with Breast Cancer Screening and Oral Preventive Healthcare. Now that’s a cause that REALLY got my attention!

3.Please share details of the work that you did — the projects, events or the details of the experience as a whole.

I never thought that a volunteering opportunity would slowly turn into something that is now the biggest part of my life. A major part of what I do is raising funds under our Fundraiser and with those funds we set up Breast Cancer Screening and Oral Preventive Healthcare camps for Women in various sectors of the country. We’ve recently painted a women’s shelter and are trying to have more fun activities where we could involve volunteers as well. I handle the TUX Social Media, run and coordinate their events and raise funds for the same.

4. Do you feel like you were able to see an impact through your effort?

Yes, absolutely! We typically ask these women for feedback on the camps and they’re usually positive. When these women thank us and give us positive feedback, we know that we did create an impact.

5. How has your volunteering experience impacted you? Tell us about some of your learnings and realizations, please.

It’s been a year and a half since I first associated with TUX. I went from being a volunteer to now being on the Board of the Trust as the Director or Fundraising and Events. The work I put into TUX is easily the best part of my day. Sometimes it does get exhausting as I do have an actual job as well but at the end of the day, thinking about the impact it makes on these women and how even a little that I contribute could go along way, makes it worth it.

6. Based on your experience, have you encouraged others to volunteer?

The most positive feedback I’ve gotten is from our ‘Cupcakes for a cause’ and our Shelter Painting events and tons of people keep asking me about when we’re going to have more events like those so yes, I think its safe to say that I have encouraged people to volunteer.

7. Do you have any advice/ inspiring words for others who are keen to volunteer and be the change?

If you have the opportunity to help someone, do it!

Liked Naila’s story?

If yes, then checkout various volunteering opportunities at www.connectfor.org

I ConnectFor #AHealthyIndia

In our 8 part series for Women’s Day, we will be telling stories of #WomenWarriors who have come forward and tried to bring a change in various causes and social issues we all wish to see in this world.

Featured today is the story of Karishma, a practising dental surgeon, and the Founder of TUX Foundation, an NGO working primarily for preventive healthcare for underprivileged women.

Karishma has been conducting various oral health campaigns across Mumbai and Bengaluru as part of her work with TUX Foundation.

Read on to find out more about her inspiring journey:

 

1. What was your initial motivation to start your own NGO?
“I had seen women neglecting their health and the impact it had on the whole family.. After a close relative passed away from oral cancer, I realised I had to take initiative and do my bit towards safeguarding women’s health and empowering them by making them feel that we care for them.
2. Why did you choose this specific cause?

I am a practising dental surgeon.I know the importance of preventing a disease before it happens, so that’s what we try to do. By helping with the early detection of cancer, multiple lives can be saved.

3. Please share details of the work that you did – the projects, events or the details of the experience as a whole.
We have worked  with Tata memorial hospital, multiple NGOs in Mumbai and Bangalore, and now with the BMC in India to spread awareness and hold camps for women promoting preventive healthcare for breast and oral cancer.
4. Do you feel like you were able to see an impact through your effort?
Yes absolutely, many women were unaware that they even needed a checkup in the first place. After our lecture and camp, they were more self aware and vigilant in taking care of themselves .
5. How has your experience of running a non-profit organization impacted you? Tell us about some of your learnings and realizations, please.

Starting my own NGO has impacted me beautifully, although I barely have any time left with my dental practice and running an NGO. It’s a beautiful and fulfilling purpose for me,as it allows me to fulfill my two passions: healthcare and service. It has also been an amazing experience for me to so many beautiful souls such as our daily volunteers, who are enthusiastic, and the real change makers!

6. What keeps you motivated?
My passion to be of service and use my skills where I can for a bigger purpose, I think service is the best form of love.
7. Do you have any advice/ inspiring words for others who are keen to volunteer/ start their own NGO and be the change?
Sure, I would say think of it as a business, only then can you grow it, however always remember why you began in the first place.
It can be an extremely fulfilling experience when you adhere to your roots and your core values, those should be clearly defined right in the beginning!”

Inspired by Karishma’s story? Why not volunteer for her NGO then!

Checkout various volunteering opportunities with TUX Foundation and more at www.connectfor.org

I ConnectFor #Empathy

1. What was your initial motivation to volunteer?

“We spend 365 days a year serving our own interests, why not spend a few hours doing something for others? A part of me always wanted to protect the rights of strays and the underprivileged. I needed a sense of purpose, something that goes beyond just family and career. Volunteering was one such platform where I could contribute to various causes and have the privilege of making a difference, however small it may be

2. Why did you choose this specific cause?

Well, I’ve volunteered for various causes in association with ConnectFor. But strays, in particular, have always had a special place in my heart. Seeing them being neglected and ill-treated on a daily basis would make me feel really helpless and angry. It was getting harder to just ignore the plight of these poor animals and carry on with my life. Since I’m not allowed to keep them at my place, the next best thing was feeding them whenever I found them. But that alone wasn’t enough. I felt like there was so much more that I could do but didn’t know how to.

Then, one day I stumbled upon this opportunity to spend time with the dogs at WSD, and it was too tempting an opportunity to give up.

3. Please share details of the work that you did — the projects, events or the details of the experience as a whole.

I volunteered at Welfare of Stray Dogs for an activity involving giving the dogs a bath, taking them for walks and spending time playing with them. This was my first volunteering experience with dogs. And it was heartwrenching so see so many animals injured/abandoned. Despite the adversity, these furry animals were so full of love and so excited to see us.

4. Do you feel like you were able to see an impact through your effort?

I’m not sure if I was able to see an impact since it takes longer to see the impact of initiatives like these. But all I can vouch for is that it made me very happy and proud of myself for having had the chance to spend the day with these animals. The dogs were more than happy to have had new playmates.

I think it created awareness and sensitized the volunteers and the people on social media at large about what these animals go through when they are abandoned, tortured and left to die on the streets.

5. How has your volunteering experience impacted you? Tell us about some of your learnings and realizations,  please.

It had a tremendous impact on me and has humbled me in so many ways. It made me realize the power each of us has to contribute towards a cause, especially one of pet abandonment, neglect, starvation, lack of medical attention and mistreatment of strays that are so rampant in our city. When it’s a cause that you believe in, the motivation to contribute towards it is that much stronger.

And it’s not even that challenging or time consuming to do something for others. It’s all about the desire and willingness to do it; to count our blessings and give back to society. I’ve realized that volunteering gives me a sense of fulfillment, happiness, and a great deal of satisfaction and accomplishment.

6. Based on your experience, have you encouraged others to volunteer?

Absolutely! Since my aunt loves dogs, I had brought her along for this activity. I have reached out to my friends whenever there has been an opportunity in their vicinity and raised awareness through social media so that people which might be interested but did not know who to reach out to, can do so.

7. Do you have any advice/ inspiring words for others who are keen to volunteer and be the change?

Volunteering is a rewarding experience that gives meaning to life and teaches you a lot of things. It helps you connect with people, learn new skills, make a difference, bring smiles on the faces of those in need and make you happier. Volunteering, after all, is a two-way street and it benefits you as much as it benefits the cause you choose to support. Seize the opportunity because the joy of giving is addictive and nothing helps you sleep better than knowing that you were able to volunteer for a cause that needed attention”

Resolution 2020!

The New Year is here and no new year celebration is complete without resolutions! We know what you’re getting to that New Year resolutions are broken within a week! But, we have here a list of achievable, realistic resolutions for the New Year that we promise you won’t be tempted to break.

 

  • Say No to Plastic

         

Reduce reuse and recycle icon

We all are guilty of this, those hurried trips to the grocery store and asking for a plastic bag. Let us try to reuse that old cloth bag the next time we make that quick run to the grocery store. After all, it’s a smart reason to flaunt those trendy totes and instantly up a boring outfit. Did you know that you could make a cloth bag out of an old t-shirt? Go on try it out now!

 

  • Phone Detox

            

 

We know the caption sounds scary, but hear us out. Instead of making an unrealistic promise of staying off our phones for days, because let’s face it, our lives revolve around our phones; and sometimes rightly so. We can resolve this 2020 to stay away from our phones at night. Essentially taking a break from screen time as the day draws to an end. Research has revealed that the blue light emitted from the phone can hamper with the Hormone Melatonin responsible for the sleep-wake cycle and depletion in this hormone can cause insomnia, and make you tired and irritable during the day.

 

  • Give back to society

           

This year let’s take up a goal of giving back more to the society, and this does not have to involve donating money, but you can instead use your time, skills and knowledge to make a difference. And, what’s better you can do this from the comfort of your home. There are a plethora of remote volunteering opportunities to choose from at ConnectFor. Here’s how you can find interesting volunteering opportunities: www.connectfor.org

 

  • Read more

          

Saying this is perhaps archaic in the Netflix era when the relevance of reading is losing relevance. But, it is essential for maximum growth and for the sheer pleasure of being lost in the fictional world- that we don’t lose touch with one of man’s most trusted friends- Books. You can even spice things up by going and reading books to children in an NGO or help another one in sorting their library.

 

  • Take some time out for your furry friends   

           

This is for all the dog lovers out there! Sometimes, adopting a pet could be difficult for someone out there who is perhaps short on resources, or always on the go with a demanding job/lifestyle, but we have you sorted, just volunteer for a Pause for Paws activity with us and we promise you are going to be left asking for more.

 

  • Go Clean, Go Green

This is for one the beach lovers, don’t we all just love going and chilling on the beach on a Sunday evening. But, is it not important that this beach should be clean enough to sustain the constant incoming crowds. This new year, let’s step out of our comfort zones and instead of just complaining about the dumping of waste on beaches, let’s join the movement to clean these beaches, find out here how you can do your bit. Find beach cleanup activities here.

 

So, there you have it. A list of realistic goals not just limited to your being but also driven towards making a change in the lives of others. And yes, Happy New Year!

4 Hacks to Save Energy Everyday!

4 Easy Hacks to ConserveEnergy Everday!

With global warming on a high alert and increasing population, energy consumption is has shot up which is pressuring earth’s resources and stating a threat to our environment. So on the World Energy Conservation Day, we want to share some quick and easy ways which you can incorporate in your daily life to save energy.

Use LEDs instead of CFLs:

By using LED bulbs instead of regular CFL bulbs you will be able to save more energy. LED Bulbs consume 75% less energy than CFL normal lamps. Also, their longevity is 25% more than other lamps, so the wastage you will be making would be less too.

Turn off your power strip that your electronics are connected to

Most of your electronics, even when turned off, are consuming energy. These “vampire devices” keep sucking a bit of electricity so that their response time is quicker when turned on. By turning off the main power strip you will cut off all electricity to your electronics so they don’t use additional electricity.

Pack your freezer more tightly

When you open your freezer, cold air gushes and while you shuffle through your freezer to find what you need it’s loosing all that cool air. So, when you close the freezer, it will have to produce cold air again and that consumes a lot of energy. A way to prevent this is to pack your freezer full of stuff. You can do things like bags of ice or even newspaper if you have it laying around. When your freezer is packed, it keeps cold air intact and your freezer will not consume extra energy.

Air dry your clothes

By air drying your clothes, you’re essentially saving on a lot of energy consumed by Dryers which come along in your washing machines. Dryers use a lot of energy due to their heating element and the drum mechanism pulls in loads of electricity too!

Try air drying clothes whenever possible it will also help you save energy and will also cut down your electricity bill!

 

So now that we have listed all these hacks its time for you to implement them and bring about a change this World Energy Conservation Day!