THEME OF THE QUARTER - OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE EARTH CAUSE

Ever since their inception our Hotels have been on a constant drive for creating environmental awareness among the public in all parts of the Nation. A few samples of their activities to this end are given below.

The Beach Orchid – An Ecotel
The Beach Orchid, An Ecotel, Kollam, Kerala is the Hotel in our Group that has made maximum contribution among our hotels to the Earth Cause right from day One.

The following were the events from June 09 to August 09

  • A Mass beach Cleaning on World Environment Day 05.06.09 – 72 members  did the Beach Cleaning as a Human chain – The Kollam Beach was cleaned  and decorated with the Environmental Quotes placards
  • Tourism Professional Club organized Ever Rolling Foot Ball Tournament – there were 32 teams and we bagged Winner up
  • On World Population Day – 11th July 2009, Tree plantation was done by the Hotel with the Chief guests Mayor Shri. Padmalochanan and Superintendent of Police Shri Sanjay Kumar.
  • All Kerala House Boat Owners Association organized Foot Ball Tournament; there were 28 teams and we bagged Runner up
  • First Aid Training was conducted for Hotel Team members by Indian Medical Association Doctors on 28th July 2009
  • On International Youth Day – 12th August 2009, Blood Donation Camp organized by Hotel and 40 team members donated blood.

OUR GREEN ARCHIVES:

  • Beach Cleaning on Every Friday since 26.01.2008
  • 750m beach is cleaned by the human chain, after collecting the garbage the members take oath for Clean, Green and Eco Kollam
  • Members gather at Eco Exotica(Cafeteria) for a Enviro quiz session with the refreshment
  • Painting competition at Schools on environment topic – 15.02.2008
  • All Major Schools (14 schools) in Kollam participated in the Painting competition for students on the topic Mother Earth
  • International Women’s Day Celebration with Environmental talk – 08.03.2008
  • Kollam Corporate Women invited and environmental Quiz conducted for them
  • Green thoughts of Women in signature campaign at Beach.
  • World Water Day Campaign Rally – 22.03.2008
  • A silent Rally flagged off by District Collector, the rally created awareness of water shortage among the public
  • World Earth Day Signature Campaign – 22.04.2008
  • World Earth day signature campaign held at the beach made people notice the environmental issues
  • World Anti Tobacco Day Campaign at Beach – 31.05.2008
  • Our team members spread over into the public crowd with Anti tobacco slogan placards at the beach.
  • World Environmental day Campaign Rally – 05.06.2008
  • This rally in Kollam city created awareness about the environmental risk factors.
  • Children’s Day Celebration 14.11.2008
  • Beach Cleaning was done by our team members along with 40 Children
  • Drawing Competition on the topic Environment and cultural competitions for the children followed by prize distribution
  • Donation of Bags, Stationeries and Rice to Children who were in need.
  • Eco Food Stall at YMCA on 22nd Nov to 24th Nov 2008 – Environ Campaign
  • The stall created Eco friendly food products awareness among Basket ball players and viewers.
  • World Aids Day Observation – 01.12.2008
  • Awareness Stalls at Public Places
  • Awareness program at hotel premises for public
  • Candle Rally in Kollam City
  • Republic Day - 26.01.2009
  • Environ speech for In House guest
  • Environ class for Don Bosco Kids with stationery gift for the kids
  • Eco Food Stall at Science Exhibition from 29th to 31st January 2009
  • Environment paintings, and environmental thoughts placed in the stall created awareness among visitors to the Science exhibition
  • around 5000 people were instructed by our environment manager and green team members.
  • International Women’s Day Celebration – 08.03.2009
  • Women’s Rights Speech by Advocate
  • Environmental Speech by environment manager
  • Waste Utilization Demonstration by Lioness Member
  • Signature and placard campaign at Beach by Lioness Members and our Lady team members.
  • World Water Day, a presentation for Team members about water scarcity in future and its problems (Presentation prepared by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam)– 22.03.2009
  • World Earth Day, 15 points to control Global Warming for Team members – 22.04.2009
  • Gardening at Staff Accommodation started with vegetables.
  • Essay Competition at SN School
  • Eco friendly stall at TKM College for which Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the Chief guest of the function.
  • In- House Environmental Essay Competition
  • `Eco Exotica’ name was given to the staff cafeteria by team members – got suggestions from all the members.
  • Mass Beach Cleaning (80 Team members) on World Environmental Day 05.06.2009 along with slogan campaign on environmental issues.
  • Tree Plantation on World Population Day -11.07.2009
  • Trees planted by Kollam Mayor to be protected by SP of Kollam with the Tree guard. The trees planted in front Road of the hotel are taken care by Hotel. Environmental Posters at Back Area
  • Save the Planet cards for linen usage (Water and Energy Conservation)
  • Blood Donation Camp on 12th August – International Youth Day
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