On the eve of 'Earth Day', civic authorities and experts to help residents combat pollution

Top Quote CommonFloor's RightStep brings to you an 'Earth Day Conclave' pertaining to the 5 elements of nature including, water (Jal), air (Vayu), Earth (Pritvi), sky (Aakash) & fire (agni). This Program is to generate awareness amongst residents about cell tower radiations, garbage management, air and water pollution among other issues. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 23, 2013 - April 20th & 21st, 2012, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune & Gurgaon: To give a boost to the fight against pollution in residential areas, leading real estate portal, CommonFloor.com will organize a first of its kind forum on preserving and carefully utilizing the five elements of nature, i.e. earth (prithvi), air (vayu), water (jal), sky (aakash) and fire (agni) in residential societies.

    The forum, being organized as part of RightStep initiative aims to sensitize residents and associations about the health risks that pollution poses and offer simple yet effective tips they can follow at home to reduce its impact. The initiative is being conducted across 5 cities of Bangalore, Delhi / NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune as a run up to Earth Day - April 22, 2013.
    The panelists at the forum comprise of members from civic authorities, in addition to healthcare and other subject experts. A wide array of topics, ranging from waste management to ways of preserving, purifying and economically utilizing precious resources like water and air will be discussed. The event will also have a session on the modern day threat of mobile tower radiation. Another important topic will be fire safety.

    All apartment residents are welcome to attend and participate in this forum. CommonFloor aims to bring together resident bodies, civic authorities and experts, to address challenges in urban and apartment living. The event commences at 2 PM and will end by 5 PM in all cities. Interested participants can register free of cost by sending a mail to RightStep ( @ ) commonfloor dot com
    For any queries regarding RightStep, residents are welcome to write to RightStep ( @ ) commonfloor dot com dot

    Mr. Vikas Malpani, Co-founder and Head - Communities, CommonFloor.com said, "From our close association with apartment communities across Delhi / NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune, we know that pollution has slowly crossed the permissible limits, even in residential areas. For the sake of our children and our own health, it is time we stop paying lip service to this menace and come together to take effective steps to protect our habitats."
    "Pollution is a problem that is caused by all of us. Rather than expecting the authorities to solve it, we need to approach the problem ground-up and adopt eco-friendly; yet cost-effective solutions in our daily lives that can help tackle pollution. We believe this forum will help in bringing together and motivating people across apartment communities to combat the hazards posed by pollution, and live a healthier life," Vikas added.

    Note to the editor:
    According to a study released by World Economic Forum in 2012, India has the worst air pollution globally, more than China, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is also noteworthy that India was ranked 125 out of 132 countries that were surveyed (which, measured 22 indicators including water)

    About CommonFloor.com:
    Launched in 2007 by Sumit Jain, Lalit Mangal and Vikas Malpani, CommonFloor.com, is an innovative online service that combines property search, apartment management and vendor management and caters to a person's complete residential requirements. From searching for an apartment to facilitating interactions within an apartment community on the 'common floor' platform, to connecting one to relevant service providers, the portal is dedicated to meeting all aspects of consumers' needs around their home. Commonfloor is currently present in 120 cities and has over 58,000 communities listed with it, which constitutes more than 50 Lakh homes. The company has been funded by Accel Partners and Tiger Global.

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