We with the environment:
At the onset, we wish you good health and a safe environment.
With the Pandemic, over the last year the connotation of the family has evolved …. a person’s doorstep has become a housing society gate during the lockdown. Individual, strange neighbors in high rises have come collectively as a family and become close communities to interact, answer and help through the difficult time. Each one has built opportunities to build a new social community and its ethos to communicate, and survive…
The lockdown enforced people to stay indoors and decreased the pollution levels. Mumbai saw air quality improved with pockets of green as parks being flocked by birds and new voices.
As the connections with outdoors reduced, people learned new skills and a lot of our participants started developing their outdoor – indoor in its own green corners as kitchen gardens and terrace gardens. Each home tried to get a bit of green…
“An old story says that sleeping under a Peepal tree keeps ghosts away whereas science says that sleeping under a Peepal tree increases your life span as it releases oxygen at night as well. So get these plants and trees today and live healthy, live long…”
Plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2) during day time when they undergo the process of photosynthesis and they take in O2 and release CO2 during the night as a result of respiration.
They do it so, to prevent loss of water due to sunlight. During the day, they breakdown the malate and use the released CO2 through Kalvin cycle to produce sugars, similar to C3 plants. So, CAM plants release some oxygen during night.
However, it is not true that they release large amounts of oxygen during the night. In summary, most plants release oxygen at day only, there are no plants that produce a large amount of oxygen at night.
As much as this is old story is still true to its sense and ethos, and we may have optimum open spaces within our housing societies, homes and urban households, greening in bit and pieces can make a refreshing change.
Here with us join to add the dash of green and nurturing it…
The environment team of Project Mumbai has been active in building the green warriors through our other initiatives like The Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon and Jallosh Clean coasts
Needless to say, your support and participation have made it a large community of citizens working towards reducing plastic pollution.
Project Mumbai intent to create one more occasion to develop more greens by the campaign to plant for My Home My City. We envisage to create and enable, urge individuals, communities to redefine the greens within the house and housing society, community by planting.
Celebrating this environment day Project Mumbai shall provide free Plants to registered participants take a step and Plant one.
We Plan to provide indoor and outdoor plants that have the quality to purify the air and facilitate a healthy microclimate in your terrace garden and homes.
EACH ONE PLANT ONE… create your own natural Oxygen concentrators at home, building societies.
Join us as an individuals/group/housing society.
Inventory of plants
Whenever a list of plants with benefits is made, Aloe Vera tops the charts always. Listed as one of the plants improving the air of NASA, Aloe Vera emits oxygen at night and increases the longevity of your life.
It is almost a ‘no-maintenance’ plant and caters to a lot of beauty benefits too.
Peepal tree can uptake CO2 during the night as well because of their ability to perform a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM).
Synonymous with health benefits, the Neem tree also purifies the air during nighttime by absorbing co2.
It is believed that Neem should be planted inside the house, especially in the center of the court of the house, and the fact is scientifically true because it acts as a natural pesticide.
Mostly known as Holy Basil. It is native to India and mostly cultivated in south-eastern Asia. It is commonly used for treating Asthma, cold, sore throat, high bp and cholesterol.
Also used as a stress relaxant and inflammation controller.
They are extremely hardy houseplants that anyone can keep alive, and will produce large yellow and green leaves on trailing vines.
Choose a spot that is sunny, but without too much direct light, or you can put up a pot in a lower light area if that’s what works best.
Houseplants actually release oxygen during the day when there is natural light, through the process of photosynthesis. Although this process halts in the absence of light. At night, they are reducing the Co2 level, thereby increasing the oxygen ratio.
Rubber plants are easy to grow plants which are common in most households. One of the reasons for its prevalence is that it purifies the air.
They have glossy, thick, and waxy leaves which are elliptical in shape. The plants do well in indirect sunlight with adequate amounts of watering.
The spider plant is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems, other than brown tips. The spider plant is so named because of its spider-like plants, or spiderettes, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web
These and few more to make our homes with improved micro climate, some of these shall be facilitated.
And as we always say…..
Mumbai ke liye kuchh bhi karega
our ward level volunteer lead shall coordinate for one can collect the Plant from select location after registration.
We shall be providing indoor and outdoor plants that are air purifiers:
Indoor Plants – Tulsi, Spider, Money Plant, Aloe vera
Outdoor Plants – Kadam, Taman, Sitafal, Kanchan, Bhendi Supari. (Imp Note: These can be planted only on roads or open spaces ins societies – trees)
No. of Plants that can be given:
Individual – Indoor 2, Outdoor 2 ( or total 4 Indoor if no space for Outdoor plants)
Society/ Group – Indoor – 10, Outdoor 5