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Photos 2010

Water to Earth Campign
The Water to Earth campaign was inaugurated on March 22, 2010, by Ms. Beth Brownson, Vice-Consul, US Consulate of Mumbai, along with the release of ‘Water to Earth’ posters. Shankar Mahadevan and Suneeta Rao attended the launch. The one-month long multimedia campaign, which concludes on April 18, 2010, was undertaken to bring about awareness of issues such as water conservation, water filtration, recycling, conserving oil and petrol, using renewable energy and reducing global warming.
ACORN Eco Fair, Earth Day
An annual event, now in its second year, the Eco Fair played host to 500 children from schools in Dharavi and from across Mumbai. In addition, the event was attended by teachers from various schools in the city, CEOs of government and corporate organizations, NGOs, artists, actors, writers and firms specializing in water treatment. The fair featured environmental workshops, nature walks, films on recycling, demonstrations on water harvesting and global warming and alternative energy as well as presentations by students.
The Boxettes Music Workshop
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called ACORN Foundation tied up with blueFROG, an entertainment venue and music club, brings music to street children's doorsteps. The first band to participate was The Boxettes. The Boxettes is a United Kingdom-based band of five young women who create sounds and beats in classical and contemporary forms using their vocal cords and no instruments. During their one-hour workshop, they taught children how to create beats, notes and music and then danced with the children to popular hindi songs.
Workshop Recycling Plastic Bags
Acorn Workshop Recycling Plastic Bags by Catherine.
Music Workshop with Minino Garay
MININO GARAY (Argentina): Afro-Latin, Urban jazz, virtuoso percussionist Line up- Minino Garay - drum and cajon, Pajaro Canzani - guitar, Bobby Rangell - sax and flute, Carlos "el Tero" Buschini - bass Minino and group doing workshop and gig in the Maharashtra Nature Park with the children of the ragpicker community in Dharavi. The idea is to get the kids to create percussion instruments out of recycled materials (cans, bottles etc.), teach them basic rhythms and create a batucada - a substyle of samba and an African influenced Brazilian percussive style. In association with the Acorn Foundation.


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