Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Biome at the Spirit of WIPRO Run

Date & Time - 8th October 2023, 7.30 AM to 11.30 AM
Venue - Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru
Biome team members who participated - Suma, Shivanand, Bhavani, Nikita, Srinivas, Srivalli, Krishna, Chethan and Apeksha

        The WIPRO Bengaluru Marathon was conducted by the WIPRO on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Also known as the Spirit of WIPRO Run, the event supported local Non-Governmental Organisations focusing on WIPRO Cares impact pillars - digital skills, youth empowerment and sustainability.
        Biome Environmental Trust has been working with WIPRO Cares for Sustainable water management and Water Literacy in Government schools and revival of public open wells in Bangalore, Devanahalli and Tumkur for many years.
As a part of the event, Biome exhibited various interventions carried out with the support of WIPRO cares which include :
  • Sustainable water management initiatives including Water Demand Management, Rainwater Harvesting, Water supply and Sanitation Infrastructure improvement, water literacy activities and volunteering activities with WIPRO Employees.
  • Rejuvenation of community open wells
       The posters of well rejuvenation and rainwater harvesting systems at schools, booklets on sustainable water management, handouts on water heritage of Bengaluru, a rain gauge model etc were exhibited. Visitors to the stall were encouraged to explore Biome Trust's and the Urban Waters' websites.
      Biome team members also participated in the run and successfully completed the 5k run.
        During the event, the participants of the Marathon visited Biome’s stall enquiring about Biome’s work. Children showed interest in the well pictures and read the colourful handbooks. A few people enquired about the water conservation methods and showed interest in implementing water conservation and sustainable practices in their societies.

In the event, water was served in clean reusable plastic cups instead of disposable water bottles. Breakfast was served in biodegradable plates. This marked a good example for Reduce-Reuse-Recycle .

Blog written by Apeksha Deshpande


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