Climate Change Karma! All am asking as a Climate Reality Mentor, is be vigilant and be the change! Happy Greener 2017!

Climate Change Karma! Elsie Gabriel Climate change is here and it’s occurring faster than expected in many ways. Nothing new, right? But we still have deniers! 2016 saw many milestones the world over, in the advocacy in climate change and its fight to stop its surge. But it saw an equal amount, if not more, disasters and global warming patterns making 2016 one of the hottest years to be recorded in history according to WMD [World Meteorological Department]. The balance is still not set. The fight is not strong enough. The tug of…continue reading →
Madagascar waiting to be rediscovered! Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment.

Madagascar waiting to be rediscovered! Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment.

Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment. Madagascar waiting to be redicovered! Elsie Gabriel Given the number of existing stakeholders in the environmental wellbeing of this island nation and diversity of interventions in Madagascar, Jean Chrysostome manages the toughest job of balancing multiple acts of sustaining biodiversity, executing environment assessments of projects, monitoring implementations of measures and provisions, all this in collaboration with other environmental government departments and units, making him a ‘powerhouse’ that will also continue to ensure future mitigation and balance in the environment and fate of climate change in Madagascar. Q…continue reading →
Our displaced farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!!

Our displaced farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!!

  Our farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!! Elsie Gabriel The drought stricken farmers and their families have fled their parched lands in Latur and Dhander districts of Maharashtra, setup camp in the local Municipal Ghatkopar fields in Mumbai. I almost choked at the sight. Foul smelling field filled with the exodus of our bread providers from the so called farmers lands..Khets! I thought to myself, This is the farmers market we talk about, it this our very farmer who gives us our daily bread? The…continue reading →
Mumbai get set to welcome back Legal Eagle Mirza Saaib Beg who is Cycling to raise funds for Law Students- 3rd April 2016 NCPA Mumbai 8am. Mirza Beg

Mumbai get set to welcome back Legal Eagle Mirza Saaib Beg who is Cycling to raise funds for Law Students- 3rd April 2016 NCPA Mumbai 8am. Mirza Beg

Mumbai get set to welcome back Legal Eagle Mirza Saaib Beg who is Cycling to raise funds for Law Students- 3rd April 2016 NCPA Mumbai 8am. Elsie Gabriel. Mirza Saaib Beg, who was former President, Student Bar Council is on a cycling mission. Very passionate about his cause, very dedicated and meticulously determined to see that deserving students in various cities in India get the necessary funds to make it through law school in India. Mirza kick started his cycling feat on the 19th of March and there is no stopping him, until…continue reading →

An Environmentalist’s dream come true in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa!

  Endemic Fynbos! An Environmentalist’s dream come true in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa! Elsie Gabriel Ever imagined walking through an endless green carpet filled with a million flowers, covering soft hills and rugged planes, almost taking you to heaven and back? Come walk with me and I’ll take you to the heart of pristine nature, the Table Mountain National Park Reserve near the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa. The sight is out of a picture book, it’s an environmentalists’ and nature lovers dream come true, the flaura collections here…continue reading →
Explore the Caves Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi, Thailand. Kayak Trip to Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi,Thailand.

Explore the Caves Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi, Thailand. Kayak Trip to Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi,Thailand.

Explore the Caves Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi, Thailand. Kayak Trip to Khao Khanap Nam,Krabi,Thailand. Elsie Gabriel Drifting in the beautiful lagoon, exploring the spectacular rivers, inlets and limestone caves on your own personal kayak, is how one can best enjoy Krabi, in Thailand. As one of the first settlements in southern Thailand, Krabi offers numerous cave destinations which are rich in archeological treasures, artifacts and cave drawings. Thailand is not all about the sunshine, massages, night life, beach swims and food, it is deeply embedded in history to say the least, and do not…continue reading →
Cycling Couples who celebrate their marriage with every ride together!!

Cycling Couples who celebrate their marriage with every ride together!!

  Cycling Couples who celebrate their marriage with every ride together!! Elsie Gabriel Meet some awesome cycling couples who simply ride together for leisure, sometimes race each other and enjoy repeated butt kicking competitions between each other, only to let Cycling fuel their love. Am not talking about strolls and picnic trips together as a couple on weekends. I am talking about husband and wife who celebrate their healthy marriage by Cycling together! They promote fitness levels and train together, and even enjoy sparring over the hills and steep climbs which keep them…continue reading →
Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.Stalactites and Stalagmites !

Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.Stalactites and Stalagmites !

                                      Congo Caves in South Africa-. Spectacular underground ancient wonder.                                                                          Stalactites and Stalagmites !                                               This piece I dedicate to my Teachers Mrs.Sahani and Ms Ranjana.                                                                       Offbeat travels by Elsie Gabriel   Time stands still. I catch my breath as the first view of the gigantic ancient stalactites and stalagmites open up before me. Immensely massive grey-blue limestone ceilings and caverns engulf me. They bring back a thousand geographic lessons learned in standard six way back in school! It is no harm to fall in love in know? Just a little…continue reading →

Amazon forest jungle..swimming with the Piranhas….Elsie Gabriel – I danced with the tribal chief, the epitome of my travel life.

Amazon forest jungle..swimming with the Piranhas….Elsie Gabriel Oh to be alive!!! In the Amazon forest jungle…these boys know more about rainforests than scientists who have studied rainforests for many years! Various tribes still live much as did their ancestors hundreds of years before them. Everyday they organize their daily lives very meticulously; their food, medicines and clothing come primarily from the forest. They hunt…for food….and I went hunting with them….fishing for Piranhas and swimming with Piranhas….outrageously adventurous..I was so over whelmed with elation,…I kept grinning like a Cheshire cat at one time and…continue reading →
The Six Sigma Environmentalists – The Dabbawala’s of Mumbai.By Elsie Gabriel

The Six Sigma Environmentalists – The Dabbawala’s of Mumbai.By Elsie Gabriel

    The Six Sigma Environmentalists - The Dabbawala’s of Mumbai. By Elsie Gabriel   “Six Sigma is a quality program that, when all is said and done, improves your customer’s experience, lowers your costs, and builds better leaders." — Jack Welch Believe it or not, the humble Dabbawala’s of Mumbai who are mostly semi literate people from the Warkari tribe from rural Maharashtra are a six sigma certified organization, running the lunch box delivery business for over 125 years. So, what is the Six Sigma you may ask? The Six Sigma is…continue reading →