#MumbaiList: Go Green With Ganesh This Season

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Go Green With Ganesh
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One of Mumbai’s favourite guests is about to arrive soon. Who else but the beloved Ganapati! And amidst all the festivities and frenzied celebrations, the city will generate a large amount of holy waste (Nirmalya). According to United Way Mumbai Helpline, nearly 3 lakh Ganesh idols will be brought home and subsequently to the lakes and beaches in the city this September. One can only imagine the intensity and expanse of it’s effect on marine life. While the festival itself is full of fun and joy, it leaves behind a trail of tragedy affecting all of us. It’s about time, that we seriously take up individual yet effective measures so that each of us can help in making this Ganesh Festival environment friendly. Following up on our Green Ganesh post by Salonee, here is more information on how you can Go Green with Ganesh this season. Also find contact information of shops that sell eco-friendly clay idols and bio degradable decoration material.

Simple Ideas To Make Ganesh Festival Environment Friendly:

  • Collect offerings of flowers & other organic material in a compost pit.
  • Opt for Ganesh idols made of ‘Shaadu’ ,natural clay or paper pulp.
  • Use bio degradable decorations such as paper mache, paper, wood etc.
  • Ensure the idols are painted with natural colors‐ Turmeric, ‘Multani Mitti’, etc.
  • Immerse idols in artificial tanks created by MCGM & housing societies
Ecofriendly Ganpati from Bombay store
Ecofriendly Ganpati from Bombay store

Ecofriendly Ganesh Idols & Decoration Material Suppliers in Mumbai:

The Bombay Store: Clay Idols, Decoration Material
Western India House, Sir P.M.Road, Fort,Mumbai
Contact: 022‐240669999

Dhoop Crafts: Clay Ganesh Idols Clay idols, handmade and often recyclable products for decoration
Office : Tridev Building, Plot No. 27 A, 21st Road, Dandpada, Khar (West), Mumbai
Shop No.101, Sheetal Apartment, Union Park, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Khar (West), Mumbai
Office:022‐232421265
Shop: 022-32421265

Surya Arts: Clay Idols
Vishal Ganesh Chitrashala, Sarvoday Nagar, Near Aarey Check Naka, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East), Mumbai
Cell: 9892175328

White Flowers: Clay Idols
Shop No. 1, Ekdanta Apartment , S.K. Bole Road, Agar Bazar, Mumbai
Shop: 022‐24301149

Saptak: Clay Idols
Dr.Joshi Wada, Near Balak Mandir School, Kalyan (West), Mumbai (Also available at Thane, Sion, Dombivali)
Cell: 9769485959

Heranbha Arts: Shadu Ganesh Idols & Decoration Material
Ram Maruti Road, Near Shivprasad Hotel, Thane
Cell: 9820017125

UTSAVI Ecofreindly Decoration
Prabhakutir, Ganesh Galli, Lalbaug, Mumbai
www.utsavi.net
Shop: 022‐24711516/022‐24711038

Heena Choksi, Individual Supplier Clay Idols , Ecofreindly Decorations,
Kandivali, C Wing, Flat No.502, Bldg, RNA Millennium Township, M.G Road, Kandivali (West), Mumbai
Cell: 9833664750/9892034750

Ecofriendly Ganpati from Maati Crafts
Ecofriendly Ganpati from Maati Crafts

MAATI crafts Clay Idols
109, 1st Floor, Powai Plaza, Opp Pizza Hut, A.S. Marg, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
Shop: 022‐25717209/022‐64532111

Naman Creations Marble Idols
LG‐53, Moksh Plaza, S. V. Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai
Shop: 022‐64482665
Cell: 9322604814

Jai Hanuman Group Sanstha Clay Idols
Din Bandhu Nagar, Room No. 46, Yasti Road, Near Sharda Mata Mandir , Wadala‐East Mumbai
Cell: 9702205339

Aniruddha Upasana Trust Clay Idols
Aniruddha Upasana Trust (main office), 503,link Apts, Khari village, Khar, Mumbai
Shop: 022‐26057054

Green Ways Clay Idols
Nikhil villa, 19 Carmichael Road, Mumbai
Shop: 022‐23520684/022‐ 23526291

Mother Earth Clay Idols
Shop No. 44, 2nd Floor, R‐City Mall, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar (West), Mumbai
Shop: 022 ‐67701295

Ecofriendly Ganpati from Ecoganesh.org
Ecofriendly Ganpati from Ecoganesh.org

Paryavaran Dakahata Munch Clay Idols
New English school, Ram Maruti road, Thane
Shop: 022‐25380648

Omved (Ghatkopar) Clay Idols
Ghatkoper City Mall, Shop no. S‐33/A, 2nd Floor, L.B.S. Marg,Ghatkopar (West), Mumbai
Shop: 022‐42156592

Omved (Lower Parel) Clay Idols
Phoenix Mills Compound, Unit No.12, Block No.43, Grand Galleria, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Shop: 022‐400 48218

Shree Ganesh Kala Kendra Clay Idols
Manibhavan Building Near Maratha Mandir Hall, Mahatma Phule Road, Dombivali West, Thane
Cell: 9320121138

Milind Kavitkar Clay Idols
Near Aswad Hotel, Shivaji Park, Dadar (West), Mumbai
Cell: 9930191994

Sharmila Bangar Clay Idols
Naigaon, Dadar (East), Mumbai
Cell: 9167766010

Veena Wataney Clay Idols
B‐17 / 701, Siddhachal Phase 3 C.H.Society, Near Vasant Vihar High School, Thane (West)
Cell: 9820502968

Shree Ganesh Kala Kendra Clay Idols
Plot no. 16, Sanatan Sankul, Devad‐vichumbe, Navin Panvel, Navi Mumbai
Cell: 9167773590/9324110355

If you need help with Nirmalya disposal or want to organize an awareness drive in your area, United Way Mumbai can help you in the following:

  • Nirmalya (holy waste) collection drives at immersion sites
  • Converting nirmalya into organic manure
  • Education & sensitization of citizens through awareness drives ( street play, poster exhibition, one to one interaction etc.)
  • Awareness drives at Ganesh Mandals, residential societies & immersion sites.
  • Providing Ganesh Mandals facilities for maintaining cleanliness & segregation of nirmalya.

The above list has been sourced from United Way Mumbai, an initiative making efforts at addressing a host of environmental issues that plague the city of Mumbai. You can reach them at 022‐24937676/ Anil‐ 9892027474/ Ashwini‐ 9820994157 or email them at contact@mumbaihelpline.org.

UPDATE:
This is a repost of an old blog post. Though we have taken care to check all these services are still available, in case we have missed something, do excuse us. And also point it out to us so we may make the post as accurate as possible.

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