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What isWhitefield Rising
It started with a beautiful Oldand massive Tree
And the realization that wecouldn’t do much to save it fromthe axe
So 50 people that heard and resolvedto make a difference came togetheron March 10, 2013
Our VisionIs Simple
Our Vision isA beautiful Whitefield where• Water is sufficient for our needs• The birds and trees fill our lungs and heart...
Howthisiswherewegettobekickassdifferent• We will address and steadily reverse the trend forthe top problems for Whitefield...
The mechanicsaresimple• Small Focus Groups are focusing on the top issues.They tap into experts local and global, understa...
TheFocusGroupsCore PMOSafetyLakesTrafficGarbageSanitationTreesUnderstand the problemKnow the challengesPropose SolutionsLe...
Eg: Water• Borewells already sunk deep are running dry• Cauvery water is limited• Population in Whitefield is growing• Whi...
Eg: Garbage• Litter is everywhere and an eyesore• Our landfills cannot take any more nondegradeable garbage.• Water bodies...
Eg: Lake• Varthur Lake as an example is a dead lake• But its main source of pollution is actuallyBellandur Lake! The sewag...
Eg: Traffic• Roads are not becoming any bigger• Massive residential complexes are coming up• If you think Kundanahalli jun...
Eg: Safety• A resident reported deafening construction activitygoing on well past midnight.• The response was 12 calls bac...
Eg: VolunteeringThis is exclusively for those that have want to give back totheir communities. Be it an hour a week a mont...
Eg: Mobilize Community• How do we get this messsage to youWhitefielders?• How do we really explain the gravity of oursitua...
In Summary50 credible volunteers areserving youIn return we want 10,000 ofyou to respond to our call foraction when we ask
You say, Sure. I am in.What do you want me to do?We don’t have the answers yetBut a start would be1)Join “Whitefield Risin...
Daily DumpBWRWASaahasOur CorporatorAll the civic AgenciesMCs of yourcommunitiesTCCAnd MORE!Who We are working with!Whitefi...
WhitefieldRising–PeopleUpdated by XYZ on 01-JAN-2000Focus Group PeopleTraffic whitefieldrisingtraffic@googlegroups.comMobi...
Did you know what Janaagraha did?Web PortalGarbageDumpcHugePotholeStreetlightBrokenManholeDangerBBMP BDA BMRDA DFCSCA KHBB...
Interesting Factoid from ICMC(Janaagraha)Bangalore Whitefield4000 Complaints1800 resolved13 complaints7 resolvedGajendra f...
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What is Whitefield Rising

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Everything Whitefield. Challenges and even more importantly, Solutions. What can we do as residents of Whitefield? (Notice it is Residents and not just Citizens)

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What is Whitefield Rising

  1. 1. What isWhitefield Rising
  2. 2. It started with a beautiful Oldand massive Tree
  3. 3. And the realization that wecouldn’t do much to save it fromthe axe
  4. 4. So 50 people that heard and resolvedto make a difference came togetheron March 10, 2013
  5. 5. Our VisionIs Simple
  6. 6. Our Vision isA beautiful Whitefield where• Water is sufficient for our needs• The birds and trees fill our lungs and hearts• The lakes are flourishing with life• The traffic is bearable• The streets are clean enough to walk on• Compassion drives our behaviours towards ourneighbors rich and poor• People feel safe
  7. 7. Howthisiswherewegettobekickassdifferent• We will address and steadily reverse the trend forthe top problems for Whitefield Residents ieWater, Garbage, Traffic, Pollution, StrayDogs, Security, Trees, Lakes, Sustainability andVolunteering• We will think big, start small and act fast
  8. 8. The mechanicsaresimple• Small Focus Groups are focusing on the top issues.They tap into experts local and global, understandthe problem in its entirety. Then they will proposesolutions for the short term and long term
  9. 9. TheFocusGroupsCore PMOSafetyLakesTrafficGarbageSanitationTreesUnderstand the problemKnow the challengesPropose SolutionsLeverage ExpertsUnderstand the Law
  10. 10. Eg: Water• Borewells already sunk deep are running dry• Cauvery water is limited• Population in Whitefield is growing• Whitefield was evacuated due to a drought in the1960s and the reality of no water quite soon isvery real.So what shall we do??Vallari and Rajesh are leading a small team ofLeaders to tell us just that.
  11. 11. Eg: Garbage• Litter is everywhere and an eyesore• Our landfills cannot take any more nondegradeable garbage.• Water bodies like Lakes are clogged witheverything that’s not good for us.• What should we do as Whitefield Residents that islow effort for us individually but high value for usall collectively?• Sangeeta, Deepa, Anjali, Minku, Ambika and others are working with inspiredand passionate leaders to find some answers. For instance, did you know thatevery tetra pack you buy that has a foil lining inside such as Goodlife milk hasto go straight to the landfill with no chance of recycling? It is categorized as areject because it uses “Fused” materials.
  12. 12. Eg: Lake• Varthur Lake as an example is a dead lake• But its main source of pollution is actuallyBellandur Lake! The sewage and effluents flowinginto Bellandur are not well handled by the STPalong the way and therefore make it into ourbeautiful Lake.• In turn, it is affecting us all as its poison seeps intothe land around itNaveen is doggedly pursuing various options andleading us to some answers
  13. 13. Eg: Traffic• Roads are not becoming any bigger• Massive residential complexes are coming up• If you think Kundanahalli junction is a problemtoday wait to see how much worse it can get• What shall we do?• Mr Sampath is facilitating a group of folks, sittingat the Trafffic Police monthly meetings and steadilyworking on some options
  14. 14. Eg: Safety• A resident reported deafening construction activitygoing on well past midnight.• The response was 12 calls back to her in themiddle of the night asking her to step out for aconversation.• What if 500 people reported it instead of 1?
  15. 15. Eg: VolunteeringThis is exclusively for those that have want to give back totheir communities. Be it an hour a week a month or a year.What if we put our collective strength behind a few thingsthat will make a difference. Top examples would be1. Education: Civic Sense, Health and Hygiene.2. Creation of Job Opportunities to support thecommunities around us.3. Focus on the next generation – the childrenTina Sharma is leading a small group to focus on just this.
  16. 16. Eg: Mobilize Community• How do we get this messsage to youWhitefielders?• How do we really explain the gravity of oursituation?• How do we get your confidence about ourcredibility?• How do we tell you that without your support wecant be successful?Veerendra, Anil and Kamal working with Ananthu areworrying about just that.
  17. 17. In Summary50 credible volunteers areserving youIn return we want 10,000 ofyou to respond to our call foraction when we ask
  18. 18. You say, Sure. I am in.What do you want me to do?We don’t have the answers yetBut a start would be1)Join “Whitefield Rising” on Facebook. Thisway we can send you our updates.2)Log into ichangemycity.com and vote forthe issues that “Whitefieldrising” will log.
  19. 19. Daily DumpBWRWASaahasOur CorporatorAll the civic AgenciesMCs of yourcommunitiesTCCAnd MORE!Who We are working with!Whitefield SettlersAssociationJanaagrahaGudvilleRotariansTechnologyTechnologyTechnologyExecutives of MNCsGlobally SuccessfulCitizens
  20. 20. WhitefieldRising–PeopleUpdated by XYZ on 01-JAN-2000Focus Group PeopleTraffic whitefieldrisingtraffic@googlegroups.comMobilize Community whitefieldrisingmobilizecommunity@googlegroups.comGarbage whitefieldrisinggarbage@googlegroups.comClean Air whitefieldrisingcleanair@googlegroups.comOrganized Volunteering whitefieldrisingorganizedvolunteering@googlegroups.comGreen (Water, Lakes,Trees, Urban Wildlife)whitefieldrisinggreen@googlegroups.comCore whitefieldrisingcore@googlegroups.comAll Focus Groups whitefieldrisingall@googlegroups.com
  21. 21. Did you know what Janaagraha did?Web PortalGarbageDumpcHugePotholeStreetlightBrokenManholeDangerBBMP BDA BMRDA DFCSCA KHBBCP BESCOM BTP BWSSB KSFESMy Corporator!
  22. 22. Interesting Factoid from ICMC(Janaagraha)Bangalore Whitefield4000 Complaints1800 resolved13 complaints7 resolvedGajendra from UlsoorSingle Street524 ComplaintsGot people to vote for themMost Resolved!

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