News Desk, News Nation 360 : Raising the bar for sustainable living, Twirl.store, Make Calcutta Relevant Again (MCRA), Greenwaves Environmental Solutions, LaSustaina, Café Offbeat, and Y-East have teamed up to give the city of joy a first-of-its-kind 10-foot-tall Christmas tree that is entirely composed of waste or unwanted materials. With a tree-lighting ceremony, Offbeat Café unveiled its unique Christmas tree, which they named Trash Tree. Towards the end of the cosy winter afternoon, attendees were asked to write down their short wish for Kolkata, which they called their "Christmas Wish for Kolkata," and place the slips inside a stocking. The timeless Christmas carols were sung by a group of animated kids and her friends, adding to the joyous occasion. Pauline Laravoire, Co-Founder and CEO, Y-East & Sustainability Director, Techno India Group said that it was a special Christmas tree made by Twirl.store using only materials that society views as waste, but which have been given a second chance at life and use on this joyous tree.
Through this endeavour, they thereby persist in advocating for the significance of sustainability in their cultural customs and everyday existence, until it becomes the standard. Barbara Voss, the German consul general in Kolkata, Biswajit Debnath, the sustainability consultant and expert in e-waste for Green Waves Environmental Solutions, Meghdhut Roychowdhury, the founder of Make Calcutta Relevant Again and Chief Innovation Officer of Techno India Group, and Pauline Laravoire, the co-founder and CEO of Y-East and Sustainability Director of Techno India Group, were the chief guests of the event.
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