Earth5R is Mumbai based environmental organization. It's India's biggest citizen-led environmental movement. Earth5R is a social enterprise that focuses on creating Zero Waste communities while reducing poverty and restoring the local ecosystem.
The 5Rs of Earth5R refer to our 5 Earth values: Respect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore. Our mission is to drive a sustainable change by empowering communities through social entrepreneurship, and by building a model of Action, Collaboration and Transformation (ACT). We are specialised in sustainable development, with a specific focus on women and economic inclusion.
Earth5R is listed with the United Nations and Project 'I'm Earth' is recognized as UNESCO Green Citizens Project. A global network of 250 people, having an active community of 26,000+ people from around the planet drive this mission.
What we do?
The Green Citizens program of Earth5R brings communities together and develops an ecosystem that coexists by playing symbiotic roles between different stakeholders. With the help of citizens, Earth5R runs local projects that make the entire neighbourhood sustainable. Residential buildings and local businesses move towards zero waste while creating a positive environmental, social and economic impact in the locality.
Our projects include solid waste management, sustainable livelihood program for communities, solar energy, rainwater harvesting and cleanup of natural areas. After the cleanup, we recycle the waste.
Neighbourhood goes green, ecosystems are clean and communities can rely on a sustainable virtuous chain, the loop is closed.
Earth5R works on the ideology that no government, no agency, no NGO can do what citizens can do collectively by just sharing some of their time and attention to important issues that affect the planet.
Till now 40,000 underprivileged families across India using upcycling based sustainable livelihood model. 2,70,000 families in slums and villages across India received financial literacy. 1,20,000 families have been educated in livelihood skills. This includes skill training workshops in converting environmental waste into usable products that sell in the market.
In the past year, Earth5R has brought together citizens, ragpickers and local recyclers to create a niche of community-based plastic recycling process.