Earth5R is the World’s largest Citizen-led Socio-Environmental organisation that creates Zero Waste communities while reducing poverty and restoring the local ecosystem. Earth5R is specialised in sustainable development, with a specific focus on women and economic inclusion.
The 5Rs of Earth5R refer to our 5 Earth values: Respect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore. The mission is to drive a sustainable change by empowering communities through social entrepreneurship, and by building a model of Action, Collaboration and Transformation (ACT).
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Yesterday early morning, on Sunday 25th November 2018, Earth5R team partnered with the Powai Nisarg Run to ensure the first zero-waste city marathon in India.
Running a marathon is not just an athletic achievement, it is a state of mind that says everything is possible. If you have doubt about human nature’s ability to change, then go out and watch a marathon. We could perceive runners’ determination and faith in saving the lake. Not only did they hope for a better future, but they believe in it and act for it. Their courageous individual act reflect the entire ...
On the morning of 31st October 2018, Earth5R team conducted a hackathon at the French Consulate of Bombay. This event was focused on the topic “waste segregation in public spaces and streets of Paris”. Not only did the French diplomats gain insight about the ACT Paris project but they also came up with very interesting thoughts and solutions for this issue which can be implemented by the municipal body under the supervision of the Mayor of Paris. Their inputs will surely help us design a concrete strategy to make Paris a leader of sustainable development.
First, the ...
On Thursday, 4th October a team member from Earth5R conducted a workshop on creative waste management with coffee. He gave a lecture on waste segregation, teaching the 5R principles to kids. The workshop was conducted for 4th & 5th standard students of a BMC school near IIT, Powai under the ‘ACT Powai’ project, supported by Swiss Airlines Staff Foundation.
Ar. Archit Jain, a volunteer of Earth5R, passionate about sustainable lifestyle, created a platform for students where they could grasp the idea of living in a sustainable way. At the start, he ...
In the month of September, Earth5R was chosen to be a part of the first Paris Peace Forum as a Project Leader in the Environmental sector for promoting peace with global governance.
The Paris Peace Forum is a forum for discussion and debate with a special emphasis on civil society initiatives and for sharing experiences and innovative solutions involving all the stakeholders in governance:
Heads of State and Government leaders, local and national elected representatives;
Regional and international organisations, especially UN agencies;
Civil society in its broadest ...
On Tuesday 18th, Earth5R team went to a nursery school in Powai to raise awareness among young children (around 5 years old) about the waste issue under the ACT Powai project, negatively impacting the environment in which they grow-up. This activity was supported by Swiss Airlines Staff Foundation.
Akanksha Yeola, the Project coordinator, endowed with amazing speaking skills, managed to get the children’s attention, who were restless after a long day of school. Using simple understandable terms for children, she explained the different types of waste, how to ...
"Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Our job felt done for the day when the two underprivileged men took away the segregated waste for recycling and held a kind smile.
That morning of 19th August, 2018 brought with it yet another enthusiastic and hopeful journey to bring about a change in our society. ACT Powai was into action on a regular Sunday drive, where almost 60 volunteers put their heart and mind to cleaning and recovering plastic from the Powai lake. These ...
While most parts of the city are still struggling with waste management and composting, our Environmentalist of the Week Mrs. Sudha Bhujle has been beating the odds for 7 years now. As someone who has always been passionate about nature, took up her hobby of gardening, in her apartment in Mumbai, and has been practising the method of composting at home since 2011. She describes the method she follows in detail and urges readers to follow this simple process to grow vegetables and fruits at home.
Mrs Sudha Bhujle is a resident of Sunglory, Raheja Vihar, Chandivali, ...
Under ACT Powai Project we celebrate the power of localised action under the 'Environmentalist of the Week'. Each week we chose a local role model, someone from the locality who is making a difference and making Powai a better place. This week we have one such role model from Raheja Vihar- Prerna Agarwal who organised Yard sales in her locality with the help of children to encourage citizens for a positive environmental behaviour.
Read Prerna's interview conducted by Earth5R volunteer Siddhi Oberoi.
How did you get the idea to do this activity?
As a mother, I ...
Powai has awoken - and a citizen-led global recycling revolution is taking shape.
Earth5R, Mumbai based Environmental Organisation along with students and citizens have conducted regular cleanups for the last 13 weeks. The team has so far successfully recycled 1 Ton plastics and brought it back into the circular economy, rather than allowing it to fill up a landfill. Earth5R works with the ideology that simply picking up waste and dumping it elsewhere is not a sustainable solution. Instead, the team recycles, upcycles and returns it to the circular economy.