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About Earth5R

Driven by 50,000 plus volunteers globally, Earth5R is one of the largest citizen-led environmental movements. Earth5R focuses on creating Circular Economy based Zero Waste communities, while reducing poverty and restoring the local ecosystem.
With a specific focus on local communities and economic inclusion Earth5R works with citizens in meeting needs and addressing sustainability issues that affect their local ecosystem.

The 5Rs of Earth5R

The 5Rs of Earth5R refer to 5 Earth values:
Respect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Restore.

These 5Rs define the entire gamut of sustainable development.

Our Mission

It's our mission to create sustainable communities while reducing poverty and restoring the local ecosystem.

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Our Key Principle: GROUND LEVEL ACTION

We bring lifestyle changes and ground level action together to raise awareness and to bring long term impact.

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Take Action: Mindful consumption

Our shopping behaviour directly impacts the environment.

For example - The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity's carbon emissions, is the second-largest consumer of the world's water supply, and pollutes the oceans with microplastics.

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What We Do

Earth5R brings a fresh perspective on ‘Sustainable Development’ which emphasises collaborative citizen-led initiative. Our programs strengthen the implementation of United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, bringing communities together and developing a symbiotic ecosystem, that is beautifully driven by different stakeholders.

Sustainable Development

We design local programs to empower people to do what is right through education, action, and multi-stakeholder partnerships. Making that difference one community at a time.

Circular Economy

Through our Circular Economy programs we foster a better understanding of sustainability, and promote social businesses that create positive environmental, social and economic impacts.

Protecting Our Rivers and Oceans

We inspire awareness and action through on ground programs, and collaborate with partners to champion cleaner rivers and ocean.

Fighting Climate Change

Climate change and habitat destruction are two of the biggest challenges we face Globally. But together with citizens across 53 countries, we are working tirelessly to build localised solutions.
Watch Earth5R Founder Saurabh Gupta delivering

A Powerful TEDxTalk @Paris

Earth5R's Community Driven model of Global Change

Sustainability Facts

Sustainability Facts

Sedentary Lifestyle is 4th Leading Risk factor for Mortality.

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40% of all personal trips are under 3 kms.

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Local businesses create 4 times more jobs than global businesses.

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On average, we only wear garments 7 times before getting rid of them.

What Global Leaders Say About Earth5R

I’m impressed by the young people involved in this program who are putting in their time and effort to take action.

HH The Dalai Lama

HH The Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, INDIA

Congratulations! This is an amazing project. It’s a great example of circular economy model in action. I would like to bring your project to Costa Rica.

Carlos Alvarado

Carlos Alvarado

PRESIDENT, Costa Rica

This is an outstanding project! The fact that the Earth5R program is completely citizen-driven makes it a lot more sustainable and effective. We would like to have this program in every country!

Epeli Nailatikau

Epeli Nailatikau

Ex-President, FIJI

Exceptional work by the Earth5R team. The women empowerment model that generates livelihood while solving the plastic waste problem is a great example of a circular economy in action.

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2015
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Earth5R Fellowship

This year Earth5R will take 100 students on a Fellowship program from all over the globe.


Earth5R fellowship program helps the fellows develop exceptional leadership qualities, and trains them to become socially committed agents of change.

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