About Us

Driven by 35,000 volunteers globally, Earth5R is one of the largest citizen-led environmental movements. Earth5R focuses on creating Zero Waste communities while reducing poverty and restoring the local ecosystem.

The 5Rs of Earth5R refer to 5 Earth values: Respect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore. The mission of ACT Global is to drive a sustainable change by empowering communities through social entrepreneurship, and by building a model of Action, Collaboration, and Transformation (ACT). Earth5R specializes in sustainable development, with a specific focus on women and economic inclusion.

Earth5R works with citizens in meeting needs and addressing sustainability issues that affect their local ecosystem.

Earth5R has developed an ambitious ACT Global Model which aims to make localities sustainable by engaging citizens, volunteers, marginalized communities, governments, and corporates into a comprehensive sustainable development program.

ACT Global project is based on four pillars: Sustainable Ecosystems, Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Communities, and Sustainable Businesses.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 goals defined by the United Nations launched in September 2015. It addresses a number of social and environmental development issues.

ACT Global project of Earth5R is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Read More…

The Impact

  • 1.2 Million people living at the bottom of the pyramid have been impacted through Earth5R’s sustainable livelihood program.
  • More than 250 Metric Tons of Plastic Waste is collected every month and recycled under Earth5R’s Green Citizens Program at Mumbai.
  • 600 Tons of Organic Waste per month is processed by Earth5R Composting Units
  • 2,70,000 families in slums and villages across India received Financial literacy so far.
  • 35,000 youths across 25 countries engaged in Earth5R programs.
  • 5.2 million citizens and youths across 25 countries have learned about UN Sustainable Development goals through various programs of Earth5R.

How it all started?

Saurabh Gupta is the founder of Earth5R. Saurabh embarked upon this journey when he quit his lucrative job at Cafe Coffee Day India to bicycle around different countries, riding more than 50,000 kilometers in little more than two years. According to Saurabh, “Bicycling is an exercise for the mind, it helped me develop voice and purpose. With every kilometer that I peddled an idea was being firmed in my mind.”

Over the course of his journey, he felt the need of citizens involvement in sustainable development against the increasing environmental risks which inspired him to launch Earth5R. Saurabh says that ACT Global is not just a sentimental vision of Earth5R, the world needs a participative model and it’s urgent!

Trying to change the world on a bicycle, one locality at a time. Saurabh Gupta is trying to explore and spread awareness about ways to adopt green practices. You understand how everyday living could be better with clean energy, composting, recycling and supporting the community through sustainable livelihood while turning your waste into a resource.

“I pedaled 50,000 km to realize what I wanted to do with my life. I’d found the purpose of my life.”

Watch the TEDx Talk delivered by Saurabh Gupta at Paris https://youtu.be/10j22fyTl4I