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SLOW LIFE with Alice at Mas de l’Amarine

“Respect the history that you have inherited and create a way to sustainably pass it on to future generations. In France, food waste is quite a big issue and even though the government is taking steps to curb it, there is quite a long way to go. Every year 10 million tons of food is either lost or wasted in the country, costing the French 16 billion euros per year. The negative impact on the environment is also shocking. This food waste emits 15.3 million tonnes of CO2, which represents 3% of the country’s total CO2 emission. (source: French Environment & Energy Management Agency) Then there are people like Alice, who have taken it upon ...

Phuket Sustainability Issues and New Solutions

Phuket, the most beloved tourist destination is recognized as one of the World’s Top 5 retirement destinations by Fortune Magazine. It offers unique experiences from beautiful white sand beaches and enticingly blue water to mouth-watering local cuisine and world-class diving opportunities. However, the exponential increase in the rate of incoming tourists that the island witnessed from 3 million visitors in 2003 to a whopping 13 million in 2013 has taken a toll on the island’s local ecosystem especially in the last 7 years according to reports.  In February 2019, water rations were provided across major residential and business areas as the ...

Sustainable Construction Waste Management in India

India is urbanising faster than its urban planners can handle. We are building roads, bridges, fly-overs, factories, commercial complexes and also building and renovating our homes and residential properties (sometimes to upgrade the buildings or to take advantage of higher FSI regulations now allowed in many cities). But we do not pay sufficient heed to the construction and demolition (C&D) waste we generate, for example, bricks, concrete, stones, hard core subsoil, topsoil, timber, glass, gypsum, ceramics and also plastics. Neglecting this waste has consequences for public health as well as the environment. There is no agreement on the ...

Recycling Training at Palghar

Earth5R works towards zero waste communities and sustainable development for all. As a part of its action towards informing and spreading awareness among youth and communities about the need to environmental conservation and sustainable development, Earth Talks are conducted for students in schools & colleges, Corporates and in residential areas. The aim of the Earth Talk is to create sensitivity among fellow citizens of the need to act for the Earth to sustain our lives. Earth5R’s ACT project is spread across 35 cities in India and in 25 countries across the globe. The movement is supported by 35,000 citizen volunteers who dedicatedly work ...

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

All about the hype on ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ A world today is probably the most vivid place to be for innovative minds - minds which dare to think beyond the usual - minds which care - minds which want to bring a change. The best part about being a part of today’s world is that you can connect with anyone across the globe and this mere fact has led to revolutionaries changes in terms of health, education, businesses, technology - just to name a few. Technology has changed the very definition of life. But then when you have the pros as one side of the coin, there are cons as well. Modern Social & Environmental concerns We see ...

School Kids Volunteer for a Cleaner Environment

Our children are going to be most affected by our actions and their children by their actions. Therefore to break this cycle it is more imperative now than ever to sensitise the children of today about the environment and the effects of human activities on it. Let us look at the world in 2050 when our children will be adults, here are some worrying facts; The world population is expected to increase from to over 9 billion in 2050. A growing population is likely to increase pressures on the natural resources some of which supply energy and food. Air pollution will overtake contaminated water and lack of sanitation as the prime cause of ...

Earth5R at The Paris Peace Forum

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). How the A.C.T. Global project was born The idea of making citizens the pillars of Power was given by ...

Paris Peace Forum-Project Leader

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 sense: companies, associations, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, media, trade ...

Sudha Bhujle- Environmentalist of the week

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, Mumbai. Here is her interview with Earth Journal maagzine. EJ- What things ...

Environmentalist of the Week: Prerna Agarwal

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 struggled to declutter my house but at the same time, I also didn’t want the ...