Sustainable Livelihood Study for Mumbai Slums

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Earth5R, as a part of it’s ACT Powai program for livelihood generation for underprivileged communities and women empowerment, conducts surveys of slum localities to understand people’s lives, economic & social conditions and health, hygiene & sanitation. The surveys give a realistic idea of the problems faced by the residents in the slums as individuals, as well as a society at large. On-site survey is considered important as it also helps Earth5R team understand the social issues & devise possible sustainable solutions. The survey was conducted by ...

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Environmental Leadership Workshop for Mumbai School Children

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Here is a story of how 500 school children from Mumbai created zero waste homes with Mumbai based environmental organisation Earth5R. 500 young students of local Powai school undertaken a powerful waste management project and moving their families towards Zero Waste Homes. The School project run by Earth5R develops future leaders to tackle environmental issues and gives them an opportunity to solve real-world problems. The environment is a resource which we all need to save for today and for generations to come. In this endeavour, support and actions by the ...

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Citizens take plantation initiative with Earth5R

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Air pollution is a common topic of discussion, while many people have a view on it and several complain on a daily basis about pollution, there are a few who take corrective measures. As per NASA's recent findings, the carbon-dioxide content in the atmosphere stands at an all time high of 411 ppm. The main cause of degrading air quality are gases like carbon-dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, CFCs, etc. emitted by automobiles, industries, power generation, etc. As a good Samaritan, one can definitely cut on carbon footprint and here's a way to do so. Priya...

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Recycling Training at Palghar

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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 ...

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What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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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, ...

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School Kids Volunteer for a Cleaner Environment

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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 ...

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Volunteers Build Sustainable Communities

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Volunteers run clean-ups are an important part of environmental and social initiatives - a community act which makes it possible to collaborate with local enthusiasts, volunteers and other important stakeholders. At the same time, it’s important that cleanup programs are effective, sustainable and designed to make an impact. The daily waste generated across Mumbai had increased 105% — up to 11,000 tonnes per day (TPD) in 2016 from 5,355 TPD in 1999. What’s worse: Mumbai is also the largest waste generator among 46 cities in India over 17 years, revealed data from ...

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Earth5R at The Paris Peace Forum

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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 ...

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India’s first zero-waste city Marathon in Mumbai

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 ...

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Mumbai – French Consulate – Waste Hackathon

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 ...

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