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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Cultivating green leaders

Earth5R Intern conducted a workshop on creative waste management. 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 talked about the importance of the 5Rs: Respect, Reduce, ...

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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 ...

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Building green young leaders

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Earth5R volunteers went to a nursery school in Powai to raise awareness among young children 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.   Earth5R volunteers engaged children, who were restless after a long day of school. Using simple understandable terms for children, volunteers explained the different types of waste, how to segregate, why it is important, and the benefits of such actions. The children then were motivated to come forth ...

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Dirty hands and clean shores

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"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 ...

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