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 for 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 had to pedal 50,000 km in order to realise what I wanted to do. Then, I’d found the purpose of my life."


After riding more than 50,000 kilometers, Saurabh set out on the solo mission of (restoring the neighborhood) before the others joined in and the volunteer(citizen)-led initiative Earth5R – began


Earth5R developed a circular economy-based project named A.C.T. (Action. Collaboration. Transformation) and was selected for the Young Leader India-France Program by French President Emmanuel Macron


The A.C.T. Project was presented at the Paris Peace Forum to the Leaders of 70 nations and major Global Sustainability Organizations. Earth5R scaled up the community action to 35 countries.


Earth5R started the Citizen Science program for understanding and solve the Global Sustainability Issues and spread the change to 45 countries


Earth5R launched its Global Sustainability Hub Project. Earth5R is now driven by 50,000+ citizen volunteers from all around the world with its presence spread to 52 countries.

Earth5R Circular Economy Project in partnership with United Nations received 0.6 Million Euro Funding for Mithi River Recycling in Mumbai. Partners in the project include United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, VTT Labs Finland, RiverRecycle, and Huhtamäki Oyj.


Earth5R is selected for the Mumbai river cleaning project by United Nations Technology Innovations Lab with .7 Million USD Funding

Selected as the 300 World Best Practices on Sustainability and Innovation for the 5th Edition of the Global Entreps Awards at 5G citizens International Congress.


Earth5R has started its work on building a global sustainability app that will garner volunteers and motivate fellow citizens to take action against the climate crisis.

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