A massive government-run reforestation campaign has grown 750 million trees along the Hindu Kush mountain range in the north western region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015. The initiative has provided 500,000 jobs to impoverished locals. Plans are afoot to plant a billion trees by the end of 2018. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the only province to be inducted in the…
Creating a sustainable future, a 6-day Workshop at Auroville, near Pondicherry (September 17-23, 2017), will explore an integral approach to sustainable practices and introduces some of the technologies being developed and implemented in the international community of Auroville in South India. The workshop will also explore inner sustainability, without which humanity will not be able to achieve a…
‘The Climate of Disquiet’ is a poetic appraisal on the threat of an upcoming Hydro electrical project thrust upon the scenic as well as ecologically fragile Athirappally – Vazhachal biosphere. The language is Malayalam subtitled in English. The duration of the film is 9.48 minutes.
‘URAVU’ is a thought-provoking portrayal of the contradiction that exists in the abuse of water in urban capitalist spaces at a time when its scarcity haunts poor rural households. By following a day in the life of a poor village woman working at a mall in the city, the film highlights the wastefulness of a scarce resource by the rich when the poor continue to endure great suffering.
‘VARSHA HARSHA’ tells the story of an initiative taken by the local community for the rejuvenation of a dried up lake in the Malenadu region of Karnataka.
‘FROM GARBAGE TO GOLD’ deals with the issue of organic waste and climate change, and proposes the conversion of organic waste into bio-gas as a mitigation and adaptation strategy.
‘WEAVERS OF SHORELINE’ depicts the impact of climate change on mangrove vegetation in Kerala. The film advocates rejuvenation of mangrove stretches as a climate change mitigation strategy.
We are addicted to convenience, and it’s a fatal attraction both for us and the planet. Ready-made meals, motorised transport, smartphones make our lives a lot easier, but at what cost?
Media coverage on climate change deliberations peaked in December 2015 when the Climate Summit hosted by the United Nations was taking place in Paris. The conference was attended by 195 countries with around 150 world leaders and dignitaries. Many countries, including India, have pledged ambitious targets for climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. One of…
Reviving traditional water bodies, and not environmentally-unsustainable mega projects which are expensive, is the most viable solution to deal with water scarcity in parched lands like Bundelkhand.