Some cities such as Paris, Milan and New York are moving towards developing a ’15 minute city’ as during the global pandemic of COVID-19, people have realized that accessibility is paramount. In a ’15-minute-city,’ everyone can meet most of their needs within a short walk or bicycle ride from their home.
Sahar Mansoor from Bengaluru founded Bare Necessities in 2016 to give alternative sustainable solutions to the masses. With this platform, she aims to provide sustainable solutions for scrap management and help people adopt zero waste lifestyle. Her platform, Bare Necessities also provides natural and eco-friendly products and even the materials used in packaging are recyclable
In a conversation with The EarthView, Vani Murthy shared some of the DIY compost ideas that anyone can practice. Grow your organic food at home and manage waste beautifully.
On the occasion of World Rivers Day (September 27), experts urged people to take collective responsibility to combat river pollution by changing their lifestyle and going back to roots. They also suggested that composting your waste and rainwater harvesting could be effective measures for the conservation.
Agrotourism is the latest concept in the Indian tourism industry, which normally occurs on farms. It allows the tourists to experience the real enchanting and authentic contact with the rural life, taste the local genuine food and get familiar with the various farming tasks during the visit. On the occasion of World Tourism Day (September 27), the EarthView spoke to Rahul Kulkarni who has founded ‘Farm of Happiness’ an agro-tourism spot in Maharashtra.
Nikita Sonkhiya, founder of Revering Lifestyle under her initiative ONEarth has come up with the new innovative ideas of crafting eco-friendly products made of organic materials to reduce pollution.
Bannerghatta National Park (BNP), for several species of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds including the endangered Asian Elephant, Indian Gaur, Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Leopard, Wild Dog and even the Tiger.
However, the BNP has always been susceptible to the land sharks and real estate giants who want to usurp the land and stretch the urbanisation by encroaching the last lung space of the city.
With the rapid urbanisation not only the Central Business District (CBD) areas in Bengaluru, but the outskirts that once had plush greenery and water bodies free of any impurity have also borne the brunt of unplanned infrastructure planning.
Once pristine water bodies-Muthanallur, chandapura in Anekal taluk which had drinking water quality, today symbolises government’s neglect. Home to avians these lakes have been playing a pivotal role in the supply of drinking water and fulfilling agricultural needs.
India comes under the 17-megadiverse countries of the world being the host for 1,400 species of butterflies. However, at present, the population of butterflies is declining at a precipitous rate raising major concern for these winged insects. Therefore, to spread awareness and conserve the butterflies, a group of 50 butterfly enthusiasts, researchers, and specialists from all over India got together to choose a national butterfly of India.
A mother of two and an industrial Engineer, Monisha Narke who started practising sustainable lifestyle for better health of her children, is now an entrepreneur with RUR GreenLife Pvt Ltd that offers sustainable solutions for waste management.
Greenik Sustainable Ventures of Thiruvanthapuram is one such organization that works towards sustainable solutions and has created straws made of papaya stem as an alternative of plastic
Sustainable housing and green architecture are slowly gaining their prominence in the construction sector. Though it is still in a very nascent stage in India, however many architects and organizations are coming forward to contribute in that. One such organization in Hunnarshala Foundation, based in Bhuj, Gujarat that works towards constructing eco-friendly homes across the globe
Shruti Bansal writes about reusable bags and its role in the environment conservation in her latest blog Reuse your shopping bags to reduce your environmental footprints.
Vivek Gurav, a techie and founder of Pune Ploggers during the lockdown initiated the concept of ‘eco-bricks’ by upcycling plastic. In the last five months, Gurav along with 250 volunteers of Pune Ploggers made 2500 eco-bricks.