A cost accountant and professional marathon runner, Neela Ranavikar Panchopar of Pune is growing all vegetables, herbs and fruits from sugarcane to exotic fruits such as cherries, dragon fruits etc. in her soilless garden of 450 square fee
It is once again that time of the year when the national capital of the country is struggling to breathe. It is not coronavirus but the air quality of Delhi that has deteriorated making the air quality index very poor. As per the SAFAR website, an initiative of Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, the AQI of Delhi has crossed the 300 mark and it is predicted that in coming days the air quality will continue to remain poor and might cross 400 mark as well.
Intending to eliminate the usage of plastic from Indian households, Beco, a Mumbai based startup curated a series of sustainable alternative products used in a daily household. These products are made up of plant-based material with lots of care for the environment and zero percent of plastic from production to packaging. However, ironic but it was a plastic wrapper that laid down the foundation of this startup.
This year the Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its annual minimum extent of 1.44 million square miles (3.74 million square kilometers) in September 2020. This information was revealed by satellite data of NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder. It was the second-lowest mark after the satellite record in 2012.
Sathya Natarajan (46) A Pune based Engineer is an eco-warrior actively working for environment conservation by volunteering with the local administration. With his ‘Desktop Volunteering’ he also helps people in tree plantation who do not at all have time but wish to help plant trees. He is also working to create awareness about menstrual health and hygiene by raising the issue of safe disposal of sanitary waste.
Carbon emission has been exceeding in higher intolerable concentration ever since the industrial revolution brought with it massive emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels-coal and oil. It merely follows the steps taken to control the carbon footprint. People believe that by controlling the release of carbon- it will help, but that is just a way of putting it up slowly. Though, 2020 has come up with a ray of hope with carbon emission-reducing across the globe.
Calamus- electric bike was started in 2017 with a motive to provide an eco-friendly and sustainable vehicle. It is the next generation of E-bikes, Calamus One UltraBike comes with anti-theft alarm and is the world’s safest and most advanced E-bike. At present, Calamus is receiving good response across the world and has its presence in around 27 countries.
Aishwarya Sridhar (23) is a young Indian Wildlife Photographer, wildlife presenter and documentary based at Navi Mumbai. She had made her parents Sridhar Ranganathan and Rani Sridhar proud by being the first Indian women to be awarded as the “Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2020.”
Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute, Pune have discovered two new species of pipeworts from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and Karnataka- one of the thirty-five hot spots of biological diversity in the world.
Sredhar took up the responsibility of saving the depleting resources of nature by utilising energy efficiently. He is not a professional in energy conservation. Still, he became the expert by a series of experiments conducted by him and with the help of guidance of a few great minds; he achieved a 100% self-energy sufficient home.
India is the second-largest brick manufacturer in the world. However, this has also resulted in affecting the environment adversely due to the huge production of bricks. To find a solution to this increasing pollution, Jatin Gaur, a B-tech graduate has come up with a sustainable alternative of eco-bricks that are made up of waste plastic
Waste Reduction Week (WRW) in Canada is a year-round initiative, this year it is celebrated from October 19-25. Countrywide numerous events took place to spread awareness regarding the importance of waste management
Kulwinder Kaur Brar, Village Sarpanch from Memha Bhagwana village of Bathinda district of Punjab leads the movement of ‘Water for all’ and transformed her village with the help of Jal Jeevan Mission through community participation. It was stated in a press release shared by the Ministry of Jal Shakti
Green roof also referred as living or vegetated roof is a roof that is covered with flora planted over a waterproof membrane. It is not only helpful for environment, but it also benefits building owners as well as communities at large.
Passionate for sustainability, eco-conscious Megha Rawat (29) an accidental entrepreneur launched “Kurio Designs”, a footwear startup that manufactures upcycled, handmade and locally crafted footwear.