This year on October 10 2020, is being celebrated as World Migratory Bird with the theme “ Birds connect our World”. The intent behind this theme was to intensify the importance of conserving and restoring the ecological connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural cycles essential for the survival and well being of migratory birds.
Conscious about the damage a big fat wedding causes to the environment, this Mumbai couple Nupur Agarwal and Ashwin Malwade opted for an ecofriendly wedding for themselves in December, last year. However, now to reduce the carbon footprint emissions because of weddings, this duo has initiated a consultation service to organize eco-friendly weddings called ‘Greenmyna’.
The Bartan Company was launched in February 2019, in the Nallagandla area of Hyderabad by 4 friends. Waste Reduction is their primary aim. They provide utensils for events, which are not toxic to the environment and enable ‘celebrations that leave behind fond memories, not waste’. They have generated 2,500 kg of compost from wet waste and 50,315 disposables have been diverted from the landfills, across 58 events.
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