Erika Cuéllar is training local people in Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina as parabiologists with the aim of protecting the extraordinary biodiversity of one of South America’s last truly wild environments, the Gran Chaco. This hot, relatively inhospitable environment has the second-largest forest in South America after the Amazon.Read More »
Edelman & Planet Water bring clean, safe water to communities in Guhir village, Thane
Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm in collaboration with Planet Water, a US-based non-profit organization, has launched an initiative to provide clean, safe drinking water to Guhir village in the Thane district of India. This program will address safe drinking water needs of 900 children.Read More »
Help Protect Canada’s Killer Whales!
The waters of the Pacific Northwest are home to a wide variety of majestic marine mammal species. Among these are the iconic Killer whales that people travel from around the globe to have a chance to glimpse in their natural environment. But everything is not Right! Do you think you can help?Read More »
Four teenage girls from Africa have created a urine powered generator
As a 14 year old, when we got down to doing some experiments or making something, the things that we could come up with was probably use the electric motor of our broken remote-control car in a motor boat that will sink within fifteen minutes of being in water (it was not adequately water proofed!) or make a steam boat from one of those many science experiments. Did you ever think of making a wind mill or a solar powered car or generate electricity from your pee!Read More »
UPCYCLING : The U in Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Meenakshi Venkatraman offers a unique slant on recycling – an especially interesting one, from a teenager’s point of view. Singapore is refreshingly green for a people-packed urban paradise – in terms of eco-friendly technology as well as being quite vegetated for such a small country. Learning from a Grade 5-er I was at the Grade 5 exhibition in my school, remembering all the good times I had when I was in Grade 5. This exhibition is something many international schools here take part in, where the fifth graders have to choose, research and present their area of study. When I …Read More »
Nutrition, the organic way!
Organic India, based in Lucknow, is committed towards being globally recognized as a reliable and competitive supplier of the highest quality organic food and health products. They have expanded their Certified Organic Agro-Cultivation base multi-fold with all types of raw farm produce. Their agro projects are now widely spread over Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh in addition to a large expansion area in Bundelkhand, UP. Today they are operating in about 50,000 acres of certified organic land. Their products are supplied across the world including UK, France, Japan, Israel, Finland, Mauritius, Germany, South Africa, Czech Republic, Australia, USA, etc. …Read More »
Western Ecological Society
To promote and impel the protection and conservation of the wildlife and natural resources in the region of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas in Mexico is what Western Ecological Society is all about. Founded in the year 2004, The Western Ecological society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to conservation of nature. Their main project is the sea turtles protection and conservation program but they also work towards rescuing wildlife, Humpback Whale Research and environmental awareness. Biologist Oscar Aranda Mena, one of the founding members of the organization, says “Since the day I started working with sea turtles, I …Read More »
The Gerry Martin Project
Conan Dumenil, Head of the Education Arm at the Gerry Martin Project, tells us about the initiative ‘The Gerry Martin Project’ and the philosophy behind it. What is the Gerry Martin project all about? TGMP is a conservation entrepreneurship that works toward creating inclusive and sustainable conservation practices in India. We use education and experience to create and harness interest and support for various conservation endeavors across the country. In short, we are a link between scientists and conservationists in the field and enthusiasts in cities and towns who either don’t get the chance or the avenues to interact with the many …Read More »
“Gift a Plant”- Celebrate a ‘GREEN’ birthday or a ‘GREEN’ Valentine’s Day! Instead of giving dead flowers and monotonous cards, gift a life and make a ‘GREEN’ statement. Nurturing Green is a chain of retail stores in high streets/malls in NCR, established with the primary motive of bringing people closer to the environment. It promotes the concept of gifting real, live Green Plants instead of flowers and other monotonous gifts on various occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and many other occasions of joy and sorrow in our life. Managing Director and Founder, Annu Grover, says What could be a better substitute …Read More »
Eco Friendly Homes? Bamboo is the answer!
Bamboo House India was established in Hyderabad in the year 2008 by two first generation entrepreneurs, Prashant Lingam & Aruna Kappagantula. It is a social enterprise utilizing bamboo as an economic driver for providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to rural and tribal communities in the bamboo sector through business models designed to work at base of the economic pyramid and promote bamboo as an eco friendly substitute to wood, steel, iron & plastic. How it works. “There are various resources in local communities which, if harnessed through joint communities, corporate organizations, local authorities and CSO partnerships, based on capacity building and …Read More »