Environment and Ecology

Environmental conservation and sustainability, respecting ecological integrity and limits

This section relates to initiatives that promote the principles of ecological integrity and limits. These are initiatives which envision models of decentralized conservation of land, water and biodiversity, based on a respect for both local and modern knowledge, and considering environment as an integral part of life and work. It also highlight attempts at linking livelihoods to ecological regeneration and restoration at local and landscape level. It will feature innovative attempts to deal with problems of pollution and waste. Overall, this section will try to work towards an understanding of the ecosystem which includes sociological, historical and geographical considerations while deciding on the path that local urban/ rural communities and the larger society take towards well-being.

When an army of women came together to revive a river

1200 people created hundreds of recharge wells and boulder checks - nearly all workers were women.

Trivandrum’s Green Army Is Mentoring Students To Become Experts At Managing The City’s Waste And Make It Cleaner

Helping students completely understand the basics of how to ensure total cleanliness

Making Informed Choices, Bleeding Clean

How conversations around sustainable menstruation were enabled in Kerala

विश्राम देने से जी उठा जंगल (in Hindi)

जंगल की सिर्फ रखवाली की गई, तीन सालों में हरियाली लौट आई!

A Pulicat Story: The Lagoon That Protects a City

Fisherfolk, naturalists, school children - all asking for the port project to be cancelled.

Where Camels Take to the Sea

How will all of those kharais fare in a region that has become less hospitable to them?

In eco-friendly move, CMC staffers ride bicycle to office

It (is) mandatory for all officials and employees to shun automated vehicles on Fridays and ride to office on bicycles.

Farm and Food Entrepreneurship: Rebuilding Assam’s fragile economy and ecology

The education system needs to impart essential skills to children, such as growing food using scientific methods.