Last week at the EcoFemme workshop in Auroville we had a very interesting discussion about plastics. It came up because, of course, plastic is a key ingredient in disposable pads. It’s also a liner used on the bottom layer of the EcoFemme pads as a way to leak proof them. It’s a minimal amount for … More Plastic Breaks Down. Period.
Last week I was in Auroville again for another EcoFemme workshop. I’ll write more about that when I have time, but for now, here is a glimpse of an inspiring exhibition I had the good fortune to catch before it closed. It shows a huge range of informative and interestingly designed items by the school … More Trashion and other upcycled designs
I was delighted to find my neighbourhood in the news this week–especially because it was being highlighted for its initiative in segregating wet and dry waste. Funnily enough I had no idea about these people even though I’m in the loop in at least 3 different city-wide and ward-wide organisations related to this matter. But … More Cleaning up the neighbourhood
Yesterday I had the opportunity to go on the Bengaluru Trash Trail, which I’ve been dying to do for a few years now (you can read various accounts of it in the press here, here, here, here, and here. While this journey to follow the trash from your neighbourhood to the various places your trash … More Bengaluru’s Trash Trail
My first real job was in the public relations department at a company called LensCrafters and their corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Technically I was an intern there for 6 months, but my mentor there, Susan Knobler, didn’t treat me like an intern. She trusted me with all sorts of responsibilities and projects. I did … More Closing the loop
On 100 Foot Road in Indira Nagar is this fabulous new bus stop ad featuring Amitabh Bachchan promoting composting in Kannada. There was some buzz about this recently, and some of his Hindi commercials can be seen on Youtube (see below). The videos are terrific because they’re reaching out to some key demographics of people … More Thank you, Big B for promoting composting!
Last week I had the opportunity to attend a workshop hosted and organised by ATREE. It centred around a report they recently completed about the status of decentralised solid waste management policy innovation in Bengaluru, with a special focus on residential bulk generators. I had hoped that they would be highlighting at least one case … More ATREE’s Workshop on Bulk Waste Generators
SUPPORT THE STRUGGLE OF CONTRACT POWRAKARMIKAS DEMANDING IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF MINIMUM WAGES , WEEKLY OFF AND FESTIVAL/NATIONAL HOLIDAY LEAVE AND REGULARISATION On 8th March, International Working Women’s Day, the BBMP Contract Powrakarmikas Union of Bengaluru are going on a strike and will hold a large rally to intensify their ongoing struggle for a life with dignity. They … More STRIKE! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 8th, 10am, BBMP HEAD OFFICE
There is a fantastic new restaurant in Bangalore called Go Native. It’s a farm-to-table, zero-waste restaurant and as you walk in you can feel the freshness, including planters that line the entry way where lettuce that may end up in your salad is planted. There’s lots of plant themed decoration around the restaurant, which also … More Bengaluru’s Zero Waste Restaurant
There is a common problem around Bangalore neighbourhoods and it’s this: People staple flyers to trees and it not only creates a lot of garbage when they inevitably fall off and mix with the muck in the street, they also cause real harm to the trees. I have been trying to take down the flyers … More Neralu: Bengaluru’s tree festival