Where Is This Magical Place Where All Of Our Sanitary Waste Goes? | #ThePadEffect

Editor’s note: Approx 125kg of sanitary waste is generated per person during their menstruating years and these sanitary napkins can take 500-800 years to break down! #ThePadEffect is a campaign to advocate for sustainable menstruation and prevent thousands of tons of sanitary waste.   Posted by Marcy Newman (originally published on the Feminism in India site) Of all … More Where Is This Magical Place Where All Of Our Sanitary Waste Goes? | #ThePadEffect

Why menstrual health and the planet’s health must go hand in hand

Menstruation has been in the air in India. It’s clearly on people’s consciousness more than usual. In the past few months there have been a couple of campaigns that caught my eye. The first one, sponsored by Stone Soup and Women Endangered, is called #LetsTalkPeriod. Here is their video: Here’s the problem: anyone who knows India, … More Why menstrual health and the planet’s health must go hand in hand

EcoFemme Workshop

The reason for my trip to Auroville last week was to attend a workshop at EcoFemme. The first day of the workshop was held at Pitchandikulam Forest, a gorgeous space in Auroville that does many things, including maintaining a garden full of medicinal plants and educating people about their uses. This was one of the … More EcoFemme Workshop

Goonj

Yesterday I had the chance to visit the Goonj collection centre in Bangalore. I went there to donate athletic shoes with studs as they refurbish them and donate them to poor children who cannot afford them. I also went to learn more about the cloth pads they make for rural women. They have a terrific … More Goonj