Seven Billion Dreams; One Planet; Consume with Care

Seven Billion Dreams; One Planet; Consume with Care

Blog, Sustainability
'Global Warming' 'climate change' 'environment' 'eco' 'green' 'carbon' 'footprint' bla bla bla these words aren't new to us. We have been hearing these words for past few decades from every corner of the world. All high tech people, companies, corporate CSR, every big people had their share in conveying messages about going green and it was just the message. CSR activities are mostly fake that they follow the concept of donating NGO's and ignore exact value of corporate social responsibilty towards the environment. Messages can be sent from anyone from anywhere, what we miss here is; ultimately it's an individual who makes the change and these big industrial companies need to set a platform for the change needed. 'Seven Billion Dreams; One Planet; Consume with Care' is a brillliant slogan…
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Some Products aren’t Green; but worth trying

Some Products aren’t Green; but worth trying

Blog, Sustainability
We know we are a problem to the environment. We have made whatever we can and did our best to put an end to the pretty looking environment. If at all the polluted air can talk, crying ice can express, garbage seas can spit back; we are still at their Mercy. Our problem lies in the creations we made; it is in the DESIGN of anything that’s created so far. Products are not designed to be green, materials used are not nature friendly, and environment was never kept in mind when we designed anything for our needs. We were so busy blending with the industrial revolution and we ultimately didn’t give a thought about its after effects. We are used to a particular lifestyle in which some non-degradable materials are…
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Upcycled Bracelet

DIY, Sustainability, Upcycle_It
I got this old headset and pendant from my close friend when he was cleaning his room and i told him i will make a cool thing out of it and gift . Hope i made a good accessory out of it and you like it @mani .. PS : Like my page to get more ideas on Upcycling .. Pinterest :: http://www.pinterest.com/umadotc/upcycle-it/ Web :: http://greensanthai.in/old-headset-and-pendant-bracelet/
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Our clothes and carbon footprint

Our clothes and carbon footprint

Blog, Sustainability
We say we deal with a lot of waste in our everyday life and we all know they are paper and plastics mostly. What we miss is that the clothes we wear are also not sustainable, they leave quite a lot of carbon footprint because of the fabric materials we use and the process to make that raw material into fine clothing, the dyes used in clothing and when we throw that clothing it does harm the environment. What we do with old clothes? We tear them into pieces and use them to clean utensils or vehicles. Better use of that can be given to poor people. Value Village by Myriam Laroche is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating the growth and development of sustainable practices in the fashion/clothing industry.…
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We are all Nature lovers from when ??

Blog, Sustainability
I know we all love Nature – Trees, plants and animals .. But can you close your eyes and think for a moment from when .. I can help you. Being brought up in cities we all have a mechanical timed life where we run for lot of things, we live in an environment where we cut down trees and build apartments, slowly we grow up and hit a saturation point and look back at society ” what a mess have we made “. Trees and plants are important we figured it out lately. so we set up garden at homes and be little thankful to them. At Suseum – The Sustainability Museum we have such a beautiful vertical garden and we found that a pigeon had laid an egg…
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One mistake and Sustainability is totally faked

One mistake and Sustainability is totally faked

Blog, Sustainability
Today I attended a Panel Discussion of 8 speakers from various sectors - Medical to Waste collector to Computer geek to Renewable energy expert to a Professor and so. It was nice, 5 of them really made an amazing speech about sustainability. It was great to know that these type of panel discussions are happening in colleges and its really good to create awareness among people but what they failed is they dint implement it right I mean the people who arranged the panel discussion about sustainability Development. Will reveal what was the mistake soon . Discussion started with these, Sustainability is a question?  What they tried to convey in the introduction was Design plays a major role. Corporate sectors should have 2 things mandatory and they are corporate sustainability…
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Rural Sustainability

Rural Sustainability

Blog, Sustainability
Is it possible ? We are all trying to live a sophisticated life in the name of city. Sustainability is not something new, its a lifestyle followed by our grand parents even in village now a days. This photograph was taken on 25th Dec - 2013. I dont have to type bigtime to explain this photograph. But still cant control my fingers. If you notice that old lady is crushing betel leaf with a rock on a big stone cover. We wont even care to take and eat eatables we drop in ground accidentally. But this lady smiles we may say its dirty - non hygenic or eeeeewwww . If you ask me she is great, she just dint think like most of them in this world. Wordpress Blog:  http://umadotc.wordpress.com/
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Tshirt Carry Bag

DIY, Sustainability
      Hey friends.,  This is second DIY how to make a Carry bag with Old Tshirt but no stitching required.   All you need is only scissor and an old Tshirt.   STEP 1 : Cut the bottom into Strips, like you see below.       Step 2 : Pull the strips and leave -  to get a curvy look like these .       Step 3 : Now tie the strips into knots. Put two knots to make the bottom strong.       Step 4 : Now cut the sleeves and the neck.     Step 5 : Your bag should look like this now.                   [bra_divider height='40'] Step - 6 : Now cut the Sleeves…
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Old Tshirt Bag

DIY, Sustainability
  Heyya everyone .. I am going to show you some steps here, how to make a simple carry bag with the old tshirt we have at home. We need a sewing machine at the end to make this carry bag. Now all you need is a Scissor and Old Tshirt. Lets start making one today.    STEP 1 : Take an old tshirt of yours and start cutting sleeves. Cut both the sleeves and neck part also      Step 2 : Stitch the bottom part of your Tshirt, so that the items we put inside doesn’t fall down.   Step 3: DONE .We can add lot more things to the bag, make it more decorative and use it.                  
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Sustainability, hidden truth

Sustainability, hidden truth

Blog, Sustainability
Sustainability seems an old word now. Tom, Jim, Ravi, Kamala, amma, appa, each and everyone talks about it. The word Sustainability is Fashion now. People try to be sustainable, they try so hard sharing someone else photographs on facebook and twitter, giving free ideas to others on sustainability. I am happy that people are trying so hard to be sustainable, but what they forget is – what they really have to do is not to try, they have to practice sustainability. Sustainability is not a big badhaaa magic to do, it’s just a simple lifestyle followed by our great grandparents everywhere around the world. They lived a normal life style which was sustainable by itself. They had cows to get milk from, now a day’s we get milk in plastic…
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