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College Students Recycle Flower Waste into Organic Dyes, Help Destitute Women Earn a Livelihood

College Students Recycle Flower Waste into Organic Dyes, Help Destitute Women Earn a Livelihood

A group of college students from South Delhi's Aryabhatta college has started a unique initiative. They call it Project Palaash. Project Palaash aims to salvage floral waste and create organic dyes that are purely non-synthetic in nature. These organic dyes are then used on fabrics. These fabrics are dyed by the socially and economically underprivileged, thereby creating employment opportunities for destitute community members.

Geeli mitti: Busting the Myths About Mud Houses

Geeli mitti: Busting the Myths About Mud Houses

Why is mud construction sustainable then using cement? Why are mud houses more comfortable to live in? What are the advantages of mud over cement for building and construction? Shagun Singh, the founder of GeeliMitti farms and educational research center talks about the common myths that are associated with mud houses. Most believe that mud houses are not strong enough, it's expensive to build and maintain and not suited to regions which have high rainfall. 

A Blueprint to Becoming a Green School

A Blueprint to Becoming a Green School

GSP Audit encourages schools to benchmark, improve and monitor their environmental practices. Some schools have reached the goals of resource efficiency and minimum waste generation by making changes in their practices at the school level. It is now time for all schools to put their best foot forward.

The Tortoise And The Hare

The Tortoise And The Hare

A legendary tale that shows us the mirror by sharing the consequences of a fossil fuel-dependent world

A Flower in a Nutshell
DIY Green Gadgets
Story of the Lotus Leaves

Story of the Lotus Leaves

Can leaves be a better alternative to plastic plates that are non-biodegradable? Read on to find what lesson the character learnt in the story!

DIY Herb Station At Home

DIY Herb Station At Home

Herbs such as coriander, basil and mint can make any dish more flavourful. They are fun to grow and it is great to have our own garden we can pluck fresh herbs from. We can make a kitchen herb garden or plant herbs in pots on the terrace. Herbs are easy to grow and require little patience as some herbs start to sprout in as little as two days!...

Can Waste Create Life?
What Makes us Want to Buy More?
Never say

Never say "I'm bored" again

Don't become couch potatoes and gadget slaves this summer. Make the best of your summer holidays, move around the house, and assess how you consume resources with the help of some interesting activities.

Toss it or eat it!

Toss it or eat it!

It is estimated that over 40 billion plastic kitchen utensils—including 14–18 billion plastic spoons—are produced every year. Given our low rate of reusing and recycling them, most of this cutlery ends up in landfill sites, or worse, in oceans and lakes! Here, they contaminate the land and soil for at least 450 years—the time plastic takes to degrade. Simply put, this is a recipe for disaster!

But there are edible alternatives, read on...