Jan Mar 2012

Jan Mar 2012
Campaign for a Million Eco Projects

The theme of this issue is to celebrate the ground swell of eco projects that is happening around us and share the enthusiasm and pratical ideas

Editorial

The first issue every year has the same theme as the Bhoomi Conference (or Unconference) – this year, the focus is on the Campaign for a Million Eco Projects. The web portal www.millionecoprojects.com will be integral to this campaign, to document eco projects and faciliate the end user to explore, connect, act and share.

 

 Ellu Neeru

 

 

 

Tao is about following ‘the Way’ – finding it, losing it, finding it again. The Tao is the way of balance and harmony, between male and female, masculine and feminine, between human kind and the rest of Nature, between life and death, between ancestors and those yet to be, between microcosm and macrocosm, and between the energies of Earth and stars.

How many of us can claim that we have never bought something, only to realise we have made a bad choice and never worn that item ever. It has been hidden at the back of our wardrobe and comes out a guilty reminder, a few years later, still with labels attached.

It started with An Inconvenient Truth. After watching Al Gore’s documentary, we used a carbon calculator to figure out our emissions footprint. We answered some basic questions about our lifestyle, hit “calculate,” and were shocked to find that our emissions were much higher than the US average. Why was the software making us look so bad?

  • For every half litre bottle of carbonated soft drink (CSD) purchased, your water footprint on the earth (the amount of water depleted) is up to 300 litres of water.
  • Today, 50 Indian villages suffer from severe shortage and contamination of groundwater, because of soft drink production.
  • It takes 442 litres of water to manufacture a one litre plastic CSD bottle.

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