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(Environment)
Environmental Concerns
Over the past 7 years Aurovillians have been having problems with the smoke and fumes coming from the Karuvadikuppam dump site located just 3 km outside Auroville. None of the waste has been segregated which make the management extremely difficult. In order to take up this issue with the local government Renu and Bindu has taken action by asking Igor to send a lab technician to take soil and water samples for testing. The place stinks for miles around making the life in some villages and Auroville's communities unbearable. Read more

Friday, 04 January 2013
(Environment)
Do you drink Water? Stay Tuned!
Everyone has time to donate their lives to a worthy cause. Thinking about the priority of the physical human life, just after the air there's water. Thinking only about who needs water to grow up the edible plants we use to eat everyday, it's easy to connect all together in this problem: Auroville water is always less clean and more difficult to store, even in the aquifer. So do we care about it? Nathalie (in the english interview), is one who does care, and for the first time spoke at a meeting: the one of Water Read more

Friday, 20 April 2012
(News)
Municipalika, Piano, Electricity
L'Avenir d'Auroville will present on Municipalika - 10th International Conference on "Good Urban Governance for Safe, Healthy, Green and Smart Cities" in co terminus with 10th International Exhibiton on "City Infrastructure and Sustainable Urban Developments" - Auroville's way on how to handle waste water treatment, alternative planning, architecture and something about tropical evergreen forest. In news we feature short interview with Anbu about it. You can also hear a short excerpt of yesterday's concert of Marc Vella at Pitanga. Read more

Monday, 23 January 2012
(Education)
Effective Microrganism Workshop
During the last years Dr. Lucas Dengel with the EcoPro team had been working on training people and promoting the use of Effective Microorganism solutions (EM) for the improving of farming sector, waste water treatment, solid waste management and hygiene. Last week a especial workshop open for participants from all around India and the world was developed at the C.S.R. building in Auroville. Read more

Wednesday, 04 January 2012
(City Life)
Luminosity - A Temple for Living
The community "Luminosity" has started with the wish to create "A temple for living" for its inhabitants. It consists of twelve small apartments, eight offices and big communal areas. David, one of the architects, is explaining the different aspects of the building like the new systems for waste water treatment and rain water harvest. The later will be able to provide enough water for all inhabitants of the building for the whole year. Please open the attached PDF-file in order to follow a series of 17 photos which are referred to in the talk Read more

Monday, 17 October 2011
(City Life)
Infrastructure Development
L'Avenir d'Auroville in cooperation with the technology company Dura-Line hosted an informational meeting on "Existing Synergy Opportunity for Infrastructure Development". The meeting presented Polyethylene Piping Systems solutions which would serve gray water/black water treatment and infrastructure development works in the Auroville Community. We have recorded the presentation and discussions of subjects related to distribution schemes, connection between houses and communities, environmental impact, construction and costs, more efficient drip irrigation systems, gray and black water treatment and much more. The presentation was held at the Town Hall, in conference hall on June 4th . Read more

Saturday, 04 June 2011
(City Life)
Transit Lounge- Temporary Housing Meeting
On Wednesday 4th of May, new and old residents gathered at Courage community for a tour to develop a stronger understanding of the physical space of the site on which the project will manifest. In this rather informal meeting "potential users" were given an intimate platform to discuss concerns and acquire more information on details surrounding the project. The community meeting in this broadcast, facilitated by Architect Manu and Dorle from Auroville and L'Avenir d'Auroville, with input of Courage- and prospective "users", gives a brief summary of Transit Housing project while embracing subjects around communal infrastructure and especially waste water systems.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
(Economy)
Earth Day Eco-Market
Auroville's Earth Day Week got its kick-off on Saturday April 16th with the Eco-Market at the Solar Kitchen. From 9:30 am to 1:30pm, over fifteen stands gave the opportunity to discover, taste, or buy eco-food or products such as recycled clothes and bags, bicycles at cheaper prices, solar lights, water filters or pesto, marmalade and pickles from Aurovillian eco-farms. Njal informed, yet again, on the petition against Endosulfan and on alternative solutions, selling a wide range of books regarding health and environmental issues as well. Everyone could share the on-spot fire-cooked food or register for any of the coming Guided Tours on Auroville's cycle trails offered during Earth Week. Read more

Monday, 18 April 2011
(Environment)
”B” Zero Waste

Long time Aurovillian, William "B” Sullivan works to aid Auroville in its sustainability goal to reduce its waste to zero through his project, Zero Waste. In this interview, B explains what it means to produce "zero waste” and the project's different initiatives. He gives advice for reducing waste at home and explains why it is important for Auroville to have zero waste. B also answers how waste became a problem in Auroville and the challenges Zero Waste faces today. Read more

Monday, 07 March 2011
(Economy)
The People and Paper
An interview with Joshua of Auroville Papers. We talked about his history with the company and within Auroville, and also explored the many aspects of work in the factory. Auroville Papers is close to Aspiration Community in Kuillapalayam. A beautiful Banyan tree is on the left as you enter, and you feel like you're entering a sanctuary not any sort of factory. Their handmade paper is made only from vegetal fibres. It is free from toxic substances, its manufacture does not require the felling of trees, and no endangered vegetal species are used for its production. Read more

Thursday, 17 February 2011
(Environment)
Waste warrior

One of the speakers at the Green Practices Workshop, Lucas Dengel’s presentation was on Solid Waste Management. The presentation was structured into various sections dealing with the present scenario, how we discard waste, public health and hygiene, moral issues related to waste management, technical issues, and more. He spoke passionately about the dangerous consequences we face due to our disregard to indiscriminate dumping of waste. Lucas explained the pros and cons of many latest waste management technologies. His final message was to practice recycling as, “we are all recycled”. Download presentation

Saturday, 11 December 2010
(Environment)
Integrated water management
At the Green Practices workshop, Gilles Boulicot of Auroville Centre for Scientific Research said water management is a challenging subject and in today’s context, it has to be related to sustainability. The problems of water management are universal. In India, conflict over water is sometimes acute because it’s managed by the states and not a central authority. Gilles explains the coastal zone issues facing India in detail. He points out that the ground water has decreased drastically due to excessive drilling of borewells, which in turn has led to sea water intrusion. This is a matter of big concern as it is very difficult to reverse this phenomenon. Gilles also discusses various other issues and solutions around water management.

Thursday, 02 December 2010
(Environment)
Giving it back to the people

About five years back, the environmentalists in Chennai won a case against development of the 58-acre stretch of ecologically sensitive Adyar creek. Then, the Tamil Nadu government approached Auroville to help restore the creek. At a presentation during the Green Practices workshop, Joss Brooks of Pitchandikulam Forest, who is part of the Adyar Poonga project, said Chennai was just a series of wetlands that has overgrown now. He said the restoration of the creek meant cleaning up of the Adyar River as one was not possible without the other. Many Aurovilians have helped to draw up a master plan for the same. Joss went on to explain how the entire project panned out. Download presentation

Wednesday, 01 December 2010
(City Life)
65% of waste is pick up

In the series of seminars about sustainability presented by Living Routes and Auroville Green Center on 11th of November Ing-Marie and B were talking about waste. Lots have been done in last few years and awareness of ecology is rising, so in Auroville 65% of waste is pick up by Eco Service. But Eco Service itself is still facing many challenges – from inadequate infrastructure, insufficient funding, lack of strategy to work as a unit, and receive some funds from the city. Right now the most important, and urgent need is land because there's no adequate landfill for the waste that it cannot be recycle or burn, and need to be land filled.

Monday, 22 November 2010
(Environment)
Sewage, Farming and waste

Eco-Pro is working in the field of  health and hygiene. The company focus is on attempting to integrate both public and environmental aspects of these issues. Long-time Aurovilian Lucas, the founder and manager of Eco-Pro, shares his experience in approaching all the basics 'leftovers' of our lives in an integral way. The talk starts with  the usage of EM (effective microorganisms) in agriculture and in the treatment of sewage and dump sites, continuing with the challenge of promoting integral approaches to a conventional world. Lucas shares his optimistic view for a sustainable future during his informative talk on sewage and waste treatment.

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Thursday, 24 September 2009
(Economy)
The Colors of Nature

Jesus, who has been in Auroville since 1993 is in charge of research into eco-friendly discharge in natural ways. He talks in this interview about the ways in which he aims to alleviate the problems of pollution and the excessive use of pesticides in farming methods. He talks about the successes that he has achieved and the problems that he has encountered.

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Friday, 02 January 2009
(Environment)
Water Challenge II

Sustainable water resource management  is one of the basis of a sustainable community. Tency, from CSR - Center Scientific Research – give details about the programs Auroville is developing based on studies of  the bioregion aquifer done with the cooperation of the Tamil Nadul government. Reforestation, rain water infiltration and  the conscious use of the resource are the bases of this program. He also explains the devices the communities are using to recycle the waste waters system and  the big project that CSR is developing to  recycle all the waste watter of the city of Pondycherry.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2008
(Spirituality)
Eclettico Aurofilio

Chi e' nato per primo ad Auroville? In questa parte dell'intervista in italiano Aurofilio sfata la leggenda. En Français, il nous parle de ses multiples activitées dont l'eau, la 3D et l'écologie. And in English Aurofilio tells us about the difficulty of having so many poles of attractions and how he arrives to integrate them. To listen (per ascoltare) click the logo play.

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Friday, 16 May 2008
(City Life)
Housing soon

  Realization is a tentative answer to the current housing crisis in Auroville. The movement was initiated in October 2007 by a large group of Auroville residents to find solutions to this overlooked issue. From November onwards, about 30 people have been working on the fabrication of Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks (CSEB) and on the preparation of the construction site. Volunteers have also taken care of the project's definition and organisation. The work is carried out under the supervision of the Auroville Earth Institute. Here an interview with Marti and Dorian.

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Sunday, 27 January 2008
(Environment)
EM Workshop

 Mr. Mattew Wood is the founder and CEO of Sustainable Community Development, LLC,  the premier global developer of probiotic EM technology and will give a presentation on Saturday 22th July from 10:00 to 13:00 in the Town Hall Conference Room - Auroville.

 

EM technology is a expertise which focuses on the drawbacks of conventional and traditional farming methods being practiced around the world. It is referred to as “mixed cultures of efficient microorganisms”.

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Monday, 17 July 2006
(Environment)

The Aurofuture team is announcing that Auroville’s Future was invited to attend the function to honour US-AEP’s partners held in Chennai on 14th November 2005 at the USAID (US Agency for International developments), American Embassy. Auroville’s Future collected the ‘Environmental Leadership Award’ presented to Auroville in recognition of ‘Outstanding contributions made through working in partnership to improve the environment and quality of life for the people of Asia’. After a decade of promoting environmentally sustainable development in Asia, United States - Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP), a regional program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) formally closed on September 30th, 2005. US-AEP/USAID recognized and acknowledged the program success to organisations such as ours who have supported the program with their time and resources. A new USAID regional environmental that continues and extends US-AEP program began in October 2005. The new program will initially implement targeted activities focused on safe water supply and sanitation, biodiversity conservation, regional environmental governance, strengthening coastal communities affected by tsunami and the regional tsunami early warning system.

Thursday, 15 December 2005