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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
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
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Monday, 08 November 2010
Today, and this weekend the city is full of talks, theater plays, concert, workshops...Today we can start with Sustainability Seminar at Last School Campus where Kathy and Bhavana will be talking about Social Sutainability – Auroville and the Villages or we can listen to an interesting presentation at Town Hall by Patrice Meyniel about Vanilla – a fascinating productive orchid. At Udavi school tomorrow morning at 10.30 AV theater group with Udavi School children will give a play “Savitri – a soul for any age”, directed by Jill. In the evening at Visitor Center Genius Incorporated Presents OUT OF STATION. And for the music lovers- on Sunday 17th of October at Bharat Nivas Auditorium Convergence Concert Indian Classical and Candaian Jazz musisicans.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Tuesday, 05 October 2010
Thursday, 30 September 2010
Today's news, broadcasted by AurovilleRadio returning volunteer Andréa, features an overview of “Khandar – The Ruins” a movie playing at 7:30pm in the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium at Bharat Nivas tonight. The highlight of the news program today is an interview with Ethan from Living Routes, talking about a program happening tomorrow, all day in Town Hall. From 9:30am the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium, created by the Pachamam Alliance, will be held, and it is open to Aurovilians and Guests alike. Listen in for more details on this life-changing event. Also in the news is an announcement of a program with Georges Van Vrekhem in Town Hall Sunday September 26th at 10:30am.
Friday, 24 September 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Notre Terre a-t-elle vraiment besoin d'une ville qui l'aime ? C'est à cette question pertinente que notre invité – expert d'une science complexe aux théories alambiquées – a bien voulu répondre avec l'enthousiasme, la frénésie, la chaleur communicative qui d'ordinaire, ne le caractérise point du tout. C'est donc avec une vive émotion que nous diffusons quelques extraits remarquables de cet entretient interminable.
Friday, 28 May 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Scordatevi il brontolio regolare della tradizionalissima Ambassador 2000 D. Una cosa che certamente e' cambiata in India e' il modo di spostarsi. A parte le onnipresenti biciclette, moto e bus ora a farla da padrone sulle assolate strade indiane sono le automobili. Nei tredici minuti registrati su un taxi di ultima generazione, un Tata Indigo, potrete gustare un saporito ensable di suoni...
Sunday, 16 May 2010
(Arts & Culture)
On 22th of April – on Earth Day a celebration, a real birthday celebration, was held at Visitor Center. Initiator and organizer was Upasana with Small Steps project. It started by auction of bags children painted on Saturday, and the last bag was sold for recording 2300 rupees. All the money that was spend at the birthday celebration will go for the cause of spreading awareness for anti plastic campaign to pay for the films and videos which they will be played in villages in Tamil. Birthday party was swinging on to late night with grooves and rhythms of many musicians – Suryan, Mohanam Sound Crew and Pachamama.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
During the LFA (litter-free Auroville) campaign, AurovilleRadio was invited to participate in the exhibition room called stArt of Certitude's dome. We took this opportunity to produce a sound in order toawaken people's awareness of noise pollution. The manner in which people began to listen was quite imaginative. With the participation of Newcomer Marc, organiser of the exhibition and a designer, we imagined a box where everybody could enter, listen to the sound and be totally cut off from outside, in order to be fully focused on sounds. The result: a strange sort of soundproof cardboard box called “Sound Space”, a mysterious and darkened sound experience with a long waiting line attended mostly by kids..Read more
Monday, 15 February 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Last Friday, the 5th of February 2010, the residents of Sadhana Forest invited numerous guests to their Brazilian Night. A very interesting film about the art of Capoeira and its development was shown, delicious vegan organic Feijoada was served and finally the audience could listen to and watch an amazing play by the Sadhana Forest Band. With a lot of wonderful Brazilian rhythms like Samba and Axé, the band offered a humorous understanding of Brazil´s past, including the story of the slaves, colonization, and the indigenous people from the Amazon.
Monday, 08 February 2010
The Trashion Show event at the Visitor Center was packed. More than 400 people came to see the fashion parade spectacular featuring garments and accessories made entirely from trash and recycled junk. The event challenged Auroville's best designers to work with Auroville's worst materials.The entertainment featured: Nadaka & Gopika - performing with the relevant theme in mind. The Mohanam Boys - making percussion music out of litter, The Brand New Band - representing the youth our future. Krishna (Emergence) - playing home-grown eco-friendly fusion. Patcha Mama - getting you grooving to sustainable ska/reggae. Tiago & Ana and the percussionist from Sadhana Forest. Jesse, the ever splendid trash talking host presented the event. Download the show. In read more the concerts.Read more
Saturday, 06 February 2010
The 29^th of January was indeed a different Friday for Auroville. It started early in the morning with meditation, and after school the children and many adult Aurovilians collected litter along the roads... which all lead to Certitude where the main action took place throughout the day. In a conversation with Chandra, Ribhu and Mira who were three of the many active facilitators for this day's events, some interesting facts were uncovered: the target is to create a team for a platform to create a change. It is ongoing, ideas and work, to reduce waste. Each of us can participate: the way we choose to acquire our food, and how we handle our waste, becoming aware that we can't just 'throw it away' as there is no 'away.' .
Wednesday, 03 February 2010
“Something is coming”, “litter free Auroville”: these slogans, everyone has catch them on the huge banners present around Auroville. Well, time to break the mystery has come: Auroville does not so good at the level of solid waste. Action is needed and this is the goal of the NGO SOMA waste management, along with Ecoservice: organizing a big campaign on the 29th of January to bring awareness and to get things change. This is no longer a surprise, this day is supposed to be big, as big as the issue. Let's hear Gilian, from Ecoservice, presents her organization and the actual situation of Auroville toward waste, then Meera and Chandrah, coordinators of SOMA, talk about the day itself.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Recently, Australian deep-ecologist, writer and singer John Seed was in Auroville. The goal of his workshop called "The Council of All Beings" is to support the re-discovering of one's "ecological self". For AurovilleRadio, John describes a ritual, nowadays called process, of this workshop. He believes that the loss of ceremonies which can nurture our interconnectedness with nature is part of our problem. Deep ecology is based on the shifting away from the reality exclusively in terms of human values. That shift in consciousness is both, cognitive revolution and spiritual awakening.
Friday, 01 January 2010
The pollution problem is something taken seriously in Auroville, at least by the residents... Samuel has been trying for a few years to decrease his carbon footprint by testing alternative sources of energy to run his motorbike: Pongami oil and recycled kitchen oil. But to start the engine by kicking is a challenge, it's very hard. It seems that the electrical transport is the most sustainable one in Auroville, apart from walking and cycling...
Thursday, 19 November 2009
The wind flies wild in the hills of Coimbatore. The idea to harness it for the benefit of Auroville was sparked in the minds of those responsible for bringing Varuna to life: Arjun, Carel, Michael B., Toby and Ulli. Varuna is a privately owned company managed by Aurovilians and friends of Auroville. The goal of the company is to assist Auroville in becoming a carbon neutral site. Currently, donations from monies received as a result of selling the electricity to TNEB will be given to Auroville, but future ideas include wheeling the electricity directly to Auroville. The recording consists of highlights from a presentation given by the directors of Varuna.
Friday, 16 October 2009
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.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Each year Earth Day is commemorated in Auroville with a week of celebration and learning. One highlight of the week was the Saturday festival outside of the Solar Kitchen. Many Aurovillians, Units and Guests hosted booths where they sold, gave away or educated on what they are doing to make Auroville a more sustainable place to live. The following is a walk-around interview with the various representatives of the booths. See more pics in READ MORE. Click here to listen and join in on the excitement of Auroville's Earth Day festivities!
Friday, 24 April 2009
The Information Service called for a Presentation / Sharing on the impact and challenges related to guests, visitors and tourists from the point of view of Visitors Centre and Information Service. The Presentation took place on Thursday April 2nd at Visitors Centre. We see the need, and have already started, to work together with other services, groups and interests in Auroville to try and find appropriate ways of dealing with all of these so that the community does not feel swamped and imposed upon in the process. We need to start a reflection on what we want and how. Click play, to listen to an excerpt of this meeting, or download it.
Wednesday, 08 April 2009
A major component of Pitchandikulam Forest’s work involves working with communities to empower them towards self-sustainability and involve them in the process of eco-restoration. Currently the Pitchandikulam team works in 25 villages throughout the Kaliveli Bio-Region. Giving the example of Nadukuppam village, Joss talks about planting of Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest, environmental education, establishment of womens; Self Help Groups, awareness programmes, income generation initiatives. The team from Auroville is also involved in the protection and development of local traditional health medicine through the use of indigenous medicinal plants and conducts health camps for people and cattle.
Monday, 30 March 2009
Maurice has been in Auroville for 30 years and has been working with AquaDyn since five years. In this interview he talks about the development of Aquadyn and the methods and techniques that he uses for the treatment of drinking water. Recognizing the importance of the global problem of potable water, and more specifically the treatment thereof, AquaDyn aims to produce pure, clean and "living" water beneficial to good health.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Min, a newcomer to Auroville who arrived in 2007 and works for AuroRE, talks about his organisation's recent developments in renewable energy technology and the best ways to progress in the future. He also talks about ways to replace kerosene in homes, the use of pedal power and the possible ways of raising awareness of sustainable energy forms amongst India's population.
Thursday, 08 January 2009
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.
Friday, 02 January 2009