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Behavior Study on Waste
On Monday Min and Akshay of "earth & us" presented their findings from a study of how garbage is handled in Auroville. This study was on waste in particular but was conceptualized as an example for behavioral change more generally. Many Aurovilians see the need for more ecological practices being normalized in the day to day life of the community. How do we encourage those practices to take hold? Listen to the first part of the presentation and see the slideshow for ideas and findings that make for the beginnings of an answer. Read more

Thursday, 04 July 2013
Des meubles en Tetra Pack !
Dimanche, Marc a propose un workshop au Youth Center sur la fabrication de tabourets en Tetra Pack. Oui, vous avez bien lu, nous parlons bien des briques de lait et de jus de fruit. Grace a un astucieux assemblage des briques entre elles pour enfermer de l air a l interieur, il est possible de realiser des meubles tres resistants. Les cinq participants ont egalement appris a les recouvrir de posters decores et a fabriquer du papier mache pour une assise plus confortable. Marc nous explique l origine de ce projet de recyclage ecolo et rigolo. Read more

Monday, 01 April 2013
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
Cosmic Fusion, Cyclone. Repos
Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies.. India and the World today and tomorrow is hosting Dr. Bahman Shirazi, Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco who will held workshop on Integral Consciousness at White Hall at Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. For the end of the cycle of recycling events Phoenix project for CCC(Community Cultural Colors) invites us to Kalabhumi on Saturday 29th at 7pm to a Cosmic Fusion. AVCRT is organizing a gathering on Saturday at 10am at Town Hall. Read more

Thursday, 27 December 2012
B`s Happy Birthday!!!
Past Saturday Auroville Radio attended to the International House to birthday party of one of our favourite Aurovillians, B., and the happenings around it . There we inaugurate a recycled house, we saw the fabulous performance of the percussion band Butterfly, we talked with B. about his project and the zero waste, we raised a Shinto gate, paint the bricks of the Thrash Mahal, Sang Happy Birthday, and of course, eat delicious cake and drink some tea in a friendly and great atmosphere. Enjoy it! Read more

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
CCC with B bday, Perseverance
Our friend senior Aurovillian Jayant Patel, husband of Aster Patel, left his body to the light on Wednesday 20th. We leave Jayant'ji in Mother's hands with our love and respect, and with warmest condolences for Aster'ji. On Saturday 24th at 3pm at International House - first of the Phoenix Project series organized by Community Cultural Colors to raise the Shinto Gate of the new Trash Mahal , B birthday, and much more.The same day at 10am at Arka we are invited to the report of the first meeting on Affordable Housing and to continuation. Read more

Thursday, 22 November 2012
AurovilleRadio was lucky to catch a phone interview with Kenny Ausubel, the founder of Bioneers, an organization pushing forward with many Auroville-like principles. Bioneers describes "an emerging culture of social and scientific innovators who are mimicking nature’s operating instructions to serve human ends while enriching the web of life. We take a ‘solve-the-whole-problem’ approach: Taking care of nature means taking care of people - and taking care of people means taking care of nature. It's part of our mission.” Read more

Monday, 12 November 2012
EcoPro`s awareness campaign
The anti-waste organization from Auroville has been promoting responsible waste management for two years in Periyamudaliarchavadi (PMC), one of the small villages around Auroville. Last March 3rd, Niranjan Kumar and Ribhu Vohra held an exhibition for the local children, displaying the causes and effects of pollution through pictures and posters. Through this, they hope that the kids start to encourage their parents to treat waste more carefully. EcoPro also tries to increase awareness by painting walls with anti-litter messages. Read more

Monday, 05 March 2012
Footsteps Through the Salad
Featured today is Tim; ‘Footsteps Through the Salad,’ his book on wildlife and natural phenomena. Conscious of the Supramental Light-Force in the Earth atmosphere commemorated 29 Feb. Banyan Tree morning meditation 6-7 a.m. First sale of wood from cyclone: Rs 133,086 for 87 tons into the Wood Sales Cyclone Relief A/C. Garbology project update: developing curriculum on solid waste for AV and outreach schools. And, 6,057 kg. of waste collected in January 2012. 24.9% was landfilled. Remaining 75.1% recycled. Read more

Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Aspiration for the Future
Today an interview with Danny is the feature; Danny, well-known as the founder of WellPaper, now a member of the newly formed Auroville Council: he speaks about juggling the various aspects of his life along with highest aspirations for the good of the larger community. B for the Cooperatif Cosmique (users of the Aura) and Zero Waste speaks about the Aura coming out on 1-1-2012, a year in which changes worldwide will take place...Auroville Cleanup Group calls for volunteers to clean up litter and for education to change attitude and behavior. Read more

Wednesday, 21 December 2011
TerraSoul: Pioneer Spirt
Today's feature: Sandyra speaks about 'TerraSoul,' a part of Windarra Farm. Auroville's Solid Waste Management: the 'greener' waste survey, a film on waste activity in AV by film-makers Doris and Francis, Earthday is coming up; what are the best green practices in AV? Which community best manages its waste? And, Eco-Pro team is working to establish a relationship with nearby villages to increase awareness, to reduce litter. Read more

Monday, 14 November 2011
Starting the Green News
Today we are starting a new project at AurovilleRadio: The Green News. Every Friday we will bring you information connected to the environment, projects, issues and initiatives related to our Planet, happening in Auroville and all over the globe. In our first program we have an interview with Jonah regarding beach erosion that are affecting not only Auroville but the whole Bay of Bengal. Also we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Green Peace India and we share valuable information on plastic bags and how can you be part of the change. Read more

Saturday, 22 October 2011
(Arts & Culture)
`About Photography`, by Giorgio
Auroville's favourite photographer Giorgio released a beautiful little book 'About Photography' this week. Auroville Radio spoke to him on Monday to get an insight in the mind of a photographer. What drives him? What does photography mean to him? How does he combine photography with the progressive spirit of Auroville? Printed on hand made recycled paper, this book is a beautiful collector's item as well as the honest story about a man and his passion for photography. Now available for everyone at Arka Library. Read more

Thursday, 22 September 2011
(City Life)
Musical Wall
A wall is not necessarily only a wall; from this idea came an inspiration to create a musical wall explains Manu, an architect and one of the caretakers at International House, in the International Zone. Carma and Leonardo arrived just in time, and with the right skills to implement this idea. Leonardo started to work on instruments right away in cooperation and technical support from Swaram, and after two months of extensive work, some instruments were ready to be use, and placed into or next to the wall. Discussion was on musical walls and other topics, with the sound of instruments played, all made from recycled materials. Read more

Friday, 08 April 2011
”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
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
Well Paper in Paris
Paris, 28th September 2010. It's the last day of the Ethical Fashion Show who is taking place at la cité de la mode et du design next to the Seine. We are with Danny and Orly from Well Paper and Jean Marc Attia their partner in France from Marron Rouge. After the cat walk we interviewed them about their collaboration and how Auroville's unit are perceive in the world ethical market. Read more

Monday, 04 October 2010
Bamboo Bicycle Rides

Auroville joined the world on 18 September 2010 for the first annual celebration of bamboo to increase the awareness of bamboo's glory globally. Tune-in for an interview with Dominic, as co-designer of Auroville's first bamboo bicycle! “The World Bamboo Organization aims to bring the potential of bamboo to a more elevated exposure – to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilization, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around the world, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.” See for more details.

Monday, 20 September 2010
L`Avenir and Plastic
Today's news features an interview with Joseba about a post that has been published in the auronet. It is a “Statement about the process for the selection of L'Avenir d'Auroville”. Also in the news an announcement for the presentation Plastic is (not) fantastic, made by the long-term German volunteer Lea. She already presented her ideas in Auroville schools and now she wants to show it to the public, too with a discussion afterwards. And today's movie: “Random Harvest” from 1942.

Friday, 23 July 2010
About renewable energies and recycling
Gilles G, one of the founders of Solar Kitchen, talks about using the sun to produce steam to power a canteen to cater for up to 1,000 people. The system is still a hybrid, with diesel used to supplement sunshine, but previous diesel consumption has been cut by more than 30 percent. Robi from Aureka also talks about the production of wind pumps and their use in the green belt where the ban on electricity and diesel forces people to go for alternatives. And Gillian, coordinator of the waste collection service Ecoservice, speaks of attempts to avoid landfill, and to establish recycling – getting inspired help from local people who, for example, pointed out that things such as toothbrushes can be recycled. Read more

Wednesday, 19 May 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Birhtdays - 40th Earth Day, 3rd Small Steps

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
Small Steps is an Attitude

Sunny Saturday afternoon, and Upasana decorated with balloons, beautiful kolams on the floor and children laughter all around. Small Steps were launched three years ago deliberately on Earth Day, and in Auroville is one part of Small Steps campaign, which is stretched all over. Small Steps is focusing on the attitude that we all have take small steps and do something for the planet, for its greener future. Small Steps were launched as invocation to express gratitude for the Mother Earth. Read more


Monday, 19 April 2010
Love letter from Pondi Dump
A postcard campaign is being launched for Earth Day to seek the help of the Indian President to stop the burning of solid waste and establish proper separation in the Pondi Dump site. Postage paid postcards, for your personal message, are available on the Earth Day table outside solar Kitchen on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th, these will be posted together with those from Auroville schools and villagers and schools in Edayanchavadi and Mooratandi villages, all planned to arrive on the President’s doorstep on Earth day, April 22nd. Read more


Friday, 16 April 2010
The LFA Sound Space

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
(City Life)
Tsunamika Birthday

“She is a symbol, a living symbol with her own life / As her name suggests, she is a child of tsunami / The tsunami that changed the lives of millions / She is the memory of Tsunami...”Last Sunday the celebration of Tsunamika´s 5th birthday was hold in Periyamudaliyarchavadi. At this event many entertaining and informative performances, speeches, games, plays, dances, competitions and interesting activities like stitching/drawing your personal Tsunamika took place and made that day joyful and worth to remember. Here are some thoughts and impressions about Tsunamika and her birthday party.


Tuesday, 09 February 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Brazilian Night at Sadhana Forest

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
Trashion Show!

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
Impressions from the TrashionShow

One of the highlights from last Friday´s Litter Free Auroville was the amazing Trashionshow. The numerous talented designers attended a workshop one week before, where they got input, material and ideas how to create fashion out of trash. The result was simply outstanding: They transformed vinyl records, juice boxes, cassette tapes, bubblewrap, rice sacks, used fashion magazines and plastic bags into creations just designed for the catwalk. The audience felt like being in Paris, Milan or New York. Here are some impressions from the Trashionshow, featuring excerpts from the show itself, pictures and reactions from the audience. Click read more to see more pictures of the show.Read more


Thursday, 04 February 2010
We can Make a Change

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
Ca commence !

Cette semaine à Auroville le temps est ensoleillé, quelques nuages à prévoir pour dimanche, température entre 25 et 30 degrés. Aujourd'hui nous sommes à Certitude puisque est en train de se préparer l'évènement de cette semaine j'ai nommée: la campagne LFA (Litter Free Auroville) pour la sensibilisation de la population sur le problème des déchets. Cette initiative est organisée par Soma Waste Management, (une organisation qui s’occupe du traitement des déchets à Auroville) en collaboration avec Eco Service et de nombreux bénévoles. Le but de LFA est d'attirer l'attention des gens sur la nécessité d’améliorer la gestion des déchets à Auroville. Une interview de Renu, en plein préparatif, nous explique pourquoi cet évènement. Plus de photos dans READ MORE.Pour télécharger les nouvelles en français cliquez ici.Read more


Thursday, 28 January 2010
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