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(News)
Piano Evening and Entry
Tomorrow at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone is a Next Open Platform Meeting.The next meeting of "Hearing the Newcomers" group which will be an informal coffee/tea time get-together at the Visitors Center restaurant on Wednesday, August 7th at 4pm. On Saturday at 8pm at Ptianga we are invited to a A Piano evening with Hartmut who is a jazz and classical pianist is influenced by Indian, Spanish and classical European music and lately by impressionistic elements . General Meeting on Matrimandir Executives on Monday at 4.30 at UP in IZ. Read more

Monday, 05 August 2013
(News)
Entry, Waste, Chorals
Today at 4pm at Unity Pavilion the community will continue with open platform meeting from 31st of May where many expressed a strong wish to simplify the Entry process. At 2pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone we are invited to join the celebration of Canada's Day, the 146th birthday of Canada. At Conference Room in Town Hall at 4pm Min and Akshay at earth&us will present Behavior Study on Waste. At 6.30pm at Savitri Bhavan we are invited to A Company of Voices - CONSPIRARE in Concert' Read more

Monday, 01 July 2013
(Environment)
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
(News)
Green Tribunal Court, 12th Night

Today's news featuring interview with Sathya on the Chennai Green Tribunal Court hearing from last Thursday where the Pondy Municipal Commissioner got severely reprimanded by the court for not doing his job properly. On December 7, 8 and 9th at 7.30pm Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas THE AUROVILLE THEATRE GROUP Presents TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will by William Shakespeare ,Directed by Haimanot Alemu At Pitanga, on December 8th at 4pm the opening of "UP Cycling collection" by OK Jeong Le with an Eco musical Performance by Butterfly Read more

Monday, 03 December 2012
(Spirituality)
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
(Environment)
Solution to a 'Natural Problem' ?
With 350,000,000 menstruating women in India: what are we going to do with the waste from the newly-introduced, "modern" menstruation products? Yes, 350 million is a big number. With keen foresight, Kathy has stepped up to the plate with a team of women to try to close the bin on this massive upcoming waste production. Auroville Radio sat down with Kathy on a busy Saturday morning in Cafe Le Morgan to discuss these very current social issues and talk about opportunities for the future. Please visit ecofemme.org to find out more! Read more

Saturday, 03 November 2012
(Environment)
Cyclone Alert
Listen in to interviews with Punnuswami (Auroville Electrical Service), Srinivasamurthy (Auroville Foundation) and Daniel (the Working Committee) regarding the Cyclone Alert. After Auroville's experience with cyclone Thane, less than one year ago, it seems the residents of Auroville are more conscious and prepared for wind and rain disrupting normal life. Here is a link to the website with cyclone updates: www.imd.gov.in/section/nhac/dynamic/cwind.pdf Read more

Tuesday, 30 October 2012
(City Life)
`Not In My Backyard` B+L Round 7
B and Luigi are at it again, as the seventh edition of their talks hits the air. Andi steps in for Marlenka, and the talk attempts to sift out the obstacles that hold us back from human unity. An opening letter from M. Joshi sets the tone of "universal fraternity". But how do we get there? Auroville, overflowing with beautiful idealism and goals, struggles with the practical implementation of such ideals. Featuring: discussion of territory, different aspects of mobility and the courage needed to isolate the city center through road planning. Read more

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
(Spirituality)
Practical Implementation
Third and last day for talks and round tables of Auroville Festival-City for Transformation at Indian International Centre in New Dehli, and in this piece we are featuring Vimal. Vimal, graphic designer and author of the coffee table book "Creative Expressions" shares with us bits and pieces of his impressions on the festival. In the afternoon he will present his book along with Marco on Auroville Film Festival and Pierre Legrand with Writing in Colour.Morning talks were again very well received by audience, which actively interacted afterwards Read more

Sunday, 16 September 2012
(Environment)
WasteLess - Garbology 101
Inspired after very positive responses form the community, and especially children, after Liter Free Auroville in 2010, which had engage practically the whole community to all day long event aiming toward raising awareness on waste treatment in Auroville, new activity WasteLess launched on Saturday Garbology 101. New curriculum as a result of several months long interactive work of WasteLess team - Chandrah, Mari, Ribhu and Vimal with students and teachers of three schools comes as an educational box with guide book and many interactive tools Read more

Sunday, 19 August 2012
(News)
GM at 5, New Educational Tool
In today's news we feature interview with Chandra, Mari and Ribhu talking on Garbology 101. The presentation of educational curriculum will happen on Saturday 18th at 10.30am at Multi Media Centre in Town Hall., which will be also the occasion to connect with WasteLess. The RAS on behalf of the WC and the AVC invites all Residents of Auroville to an information and feedback meeting on the proposed Admission and Termination Regulations prepared by Auroville Foundation tomorrow at 5.00pm. at Unity Pavilion,in International Zone. Read more

Monday, 13 August 2012
(City Life)
Sustainable Regional Plan

On Friday workshop at conference Room in Town Hall, participants put on the table the fact that Auroville Township, Viluppuram, Cuddalore districts of Tamil Nadu and the districts of Puducherry are very closely connected to each other through natural resources, climate, historical links, culture, religion, language, tourism, trade or business, population and transportation. This tightly knit connection calls for a Regional Plan that would benefit this region not just in the urban areas but also the adjoining rural areas. Read more

Friday, 16 March 2012
(Environment)
Pondicherry Dump Update
Since as far back as 2005, a group of Aurovillians have taken up an environmental activist campaign with the Pondicherry garbage control. The Pondicherry dump, located just 3 km outside of Auroville, is a smouldering wasteland where nearly 350 tons of garbage are dumped each day. The dump, which often catches fire because of the lack of waste sorting, causes a thick, grey cloud of toxic smoke. For Auroville, this low combustion incineration causes especially serious health and environmental issues because of its proximity to the dump site. Read more

Thursday, 08 March 2012
(Environment)
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
(Environment)
Wind Turbines at Windarra Farm
In recent years, there has much research and experimentation in the field of wind energy, and the production of wind turbines has become one of the leading examples of renewable energy. Jorge, who runs an initiative at Windarra Farm focused on the production of homemade wind turbines, took some time to speak about his own goals and the awareness of wind turbine benefits. His program, centered in education, brings volunteers and students to the farm to learn how to build their own turbines. Read more

Monday, 05 March 2012
(News)
Waste, Theater, Human Unity
On today's news we're featuring three short interviews. Andrea is talking with Ribhu on last meeting with Pudhucherry Municipal Services on waste management. Ronald Rand is talking about his play "Let It Be Art" which we can see on Saturday 24th of December at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, pavilion of Indian Culture, and about his workshop on 26th and 27th of December. University of Human Unity organized International Seminar on Integral Paradigm, and Vladimir talks about it. Later different approaches to knowledge will be discussed. Read more

Thursday, 22 December 2011
(News)
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
(News)
Today's news feature a very interesting section: Plastic Bag – do you know the impact they cause? We have an interview with B, sharing with us his ideas and solutions to the garbage situation in Auroville. And the update on the visit of Lisa Pitman, social worker and vegan chef from Toronto, Canadá. She conducted two events here in Auroville: the talk “ the healing Power of plants” and the cooking demonstration: Eating without hitting. Her webpage: www.veganculinarycrusade.com/

Saturday, 12 November 2011
(News)
Innovation for 7 billion people
Today news feature the USID Conference that is being held in Auroville and is gathering designers and innovators for all over India to discuss education, sustainability and social development. Two of the organizers had talked to us and shared more details, including why they decided to come to Auroville. For more information: www.usidfoundation.org. The UN has announced that in the month of October the World has reach seven billion people. And to finish a very interesting project: The Story of Stuff (www.storyofstuff.com) Read more

Friday, 04 November 2011
(News)
No more garbage
Mari is back and the news todays feature an important subject: the garbage situation at the Puducherry Municipality Waste and its impact in Auroville and surround villages life. Frederick, representing a group of people that are engaged in this matter, shares with us what they are doing and the urgent actions that the community can take to solve this issue. On announcements we have information to all ages: General Meeting and Youth Center fair changes of time, Accessible Auroville new service and Living Routes opportunity to young Aurovilians Read more

Friday, 23 September 2011
(News)
Aurovilians Tackle Burning Waste
The feature today is about Aurovilians working to change the landscape: an effort to protect health by ensuring proper waste management at the Karu-vadi-kuppam dump. Technology as a way to highlight the connections between the Western humanistic tradition with that of Sri Aurobindo will take place at Savitri Bhavan during its Fall Semester presented by Daniel Goldsmith. Reminder: mark your diary for World Bamboo Day18 September which culminate with a week-long festival. Read more

Monday, 29 August 2011
(News)
Our Health
An appeal (against pollution) from the residents of Auroville to Members of the Governing Board, to help them in their efforts to protect human health by ensuring proper waste management at the Karuvadikuppam dump site - the Pondicherry Municipal Dump. Auroville and the villages are directly affected by the pollutants in the air and the water caused by the Pondicherry Municipal Dump at Karuvadikuppam. On Saturday at 8 pm at Pitanga Pavillon de France and the Club de la poesie are presenting Surrealism Poetry Reading by Croquette . Read more

Thursday, 25 August 2011
(Environment)
Can You Breathe?
We are more or less aware - depends on the level of health problem we got due to the location, that Karuvadikuppam dump site affect Auroville and the nearby villages. Pondicherry Municipality use this landfill to dump unsegregated urban waste, where methane formed by anaerobic decomposition of organic matter bursts into spontaneous combustion and sets aflame the inorganic waste. When plastic is melted down, its chemical structure changes and carcinogenic gases are released. What can we do to stop the Municipality to stop burning the waste? Read more

Sunday, 14 August 2011
(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.

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Saturday, 24 April 2010
(Environment)
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

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Monday, 15 February 2010
(Environment)
Anita and Mirra on LFA

On 29 January was the Litter Free Auroville Campaign a very bold and passionate venture to make a less polluted and and more environment aware Auroville. On this day more than one thousand school children and adults collected litter from the roads of Auroville brought them all to Certitude for further processing. Along with this were so many activities for making people aware of the better world on the other side of all the pollution and many more fun activities. In a conversation with Anita and Mirra two of the many active facilitators they shared their views about the campaign, and many ideas to make a cleaner Earth.

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Wednesday, 10 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.

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Tuesday, 09 February 2010
(Environment)
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

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Thursday, 04 February 2010
(Environment)
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.' .

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Wednesday, 03 February 2010
(Economy)
Uma of Upasana

Uma's enthusiasm for the work she does is contagious. Her eye ranges far afield; she speaks about Kapas and the cotton farmers and the plight of the weavers, she continues Tsunamika with the fisher ladies, and now the waste... Uma has woven the thread of creativity utilizing the contents of the unit's waste barrels, the goal zero waste. Upasana's employees, men and women of the villages, have successfully produced usable, unique items of beauty entirely of plastic, paper and cloth waste, caught by Uma's clarity and confidence.

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Monday, 01 February 2010
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