Economy


Economics for People and Earth
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by Shirin   
Wednesday, 02 October 2013

Henk Thomas (Photographer: Krupa)Today's book launch at the Town Hall Conference Room attracted a large audience, indicating that the topic of the Auroville economy is of great interest to the community. The authors of "Economics for People and Earth", Henk and Manuel Thomas, were introduced by Harini and Guy, and described the book as giving a detailed account of the Auroville economy during 1968 to 2008. Having taken 15 years to produce, plenty of facts and figures support the text. The book was presented by its authors as a labour of love and a gift to Auroville in support of its progress. Read more

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Daily Food
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by Zidane   
Friday, 19 July 2013
Tulsi (Photographer: ZIdane)We are at Solar Kitchen with Tulsi explaining us how the solar kitchen works and how they cook the food and how many people come everyday to the Solar Kitchen to eat. He also told us that they give food to all the schools in Auroville . And that if you are a guest you should get a aurocard so that you can come and have some wonderful food at the Solar kitchen.

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Spiruline in Windarra farm
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by Annie   
Thursday, 14 March 2013
A team  (Photographer: Annie)Spiruline, a magic waterplant identified as the food of the future for its fantastic healthy components is produced in Auroville since 15 years, the local climate  adds an important criterium of quality : SUNDRIED,  so the plants don't lose any quality during that process . This farming is expending in terms of quantity and variety, including news plants often produced outside the farm (alfalfa ........) as new kinds of farm products . The farm is now totally located in Windarra farm. More than a job for the workers , a daily slice of life. Read more

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Renewable Sources and Planning
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by av radio team   
Thursday, 07 March 2013
Sustainable Habitats by Auroville Green Practices Workshop (Photographer: team)As a part of Sustainable Habitats - architecture programs for professionals, organized by Auroville Green Practices Workshop with Auroville Consulting this morning three speakers addressed aspect of renewable sources of energy. Toine was presenting Sustainable Urban Energy Solutions, Joerg was talking on solar PV installations and from Satprem's office Amanda was going deeper into embodied energy in the buildings Read more

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The joy of giving
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by Annie   
Friday, 22 February 2013

Fresh and beautifull (Photographer: Annie)21st of february, important day in Auroville's life, FoodLink takes a gift economy's aspect to celebrate this day. Based on the joy of giving, food shopping is an exchange. Farmers bring their productions, vegetable, fruits, milk ........ and people pay the price that they can afford. A different way to estimate value of goods, in a typically Aurovilian way of living. This happened in "Pour Tous " next to solar kitchen, finishing at 3 pm. Read more

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UnLtd Tamil Nadu
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by Herman   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Gijs Spoor (Photographer: Gijs Spoor)UnLtd Tamil Nadu is a local social entrepreneurship initiative started by Gijs Spoor. It helps 10 to 20 high impact start-ups a year with coaching and seed funding. This is acrross all sectors incl. health, waste, food, education, energy, crafts, livelihoods,etc. They offer training, coauching, Access to mentors, peerlearning platforms and follow-up investors. They will join a rapidly growing community of changemakers incubated in the UnLtd style of ‘founder focused’ personal and professional development. aurovillehub.wordpress.com Read more

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Permaculture Workshop
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by Annie   
Thursday, 14 February 2013
students (Photographer: Annie)From Saturday 8th till sunday 10th February at Solitude Farm a group of around 20 people participates in a permaculture workshop. They were tought about permaculture which is the farming system of Solitude. With all explanations from Krishna, head of the farm, within 2 days, they prepared a field and did the planting. There You'll hear about seeds, combination of different plants. He talked about Fukuoka's book the Japonese "father" of permaculture. The book is available at Free Land book shop in Auroville. The book shop is in Edayanchavadi. Read more

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Masala Fashion (Show)
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by Andrea   
Monday, 21 January 2013

From left: Suhasini, Ilango, Dasha & Leela. (Photographer: Coriolan @ miastudio.in - All rights reserved)The students from Lilith apprenticeship program have presented their collections in Kalabhumi in Auroville, on 19 January 2013. The event was a great success! A supportive and enthusiastic crowd cheered and applauded to the models and designers. The designers Leela, Dasha, Ilango and Suhasini presented their creations to an attentive audience of residents of Auroville and guests. In the following links you can see some images shot by Coriolan: www.flickr.com/photos/coriolan/sets/72157632562549538 --> VIDEO by Manohar  Read more

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Collective Intelligence Day
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by Kim   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Disussion of the group (Photographer: Kim)Jean Francois who held the last weeks presentations and discussions about “collective intelligence” built the bridge between our own individual being and the collective in a special manner on a one day workshop. He started off in introducing a couple of profound questions which firstly every individual had to answer for oneself and afterward were discussed in small groups. He guided the group into a self-created market place. It finally lead to the request if there is an alternate currency possible in Auroville. Read more

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