Ecology Awareness - Safe and healthy environment

3 portraits for one audio book
by sandrine   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ahelia and the Water book  (Photographer: Sandrine)Ahelia, a 14 year old Last School student, Yam, a 10 year old TLC student, and Jesse, a theater teacher and actor, share a passion for the theater. Here they talk about their lives in Auroville. Some extracts from their new performance, an audio book based on The Water Book, Jalam and Savita's Big Voyage, are given together with the interviews. Written by Sandrine, it is a marvelous journey with the spirit of water, named Jalam and played by Jesse, together with two Indian children. Savita is played by Ahelia and Sindhu is played by Yam. Read more

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ANGIRAS Indian alumni convention
by Patrick   
Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Angiras Indian alumni 2013 convention (Photographer: Patrick)ANGIRAS stands for the Network of Indian Alumni from German Universities for Sustainable Solutions, which is a registered not-for-profit organization initiated by the Indian alumni graduated from the German Universities. Yesterday morning at the Unity pavilion in International Zone, they started their 2013 Indian convention by a short speech of Mr. Bala Baskar, Secretary of Auroville Foundation, then Franziska of DAAD, the German Academic exchange service, presented her organization. Read more

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Bliss Forest Walk
by Kristen   
Friday, 26 April 2013
Walking along a Bliss Forest path (Photographer: Kristen)Surrounding the Youth Centre and north of Town Hall is Bliss Forest, home to porcupines and many birds. Early on Sunday morning we were led by the Bliss steward Dominik on a walk through the forest. The area faces its own share of road controversies as Aurovilians work out how best to continue building the city. Which should take precedent of the galaxy plan, Master Plan, or existing features is a perennial question. As we walked we learned a bit about the biodiversity of the place, and efforts to clear the wood brought down by Cyclone Thane. Read more

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Medicinal Plants at Sapney Farm
by Kristen   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Elumalai speaking about soil and plant care (Photographer: Kristen)Many of the plants growing naturally all around us have healing properties. As part of the Earth Day program of events we were invited to Sapney Farm to learn about using medicinal plants. Listen to Elumalai describe the properties of plants from brahmi to hibiscus. What natural preparations can we use for fever, wounds or insect bites? How can we plan and care for an herbal garden? Then hear Sara, long-term volunteer working on her Permaculture diploma, describe some of the Permaculture principles being practiced at Sapney Farm. Read more

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Eco Earth Day TEDx Talks
by Gaia   
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Eco Earth Day Talks in Conference Room in Town Hall  (Photographer: Gaia)This morning at Conference Room in Town Hall we had a chance to listen to some interesting short talks with its common thread on ecology awareness. The opening session was with Cesare who shared with us some points of Open Source Hardware in relation to the local community or DIY ( Do It Yourself). Followe by Snehal talking on Kitchen Gardens or why we should grow food everywhere. Deoyani Sarkhot emphasized versatile usage of charcoal and which benefits it can bring to the soil. First part was concluded with Kathy on health and environment. Read more

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Liveyl Up Your Earth 2013
by Lua   
Thursday, 29 November 2012

Krishna and Andrea (Photographer: Lua)Eco - music festival Lively Up Your Earth is due next year in the beginning of February. In comparison to last two years, Krishna and Andrea have decided to start with the organizational work way before than last years. In conversation with them we can hear how they see it, what and who is needed in order to provide such a pleasant, yet educational, and more than anything else fun event for all of us with emphasis on music and organic - permaculture farming. What can we expect this year?... maybe YOU can be and active part of it 

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by Andi   
Monday, 12 November 2012
Kenny Ausubel, founder of the environmental organization Bioneers (Photographer: 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

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Keep the Faith
by Lua   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012
Bhaga House at Repos, Auroville beach community (Photographer: Lua)For almost a decade, but surely with acceleration in last year or two, Auroville beach community Repos has been "eaten" away by the severe beach erosion. Bhaga shares with us some thoughts on it... Until recently no speciific action was taken from the official Auroville regarding the problem. Cyclone Relief Team instructed by Working Committee has started to help the community with clean up. This morning along with Satprem and volunteers they have continued with reinforcing the foundations of the house. Read more

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