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Category Archives: Ecology Awareness

Repos, Our Beach

Past few years the battle to preserve our dear Repos beach community were intense. Still, due to bad erosion which would require involvement also from Tamil Nadu authorities, most of the houses are sunk . For few past week enthusiastic Aurovilians are trying at least to bring back the spirit of Sunday Repos, know as our day of rest, socializing with friends and neighbors...some good food...In short interviews with Boomi, Tina and Kumaran we find out what are their intentions, plans, hopes for the future. Yesterday feeling was nice, lively..


Comments: 0 Date: 27 Jul 2014

Bliss Forest Walk

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.


Comments: 0 Date: 21 Apr 2013

Liveyl Up Your Earth 2013

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'

' www.aurovillepermaculture.com/festival www.facebook.com/events/163661823774564 ' '


Comments: 0 Date: 29 Nov 2012

Interview Session

Here we gathered the speakers together to have a one to one interview session with them, and to find out about their feedback on a seminar like this one and also about their experience in Auroville. Alaninterviewed Herbert, Brahmanand and Aromar Revi where amongst various thoughts they also mutually felt that Auroville and its green practices need to scale up and to reach the world outside as well.


Comments: 0 Date: 01 Sep 2012

3 portraits for one audio book

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.

They travel through the ecosystem, and specifically the water cycle, in a compassionate story of friendship and collaboration with nature. Jalam shows the children many wonders of nature, explains scientific facts and new discoveries, and the mismanagement done by humans. He also gives clues on how to restore harmony. The paper version of the Water Book is illustrated by Emanuele and is available in four languages: English, French, Tamil, and Italian. The complete audio version will be available soon. Contact sandrine@auroville.org.in. A Lilaloka project, with special thanks to Ahelia, Jesse and Yam, as well as to Andrea (AV radio) and Nadaka, for the music. lilalokaproject.blogspot.in/ '


Comments: 0 Date: 18 Nov 2013

Eco Earth Day TEDx Talks

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.


Comments: 0 Date: 20 Apr 2013

Keep the Faith

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.

..."many people came down to meet me, they have came with worrying but without faith about positive outcome, as that the Divine Grace has no room in their thoughts, that everything that counts is the advice of the experts, and the materialistic approach as every else on the world...we got very much to learn ... Sri Aurobindo and The Mother indicated how to use the power of thoughts...." Bhaga


Comments: 0 Date: 06 Nov 2012

ANGIRAS Indian alumni convention

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.

She was followed by Dr Bernd Moeller of Flenswburg university who introduced his mapping work. Next, Mona and Arun spoke of ANGIRAS and Ganes. The keynote address, on the integration of rural-urban development, was given by Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty, Director of Center for Science and Environment.' '


Comments: 0 Date: 07 Oct 2013

Medicinal Plants at Sapney Farm

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.


Comments: 0 Date: 20 Apr 2013

Bioneers

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 natures 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.

Listen in for more about Bioneers and visit www.bioneers.org.


Comments: 0 Date: 02 Nov 2012