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Ecological Sanitation

Yesterday’s presentation of Lucas from EcoPro was trying to show what are the downfall of classical sanitation versus ecological sanitation.
Presentation was illustrated with power point slides with many examples of life cycle, and sanitation, either the one that is most commonly used, and the ecological, and field examples. Lucas , for the start, elaborated on the cycle of nutrient, on entrophication of water bodies and nutrient – poor wastelands, reflection current sanitation systems, on the purity – pollution gradient in a caste-based society.

Open Mic night at Solitude Farm

An Open Mic night at Solitude Farm Cafe. Local grown organic food, and home made icecreams.
The event was warmed up by Rolf and Shanks with an instrumental jazzy Bossa Nova version of Autumn Leaves.
Joshua came on stage presenting a few of his own compositions.
The charm of the evening was brought by three young girls: Luna, Lola and Chandini whom told each a joke.
Then Devinj and Barnika sang together blending English and Hindi Pop songs.
Maytria walked on stage on his own, without a guitar, but only with his Beatboxing.
Meenakchi read a couple of original poems (in English) about love and life.
Rohit played a selection of popular Hindi songs.
Then it was the turn of Sudakar, a Solitude Farm volunteer accompanied by Maytria on Beatbox. Sudakar sang a couple of Hindi Pop songs of the ’90, a popular Tamil song and more.
The most festive atmosphere was created by the Akash Jacob Superstar quartet accompanied by Rohit on guitar. The Indian audience joined the singing, while somebody in the audience even kept the rhythm on a metal basket.
Preetusha, an internship architect student, read a beautiful original poem on ‘thought’ (in English).
Shanks and Rolf came back on stage for a couple more pieces, this time Rolf’s own compositions: ‘Fun Zone’, ‘Don Quixote and Dulzemia’, ‘Fruitstall’, and ‘Kids From Above’.
Finally Joshua presented one last original song, and the night was closed with an original Hindi poem by un unknown student volunteer.

Sustainability with Hemp

Controversial, yet very hot topic on use of hemp or cannabis (marihuana) …was in the spotlight  of today’s interview with Viki Vaurora and Deblina Chowdhury. Fighting with his own illness,  Vicki got across with medicinal properties of cannabis, and amazed by results he dive into the topic. In 2014 The Great Legalization Movement was established, and along with others Viki also initiated Indian Hemp Research Institute which is in process to be supported by Indian government. However both, Deblina and Viki do see sustainability of the country in the use of industrial hemp which versatility could replace many materials , from our homes, clothing, food, to bio plastic, and fuel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp
Hemp or industrial hemp (from Old English
hænep) typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp both derive from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses.[6] Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects. The legality of industrial hemp varies widely between countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit only hemp that is bred with an especially low THC content


Comments: 0 Date: 15 Sep 2017

U.Lab, Bamboo Day

Tuesday 19th September 4:30 pm At Unity Pavilion CAT – Deepti will present Sri Aurobindo’s perspective on the Universal Mother.

Friday, September 15th at 3pm at Unity Pavilion Introductory Session on the Emerging Future U.Lab.

Today at 7.30pm at Visitor’s Centre 11th Creative School Concert .

Friday 15th September OPEN MIC NIGHT And Organic Localicious Dinner at Solitude Farm.

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 September 2017 – 7:15 pm at Visitors Center The French Pavillon presents with the support of Francis LE GRAND PROCESSUS By Satprem Original text from chapter 2 of La Genese du Surhomme with Christophe, Natacha, Thierry and Yves and Directed by Celine .

Saturday, September 16th, 1.30 pm at Petite Ferme, Egle & Ravi’s place the first “Conscious Parenting Circle”

Bamboo Center Auroville Is organising World Bamboo Day: Bamboo Man 16th September 2017 Mohanam campus (in front of Imagination)

On Sunday, 17th September, 5 pm at Unity Pavilion Kavi&Kavya – Poets& Poetry.

There must be a strong and immovable concentration of the will on the attainment and fulfilment of all that the Divine is and a free and plastic opening of it to all that he intends to manifest in us.
The Synthesis of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

SLI Seed Festival Interview

The Sustianable Livelihood Institute hosted a seed festival on the 26th of July, 2017. The Festival’s aim was to connect farmers in Tamil Nadu to each other though the exchange, selling and purchasing of seeds. The festival focused on promoting local, organic and non-GMO varieties of seeds. In this recording I talk with Ram who works with the institute about the aim as well as the significance of the festival and threats facing small farmers in India.

GB meetings, Nominations

RAS shares – According to the community’s Participatory Working Groups system, a number of working group members are replaced: the Auroville Council – 3 members; the Working Committee – 3 members; the Funds and Assets Management Committee – 2 members. This year we’re also selecting a new Town Development Council (l’Avenir d’Auroville).You’re invited to participate in these important events by nominating those community members that you think could be potential working group members and/or participants of the selection process.Please note, that the deadline for nominations is Saturday, August, 5..

The Working Committee says that the next meeting of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation is scheduled for August 13 and 14; with reports from working groups and/or individuals.

Annapurna News Letter #4

La Piscine The Life Saving Certification Course dates have been changed to August 4 – August 7.The Coach from Rashtriya Life Saving Society has also informed us that anyone who wishes to get only First-Aid Certification may do so by attending the first 2 days: August 4 and 5. The cost of First-Aid Certication only is Rs. 2500Both Life Saving and First Aid certificates are recognized internationally.

To do yoga, one of the most important things to achieve is to get rid of all attachment to the past.Let the past be past and concentrate only on the progress you want to make and the surrender to the Divine you have to achieve.
My blessings and help are always with
you.
With
love.
The Mother
10 January 1967 
Vol.15

VOX POP on Water

We did of VOX POP on water shortage in Auroville., trying to find out the level of awareness amongst the population.
Most are aware that we are facing sever water scarcity, and they do perform small steps to conserve water in their houses,
Somebody said. “…humanity tends not to look at the conservation until it is a disaster …”

Film Festivals, Our Water,

Saturday, 22nd July, from 4 pm onwards at the Container Opposite PTDC Join them in celebrating abundance and generosity at Auroville Library of Things (ALoT). Bring a toy or more to share and find something new to play with this Saturday!Let us reach into our homes, closets and shelves for toys that are not being used to their full capacity.

RAS shares with the community that time has come for nominations-
Nominations for the New TDC (Selection process dates Oct 20, 21 & 22) This year, the community will also select an entirely new Town Development Council (l’Avenir d’Auroville). Please familiarise yourself with the new TDC structure and Terms of Reference (ToR).
Nominations for Working Group members and Selection Process .
The deadline for nominations is Satuday August 5, 2017!

Auroville Film Festival 2017 (December 16-23): To submit films into the 3 categories (by Aurovilians, about Auroville, by students of Auroville) please go to the same link given below. The deadline is July 31st. after you register your film please bring a copy or copies (if you are submitting more than 1) on a pen drive to our office in Sharnga – the AVFF team [Ph: 262 3187] https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AurovilleFilmFestival

Alliance Francaise Pondichéry hosts the European Union Film Festival 2017 from 15 July until 03 August !22 Films from 22 different European Union Member States are screened in our Auditorium every other day (in original version with English subtitles)

Lord , we are upon earth to accomplish Thy work of transformation. It is our sole will, our sole preoccupation. Grant that it may be also our sole occupation and that all our actions may help us towards this single goal.
Words of The Mother, Vol. 13

Horses in Auroville

Horses and Humans share a special relationship with each other through love and understanding. In conversation with Achilles and Mahi from Baraka and Priyamvada from Horse-Friends at Deha Shakti, we get to know more about the horses and their activities at the farm.

WC Shares, Water Scarcity

The Working Committee informs that the next meeting of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation is scheduled for August 13 and 14.

The Working Committee share The former members of the International Advisory Council sent us the attached letter to all Aurovilians.

Water Groupn informs that we are in the worst Tamil Nadu Drought in 140 Years, Reservoirs 81% down. Auroville Water Table Falling at 50cm a month.
What each of us can do to save the water……

Wednesday 19th July at 5 pm Hall of Peace, Unity Pavilion Korean Tea Ceremony With Tea-master Jeong Ok. Kim from Korea together with Kyong Hyon Lee, Mi Kyung and Jeon.

This soul of desire is a separative soul of ego and all its instincts are for a separative slef-afirmation; it pushes always openly or under more or less shining masks, for its own growth, for possession, for enjoyment, for conquest and empire.
The Synthesis of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

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