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Posts Tagged ‘Recycling’

Interview with Ok on Upcycling

Ok talks about how to make Auroville litter free by accumulating waste and using it innovatively. She talks about her workshop that involved making cushions out of plastic. In this interview Ok further talks about the idea behind Upcycling Studio, challenges faced and her aspirations.

International Meeting of WWTP

Monday 6th March we’ve recorded the debate on Auroville’s Waste Water Treatment Plant International Meeting. This was the first time that waste water was handled collectively (for Residential Zones 1&2) instead of at the community level. The Town Developing Council shared information about the WWTP, including the route of the sewer lines, the dewat/vortex technology used at the plant how the purified water will be returned, about the laying of the pipes and the management plan of the WWTP. The TDC tryied to answer to concerns and questions the audience asked while we felt a certain amount of excitement in the hall.


Comments: 0 Date: 07 Mar 2017

Once Upon a River

Last night premiere of Vinu Karthick play Once Upon a River at Sri Aurobindo Aduitorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India once again proved that our community with its bioregion does have lots of talent. Further, collaboration with many of good will and creative ideas brings that extra flavor to the whole thing.
about the play
As Vinu says “It is eternal story, but with a twist” Oncde Upona a River is a playful comedy with lots of music , touching the areas of relationships with a pull between Love and Passion. For the twist one of the celestial beings Narad manage to create chaos with manipulative question – which is more essential for the perfect relationship either Love or Passion? ….. with the amusement of Narad chaos begins destroying the illusion on perfection…
at the end ….Happy End.

The play will be played also tonight and tomorrow night – 8pm at Bharat Nivas.

actors: Vinu Karthick, Chetan Kumar, Shilpi, Swar, Kalou, Sophie, Deep, Renana, Christophe, Shrey, Franzi, Siddharth, Natasha, Sethupathy, Hema, Satish, Prithvi, Yashoda, Kineret Lali, Mukesh Kumar 
original scores : Hartmunt Von Liers
singing coach
: Shakti
festival music performed by Mohanam Sound Troopset
design: Swar, Ok, Christophe, Mukesh Kumar
lighting design: Jean L.sound and
video design: Franzi and Myrta
costume design: Tanya
stage manager: Maheshasst. stage managers: Sanjeevi and Gospelasst. director: Franzi
directed by Jill

The True Stories Of Volunteers

Tony Radet presented a an interesting talk about his alternative energy projects and his experiences while volunteering in Sacred Groves.


Comments: 0 Date: 17 Oct 2016

Sacred Groves Tour

The Avi International were invited on Friday 26th of February to visit Sacred Groves project which aim is to provides low-cost, low-maintenance, and off-grid ecological housing


Comments: 0 Date: 26 Feb 2016

Expert Interview- V.K.Munuswamy

For the third consecutive year, the Auroville village heritage festival had been successfully conducted by the Mohanam organization. The UNESCO award winner and Secretary, Pondicherry Craft Council, V.K.Munuswamy, had shared his views about the development of the craft work.

The True Stories of Volunteers

Volunteers’ Presentation talk about social work in Auroville.

Once a month, SAVI would like to share with the community the real stories of volunteers and the importance of their involvement and contribution to the development of various local and communal projects.

This month, Laura Haslett and Tanvi Gupta present their experiences working with Auroville Village Action Group (AVAG), the background, aspirations as well as past and present outreach projects working with villagers that they have been developing and delivering.

Melanie LeFebvre shares her experiences as a long term volunteer at Ecofemme Project. She talks about her involvement in expanding business and marketing side of the project, school outreach projects and raising important issues surrounding feminine hygene.

Recorded at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture on 28/01/2016

Presentation organised by SAVI


Comments: 0 Date: 04 Feb 2016

Eco Femme Interview

The Unstitute has interviewed Melanie a volunteer at Eco Femme, a local start-up of eco friendly hygiene products for women, at Auroville Youth Centre’s Chrismas Fair.
We have spoken about the ideas behind Eco Femme, their educational and outreach projects as well as worldwide awareness and the conscious application of the knowledge about the human effect on the environment, how we can control pollution more effectively through education and the necessity for a collective change which starts with the daily choices each of us can make personally.

Victor volontaire d’UnLtd

UnLtd Tamil Nadu (www.unltdtamilnadu.org) est une plateforme de lancement et d’accompagnement d’entreprises sociales cree par Gijs Spoor et basee a Auroville. Ces projets replacent les dynamiques economiques et l’innovation au service de la communaute en s’attaquant aux problemes sociaux et environnementaux majeurs (precarite, acces aux soins, alimentation, education, emancipation des femmes, developpement durable).
Fort d’une equipe de 8 coachs, volontaires et nombre d’experts, l’incubateur offre aux porteurs de projets un suivi individualise avec un tuteur dedie, des temps collectifs de formation a la creation et la gestion d’entreprise sociale, des groupes de partage et d’enseignement mutuel ainsi que la mise en contact avec des partenaires exterieurs, investisseurs et mecenes pour perenniser leur activite.
Victor Michud (HEC Paris) est responsable des operations, il evoque son parcours, les projets soutenus par l’incubateur, les perspectives d’entrepreneuriat social a Auroville et les problematiques propres a l’incubation sociale.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Oct 2015

Water, Electricity, Badminton

Saturday 29th of August from 2pm to 5pm celebration of Auroville Botanical Gardens 15th Birthday

Sunday, August 30th at 4.30pm at Sankalpa Dome, International Zone, Book launch of Noel – Yarsolava’s Flowers.

Friday 28th August at 5pm at Certitude inauguration of badminton court, at 5.15. Badminton Tournament starts.

Sunday 30th August between 10 and 11.30am House Warming of Aruoville Budokan – new Aikido dojo at Dana sports ground.

August 31st, at 4.30pm at SAIIER – Joy of Learning – Water Issues.

1st September at 5pm at Unity Pavilion we are invited for an informational meeting with Varuna team (including Michael Bonke)

1st September at 5pm at Pitchandikulam we are invited to a short presentation and discussion on the topic of What is the Global Ecovillage Network?

Saturday, 29th August. from 9am to 3pm at Savitri Bhavan , International Zone we can participate in one day workshop on Smart Water Management.

An aimless life is always a miserable life. Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.
The Words of The Mother, Vol.12

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy”.
Rabindranath Tagore

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