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RAD, New MM Executives, Water

SAVE WATER! Dear Community, We are facing a water crisis! The Water Group, AVC, FAMC, TDC and WC ask that you please
conserve water wherever you can! http://aurovillewater.in/for-aurovilians/

The Auroville Council and the Working Committee have formed a new team of Executives for the Matrimandir: Aurosylle (Reve) Eric (Courage) Hemant Shekhar (Creativity) John (MM Nursery) Jyoti Naoki Eri (Samasti) Louis Cohen (Citadines Vladimir (Grace)

The Residents’ Assembly Decision-Making campaign on restructuring TDC has started.To participate in this process: 
– Voting ONLINE (use your personal link sent via RAS’ mass mail on Saturday, May 13); or
– ON PAPER (vote forms have been attached to last week’s News & Notes. Fill in the form, bring it to the RAS’ office – Monday-Friday from 10 am to 12 pm up to May 26). 
Manual voting will happen on Saturday, May 27 at:
– PTDC between 9am – 11am;
– Solar Kitchen between 11am – 2pm.

The first AADHAAR registration camp will be held in Auroville from 24 to 30 May at the Auroville Foundation building..

The heart is in direct communion with the human soul, and when the heart speaks, even with the resistance of the head, something inside you changes; your heart opens another heart, and true love is possible.
Don Miguel Ruiz

New Eatery, Gm on Entry Policy

In today’s news we are featuring an excerpt of interview with Partha who invites us to an opening of new – Neem Tree Eatery on Wednesday, 10th of May at 6pm at the entrance of Mahalakshmi Park, just behind the library.
full interview with Partha you can hear here : http://www.aurovilleradio.org/affordable-healty-eatery/

On Thursday the 11th of May, at 4:30pm at Unity Pavilion we are invited to a postponed General Meeting on Entry Policy.

RAD on restructuring TDC/L’Avenir d’ Auroville starts on 13th of May.

Consciousness is a reality inherent in existence. It is there even when it is not active on the surface, but silent and immobile; it is there even when it is invisible on the surface, not reacting on outward things or sensible to them, but withdrawn and either active or inactive within; it is there even when it seems to us to be quite absent and the being to our view unconscious and inanimate.
SABCL
Vol 22 page 234


Comments: 0 Date: 08 May 2017

The Low-Tech Lab meets Auroville

The Low-Tech Lab, an initiative of young ingenious inventors working together to meet basic needs of humanity in a creative sustainable and environmental friendly approach.
One of the main focuses of Low-Tech Lab is working on a global collaborative research program and open-source documentation.
Their next step is to locate a suitable common ground for these inventors and engineers to gather and work together. Could this common space be offered by Auroville?

http://lowtechlab.org/en

Talking Thrash with ECOSERVICE

“Your 5 minutes of attention can save the planet 500 years of decomposition time, WASH YOUR PLASTICS BEFORE YOU THROW”
Auroville is full of Culture, Education and Celebration, one of the few places on earth where not only we deal with our waste consciously but can create ways to have fun with it. Auroville radio met up with Palani and Kali who took charge of Ecoservice Unit from January 2016, keeping Auroville ‘LitterFree’ every single day.
In this program Palani and Kali share with us real-time facts and figures from last year, speak about the recent Kottakrai clean up campaign, share with us various myth and truths about the Ecoservice, draw comparison with their peers from Pondicherry, Villupuram and Chennai and bring our awareness to various DO’s and DONT’s that we can follow in order to minimizing “Our Waste” ending up in landfill. The Ecoservice was segregating the community waste into 60 categories last year, have now upgraded their process and are capable of segregating the total waste collected into 82 categories. No one else does that. The unit is working relentlessly and is coming up with unique and creative solutions to tackle the challenges of waste management. One of the main tools they are employing is to stop waste at it’s source, by educating the community to make conscious choices in a way which will enable them to consume healthily and demand recyclable packaging for products. It can seem like just a job but what makes it successful is when your passion can make it into a challenge to do better. Encouraging the community to literally “talking thrash” to have a better future for all of us.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Apr 2017

A talk by Ribhu and Marc

During the Litter Free Auroville 2017 Ribhu (from Wasteless) and Marc (from Upclycling studio) gave a very inspiring talk explaining the current waste management systems in our country and how it is affecting the environment. It started with a movie ‘Trash to Treasure, about upcycling and recycling’. Then they talked about how it has become a need to change this system as soon as possible otherwise all of our lands are gonna be converted into a big dumpster. The talk was actively joined by many people.


Comments: 0 Date: 27 Mar 2017

MM Executives, LFA2017

The Working Committee and Auroville Council this month announced that the time has come to refresh the Matrimandir Executive team, and has called for nominations from the community for the new team
The deadline for proposing new MM Executive members has been extended to Friday April 7th, 2017.

Today, 27th at 6pm at Svaram Savi invites us for Volunteering in Auroville: Sharing of experiences by Matthias and Julie.

Within Litter Free Auroville 2017 :
Tuesday 28th at 4.30pm at Kalekendra talk – Cathy Eco femme , followed by Dr Lucas Eco Pro . On Thursday 30th at 4.30pm talk – René Sacred Groves , and Kali,Marc,Ribhu Resource Center Project .
On Saturday 1st of April at 7.30pm at Visitors Centre Performance by Unicorn Collective. Parade with amazing giant puppets and Show LFA Thrashion show.

Thursday, March 30, at Unity Pavilion, 7:30pm Jacob’s Ladder: Where Must it Lead to? The Future of Man by Profe. Kumar

Brhamanaspati Kshetram, The Mother and Sri Aurobindo Centre in Edayanchabadi will on Wednesday 29th of March which is the date of fist meeting of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo and also center’s 3rd birthday be open from 5 pm – 7 pm, Meditation 6 pm – 6:30 pm

Earth and us invites us to a {Habit For Hapiness} a 3-part series of workshops

The indispensable surrender of all our will and works and activities to the Supreme is indeed only perfect and perfectly effective when it is a surrender of love
The Synthesis of Yoga, Sri Aurobindo

Future Art Poetry by Celestine

Celestine is one of Auroville’s early artist pioneers in the field of re cycled art. Now she is focusing on what she calls “Road Art”. She is deeply passionate about this and has composed some beautiful poems on the subject. I went to visit her in her home to listen and record, so as to share these pearls, which are even more so relevant during our “Litter Free Auroville Campaign”.

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

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