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Life of Pee

Luca from Eco-Pro gives a presentation on the cycle of food and compost. Firstly he talks about urine, its properties and its various uses, and later in his talk he presents his new project about a new type of waterless toilets.

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

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

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 : https://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”.

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