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Valentin Martino de Collectif Bam

Collectif Bam, un groupe de ‘open-source’ designers dans le but de créer des produits innovants et des artefacts porteurs potentiels de réduction de l’impact sur l’environnement.

Mais, quel est l’impact environnemental de ces nouvelles formes de consommation?

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=collectif%20bam


Comments: 0 Date: 24 Apr 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

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

70% output with Solarus Solar

Eureka! Mankind has crossed yet another milestone in sustainable energy and all credit due to Solarus Solar.
A company set out to revolutionize the world with their patented innovative technology, which not only gives comparatively four times the solar output but is the only unique product in the market which can heat your water at the same time as producing electricity. We met with the Mr Leen Zevenbergen, CEO of Solarus Solar, who is here in Auroville doing their first ever installation in India. This historic accomplishment was made possible by enormous efforts and good will from Auroville Consulting and Sunlit Unit from Auroville.
It is very impressive to hear from Leen the core values on which this technology and his company is operating from, it goes to strengthen the ideology of clean energy and clean values.
The company was given a prestigious award ‘Accenture Innovation Award’ and were granted membership to the social stock exchange of London.
More details and contact info is available from their website www.solarus.com. Also joining the conversation are Nagarsammi, their representative in India and Jeron, who is working with Auroville Consulting.


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jan 2017

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

Engaging with Unltd Tamil Nadu

Unltd Tamil Nadu was founded by Gijs Spoor in Auroville as a space to search and support exceptional individuals committed to solving problems through their entrepreneurial skills. Essentially it seeks to encourage social entrepreneurs aiming to address the various challenges presented in Auroville and beyond in Tamil Nadu. On 16th March, 2016 they had a Peer Learning Session along with an evaluation meeting wherein presentations were made by the different social startups associated with this initiative.

Supporting approximately 15-20 projects a year, Unltd Tamil Nadu emphasises on peer connection and a sense of community in their approach. Fostering growth through ‘changemakers’, they provide a sense of security to those looking to work outside of a conventional framework and embrace experimentation and ideation as their core.

We met Gijs, Victor and Shiva at Auromode and discussed with them the feedback that they received at the evaluation meeting, their vision for the future as well as the challenges faced in terms of the connotations attached in Auroville to commercial activity. They also talked to us about a Pre-Incubation Programme that aims at involving youth searching for alternative career options.

You can access more information about them on their website:
http://unltdtamilnadu.org/

Cool down, right here

Daniel Greenberg, founder and CEO of the NGO EarthDeeds and official of the Global Ecovillage Network GEN, is visiting Auroville where he used to live for five years. Yesterday, he spoke about local solutions to minimize the Global Warming, which will cause serious damage to our planet and manhood at least for the upcoming 10.000 years.

Offsetting was one of the most popular strategies to reduce carbon footprints. People calculated their footprint for a flight or for consuming and gave as a compensation some amount of money for example to green Ngos. Greenberg is questioning this idea as it was practiced and invented the concept of “Onsetting”, which is much more local and direct. He doesn’t believe that it will be possible to reach the aim of zero carbon emission, but living in Ecovillages and offering ecological education can be a big step to live more sustainable.

A summary of the speak which contains the most important parts of Greenbergs presentation and of the discussion with the Audience.

As species still in kindergarten

Auroville is the biggest member in the GEN Global Ecovillage Network, but most Aurovillans not even know about the existence of the Network. Representants of the GEN are these days in Auroville and speak about their network. Daniel Greenberg spoke about the work of GEN, Serena Aurora showed a film about it, and the audience discussed about why Auroville is not more involved in the GEN network.
A highlighting of the speak and the discussion.

The next speak will be on Tuesday, January 26th, at 4 pm at Pitchandikulam.

The film about GEN can be seen here:

https://auroraseye.wordpress.com/documentaries/gen-global-ecovillage-network/


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Jan 2016

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

Solar Energy Study AV Consulting

Here, Vikram and Clementine from Auroville Consulting shed light on the recent study they had conducted on “Energy Sources within Auroville”.
The project was sponsored by Varuna Auroville and a pilot survey was conducted on a sample group within the Greenbelt for the same.

The project analysis covered four parameters: economical, social, technical and environmental . Listen to the results and recommendations of the project here.
AV Consulting Energy Study



Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jun 2015
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