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Free Chennai Workshop on Eco-friendly Houses

Free Chennai Workshop on Eco-friendly Houses  If you are keen on building an eco-friendly house or incorporating eco-friendly features in your existing house in Chennai, this will be a valuable workshop.   Highlights Venue: EAI, Nungambakkam, Chennai Date & Time: Aug 10 (Saturday), 11 AM – 12:45 PM Conducted by: An eco-friendly expert architect from […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Green Buildings

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Water Audits for Indian Companies Soon? Jal Shakti would like it…

You know, I have been thinking of water sustainability for a while. For one, we are trying to dig up on innovations in water sustainability for one of our consulting engagements. For another, the data I collect show how low water is priced, especially for industries. I was especially struck by a Jan 2018 report […]

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Posted in: Agriculture and Forestry, Rural Sector

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A million electric vehicles in Kerala by 2022?

Kerala recently announced a policy statement to have a million electric vehicles in the state by 2022. Appears rather ambitious given that the state currently has insignificant numbers of any types of electric vehicles. But the state seems to have some data points as targets to get there – rolling in large numbers of electric […]

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Posted in: Cochin, Electric Vehicles

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2.2 billion liters vs 1.8 billion liters – that’s Chennai’s water demand-supply equation

Read an interesting article in Hindu Business Line by S Sundaramoorthy, a desalination expert titled “Toilet to Tap” ( https://bit.ly/2XMtJ5u ). The writer had discussed how treating sewage water and getting it back to circulation is an idea that is both practical and has the potential to solve Chennai’s water woes. It is a brief but […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Water

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Will Chennai be the Next Cape Town – Water Sustainability for Chennai – A Unique Event, Dec 6, 2018

Will Water Scarce Chennai become the Next Cape Town? And How Can Industries Help Prevent This? Venue: Welcom Hotel, Cathedral Road, Chennai Date: 6 Dec, 2018, THURSDAY | 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM Event Organiser: The Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry Event Sponsor: GRUNDFOS Cape Town, a port town in South Africa, recently […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Water

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Climate Solver Awards by WWF – A Call to Cleantech Innovators – Chennai, December 2018

Are you an SME working in the Clean Technology & Energy field in India? You can participate in the WWF Climate Solver Award contest and win recognition and support Know more by attending a unique event in Chennai, on Dec 20, 2018   Innovation systems are vital enablers for the transition to an equitable low […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Climate Change, Innovations

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Cut Down Travel – Even Jerks Can Save the World

When I say “Cut down travel to reduce your Carbon footprint” many people look at me askance. It is as if I were trampling on their most fundamental right. Sure, you love to travel. It’s fun. And depriving you of travel is depriving you of something precious. Life without travel – is it worth living? […]

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Posted in: Corporate Sustainability, Oil, Transportation

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Sustainable Food – Even Jerks Can Save the World

You can use averages and statistics to prove anything. If Bill Gates walks into a pub with 9 hobos boozing inside, each occupant of the pub is worth $7 billion on average. Stupid, isn’t it? Which is why you should be careful when using statistics, especially averages. Why am I ranting on this now? A friend of mine […]

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Reusable Plates & Utensils – Even Jerks Can Save the World

There can’t be an easier way for you to contribute to reducing packaging and plastic pollution than by using reusable plates and utensils. Even in a country like India which has not become super consumerist, I find that on many occasions at homes and offices, folks use disposable plates and cutlery while serving food at […]

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Posted in: Pollution, Waste Management

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