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Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • Deccan Development Society
  • Kalpavriksh, non-profit organisation working on environmental and social issues at local, national and global levels, primarily based in Pune with members in Delhi, Bangalore, Dehradun and elsewhere. added 15:05, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Local sustainability initiatives[edit source]

Please see our local or city pages via the India category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

The Goenchi Mati Campaign, Fairness in Mining

Initiatives by topic[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

India Biodiversity Portal - Defra, UK Darwin Initiative: India

Wikipedia: India, Biodiversity, Wildlife of India, Wildlife of India, Conservation, Wildlife of India, Biosphere reserves, Indian wildlife portal

Climate action[edit | edit source]

India Climate Portal - Indian Youth Climate Network

Community energy[edit | edit source]

About Dharnai Live

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

India (category) on Governance wiki - IndiaUnheard, Community News Service, alternate newswire at grassroot level - wikipedia:People's Planning in Kerala

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in India

Wikipedia: Bicycle Transport in India, Cycle rickshaw Transport in India

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

More video: Cars choking Delhi's roads, 2007

River March, movement which seeks to "rejuvenate our rivers by striving to free them from encroachments, save remaining mangroves and contribute a non-polluted green environment." Mumbai

The Ugly Indian Book - wikipedia:Air pollution in India

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, professional resource organization engaged in establishing models of sustainable agriculture working in partnership with NGOs and Community Based Organizations by scaling up the successes and engaging with the establishment for a policy change - Open Source Seeds, - Mumbai Port Trust terrace garden - Solar cooking resources in India

Rural sustainability[edit | edit source]

Institute of Rural Management Anand, Wikipedia:Institute of Rural Management Anand - Find your feet

Sustainable livelihood[edit | edit source]

Development Alternatives Group - Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Ecocabs, wikipedia:Fazilka#Intra-city-Ecocabs

Wikipedia: Urban public transport in India, Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in India, Rapid transit in India, Walking in India, Waterways in India - Living root bridges

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

wikipedia:Jadav Payeng

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Gurgaon, Raahgiri Day: The city of Gurgaon organizes Raahgiri Day every Sunday and is modeled after Ciclovía, an event that began in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, which closes streets to cars and opens them for the exclusive use of people for running, cycling, skating, or other recreational activities. It is a concept adopted by several cities around the world. Gurgaon is the first and only city in India to hold this event. Launched in November 2013, over 2,00,000 people have participated in this event since then. Raahgiri Day is organized by a team of NGOs and citizens' groups. The NGOs associated with the event are Peddal Yatri, India Cycle Service, EMBARQ India, I am Gurgaon and Road Safety Officers.

News and comment[edit | edit source]

See separate article: India news

Events[edit | edit source]


April 22 - 27 Neighbourhood Trees Campaign, India Biodiversity Portal

Resources[edit | edit source]

Commons[edit | edit source]

This marketplace in India has been self-governed for 400 years[edit | edit source]

Despite car-centric urban development and top-down decision-making, the Begum Bazaar, in Hyderabad, India — a historic wholesale market which has existed for over 400 years — has remained a shared social space hosting a vibrant economy. The use of street space surrounding the market is appropriated by vendors through complex practices of mediation and includes a mix of formal and informal rules. Acquiring a space requires informal negotiation between neighbors, and is not always without conflict. Vendors may inherit or be granted the right to use street space through verbal agreement by other established vendors from the same geographical origin or religion. Generally, compliance with formal rules is low, but it is far from being an ungoverned space. Thus, parking is regularly used by vendors, leaving motorists without space, maximizing its value as a marketplace.

In Begum Bazaar, the regulation of street space is representative of the eight design principles of common pool resource management as outlined by Nobel Prize winning economist Elinor Ostrom in her book "Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action." This is not a straightforward example to be replicated, but rather it showcases what self-organization can bring: a vibrant, diverse, and pedestrian-oriented space in a city where most other scenarios of top-down governance has often led to gentrification and car-centric development. [1]

Other links[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

India•CR - India Citizen Reports runs on Ushahidi since 2011 to collect and disseminate reports in various categories like civic problems, crimes and corruption. uses Ushahidi to map 3G network quality and Wi-Fi hotspots. [2]

Video[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: India - Sulabh International - Bindeshwar Pathak

External links[edit | edit source]

via List of Ashden Award winners, winners in India 2002 - 2008

wikipedia:List of Ashden Award winners, winners in India 2009 and 2011




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