Making of Banana Leaf Plates which Replace Plastic as a Climate Solution. August 2011. Attribution: Sumita Roy Dutta

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India's Water Revolution #2: The Biggest Permaculture Project on Earth! with the Paani Foundation
Author: Andrew Millison, Apr 27, 2020
  • They compete to capture water in their townships, as part of “the biggest permaculture project on Earth”. This is India’s Water Revolution, Aug 7 [1]

2020[edit | edit source]

"The extraordinary agency of ordinary villagers": India's rural areas show enduring self-reliance, under the toughest conditions [2] Jul 2

2019[edit | edit source]

India’s wild tiger population rises 33% in four years [3] Jul 29

2018[edit | edit source]

Girl power! India's 'solar gal pals' light up Rajasthan's rural homes, Nov 23 [4]

In India, Products Made From Crop Waste May Curb a Tide of Plastic, Apr 24 [5]

In India, Seva Cafe inspires generosity with its pay-it-forward model, Jan 31 [6]

2017[edit | edit source]

India moves into low-carbon mobility fast lane, Jul 31 [7]

India plants 66 million trees in 12 hours as part of record-breaking environmental campaign, Jul 3 [8]

Hop on the bandwagon: #GoSolar bus tours Delhi to make solar power cool, Jun 11 [9]

9-year-old girl files lawsuit against Indian Government over failure to take ambitious climate action, Apr 1 [10]

Solar power lights up remote villages in Rajasthan, Mar 27 [11]

India planted 50 million trees in one day – smashing the world record, Feb 15 [12]

India just banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital, Jan 25 [13]

Solar power plan set to bring fresh water to out-of-reach villages, Jan 17 [14]

Meenangadi in Kerala is well on its way to being India's first carbon-neutral panchayat, Jan 10 [15]

Indian government to endorse universal basic income 'as way forward', says leading UBI advocate, Jan 4 [16]

2016[edit | edit source]

India to hold 1GW solar tender for government rooftops, Dec 9 [17]

Microgrids Lighting Up Villages, and Lives, in India's Himalayas, Dec 2 [18]

India’s new Solar Power Tree can light 5 homes in just 4 sq ft of land, Sep 28 [19]

Why India needs a Wikipedia-like website on environment, Sep 13 [20]

Modern life doesn't have to be rubbish: helping Mumbai clean up its act, Aug 9 [21]

Indian Railways to install solar panels in all railway buildings, Jul 18 [22]

How India's 'smart villages' are centralising solar power, Jul 5 [23]

The Goa Iron Ore Permanent Fund in India: A Bold Precedent, May 10 [24]

This Amazing Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Little Girl is Born, Mar 26 [25]

How Sikkim could offer lessons to other states in organic farming, February 7 [26]

Female Entrepreneur Builds Low-Cost Electric Vehicles For Rural India, January 4 [27]

2015[edit | edit source]

The world's most polluted city to ban commercial cars for a day, Ocotober 7 [28]

India approves 50 solar cities, August 24 [29]

Salt-tolerant plants eyed as crops of the future as sea level rises, August 17[30]


India to plant 2 BILLION trees along its highways, creating jobs for 300,000 youths, July 22 [31]

Could a new pavement design give walking culture a foothold in Bangalore? July 15 [32]

‘It Is Climate Change': India’s Heat Wave Now The 5th Deadliest In World History, June 2 [33]

Saving india's rivers, Dr. Anupam Saraph, February 18 [34]

2014[edit | edit source]

Reclaiming the streets: a vision of a happier, healthier Mumbai, November 24 [35]

Showing the path to other Indian cities, Chennai starts pedestrianising its roads, November 10 [36]

Rooftop solar will soon be mandatory in this Indian city, September 9 [37]

India to plant 2 billion trees along its highways, creating jobs for 300,000 youths, July 22 [38]

Bengal's forest cover grows by 3810 sq km, July 9 [39]

India’s new government to Use Solar to Bring Power to Every Home by 2019, May 19 [40]

Country's First Electric Bus Launched in Bangalore, February 28 [41]

India almost doubles solar energy, with big plans for more, January 22 [42]

2013[edit | edit source]

Kaikondarahalli lake: Protecting urban ecosystems in Bangalore, November 28 [43]


WiserLocal New Delhi: Traveling Green with Radio Rickshaws: We are excited to share some news from WiserLocal New Delhi about a new initiative they are undertaking in partnership with Indian Youth Climate Network and Fazilka EcoCabs to bring peddle-powered rickshaws to the streets of South Delhi. WiserIndia Director Yatin Thakur gives us the details… [44] June 13

Rupees in your pocket, unconditional basic income experiment in one of India’s poorest states, May [45]

2011[edit | edit source]

'Ugly Indians' clean up Bangalore, [46] November 30

Making Room for Delhi’s Bicycle Culture, Shriya Malhotra, [47] October 7

India named Global Host of World Environment Day 2011, [48] February 22

2010[edit | edit source]

Island's disappearance attributed to global warming, [49] March 25

India joins UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign, planting two billion trees since 2007, [50] February 25

India puts on hold first GM food crop on safety grounds, [51] February 9

Bangladesh, India: The Relationship Between Water Crisis And Migration, [52] by Rezwan, February 19. Sowmya Suryanarayanan at Strategic Foresight opines that the lack of freshwater resources in Bangladesh “is a massive threat and will remain a primary reason for cross border migration in the future.”

India: Managing Mountain Waste, [53] by Rezwan, February 17. Caroline At India Climate Solutions writes about some “creative and passionate individuals committed to changing the waste cycle” in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh in India.

India: I want my country back, says Munna: Environmental blogger Hemant Anant Jain aka Munna, writes a thought-provoking post on January 26, the nation's 61st Republic Day, urging people to look beyond the commercial “growing market” tag and work towards restoring the rich environmental heritage of the amazing country that is India. [54]

2009[edit | edit source]

India: women farmers stand against climate change, [55] November 10

India's water use 'unsustainable', [56] August 13

South Asia: Coping with the heat and the rolling blackouts, [57] April 26. "The Eastern parts of India is choking as mercury rises above 45 degree Celsius."

2007[edit | edit source]

Uttar Pradesh attempting to set a world record by planting 10 million trees in a single day, [58] July 31

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