Connect The Dots: Living green, June 29, at Max Mueller Bhavan

An interactive discussion on practical ideas, tips, and more on green living everyday – from food and energy to shopping. June 29th, 6:30 pm, Max Mueller Bhavan.


Conscious consumption. Eco-friendly choices. Low carbon footprint. Environment-friendly initiatives. Sustainable Living.

Green buzzwords are everywhere and sound inspiring and intimidating in equal measure. We all want to live a more earth-friendly life – use our finite natural resources more wisely, protect our forests and wildlife, preserve beautiful natural spaces and leave a better world for our children – who doesn’t? Yet, can we do it today, amidst our busy lives? Can we repeat what we do again and again, day in and day out ? Can a green choice we make today eventually become a habit everyday? And what does that journey ask of us?

Join The Alternative’s Connect The Dots June conversation as we discuss sustainable living as being simple, smart, mindful and exciting things we could do everyday in practical, Do-It-Yourself ways. And what better way to do it than to celebrate people, city folks like us, who demonstrate everyday and in every way, that an eco-friendly existence is not a distant dream, but something we can all practise right away, and right at home!

Along with Max Mueller Bhavan, Living Green this June 29th, in conversation with:

Vani Murthy – one of the city’s most active waste management community campaigners and a much recognised face in Malleswaram, Vani is a member of We Care for Malleswaram, YIMBY, the Malleswaram Swabhimana Initiative and the Solid Waste Management Round Table. A prolific backyard composter, Vani, in her garden teeming with fresh herbs, flowers, vegetables and wriggling earthworms, has tried and tested every method available to deal with food and garden waste everyday.

Vallari Shah – What do you do with an empty plot beside your community that is oft used as a dumping ground? Grow your dinner on it! Vallari started gardening in Oakland, California in 2000, learning from a vibrant gardening community. After seven years of gardening, she started her own terrace garden in Whitefield, Bangalore and has since expanded it to a community garden covering a couple of vacant plots, where people actively volunteer to grow food and take home some delicious fresh produce!

GV Dasarathi – Living in a ‘treehouse’ made out of 80% of material gotten from local scrap dealers and junkyards, ‘Das’ from Sadashivnagar is passionate about water recycling, public transport, cycling and has been advocating the same with communities for over a decade now. To  help people go green in their daily lives, Das also maintains an active “Low Carbon Life” blog where he documents all his sustainable living practices and ideas.

Date: June 29th, 2013
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, CMH Road, Indiranagar
Time: 6:30 pm. Entry is free, and ALL are invited.

Join us for an interactive discussion on practical ideas, tips, practices and more on living green everyday – from food and energy to shopping.

May we find inspiration. And a checklist we can pin up on the fridge tomorrow to start off!

Living Green is a part of “Paint Your Green”, a campaign to bring sustainability home, focusing on everyday actions that people can take in a 100 different ways, to further environmental sustainability, in their homes and lives.

Connect the Dots is a meeting place for those who are looking to connect their daily lives to sustainability at large, for all of us who care how sustainability – social, cultural, environmental – translates to our lives and interests. More details and updates on the event on our Facebook page.


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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. more

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