Paint ‘Your’ Green this World Environment Day

This World Environment Day, The Alternative presents many ways for you to find your green in a 100 hues of life.


Your world. Your life. Your canvas.

We hear it everyday. The earth is warming rapidly. Freshwater sources are rapidly drying up. Over a third of the earth’s resources have been used up in just 50 years. India has the highest population of malnourished children in the world, 230 million, even while agricultural produce of Rs. 580 million is lost every year. There is no doubt that environmental sustainability is the need of the hour. But how can this urgency translate to action we take, not just today, or this month, but sustainably, in everyday life?

Find your Green at The Alternative, we say, as we launch “Paint Your Green”, a June-special focusing on how we can bring sustainability into our homes and everyday lives.

All it takes is to be informed of the ways in which you can make a change so the earth can breathe better. Start by making simple changes to your home, food habits, civic sense, even the way you nurture the next generation. And before you know it, you would have painted a greener world on your canvas.

This World Environment Day, The Alternative presents many ways for you to find your green in a 100 hues of life. Choose from a series of workshops, information sessions, shopping bazaars and community sessions to understand how you can make each day count, this month!

Stay with us online all this month to discover over a 100 ways to go green in your daily life –  smart devices that help reduce consumption and better manage natural resources, more responsible practices like waste and water management that lead to savings and more in the long run, and a whole range of wonderful products and services, from healthier food to parabens free soap and lead-free toys that cannot but appeal to the aesthetic as much as they do to the utilitarian parts of our consciousness.

Find Your Green with us this month!

Shop at Green Bazaars

Renew your shopping list in Green! Along with 24-letter Mantra, The Alternative presents The Green Bazaar, showcasing sustainable choices for everyday home needs of the home maker -from Organic food to Eco-friendly décor, Cosmetics, Detergents & kitchen utilities, kids-toys & more.

Join the Green Apartment Workshops

Go green and good with your neighbour! The Alternative, together with Apartment Adda, is organizing an Open House to engage community champions on setting up and managing sustainable residences and apartment complexes. The Open House spans Water, Waste and Energy management with a practical focus on what can be done. The workshops focus on:

Water Metering and STP Re-Use

Optimizing Common Area Electricity – Sustainable choices for reducing consumption

In-situ management of wet waste – Options and next steps

The workshop is complemented with action on the ground where apartments begin pilots to engage their residents on making their complex more environmentally friendly.

Go Green By Design

The Alternative, together with Biodiversity Conservation India Limited (BCIL), is running home design workshops that cover everything about designing your house to be more environmentally friendly – from ground up design to décor and choices of existing homes. The workshops will focus on architecture & design, use of materials, energy efficient appliances, Infrastructure products (e.g. Solar) and Eco-friendly furniture and décor.

The workshop on designing and building sustainable homes will be held on 22nd June 2013 – The workshop will cover how to build sustainable homes and also what a potential buyer, interested in owning sustainable homes, should consider when buying a new home.

The workshop on retro-fitting sustainability in an existing home will be held on 23rd June 2013 – The workshop will focus on appliances, furniture and décor that you can buy for your existing home.

Pick Your Green Goodie

Send us a picture of your favourite green goodie and tell us why you like it. You stand to win special prizes all month, exciting goodie  hampers curated specially by The Alternative and Second To None, our contest partners.

Schedule of Events

Date Activity Venue Registration
8-9 June / 10 AM – 6 PM Green bazaar Park Square Mall NA
15-16 June / 10 AM – 6 PM Green bazaar Orion Mall NA
15 June / 10 AM – 1 PM Apartment open house TERI, Domlur Yes
22 June / 10 AM – 1 PM Home design workshop – designing own home To be confirmed Yes
23 June / 10 AM – 1 PM Home design workshop – retro-fitting To be confirmed Yes

Paint Your Green Today. Take Action For A Better Today and Tomorrow.


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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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