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10,000 villagers from Pratapgarh and Allahabad change the course of a river and a community

After 5 years of collective work by 10000 people in the villages of Pratapgarh and Allahabad, Bakulahi river has finally been brought to its natural course.
on Sep 7, 2015

Mother of all plans to save Sri Lanka’s mangroves

1,500 community groups have been created around Sri Lanka's 48 lagoons, offering job training and micro-loans to women to promote mangrove conservation.
on Jun 13, 2015

4 things you should be doing in Chennai for the annual Coastal Cleanup

This year, Chennai Coastal Cleanup will collect 50 tons of waste from 20km of the coastline! It is not just an event. It is the beginning of a new lifestyle...
on Jun 2, 2015

Are you ready to take up the #NoPlasticChallenge?

As part of Chennai Trekking Club's efforts to clean up the coastline, you are challenged to avoid plastics in your day-to-day life for 5 days. Game?
on May 25, 2015

Dr. Balasubramaniam: Citizen engagement in development is essential for true democracy

The Alternative spoke to Dr. R Balasubramaniam, founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) on the present trends in Indian public policy, the respon...
on Apr 21, 2015

[Student Voices] Beyond the classroom: What are schools doing to be sustainable and help their community?

Getting kids to learn, understand, and practice sustainability from a young age can help create a conscious new generation. And that's what these kids are.
on Feb 25, 2015