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The Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon, an award-winning plastic donation-recycling citizen initiative of Project Mumbai has announced that it will donate one kilogram of grocery for every kilogram of plastic waste donated by Mumbaikars.

Kilo of Plastic Waste You Donate, a Kilo of Free Rations Reach the Needy.

For Every Kilo of Plastic Waste You Donate, a Kilo of Free Rations Reach the Needy. Here's How Project Mumbai is Making This Happen.

Punjab Carpenter's Lovely Wooden Cycle Goes Viral, Gets Global Orders

Punjab Carpenter's Stunning Wooden Cycle Goes Viral, Gets Orders From Abroad

A carpenter in Punjab has crafted an eco-friendly cycle from wood to beat lockdown blues. Little did he know that it would go viral.

Post COVID-19, India's Favourite Bookstores Are Forging New Paths

Post COVID-19, India's Favourite Bookstores Are Forging New Paths

India: In the face of adversity, here are three bookstores and book cafés, that have evolved and embrace new business models for survival.

A Former Child Worker, 22-YO Wins Award For Running Free School

A Former Child Worker, 22-YO Wins Global Award For Running Free School For Poor Kids

Neeraj Murmu from Jharkhand has reduced 20 children from the clutches of hazardous mica mines that expose them to respiratory diseases

These straws in turn prevent farmers from burning stubble after harvesting their crop. #winwin @7sistercrafts

Assam Entrepreneur’s Wheat Stubble Straws Cost Re.1 Each & Decompose in 6 months

Having sold over 50,000 straws so far, Sunam hopes to process 5 tonnes of waste to produce more. Here’s more about his process.

This Architect Duo's Steel Homes Are Durable and Earthquake-Resistant: “Steel is almost endlessly recyclable. Therefore nothing will go waste — it will always carry its own value. It is fire-resistant, earthquake resistant and has a lesser impact on the environment when compared to the regular construction material,” says Piyush.

This Architect Duo's Steel Homes Are Durable, Sustainable and Earthquake-Resistant

Steel is almost endlessly recyclable. Therefore nothing will go waste – it will always carry its own value. And has a lesser impact on the environment.”

Following a sustainable lifestyle, Uma Maheshwaran and his wife, Rajasree, have been cultivating their land for the past 12 years and ensured that their whole family partakes in the farming activities. This family has also adopted the art of self-sustenance as a way of life. They grow everything they eat — rice or vegetables in their 20-cent plot in Vilavoorkkal, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.

Kerala Family Grows Their Own Rice & Veggies, Have Not Bought Any in 12 Years

Kerala: "Last year I and my family were able to cultivate 400 kg of rice. We cultivate pulses which usually gives us a yield of 10 kg every year."

Masks in Sustainable Style, Supporting Amazing Artisans from Across India - With lockdown restrictions easing in most parts of the world, and our country, wearing a mask has become mandatory. It is almost the next indispensable fashion accessory.

Mask-up in Sustainable Style, While Supporting Amazing Artisans from Across India

Rural artisans from Assam are making Masks using Eri silk, that’s known for its cooling properties in the summers and warmth in the winters. Check them out!

With Cardboard & Bamboo, B'luru School Is Redefining Sustainable Design: “We built a school that could easily be dismantled and repurposed, instead of being demolished.”

With Cardboard & Bamboo, B'luru School Is Redefining Sustainable Design

"We built a school that could easily be dismantled and repurposed, instead of being demolished." #SustainableArchitecture

Aabad has converted his autorickshaw into a moving water tank (or water “hut” like he calls it) named ‘Shudh Filter Paani,’ and provides free drinking chilled water to people for free.

Man Turns Solar Auto into Water Hut, Gives Free Water to 3,000 People Daily

Rajasthan: 48-year-old Mohammad Aabad goes around the town daily in his converted water-rickshaw to provide free drinking water to thousands.

Homebound and relatively free, we can try many different things during the lockdown period. If you were ever thinking of growing vegetables, herbs or flowers in your home but never had the chance, this is an opportune time. #urbangardening

3 Urban Gardeners Share Tips To Keep You Busy During COVID-19 Lockdown

Bengaluru: Urban gardeners are utilising the COVID-19 lockdown period to clean, replant and decorate their garden. Here are the tips they share

Kavya Madappa found that you only need two things–pulp and water–to make paper. Any pulp that has over 68 per cent cellulose is perfect for making paper,” she says. Instead, paper is made using secondary agro- and industrial waste like cotton rags, flax, lemongrass, mulberry, rice stubble, coffee husk, banana stumps, coconut husk, and even elephant poo!

Startup's Tree-Free Paper Saves a Tonne of Wood, 55,000+ Litres of Water Everyday!

What goes into making this paper? Cotton rags, flax, lemongrass, mulberry, rice stubble, coffee husks, banana stumps, coconut husk, and even elephant poo!

Well done! "Driven by the motto, ‘Stop Scaremongering, Start Caremongering,’ @mahitanagaraj initiative, is a pan-India volunteer delivery group, that provides groceries and medicines to the elders."

5 Initiatives That Help You Care For Aging Parents, Senior Citizens

Ensuring the safety and well-being of elderly parents is challenging if you stay in a different city. Here are some helpful resources. #SeniorCare

“My aim was not to gain a profit I sold most of my produce at Rs.2.5/Kg and barely broke even. I just didn’t want to see tonnes of my cabbage rotting away while there were so many people starving in our country,” Subramaniam shares.

People Helped This Farmer Sell His Produce Amid Lockdown In the Most Heartwarming Way!

Tamil Nadu: This farmer posted a video on Twitter asking for help to sell his produce and netizens from across the country came to the rescue.

By working in different sectors like education, organic farming, governance and water solutions, Amitabh Soni is tapping skills of the villagers, making them self-sufficient and preventing migration.

Techie Quits UK Job to Help MP Village Become Financially Self-Sufficient

Madhya Pradesh: By working in sectors like education, organic farming & governance, Amitabh Soni taps skills of the villagers to make them self-reliant.

Start-Up Makes Hands-Free Sanitizing Station; Installs 1050 In Mumbai

Mumbai Start-Up Designs Hands-Free Sanitizing Station; Installs 1050 Across City

Mumbai: A start-up in Mumbai has developed a hands-free sanitizing station. It minimises contact by hands. They have installed them in 1050 locations