Every year CUTS observe Green Action week (GAW) in Jaipur District as an activity under the Project ProOrganic-II. This year (2018) the theme of GAW was "Sharing Community". Focusing on the theme, activities had been planned to educate consumers about kitchen gardening, compost procedure and sharing food to avoid wastage. For this, CUTS had selected two Communities (Ramnagar and Meenavala) of Jaipur.
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Tourism is the main industry to leave carbon footprints and cause of nature destruction. Natural tourist attractions are attracting the highest number of tourists around the globe.The significant effort of every travel operators to encourage tourists to practice Eco-friendly behavior is important.The natural existence of those tourist destinations relies in the hand of locals who lives there. So participation of local people in nature conservation and profit of tourism can help conserve nature.
The Green Action Week (GAW) Fund-India is a joint partnership established between the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) and CUTS International. GAW is a global campaign to promote sustainable consumption. In 2018, 46 CSO’s from 30 countries participated globally.
In 2018, ‘Sharing Community’ was the theme to promote the sustainable consumption and
ignite cultures of sharing and collaboration, as a way to create sustainable access for more people.
Developing a Culture of Sustainable Consumption and Lifestyle Through Organic Production and Consumption in State of Rajasthan
‘ProOrganic’ project was initiated in 2013 to promote organic consumption in the State of Rajasthan. The objective of the project is to create demand among consumers for organic products and sensitise farmers for shifting towards organic farming and advocacy on issues related to organic agriculture. The project is being implemented in 192 gram panchayats in 10 districts of Rajasthan.
The unexpected flood marooned more than 30,000 (thirty thousand) house holds in the district. From KoshagumudaBlock , Balenga was one of Panchayats which was worst affected by the devastating flood. The flash flood had damaged standing crop 90 percent and damaged houses more than 70 percent making the people extremely vulnerable. Around 7000 house holds were under threat of sustaining livelihoods in this block
Watch a telecast based on CRB's 5th Annual Sustainability Conference, 'India & Sustainability Standards 2019' - entitled, "Collaboration: The Key to a Sustainable Future"
The programme will examine:
How Good India is doing on Sustainability & SDGs
What Businesses need to do, to be more responsible towards People & Planet, while continuing to make profits.
Details of CRB Annual Conference at www.sustainabilitystandards.in
Risk Reduction and Livelihood Promotion of the Marine Traditional Fishing community in Orissa coast through Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)
The primary objective of the project is to demonstrate sustainable improvement in quality of life and a
tangible reduction in vulnerability of fishing families through interventions that enhance incomes and
improve habitat conditions.
Primary objectives are:
• Popularizing the ICT among the community
• Create demand for kiosk and PFZ board in the operational villages
• Risk reduction and livelihood promotion through ICT
• To link fishing families in the target area with market & GPS
With an overarching view of addressing diverse policy and practice issues, challenges, and transitions required for a mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in India, European Union, SWITCH-Asia and Development Alternatives Group have joined forces to identify policy interventions in India's developmental policy, and more specifically in housing.
An adapting cooking technology powered by recycled materials: Sustainable opportunity for green energy and women led micro economic industry.
On the 14th of December Members of Resolve trans 2 Cash introduced the RHC observing the National Energy Conservation Day'18. The RHC is an energy efficient non electric cooking material using principle of thermal insulation. In fabrication process two layers of fabric are sewn according to desired shape. Recycled materials such as wool blankets, old sweaters, newspaper can be used as good insulation material. RHC saves up to 50% of the required cooking energy securing green energy consumtion.
Of interest to textile producers wanting assistance in greening their production facilities and saving money and policymakers wishing to create support frameworks for green production.
Piloting of Ecolabels and Environmental Management in the textile production cluster in Tirupur India. Identifying and overcoming obstacles and quantifying gains. Of key relevance in other production centres.
Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) - 5th Annual Conference, 'India & Sustainability Standard 2018', 14-16 Nov, Delhi
As an organisation working on sustainability/sustainable development, the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) believes collaboration is fundamental to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and its necessary to assess various approaches in this direction and impacts thereof. The 2018 version of CRB's Annual Conference would entail deliberations on collaboration between key actors that leverage CSR and voluntary sustainability standards to achieve SDGs in India, on various sectoral and thematic areas.
The program aims to increase sustainable consumption of food among urban consumers in three cities in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India, by promoting sustainable urban and rural production. Food information channels in the form of Food Information Marts (FIMs) are established in urban areas for increasing awareness among consumers on good food habits and ecological footprints of food.
UDYAMA has demonstrated few livelihoods models & undertaken focused capacity building programs of communities towards resource conservation and growing crops towards addressing food security but there has great gap towards doubling income incorporating knowledge with improved technology at community level.Although pilot being implemented, greater attention need to address this doubling farmers income with a sustained value chain is a huge challenge.