Sustainability Samwaad: Conversations to explore ideas for sustainable living
Jan 12th – 13th 2019 in Solan
Sustainable living – a phrase that to us means a harmony between Me (self) and We (environment). This harmony will come when We think, share, understand and apply. Thus a Sustainability Samwaad!
A space for conversations, and lots of hands-on work, where we will all get together for 2 days to discuss, ideate, share, reflect on our individual and collective sustainable living footprints. The conversations will also explore the relationship between sustainable living, conscious consumerism, thinking about our waste & inclusive development.
At the end of 2 days, we hope that apart from these conversations, everyone would be ready to to start or accelerate their zero-waste /minimalist /waste2surplus /conscious consumer journey.
The focus will be to actively keep all 3 – head, heart and hand engaged. Each day, the session will be held at different locations, including on farms around Solan, and cover different aspects of Sustainable Living practices.
Tentative outline of the program :-
Day 1: Heart: Why of sustainable living & conscious consumerism (sapling plantation in a forest)
Head: Sustainable food, soil & environment
Hand: Urban gardening, chemical free household cleaners
(what can you you grow in your own garden & how to grow it + eliminating chemicals from your house)
Day 2: Heart: Choices that we make everyday: Moving from Me to We
Head: Waste to Surplus, Understanding 5Rs, Urban lifestyle choices
Hand: Sustainable everyday practices
(chemical free everyday use / personal care products, waste segregation, understanding recyclables, reusables & non, composting in your balcony without fleas & earthworms)
We as hosts of the workshop are active practitioners and will share our journey of head, heart and hand towards a sustainable living. This is a starter workshop, for beginners and practitioners, to think, and learn about the facets of sustainable living that can be immediately adopted.
Medium of conversation: Hindi & English
You should attend if:
If you are passionate about the environment, lead a lifestyle that’s healthy for you and the environment, make a change in your own personal life, learn hands-on about sustainable practices that you can immediately adopt and / or participate in, make chemical free products or help build community based sustainability platforms. In short, somebody who wants to create harmony between self (me) & environment (we).
This is a starter workshop, if you wish to explore sustainable agriculture and eco-construction (sustainable construction, adobe, using mud and local materials) in detail, we will host a 5 day intensive workshop in Mar/April.
Earthjust Ecosystems will host the stay for 2 days with the Samvaad at EarthJust & Nurtured By Nature Farms.
We would like to accommodate everyone who is interested in this and we don’t want money to be a barrier for anyone. All you need to do is register and show up.
However, it still costs us money to create the space. Our cost for this comes to Rs. 2500 per person for the duration of the workshop. Your seat has been gifted by the ones who attended before you. And you can choose to do the same. Whatever contribution you make (no contribution/ less than the cost / at cost / more) will be a gift for the next person.
If you think this workshop is for you then please go ahead and register by filling this form
For further queries and in case, you are unable to register through this link, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us on 7807074323.