Bhoomi Network is launching a web portal, called a ‘Million Eco Projects’ at the Bhoomi Unconference in Bangalore on 27th and 28th January, 2012…
What are eco projects?
Eco projects help preserve natural resources like water, trees, soil, respect Nature’s cycles through waste management, organic gardening and so on…they are a way of living with ecological wisdom, of living sustainably on Earth.
To encourage children, youth, teachers, NGOs, Corporates and others to share with the world the eco projects they have worked on. To be a platform and a space for people to network and share their thoughts, ideas and projects from across the globe.
Your Eco project at your home, your backyard, roadside, school, college, organization – just about anywhere you and your group made a difference – can be entered as an eco-project for the portal.
Fruits are amongst the healthiest, most delicious and natural foods that we can have. Our ancestors having eaten raw foods for almost two million years, our bodies have evolved to make best use of fruits, reminding us of our intricate yet simple and direct connection with the Earth.
We’ve been living beyond our means for a long time and now it’s blown up in our faces. The shock to the system from the near-collapse of our global banking industry has been traumatic. Even so, it will be nothing compared to the near-imminent collapse of the ecological systems on which we depend. And the two are intimately connected. But in all the intense coverage of the economic recession, there’s been surprisingly little reference to environmental issues.
In the developing world, one child dies of hunger every five seconds. According to statistics* women and children are the main sufferers of hunger: 70% of all hungry people are women. (The irony being that although women grow over 60% of the food in developing countries, they own less than 1% of the land) At the crux of the world hunger issue is inequality (economic and social inequalities) and not scarcity of food. Unequal distribution of food because of grievously poor political decisions, and not food scarcity, is the crippling factor in developing countries.
Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth
Dear Teachers and Parents: Do read out this declaration to your children and sign and mail a copy of the letter to the Prime Minister given overleaf to him. Our children need to be involved in their own future…
This declaration was adopted by the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, in Bolivia. The Bolivian government has submitted it to the United Nations for Consideration.
Paraphrased version of Preamble and articles:
Eco Toilets at Pathashaala, Vallipuram, Tamil Nadu
How many of us can claim that we have never bought something, only to realise we have made a bad choice and never worn that item ever. It has been hidden at the back of our wardrobe and comes out a guilty reminder, a few years later, still with labels attached.
It is estimated that more than one million tonnes of textiles are thrown away every year in the UK alone, creating more and more landfills. In India, our traditional culture does not support such wastefulness, but consumerism related to clothes is very high in the urban areas - and the throw away habit is bound to follow.
- For every half litre bottle of carbonated soft drink (CSD) purchased, your water footprint on the earth (the amount of water depleted) is up to 300 litres of water.
- Today, 50 Indian villages suffer from severe shortage and contamination of groundwater, because of soft drink production.
- It takes 442 litres of water to manufacture a one litre plastic CSD bottle.
- Up to 50% of the water used in each PepsiCo plant turns into wastewater.