Event - Connect The Dots: Living Green - A Doer's Guide to a Sustainable Everyday

26th Jun 2013
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The Alternative in association with Goethe Institute, Max Mueller Bhavan, presents ‘Living Green,’ a Bangalorean’s showcase on everyday sustainability. Whether it is through home-grown food, energy efficiency, homemade compost, recycling waste water or sustainable home design — learn how to make your home and lifestyle earth-friendly without burdening your busy day.

The event will discuss simple, smart, mindful, and exciting do-it-yourself ways to eco-friendly living, followed by the screening of a National Award winning short film, Timbaktu.

Date: June 29th, 2013

Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Time: 6:30 pm.

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Living Green features an interactive discussion with:

Vani Murthy – one of the city’s most active waste management community campaigners and a much recognised face in Malleswaram, Vani is a member of We Care for Malleswaram, YIMBY, the Malleswaram Swabhimana Initiative and the Solid Waste Management Round Table. A prolific backyard composter, Vani, in her garden teeming with fresh herbs, flowers, vegetables and wriggling earthworms, has tried and tested every method available to deal with food and garden waste everyday.

Vallari Shah – What do you do with an empty plot beside your community that is oft used as a dumping ground? Grow your dinner on it! Vallari started gardening in Oakland, California in 2000, learning from a vibrant gardening community. After seven years of gardening, she started her own terrace garden in Whitefield, Bangalore and has since expanded it to a community garden covering a couple of vacant plots, where people actively volunteer to grow food and take home some delicious fresh produce!

GV Dasarathi – Living in a ‘treehouse’ made out of 80% of material gotten from local scrap dealers and junkyards, ‘Das’ from Sadashivnagar is passionate about water recycling, public transport, cycling and has been advocating the same with communities for over a decade now. To help people go green in their daily lives, Das also maintains an active “Low Carbon Life” blog where he documents all his sustainable living practices and ideas.

Screening of the movie Timbaktu: Screening of the National Award winning movie: Timbaktu – where the earth meets the sky (30 mins). Watch a trailer of the movie here.

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