Pavitra Sriprakash

Follow three simple steps to reduce litter, and make the world a better place

Japanese fans who watched their team be defeated by Ivory Coast at the FIFA World Cup 2014 held in Brazil, stayed behind armed with bin liners and gathered up discarded litter.

19 May 2018

This summer teach your kids all they need to know about sustainability

As the school children think up novel ways to spend their summer time — from week long sport and art camps to vacations, there are many ideas for riding out these long warm days ahead of us.

11 May 2018

The 5R rule: Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle, and Remove

April 22 was World Earth Day. The largest Environmental Movement on the planet was launched by the Earth Day Network as an effort to end plastic pollution.

27 Apr 2018

Challenge yourself, and leave no trace behind

With the summer vacations fast approaching, we have many options to spend our days — In the countryside, on the beach, in the mountains or in the city.

20 Apr 2018

What’s bad for Earth is bad for humans, too

World Health Day was celebrated recently. As many blogs were talking about mindful eating and other aspects of well-being, let me talk about personal health and our planet.

09 Apr 2018

Small steps to a waste-free future

We segregate waste at home, but what happens beyond our door? This is a common question we hear repeatedly as proponents of segregation and waste recycling.

30 Mar 2018

Plant a tree, grow a forest closer to home

March 21 was the International Day of Forests, which automatically suggests in our minds, a place distant from our daily lives.

24 Mar 2018

How about living in your own ‘edible’ home?

Mushroom Bricks and Algae Solar Panels could soon be common building materials in our future.

02 Mar 2018

How liveable is your city or state?

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs intends to rank 116 Indian cities, by June 2018, on the basis of liveability.

23 Feb 2018

Everything need not go down the drain

At the recently concluded Reciprocity Fest, young students took centrestage to present sustainable ideas for Chennai.

16 Feb 2018

All is well with the cold-pressed oils

A few days ago, I was talking to a client about native regional trees, and about coconut trees. She complained, “when coconuts fall there is no one left to pick them”.

09 Feb 2018

E-cycle for a better and safe environment

In this digital age, all electronic gadgets in homes and offices — computer monitors, CPUs, keyboards, cell phones, and telephones — become obsolete quickly.

02 Feb 2018

Soil-less gardening for green crusaders

For many the idea of going green starts and stops at recycling.

26 Jan 2018

Don’t hesitate to pick up trash from the shores

Tourist spots, especially city beaches were abuzz with activity during Kaanum Pongal. Tens of thousands of people thronged these hot spots and special enforcements were pressed by police to ensure the

19 Jan 2018

Ready to celebrate a responsible Bhogi?

As the state gears up for yet another Bhogi, there is a general mood of anxiety amongst the environmentalists.

12 Jan 2018