Pavitra Sriprakash

Go environment friendly for semi-outdoor areas

“What is a good material to consider for an outdoor deck?” asked a client building a home with many courtyards and verandahs.

24 Aug 2018

No straw in my drink, Please!

Last month Starbucks announced plans to stop serving beverages along with plastic straws by 2020. This is a huge indicator for many changes to follow soon.

19 Aug 2018

Comfy organic beds can save our planet

What is the first thing you wake up from and the last thing you get into every single day? It is your bedding comprising of pillow covers, bed sheets, duvets and comforters. Most people spend about a

10 Aug 2018

Take some open space now and then

While planning a new site, there is always the question of how to maximize the building up to every square foot.

03 Aug 2018

Gather your friends and relatives,make a difference to the planet

Remove — This is the last step of the 5r’s to reduce plastic pollution as per the world’s largest environmental movement — kick started in April as part of the Earth Day 2018.

27 Jul 2018

Worldwide, mud is the new marble

Which statement is chicer? ‘This marble is imported from Italy’ or ‘this local slate was quarried on site’. 

20 Jul 2018

‘Human appetite for animal flesh causes socio-economic damage’

I was queuing up at a buffet dinner when someone remarked for fun, “I am a strict non--vegetarian.”

14 Jul 2018

How to tackle flooding due to rain in your neighbourhoods

In 1993,  Raghunandan commissioned the visionary Ar Sheila Sri Prakash to design his home in RA Puram, Chennai.

06 Jul 2018

Here is how you can make your office a green workspace

Last week our company’s handbook was reviewed and office policies and usage were discussed.

30 Jun 2018

Adapt to natural living for a changed life

I really want to adopt natural living, but it is impossible to do this in a city don’t you think?” – was a conversation I overheard at the coffee shop.

17 Jun 2018

Ready to join the ‘green clean your car’ project?

Earlieer this week, while I was popping in and out of my uber-convenient cab ride, a typical problem hit me.

08 Jun 2018

Community clean-up to save the future of planet earth

World Environment Day is coming up on June 5 and this year the theme is — you guessed it — Beat Plastic Pollution. The UN has identified India as the global host of this day in 2018.

01 Jun 2018

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

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