Pavitra Sriprakash

Lifelines or garbage piles?

Rivers are considered lifelines yet garbage piles, people encroach and untreated sewage pours, unabatedly.

16 Sep 2018

Participate in low carbon lifestyle

According to the World Health Organisation, India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 concentrations.

07 Sep 2018

Be cognizant of the cause and effect always

The Madhouse Effect, is a book by award-winning climate scientist Michael E Mann, and the Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Tom Toles. According to one review, “it portrays the intellectual

31 Aug 2018

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