Environment & Ecology: Alternative Products

Posted on May 2, 2014

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Resources for Environment & Ecology: Alternative Products & Services

  1. Himalayan Weavers - Hand woven shawls, stoles, wraps and accessories in eri silk and Himalayan wool hand dyed with natural (vegetable) dyes. (checked on 27 Sep. 2018)

  2. To meet the demand for simple and affordable cloth bagseCoexist developed a thin cotton bag which can be retailed at Rs 20 only. This bag offers an income of Rs 7 per bag to the women who make it. Available across Pune. (checked on 13 Jun. 2018)

  3. Anandi EcoConserve presents a wide range of EcoFriendly Tableware combos for Personal/ Corporate gifting (checked on 11 Oct. 2017)

  4. Non-profit-making homestays are offered by members of Ngunu Ziro, a community-based NGO formed by people of the Apatani tribe of Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh. (checked on 6 Jun. 2018)

  5. EcoGreen Unit is a trust based in Coimbatore that manufactures Areca Leaf Plate Making Machines, Banana Fiber Machines and Paper Bags. They run a Community Based development program, and work for Women's empowerment, environment Awareness, organic farming sectors, ECO Tourism, income generating activities for women groups through Wealth from waste concept & rural up liftment. (checked on 12 Oct. 2017)

  6. Aarohana EcoSocial Developments upcycle waste plastic into Bags and boxes and such. (checked on 27 Feb. 2018)

  7. SOS Organics (Almora)- Natural Cosmetics And Organic Health Foods. (checked on 16 Nov. 2017)

  8. Shashwat Organics (Pune) provides farm produce that is grown without any fertilizers and pesticides using age old techniques of farming.  cell no. 9881826002 (checked on 17 Nov. 2017)

  9. eCoexist: Reusable Cloth Bags are degradable and ecologically sustainable. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  10. Poornam EcoVision makes and sells articles from discarded clothes. Recycled paper articles made by other groups are also available. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  11. Pitezari Waterhole near Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary - a unique opportunity for birders and nature enthusiasts and photographers. A recently-constructed eco-friendly waterhole at Pitezari village is a haunt for a large variety of insects, birds and mammals. It is flanked by a permanent hide (which can be hired) that enables the observation of these creatures, by day or by night. (checked on 16 Nov. 2016)

  12. Dastakar Andhra Marketing Association's Webshop offers cotton khadi products (sarees, yardage, dupattas, stoles and ready to wear garments for men, women and kids) woven by traditional weavers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,  and made by members of self-help groups. (checked on 19 Oct. 2015)

  13. OneNature Waste Development (OWD) is technology using which waste is recomposed and not decomposed, for Sanitation, Water Cleaning and Harvesting, and River Cleaning, preventing water and soil pollution. (Editorial comment: The Alternatives framework is based on the idea of shared knowledge which is accessible to all, in light of which patents could be problematic in so far as they privatise knowledge. This is however not a comment on the usefulness of the technology itself.) (checked on 16 Mar. 2016)

  14. Sankalpa Rural Development Society helps farmers set up Borewell recharge systems through Rain Water Harvesting

  15. Help Tourism provides purposeful travel to natural areas to understand the cultural and natural history of the environment. They have supported various communities in the region in creating and establishing quality tourism destinations with a unique local flavor. (checked on 14 Aug. 2016)



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