Auroville Green Practices aims to bring together various stakeholders to envision future townships that offer a habitat that is ecologically, socially and economically nurturing. Distinguished professionals in the field share their vision and experiences in the form of plenary talks, participatory sessions and a panel discussion addressing the key question concerning sustainable integrated human habitats. Auroville Green Practices is managed by Auroville Consulting, a unit under Auroville Foundation
Auroville is a growing international township near Puducherry on the Coromandel Coast in India. Spread over more than 4000 acres for an intended population of 50,000 residents, it is an inspiring model for sustainable practices and ecologically-responsible living. Founded in 1968, Auroville is based on the vision of The Mother from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and is endorsed by UNESCO and Government of India as an ongoing experiment in human unity. The Auroville Foundation was established in 1988 by an act of parliament of the Government of India to govern its affairs. Over the years, Auroville has won international acclaim for its efforts in social and environmental sustainability. The current population of over 2800 residents devote themselves to community building and is actively engaged in all aspects of township development: renewable energy, water harvesting, building materials, organic farming, forestation, architecture, governance, etc. In short, a more conscious lifestyle.