About Us

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

 

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About Auroville

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.

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Green Portal

Auroville Green Practices Portal is a knowledge resource of integrated green practices in Auroville, an international township which has since its days of initiation been a home for a multitude of experiments, new ideas and solutions in areas including forestation, organic farming, renewable energy, water management, waste treatment, building technologies and environmental awareness programs. This portal is broadly organized into seven sections: Forest, Agro, Water, Habitat, Energy, Waste and Outreach. In each of these sections there are articles, downloadable reports, clips of audio and video, news articles and PowerPoint presentations while more content is regularly being added. The portal can serve students and young researchers with announcements for internships and volunteer options in the Opportunities section; donors and companies seeking partnerships with projects and business units in the Units section; professionals and organizations working in related areas with announcements of short-term courses, and workshops and training programs in the Events section. It is meant for all who are anywhere in the world and wish to participate in our efforts at putting into practice a vision of environmentally-responsible living

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