One mistake and Sustainability is totally faked

Today I attended a Panel Discussion of 8 speakers from various sectors – Medical to Waste collector to Computer geek to Renewable energy expert to a Professor and so. It was nice, 5 of them really made an amazing speech about sustainability. It was great to know that these type of panel discussions are happening in colleges and its really good to create awareness among people but what they failed is they dint implement it right I mean the people who arranged the panel discussion about sustainability Development. Will reveal what was the mistake soon.

Discussion started with these, Sustainability is a question?  What they tried to convey in the introduction was Design plays a major role. Corporate sectors should have 2 things mandatory and they are corporate sustainability n social responsibility. Many corporate sections mix the two concepts, they say sustainability and sponsor NGOs who are completely not related to sustainable activity. They should design and implement in such a way “ Prosperity should come with Peace “ which is the Triple bottom line “Profit, People, Planet”.

The discussion passed to a Recycling promoter in Chennai Mr.Mathew Jose who is the CEO of Paperman.  Paperman is the guy who will collect the waste from your home and recyle. He spoke about recycling, he explained recying in a much simpler way to the audience which was impressive and interactive. He also mentioned only 20 percent of waste is sent to recycle providers, we throw rest of them in dump.

Here again a question rises ? why are we in a state to Recycle because we are using things which are not degradable and which hurts the environment.  Where does the solution lie, its within us …

So the first step is to Reuse whatever we have already bought.

Second step is to Reduce the quantity of things we buy, there is a beautiful word in English dictionary called NEED. Only if we meet the word NEED we have to buy new. That saves us money and we are in control of waste management.

Third Step the final step is to recycle. Now you have reused your product again and again, you have bought only what you needed and still you have waste left. When you feel as an individual you can’t do anything with it then RECYCLE comes in.

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If we follow these three steps Reuse – Reduce – Recycle we can make the world a better place for our future generations and personal satisfaction and happiness guaranteed. Trust me I never use to think about all these now I started practicing sustainability and I really enjoy doing it plus it makes me feel good. These can be done as an individual, how about the sectors like big corporate companies who use lot of energy, electronics, resources and much more.

Mr. Prakash from Symantec corporation took over the discussion. He said every corporate sector should share the work resources one can use and take corporate sustainability to next level. He also mentioned how Google came up with the concept of floating helium balloons over rural India for internet connectivity so there is no fiber optic cables involved. He also mentioned cloud computing should be considered in corporate sectors.

Apart from individual to corporate companies , there are many among us who do so many things related to sustainability. Mr. Raja Manuel Muthayya from Energy Alternatives India gave a small introduction to sustainability and he mentioned few people who are using resources around them to make business and adding a great value to sustainability like a group is growing seaweeds in deep sea and they are making lot of useful products out of them. He also mentioned about Exnora who make beautiful upcycled plastic products and compost from waste, a person who made solar lanterns, a person who made prepaid electricity card services where electricity was used little which made people very conscious about using energy so they dint waste it. Lot more we can talk about people who are working on stuffs like these …

At the end after all the sustainability talking and the sustainability panel discussion, what I found was 14 plastic water bottles for 9 people on the table. What they should have done is they should have kept water in steel tumblers by which they could have avoided 14 plastic bottles gone to waste. That again proves some people really talk about Sustainability because that’s fashion for them. What I would like to suggest is you don’t have to be 100 % sustainable but try to reduce the usage that will be more than enough we can do. If every individual follows this, waste will automatically be reduced to a great extent and we will recycle very little.

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Best Regards 2013

Really , do you want me to write about 2013 ?

new yearI am irritated, angry, totally lost that was the feeling I had on the last few minutes of 2012. I was waiting to update my new year Facebook status and I was stuck on road with mom with bike that dint move. I was yelling at mom for pulling me out, the before night of new year, somehow I sent my mom with my brother-in-law and I managed to drive that bike slowly home. Wow only then I realized whatever happened that day was for a reason.
yay !!!
I was out on new year all alone on road. I saw people big and small, people drunk and sober all shouting happy new year and I did saw cops controlling them, L-O-L It was so like tom and jerry .I happily drived home buying my favorite ice cream. Guess what I happily updated my Facebook status too.

With that smile my 2013 started great with lot more adventures. Happiness, Sadness, Disgust, Friendship, Trust, Kindness, Surprise, Amusement, Togetherness and much more was 2013.Hold on, did I forgot to mention I became a model. YEP !!! I use to be one shy girl in front of camera but, it was not in 2013.

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This is the profile pic i mostly used in 2013 on Facebook, Twitter, any website that asked me for a profile pic. This was taken by my Elite Photographer Mr.Manigandansiva, ISHHHHHHH he is my The Best Friend too, no other go *winks, he has to. Plus fate made him my colleague first and we ended up making a very beautiful Sustainable Museum called Suseum. We started building a Museum from scratch and its is so beautiful today. we conducted workshops, wow that was the first workshop we conducted and today i meet lot of kids. Suseum thats going to be a word everyone going to say atleast once and yay !! im a part of it. Our journey dint end with Suseum tho.

We did started a Photography service called
PIKnutz
for the love of Photography.
OMG!! Did i said Love, it was Feb 15, we launched our Piknutz. One good thing i did in 2013.

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To share something about 2013, i bought couple of things in life. Wow My Dio was one such thing i waited for a long time and bought. It was this March 1 i booked my Bike with my best friend, March 15 th i got my bike in hand and Guess, It was March 18 i met with an accident at Kodambakkam BooOOoOOOoOOffff hit a swift. One big adventure of my life and it was the day i know how much a friend can be of support and Happiness, Danke pal.

Lets just stop talking about things happened.
OooOh!! Whats now, my hobbies took a new shape Oh YES!! , Its my new camera now. No i can call myself a Photographer. Are you laughing, I understand just because i have a camera i am not – i am not – rite smiles. Clicking is my new interest now.If you are still reading my blog, a Profile pic waits for you , KIDDING.

My 2013 got spiced up with this one, this year Birthday of mine. Damn it was freaking awesome. I cut cake at 12 yeah it was first time for me and all because of my sweet friends Mani and Aravind, i am not going to tell Aravind’s nick name yay !!! for Aravind.

From my 2013 galore i shared a few, and i have to mention this is my first blog too.. thats for 2013 eyes wide open – waiting for 2014.

Advance Happy new year

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Rural Sustainability

Is it Possible ?Rural Sustainability

We are all trying to live a sophisticated life in the name of city. Sustainability is not something new, its a lifestyle followed by our grand parents even in village now a days. This photograph was taken on 25th Dec – 2013. I dont have to type bigtime to explain this photograph.

But still cant control my fingers. If you notice that old lady is crushing betel leaf with a rock on a big stone cover. We wont even care to take and eat eatables we drop in ground accidentally. But this lady smiles we may say its dirty – non hygenic or eeeeewwww . If you ask me she is great, she just dint think like most of them in this world.

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