Switching out your toothbrush and straw is a great start to a low-impact lifestyle, but here at EcoSwtch, we also want to help you make the Big Swtch; Lifestyle change! There are many great organisations and individuals in India working towards creating amazing resources in this space. The ones following are the few we’ve heard about and worked with! We hope to see this list continue to grow and grow and grow! Please share any others you think are worthy of being up here in the Eco Hall of Fame 🏆
Let’s make the Big Swtch Today!
Sustainable Tourism: Terra Conscious, Goa
Terra Conscious offers amazing responsible marine and coastal travel experiences in Goa that range from Kayaking, Biking to Scuba Diving and Dolphin-watching! What sets them apart is that all of these activities are conducted in partnership with local communities to enable informed and sensitive engagement for both the visitor and local tourism operators. Their travel experiences support their social impact programmes across Goa that focus on creating awareness and building capacity for the various stakeholders. Next time you plan a trip to Goa, plan to see this whole other beautiful green side!
@terraconscious | http://www.terraconscious.com
Waste Management: Saahas, Bengaluru
Saahas is an organisation focused on waste management at the source specifically, segregation at the source and decentralized waste management. They aim to be the leader in establishing best practices in solid
waste management which demonstrate sustainable
viability and increase awareness and compliance in the
@sahaas_zero_waste | https://saahas.org/about-us#our-journey
Home Composting: Daily Dump, Bengaluru
Daily Dump can help start composting today! They support you with all the products you need and detailed information on how to go about it. They are a power house of resources sharing knowledge on all things composting from how composting benefits the environment to what you can do with your compost.
@dailydumpcompost | https://dailydump.org/
Zero-Food Waste: Robin Hood Army, Delhi
The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer based, zero-funds organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community to serve less fortunate people. Their “Robins” are largely students and young working professionals – everyone does this in their free time. The lesser fortunate sections of society they serve include homeless families, orphanages, patients from public hospitals, and old age homes. It’s so simple, just call them after your next event and watch your food waste reach someone who needs it!
@rha_india | https://robinhoodarmy.com/
Global Organisations that work towards a Greener World
Recycling: Precious Plastic
Precious Plastic is an organisation that fosters a global community of people to work towards a solution to plastic pollution. Their knowledge, sources and techniques are all available online, for free! They enable people all around the world to recycle plastics by helping them create a plastic recycling work space. They provide information about the steps you need to follow in order to turn plastic into usable products. The plastics can be turned into anything from jewelry, home ware, phone cases, art or even building material.
@realpreciousplastic | https://preciousplastic.com/en/index.html
Myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. This Swiss Non-Profit Organisation shapes the future with its partners through consultation, education and climate protection projects for businesses and individuals. The host activities that allow you to calculate your emissions and compensate for your emissions. They also provide research and data to highlight the benefits of going green!
@myclimate_awesomefuture | https://www.myclimate.org/