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Kavita Bahl: ‘Cotton for My Shroud’ – a story of farmer suicides in Vidarbha

Kavita Bahl

By Bhavani Prakash The film ‘Cotton for My Shroud,’ a heart-rending story about cotton farmers of Vidarbha in Maharashtra (western state of India) is directed by Kavita Bahl and Nandan Saxena. The national award winning movie, made by Top Quark Films throws light on how cotton farming with Bt (Genetically modified) cotton has led to a spate of […]

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September 14th, 2012 | Posted in Activism,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: Project Green Hands and Tree Planting in Tamil Nadu

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

By Bhavani Prakash It is a rare opportunity indeed to meet someone who deeply understands the connect between ourselves and the living planet, and is taking direct action in terms of mobilising people into planting millions of trees, whilst simultaneously giving the practical tools to profoundly change one’s own inner wellbeing. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder […]

September 1st, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Michelle Desilets: Palm oil and the fate of orangutans

Michelle Desilets

By Bhavani Prakash Michelle Desilets is Founder and Executive Director of Orangutan Land Trust, a UK-based NGO which supports sustainable solutions for the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild.  She is also Founder of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation UK, and Member of the Board of Borneo Orangutan Survival Germany, which supports the largest […]

May 7th, 2012 | Posted in Afforestation,Biodiversity,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Government Policy,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Wanda Embar: Veganpeace

Dairy Cows.Courtesy : Veganpeace

By Bharathi Shiva Wanda Embar (WE)  is the Founder of Veganpeace, a website dedicated to “inspire people to strive towards a more peaceful world where animal and human rights are respected and honored.”  Embar, who was born in Leiden, the Netherlands studied mathematics at the University of Leiden and later at the University of Toulouse, […]

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Food/Meat Reduction,Health,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Emma Freedman: Saving the Orangutans

Emma Freedman      Photo by Edmund Lee

By Bhavani Prakash Emma is only 12 years old, but age is no excuse for the visionary girl from Corralitos, California to champion a cause she ardently believes in – that of saving the orangutans. We were touched and inspired by her passion after from her recent trip to Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia where she presented […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity,Nature Education/trips,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Lim Li Ching: GMO Free

Lim Li Ching

Lim Li Ching, who is co-author of the book “GMO Free” works with the biosafety and sustainable agriculture programs at Third World Network (TWN),  an international NGO based in Malaysia. TWN covers developmental issues, policy advocacy work, climate change, WTO, Biosafety issues, to advance social justice with a pro-poor agenda. She is also a Senior […]

June 16th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Mira Shiva: Health Effects of GM Foods

Mira Shiva

by Bhavani Prakash Dr Mira Shiva is a renowned medical doctor and public health activist from India. She was a member of the Drug Pricing Review Committee in 2001, and has been a member of various bodies such as the National Population Commission, National Human Rights Commission, Voluntary Health Association of India, Health Equity and […]

April 1st, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity,Food,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Shailendra Yashwant: Greenpeace in Southeast Asia

Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior

by Bhavani Prakash Shailendra Yashwant is Campaign Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia and founding member of the Greenpeace offices in India and Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asia office manages about 120 staff including campaigners and fund raisers. Based in Bangkok, Yashwant currently oversees a range of campaigns including climate change, renewable energy, forests, clean water […]

February 10th, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Prakash Singh Raghuvanshi: One Farmer’s Crusade to Save Indigenous Seeds

Raghuvanshi Kudrat

by Anjali Pathak Prakash Singh Raghuvanshi is a high school dropout and visually impaired farmer from Tadia, a village in Northern India. His sheer determination and enterprise has led him to develop several organic varieties of grains and vegetables, which he distributes relentlessly to thousands of farmers throughout his region. In 2008, he was invited […]

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

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