Sustainability

This Earth Day, Go Green For A Better Tomorrow

Every year on 22nd April, Earth Day celebrates the anniversary of the inception of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It is an annual event that throws light on the severe environmental issues the EARTH is facing, from global warming to air pollution to sea pollution to deforestation and the list goes on.The first Earth Day, in 1970, brought awareness among Americans about the state of our planet. They were consuming large amounts of lead gas generated through automobiles. The air quality depleted immensely and was soon realised by Americans that how a polluted environment threatens human health.Earth Day 1970...

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Going Beyond Indian Shores for Sustainable Palm Oil-based Ingredients

Can you guess the most common ingredient on our shelves? It is present in nearly everything that we use every day, such as soaps, toothpaste, biscuits, beverages, and cosmetics. However, its strong demand has caused serious environmental degradation and has driven 193 plants and animals to the brink of extinction. The ingredient is Palm Oil. Here’s how its rapid cultivation poses a serious threat to the planet.  1 Why is Palm Oil Crucial? According to the World Wide Fund or WWF, Palm Oil is found in 50 percent of the packaged products in supermarkets and is also used in animal...

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THE WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT

PART 3: Drop by Drop Moving from talk to action, one step after another, led to seeing and experiencing many beautiful things, all at once. Two such cogs in the wheel of conserving water are the Vermi Compost Pits and the Polly Tunnels. While it seems to be underrated at first glance, these two together improve both, the soil’s quality and productivity, keeping the moisture intact. This not only ensures increase in nutrients but also demands less water in the long run. One after the other, we set up the two back bones. Saving every drop The Vermi Compost pits...

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THE WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT

PART 2: Thirst for Conversation The last time we spoke about the project, we told you the what of it but now, we will tell you the why of it. We wished for a long time for it to happen, and now, we have made it happen too. The Water Conservation Project has drop-by-drop, step-by-step, begun. Our attempt is to equip the 125 villagers of Talla Pali to build and nurture the project on their own by taking ownership of the roles and responsibilities, and then adding value by executing it on an individual level. With various phases at both...

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THE WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT

PART 1: Making Every Drop Count Whenever one thinks of growing, we find ourselves at the crossroads: expanding our branches to reach greater heights while keeping in touch with our roots. At SoulTree, we made a tough choice: to stay closer to our core. One such partnership that keeps us grounded and gives us our much-needed strength, is our association with Uttarakhand. In more ways than one, it has been a constant challenge to give back to this very community we source many of our raw materials from. While working with the farmers and understanding the many concerns they face,...

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