Episode#1 Lifestyle For Environment- Living Udaharan with Shri Mayur Bhave Ji
Greetings from Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), a flagship program of the Ministry of Education, Government of India, National Coordinating Institute, IIT Delhi.
Dialogue with Living Udarahans of LiFE is one of the engagement program activities under Civil Society 20 (C20), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan will play a significant role alongside YOJAK,Civil-20 is one of the Engagement groups of the G20 process. The purpose of Civil20 (C20) is to bring together voices, ideas and solutions from civil societies across the Globe. The C20 group leverages the diverse spectrum of our society and is expected to channelize the G20 process towards being inclusive, people-centric, democratic and better informed. For the past few years, Bharat has been highlighting ‘Lifestyleʼ as one of the issues requiring global discussion. Lifestyle for Environment is one of the important discussion themes in all three tracks of the G20 process. The C20 in Bharat has created 14 working groups covering various aspects that civil societies work on. LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) has been identified as one of the significant working groups.
We are happy to share that Shri Mayur Bhave Ji will grace us with his presence for our first episode. His expertise and experience will enlighten thousands of Faculties, education enthusiasts, villagers and policy stakeholders who are the target audience and we are looking forward to having your attendance.
Date: 28th of April, 2023
Time: 03:00 PM -05:00 PM
About the speaker: Shri Mayur Bhave and his family stays in Pune city and tries to live sustainable lifestyle as far as possible. Mayur Bhave's parents, wife, and daughters - all 6 of them try to minimize use of natural resources. They employ 5R policy - Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replenish. They try to reduce use of water, electricity, fossil fuels in many ways they can. Also, they try to reduce the amount waste they generate. Wet waste/Kitchen waste has not gone out of their house more than 15 years. In fact, Mayur Bhave gets wet waste from neighbors and runs a biogas plant for more than 9 years. Biogas is sufficient for more than 75 % of their cooking needs. All the wet waste and garden waste from neighbors goes into composters and then compost goes to Terrace Garden. They have this terrace garden for more than 10 years where small and big trees keep growing and providing cooling effect. They have many other sustainable initiatives like Solar Water Heater, Solar Dryer, Rainwater Harvesting, Plastic Recycling, etc. Recently, Mayur Bhave is making their own charcoal from garden waste or coconut shells. Charcoal is used for cooking. Bhave family adds more sustainable ideas continuously.