Auroville Green Practices Portal is a knowledge resource of integrated green practices in Auroville. It is meant for all those everywhere in the world who want to participate in our efforts at putting into practice a vision of environmentally-responsible living.
Auroville, a growing international township near Puducherry on the Coromandel Coast in India, is an inspiring model for sustainable practices and ecologically-responsible living. Founded in 1968, Auroville is based on the vision of The Mother from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and is endorsed by UNESCO and Government of India as an ongoing experiment in human unity. Over the years, Auroville has won international acclaim for its efforts in social and environmental sustainability.
In the early 1960s and 70s, a small group of pioneering residents took up extensive tree planting to rejuvenate the barren land and harvest rainwater. Since then, Aurovilians have been constantly experimenting with new ideas and solutions in areas of forestation, organic farming, renewable energy, water management, waste treatment, building technologies and environmental awareness programmes among others. One of the unique aspects of research in Auroville is the fact that many ideas are put into practice.
This portal is broadly organized into several sections : Forest, Agro, Water, Habitat, Energy, Waste and Outreach. In each of these sections there are articles, downloadable reports, clips of audio and video, news articles and powerpoint presentations and we will be adding more content regularly.
Students and young researchers will find announcements for internships and volunteers in the Opportunities section. Donors and companies seeking partnerships will find projects and business units in the Units section. Professionals and organizations working in related areas will find announcements of short-term courses, workshops and training programmes in the Events section.
Auroville Green Practices Portal team