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Auroville Green Practices Seminar 2010

Auroville Green Practices Seminar took place from 26-28 August 2010 at Auroville. In this three day seminar, more than 30 senior Auroville experts presented various projects and experiences to realize a vision of environmentally responsible township. Topics included: landscaping, water harvesting, waste management, organic food, renewable energy, appropriate building technologies and environmental awareness.

Presentation files can be downloaded from the program listing below:

 
Welcome : Chandresh Patel and Raghu Kolli
 
Auroville, The World in Process, Aster Patel (pdf, 1Mb)
 
Bhavana Dee: The Early Years (pdf, 2Mb)
 
 
 
Session : FOREST
 
Ecological Restoration in Auroville, Glenn Baldwin (n/a)
 
Ecological Evergreen Landscapes, Paul Blanchflower (pdf, 5Mb)
 
Eco-Restoration; Adyar Creek Eco Park, Joss Brooks (pdf, 8Mb)
 
 
 
Session : WATER
 
Kaluvelly Basin, Gilles Boulicot (pdf, 2Mb)
 
Canyon Erosion Control, Kireet (pdf, 1Mb)
 
Harnessing Raindrops – Amaidhi, Shama Dalvi (pdf, 1Mb)
 
Aquaponics, Akash Heimlich (pdf, 1Mb)
 
 
 
Session : FOOD
 
Introduction by Jeff Goodchild
 
 
Organic Farming, Tomas Tomassen (pdf, 47Mb)
 
Food Systems, Gijs van Spoor (pdf, 0,5Mb)
 
Raw Food, Anandi Vaithialingam (pdf, 0,5Mb)
 
Holistic Food Systems, Marc Tormo (pdf, 1Mb)
 
 
 
Session : WASTE
 
Introduction by B Sullivan
 
Solid Waste Management, Lucas Dengel (pdf, 1Mb)
 
Decentralised Waste Water Systems, Tency Baetens (n/a)
 
Litter Free Auroville, Ribhu Vohra (pdf, 2Mb)
 
 
 
Session : OUTREACH
 
Introduction by Uma Haimavati
 
Ecological Sanitation (ecosan), Lucas Dengel (pdf, 1Mb)
 
EcoLife Store, Minhaj Ameen (pdf, 0,5Mb)
 
Women’s Empowerment By Local Livelihood, Danny Merguei (pdf, 3Mb)
 
Nadukkupam – Environmental Education Centre, Joss Brooks (pdf, 6Mb)
 
 
 
Session : ENERGY
 
Introduction by Ulrich Blass
 
Sustainable Energy Systems, Toine van Megen (pdf, 1Mb)
 
The Pursuit of Sustainable Energy, Alok Mallick (pdf, 2Mb)
 
Water Pumping Windmills, Robert Trunz (pdf, 2Mb)
 
Renting Light, Carsten Michelsen (pdf, 0,5Mb)
 
The HumVee, Akash Heimlich (pdf, 1Mb)
 
 
 
Session : HABITAT
 
Introduction to Auroville Building Techniques, Mona Doctor-Pingel (pdf, 6Mb)
 
Ecological Landscaping, Prashant Hedao (pdf, 4Mb)
 
Sustainable Human Habitat, Suhasini Ayer-Guigan (pdf, 2Mb)
 
Earthen Architecture in Auroville, Satprem Maini (pdf, 8Mb)
 
 
 
Closing Session : FUTURE
 
The Challenges of Planning in Auroville, Lalit Bhati (pdf, 3Mb)
 
 

Opening Session : PAST
Welcome: Chandresh Patel and Raghu Kolli
Auroville, The World in Process, Aster Patel (pdf, 1Mb)
The Early YearsBhavana Dee (pdf, 2Mb)

Session : FOREST
Ecological Restoration in Auroville, Glenn Baldwin (n/a)
Ecological Evergreen Landscapes, Paul Blanchflower (pdf, 5Mb)
Eco-Restoration; Adyar Creek Eco Park, Joss Brooks (pdf, 8Mb)

Session : WATER
Kaluvelly Basin, Gilles Boulicot (pdf, 2Mb)
Canyon Erosion Control, Kireet (pdf, 1Mb)
Harnessing Raindrops - Amaidhi, Shama Dalvi (pdf, 1Mb)
Aquaponics, Akash Heimlich (pdf, 1Mb)

Session : FOOD
Introduction by Jeff Goodchild
Sustainable Farming, Priya Vincent (pdf, 1Mb)
Organic Farming, Tomas Tomassen (pdf, 47Mb) 
Food Systems, Gijs van Spoor (pdf, 0,5Mb) 
Raw Food, Anandi Vaithialingam (pdf, 0,5Mb)
Holistic Food Systems, Marc Tormo (pdf, 1Mb)

Session : WASTE
Introduction by B Sullivan
Solid Waste Management, Lucas Dengel (pdf, 1Mb)
Decentralised Waste Water Systems, Tency Baetens (pdf, 5MB)
Litter Free Auroville, Ribhu Vohra (pdf, 2Mb)

Session : OUTREACH
Introduction by Uma Haimavati 
Ecological Sanitation (ecosan), Lucas Dengel (pdf, 1Mb)
EcoLife Store, Minhaj Ameen (pdf, 0,5Mb)
Women’s Empowerment By Local Livelihood, Danny Merguei (pdf, 3Mb)
Nadukkupam – Environmental Education Centre, Joss Brooks (pdf, 6Mb)

Session : ENERGY
Introduction by Ulrich Blass
Sustainable Energy Systems, Toine van Megen (pdf, 1Mb)
The Pursuit of Sustainable Energy, Alok Mallick (pdf, 2Mb)
Water Pumping Windmills, Robert Trunz (pdf, 2Mb)
Renting Light, Carsten Michelsen (pdf, 0,5Mb)
The HumVee, Akash Heimlich (pdf, 1Mb)

Session : HABITAT
Introduction to Auroville Building Techniques, Mona Doctor-Pingel (pdf, 6Mb) 
Ecological Landscaping, Prashant Hedao (pdf, 4Mb)
Sustainable Human Habitat, Suhasini Ayer-Guigan (pdf, 2Mb)
Earthen Architecture in Auroville, Satprem Maini (pdf, 8Mb)

Closing Session : FUTURE
The Challenges of Planning in Auroville, Lalit Bhati (pdf, 3Mb)

 

Participants received an exclusive special edition gift basket consisting of Auroville products (Wellpaper recycled paper basket, EcoPro EM, Maroma aromatic candle, AVAG, recycled paper bag, Marc’s coffee, a Flame mug, Lemongrass plant from Buddha Garden organic farm, Naturellement organic jam) and Auroville Green Practices poster.

The event was organized by Auroville Consulting with an energetic team  of 17 people including 6 young Aurovilians who attended the event and played host to the attendees. The team consisting of Dinesh, Oliver, Krishna, Christoph, Soumya, Vimal, Balaji, Vikram, Anadi, Mohini, Merlin, Nitzan, Sushant and Ibtisam took care of all logistics, media and technical support. A special thanks to Toine for his mentoring. Thanks for their warm and efficient support to : Nicole and Visitors Centre Cafeteria team; Jean-Marc and his team at Le Morgan; Laxman and team at ACUR; Srimoyi and Ashatit for Bijlee transport, Taj and Anand for ACTS Bus. We are glad that this event has already generated much interest in work done at Auroville and we dream of a deeper collaboration with green practitioners with more such events in the future.

 
For details and future events:
info@auroco.in

 

 

 
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