Eco-friendly News -Khadi Textile, Bamboo Bicycles, Sustainable Labs

There are so many simple ways in which one can be Eco-friendly in daily life. Here’s a look at what National leaders, communities and scientists are doing to go green.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has plans to make Khadi global! A textile first introduced by the inspirational Mahatma Gandhi, the making of this fabric involve spinning wheels and not electronic machines or polluting equipment in big factories. Its handcrafted by artisans using spinning wheels called charkhas in rural parts of India and is very popular among fashion designers for its raw beauty, skin-friendly quality, lightness & authenticity. Modi’s strategy involves introducing solar-powered spinning wheels which will enable manufacturing of the fabric on a larger scale and also create work opportunities for village folk by paying them monthly wages of Rs 6000 – Rs9000. Under Adarsh Gram Udyog, atleast 70-80 lakhs jobs are being estimated for 2016-2017. Read the rest of the news details, Courtesy India Today.

Cycling is great for staying fit and with bamboo bikes you would be nice to the environment too! Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative is a firm that has started the trend of making use of the native bamboo plant to construct these bikes. Simple & sturdy these get you around easily and are also very low-maintenance. For every one bamboo tree that’s used, the firm plants ten more to maintain the balance. the bikes have created feasible income for the locals who lovingly create these bikes and make them pretty with native symbols & varnish. Watch the workings of this bike and also read the complete details courtesy, India Today.

Scientists are also doing their bit to reduce usage of energy, the Harvard University FAS Sherman Fairchild Laboratory is a popular example, owing to its long-standing contribution to a greener world in more ways than one. Some globally well-known scientific labs are going green by undertaking simple measures such as recyclable building materials, solar panels, large windows to maximise daylight, using green chemicals, rainwater harvesting, and natural ventilation system within the laboratory space. Read the rest of the details, Courtesy Blue & Green Tomorrow.

Which green initiatives do you undertake or would like to be part of to save the planet? Share your story with us and get published on The Positive Media.

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