Articles

Easy Steps to become a Green Café

By:
Meena Murugappan
October 18, 2021

The most important legacy we leave for our children is the planet with all its resources. The current situation leaves no doubt in our predicament; We are at the cross-road to make decisions that will create a lasting impact on our planet. The health and future of our children are in our hands.

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Safely Explore Nature Online - OES Online Workshop

By:
Garima Goel
October 13, 2021

In the event of October 2021 being declared as the “Cyber Security Awareness Month” by DSCI. On a bright Sunday morning of 9th October 2021, we logged in for an online Workshop lead by our Cyber Security expert Mr.Sriram. The young participants in the age bracket of 10-16 yrs were all set to join in. They logged in to an informative session on dangers of the cyber world for children. While they are either studying online or playing or chatting with friends on social media.

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Grow Your Own Microgreens - Workshop by OES

By:
Garima Goel
October 12, 2021

Microgreens are 'baby plants', that fall in a category between sprouts and baby leaf vegetables. They have a strong aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures. Microgreens are known to boost our immunity with their high nutritious composition and are also very easy to harvest.

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Learn Urban Permaculture - OES Workshop

By:
Garima Goel
October 7, 2021

Looking for ways to incorporate Safe Food into your life? Do you hope to grow your own crops in your home? Want to become more self-reliant and have lower impact on Earth?

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OES Workshop - “Bio-enzymes at Home”

By:
Garima Goel
October 7, 2021

Organo Et School organized an online Do It yourself (DIY) workshop, “Bio enzymes at home” for young children (age 7-13 year), on 30th Sept 2021.

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“Plant the Seed” Competition - Art, Poem, Essay

By:
Garima Goel
October 1, 2021

Organo et School is delighted to present its monthly series of – PLANT THE SEED – Competition for October. This competition is inspired by Organo's core value of celebrating holistic eco-living.

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Peek into the Natural world – Try Nature Journaling

By:
Garima Goel
October 1, 2021

Organo Et School (OES) is very happy to launch October Month Nature Journal. OES brings this month's journal with joy to add to the festive mood of October, in our country.

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Helping Kids Get Back to School on a Green Path

By:
Garima Goel
September 29, 2021

As children prepare for going back to school after a yearlong absence and online classes, we are looking at a fresh beginning altogether. The parents can contribute to saving the environment by helping their kids

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Experts Experience during Permaculture Workshop

By:
Uma Iyer
September 27, 2021

Meena of OES and I were discussing the importance of teaching young ones about different ways to keep in touch with Nature and her ways. One thing led to another and we were actively thinking of conducting a basic introduction course to the Permaculture workshop.

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Introduction to Permaculture: 2-day Workshop

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 21, 2021

Organized by Organo Et School and taught by Certified Permaculture teachers Uma Iyer and Apoorva Gautham, participants experienced an interactive and engaging learning session that gave a comprehensive overview on permaculture.

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Safely Explore Nature Online - A workshop

By:
Garima Goel
September 20, 2021

We all will agree, without doubt, that the digital revolution is here! And that our children will be learning both on-campus and online for the near future. We are also living in a world hugely different from what we grew up in.

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Learning to Grow Mini Farms in Homes

By:
Garima Goel
September 14, 2021

With the rain letting up a little, the farm was drier than last week, but we also had a lot of overgrowth to deal with. So, while our team were looking at recreating the farm patches, we continued our learning online.

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OES’s Monthly Competitions - Art, Poem, Essay

By:
Garima Goel
September 11, 2021

Organo et School is delighted to announce the – PLANT THE SEED – Monthly Competition. This competition is inspired by Organo's core value of celebrating holistic eco-living.

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OES presents-Workshop on Introduction to Permaculture

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 8, 2021

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.” — Bill Mollison

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Logging Learning in OES’s Farm Log Book – 10th Session

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 8, 2021

It was another rainy morning with few sunny breaks thrown in by Rain Gods. Children logged in from their computers for an online session with our in-house expert Meena Murugappan.

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Lower the Landfill Load–One Napkin at a Time

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 7, 2021

For the longest time, paper napkins and paper tissues were not a part of Indian everyday living. We were content with using cloth towels for face, hand and body drying. Over the last couple of decades, these thin papers rapidly made their way into our catering services, restaurants, households and offices.

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When Clouds Burst, Rains Pour

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 6, 2021

What a rainy week we saw in Hyderabad! We experienced a Cloud Burst, which was followed by days of consistent rains, and resulted in minor flooding of our Children’s farm. While our temporary drainage solution worked, the trench could not match the water-logging rate to the water-drainage rate.

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Helping Soil Life Flourish & Plant Life Thrive

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 4, 2021

A key component of Natural Farming methods is Soil Health. Beneficial micro-organisms help "Dead Soil" become"Living Soil". Micro-organisms decompose and ferment organic parts ofthe soil system, converting them into humus containing nutrients and releasinghormones facilitating plant growth. In addition, they improve soil aggregatequality and soil stability, enabling it to retain nutrients and moisture (Kengoand Hui-lian, 2000).

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Nature as a Teacher - Free Education for Life

By:
Garima Goel
September 4, 2021

Happy Teacher’s Day! We wish to express our gratitude to everyone on the journey to share their learnings and teachings with the greater world – Here’s to all the teachers, parents, children, leaders and more! And most importantly, we wish to express our deepest gratitude to the most generous teacher – Nature!

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First Harvest, Staking Tomatoes and Story-Telling – 8th Session

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 3, 2021

Weekend began, like always, with weeding and checking for plant and soil health. The children noticed that the Cluster beans and Chilly plants needed some TLC (Tender Love and Care).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

By:
Garima Goel
September 2, 2021

In the year 2015, leaders from 193 countries of theworld created a plan called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A set of17 goals hope to eradicate poverty and hunger while protecting the earth fromill-effects of climate change in next 15 years.

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Making Journaling a Life-Long Habit

By:
Garima Goel
September 2, 2021

Journaling can be enjoyable and reflective;Studies have shown the multiple benefits related to literacy and overall cognitivegrowth of our children. By adopting Journaling into everyday habits, you mightjust ignite a spark in your budding writer and illustrator.

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Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

By:
Garima Goel
September 2, 2021

Keeping sustainable development at the core of UN 2015meeting, 170 countries decided to resolve the issues faced by them currently.As a starting point, it was recognized that eradicating extreme poverty is anindispensable requirement for Sustainable development.

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Independence Day on the Children’s Farm – 7th Session

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 2, 2021

What a way to celebrate the 75th Independence Day! Sunny morning with patriot songs wafting along with the soft breeze and mingling with the giggles and laughter of children and adults alike!

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Garima Goel joins OES as Program Coordinator

By:
Meena Murugappan
September 1, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that Garima Goel will be joining Organo Et School as Program Coordinator, effective September 1st, 2021.

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Jeevamrutham For Plants

By:
Meena Murugappan
August 12, 2021

Jeevamrutham is a natural soil fertilizer and crop growth enhancer. This bio-fertiliser is rich in micro-organisms that help improve soil fertility and productivity of crops.

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Seedling & Sapling care with Jeevamrutham – Be A Farmer, 6th Session

By:
Organo Et School
August 12, 2021

A bright sunny morning and fresh green saplings awaited the children in OES Children’s farm. After a quick review of their respective patches, the children started with the farming activity.

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Sustainability & Built Environment – Guest Speaker at Keystone International School

By:
Meena Murugappan
August 6, 2021

We never miss an opportunity to work with young children, especially when they are exploring sustainability and nature. Recently, our Director, Meena Murugappan, was invited by teachers in Keystone International School to be a Guest Speaker to Grade 6 students, who are researching in Earth-Friendly Architecture.

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Encouraging Nature Awareness through Journaling

By:
Meena Murugappan
August 6, 2021

Webelieve that it is important to not only be in nature and surrounded by nature,but that it is also important for children to be observant of nature. One ofthe easiest ways to inculcate nature awareness, especially during the Pandemic,is through Nature Journaling.

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Back at the Children’s Farm – Be A Farmer, 5th Session

By:
Organo Et School
August 4, 2021

We were back in the Children’s farm, with freshly turned soil. Seedlings and saplings were ready and eagerly waiting for the children. Everyone got started with the work, guided by our Farm Coach Srilakshmi Battula as well as our Farm supervisors.

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Learning Checkpoint at Slow Down Place – Be A Farmer, 4th Session

By:
Organo Et School
August 4, 2021

As week 4 is a good check-point to evaluate learning outcomes thus far, Slow Down Place (SDP) was a great venue to do that. SDP has a lovely café, with a small farm and a goshala.

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Rurban Forest- Afforestation Program by OES

By:
Organo Et School
August 3, 2021

Do you want to introduce afforestation to your child or students? Do you want them to know why and how trees are grown? Do you have children or students who are not afraid to get dirty, jump in and help, learn fast and work hard? Then, be sure to enroll them in the Rurban Forest program by Organo Et School (OES).

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On Building Resilience through Farming – Be A Farmer, 3rd Session

By:
Organo Et School
July 22, 2021

Children saw and experienced the Monsoon rains flooding the farms nearby as well as the OES Children’s Farm. Monsoons play an important role in Indian agriculture. The soil was softened by the rains and became a playfield for the children.

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Vegetable Farming in Soggy Soil and Light Rains – Be A Farmer, 2nd Session

By:
Organo Et School
July 22, 2021

Sunday morning started with a flute recital streaming softly throughout the children’s farm. Soon, children and their enthusiastic parents came on time and we started the session with a fun activity.

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Parents’ views on OES Be a Farmer Program

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
July 12, 2021

The primary motive of the program is not only to create an immersive learning experience for children to stay interconnected with nature, but also to bring together all like-minded families looking to introduce their children to nature-awareness, safe food and sustainability.

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Nature Journaling – What, Why and How?

By:
Meena Murugappan
July 12, 2021

If you have outdoorsy children in your home, a great activity to introduce is nature journaling. It is a simple, fun and introspective way for children to connect to nature and their place in nature.

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OES’s Children Farm begins with Seeding & Transplanting!

By:
Organo Et School
July 8, 2021

It is with great excitement Organo Et School invited young children to the “Be A Farmer” program. This program is designed to give participants a hands-on learning experience that will take children through an entire crop cycle of 120 days, starting 4th July, 2021.

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FAQs on Be a Farmer Program - Monsoon Farm Cycle

By:
Organo Et School
June 25, 2021

Here are the FAQ's on Be a Farmer Program.

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Launching Be a Farmer program at OES Children’s Farm

By:
Meena Murugappan
June 19, 2021

Do you want to introduce farming to your child? Do you want them to know where and how their food is grown? Do you have kids who are not afraid to get dirty, jump in and help, learn fast and work hard? Then, be sure to enroll them in the Be a Farmer program at OES Children’s Farm.

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Bringing Crops to Classrooms: How we set up an Urban Mini-Farm

By:
Meena Murugappan
June 12, 2021

Organo Et School got an opportunity to set an urban mini-farm for children of Mahara Prep and Day Care in Hyderabad. Objective of setting this kitchen garden was to help children develop new skills as well as learn about science, nature and origins of food.

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9-12 year olds attend Virtual Eco-Summer Camp 2021

By:
Meena Murugappan
June 10, 2021

As part of Organo Et School (OES) Eco-Summer Camp program, children from the age-groups of 9-12 from various communities in Hyderabad participated in the week-long program.

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6-8 year Olds Attend Eco-Summer Camp

By:
Meena Murugappan
June 10, 2021

As part of OES’s Eco-Summer Camp program, children from the age-groups of 6-8 from various communities in Hyderabad participated in the week-long program.

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OES’s Eco-Summer Camp 2021 goes virtual

By:
Meena Murugappan
June 10, 2021

We crafted 5-day camps for 4 age-groups (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-15) that covered the 7 strands of sustainability. The learning outcomes were delivered through a four-pronged framework – Learning& Knowing, Creating& Exploring, Culinary Journey, Sharing & Story-time.

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Living Soil - Keep Your Soil Healthy

By:
Meena Murugappan
June 8, 2021

In Part 3 of preparing your soil for gardening, we will discuss the last and final step - 3 critical ways to maintain soil health. 

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Living Soil- Test Your Soil Health

By:
Meena Murugappan
June 8, 2021

In Part 2 of preparing your soil for gardening, we will discuss the next step - How to determine soil health?

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Living Soil- Know Your Soil Type

By:
Meena Murugappan
June 8, 2021

This 3-part article series talks about the most important aspect of gardening: How to prepare the soil for planting?

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Here Comes the Sun … And I say it’s all right

By:
Asphia Taimur
May 17, 2021

Through our new initiative called Organo Et Communities, we are approaching various Gated Communities in Hyderabad to understand how they can save energy bills through solar installation.

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S.O.S: Save Our Swales

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
May 17, 2021

With the water crisis becoming one of the major global crises, at a fast pace, it has become the need of the hour to incorporate water conservation techniques at a global level as well as individual level. Swales is one of the important Water conservation Drainage Systems.

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Therapeutic Bael-The Miracle Fruit

By:
Shilpi Shukla
March 16, 2021

 Bael fruit has natural healing properties and is considered to provide instant relief from several health ailments.

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Workshop on Sustainable Entrepreneurship

By:
Shilpi Shukla
March 9, 2021

On 8th March 2021, Organo Et School conducted a workshop for grade 6 students of Sreenidhi International School on Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

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Introduction to Isha Yoga - Workshop at Rurban Nest

By:
Shilpi Shukla
February 3, 2021

On 31st January 2021, Organo Et School welcomed residents of Rurban Nest Community to attend the Isha Yoga Workshop.

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Old to New: Re-purposing Old Fabrics

By:
Shilpi Shukla
January 29, 2021

Do you have bagful of old clothes you do not use anymore? Looking for ways to give a new purpose to your old clothes? Here are few tips to give a new life to old clothes.

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Nurturing an Eco-Child

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
January 25, 2021

It is important to teach the younger generation, who are going to lead tomorrow’s future, how to grow their own food, how to live in an eco-habitat community responsibly along with other co-dwellers of the biodiversity. ‍

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Get back to Nature to De-stress and Unwind

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
January 18, 2021

There is something about the quiet, calm of nature that is soothing. Having your favorite cup of coffee with trees and pleasant bird sounds around adds significantly to your daily dose of positive energy. Here are few of many benefits of being connected with nature.

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Be a Farmer Workshop

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
January 15, 2021

Our First Harvest Workshop at Rurban Nest Community.

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Mindful Shopping: Ways to avoid Wasteful Spending Traps

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
January 8, 2021

Our featured article on Prakati

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Breathe Easy: Improving Indoor Air Quality

By:
Vaishnavi Paturu
December 12, 2020

A properly designed and installed natural ventilation system provides a wide array of benefits not only to the homeowner, but also creates healthier, more comfortable ambient environment.

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How to declutter your wardrobe?

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
December 12, 2020

Having a tough time finding what you need in a wardrobe piled up with clothes? Here's how you can get started with decluttering your wardrobe.

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What is Urban Farming?

By:
Shilpi Shukla
November 26, 2020

What we eat and where it comes from is very important to each of us. Here is our talk with Lakshmi Battula, an expert in Sustainable Farming and consultant with Sthiranya Ecoscapes, giving us all the insights we need on Urban Farming.

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Children's Day Contest

By:
Shilpi Shukla
November 23, 2020

On the occasion of Children's Day, Organo Et School invited children of all age groups to participate in fun, innovative and exciting contests.

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Sustainability day Contest

By:
Shilpi Shukla
October 31, 2020

On the occasion of Sustainability day, Organo Et School invited creative and innovative minds to participate in "Slogan Time" and "My Upcycle Project" contests.

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Start cooking with Sustainable cookware

By:
Mansi & Nishitha
October 28, 2020

Spices blended in with a stone mortar and pestle supersedes the ones grinded in an electric mixer, a traditional fish curry cooked in a teflon pot lacks the earthiness captured by earthen pots. Sustainable cookware has a number of benefits to our food and planet.

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Nature Play Installation at Communities

By:
Shilpi Shukla
October 24, 2020

Nature is a great teacher and has bestowed us with ample of loose materials for children to play with and learn from.

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Organo Et School's feature in The Organic Magazine

By:
Meena Murugappan
October 23, 2020

Great News! We were contacted by The Organic Magazine as they wanted to do an article about us on why we do what we do and what workshops we offer for Schools, Communities and Corporates.

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Make your own compost - Workshop at Sloka Waldorf School

By:
Shilpi Shukla
October 13, 2020

We conducted an online workshop with students of Sloka Waldorf School on how to make our own compost, with children sharing their own experiences with composting.

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Disinfecting and Sanitizing at home

By:
Venkatlakshmi
October 13, 2020

If you have been wanting to ditch those toxic, commercial household cleaners and switch to a natural, homemade cleaner, these simple natural cleaner recipes are not only inexpensive and very easy to make, but will also turn your home into a healthier space.

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All about Slow Food

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
October 13, 2020

Slow food is the practice of enjoying local, organic and sustainable produce brought together in a way that respects the ingredients and the local cuisine.The pleasure of consuming food mindfully.

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Simple steps to segregate your waste

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
October 12, 2020

First step to sustainable living is waste management. Waste segregation is the practice of disposing our everyday waste responsibly. Follow these simple steps to help you kick-start your everyday practice of waste segregation.

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How to make your own Compost

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
October 9, 2020

Compost is a crumbly like matter that is formed from recycling food and other organic waste that looks and feels like soil. It is nutrient rich that can be used to enrich soil and nourish growth.

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All about Solar Power System

By:
Shilpi Shukla
September 29, 2020

Meet one of our experts Mr. Indrasen Bolampally, founder of Four Solar Energy Systems Pvt Ltd who talks about each of the aspects of Solar Power Generation. Mr Bolampally was kind enough to answer all our questions.

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My Green Learning Space- Workshop at Sloka Waldorf School

By:
Shilpi Shukla
September 22, 2020

We conducted an online workshop with students of Sloka Waldorf School, helping children to create a comfortable and inspiring learning space for themselves.

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Reggio Inspired Learning In and With Nature

By:
Shilpi Shukla
September 22, 2020

Reggio approach is an educational philosophy that involves experiential learning. The environment is the biggest space in the Reggio approach. Nature is the place where authentic, meaningful teaching and learning can take place.

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Mindful Shopping

By:
Shilpi Shukla
September 22, 2020

A narrative by Shilpi, Our Program lead, about her journey towards Mindful and responsible shopping with added tips to help you start your journey of Mindful shopping.

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5 easy ways to plan a zero-waste wedding

By:
Anurag Dahiya
September 15, 2020

Here are 5 tips to help you plan a zero-waste wedding- a soulful commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.

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Our Planet Earth's Resources - Workshop at Sloka Waldorf School

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
September 10, 2020

An online workshop was conducted with students of Sloka Waldorf School, helping students understand the importance of conserving natural resources.

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My Waste My Responsibility- Workshop at Sloka Waldorf School

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
September 10, 2020

An online workshop was conducted with students of Sloka Waldorf School, sparking interest in students to take responsibility of everyday waste management.

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Microgreens Macro Benefits - Workshop at Sloka Waldorf School

By:
Shilpi Shukla
September 3, 2020

We conducted a workshop on microgreens for students of grade 5, Sloka waldorf school

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Programs of Organo Et School

By:
Shilpi Shukla
September 1, 2020

Organo Et School aims at spreading awareness by educating Schools, Communities and Corporates at large by conducting workshops and helping individuals make responsible and sustainable lifestyle changes

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Goodness of Microgreens

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
August 19, 2020

Packed with nutrients, most Microgreens are known to be rich in potassium, iron, zinc,magnesium, copper and antioxidants

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How to grow Microgreens

By:
Shilpi Shukla
August 19, 2020

You can have a year round growing of Microgreens;they can be grown in a garden, balcony or on a kitchen counter

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Intent of Organo Et School

By:
Shilpi Shukla
August 19, 2020

Nurturing a learning environment for all stakeholders where inclusive holistic Eco-living is celebrated

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Relaunch of Organo Et School

By:
Sreeja Kalagotla
August 19, 2020

Organo Et School aims at responsible and sustainable living made easy, by creating an experiential learning platform for educating and helping people make sustainable and mindful choices.

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