On your demand with continuation to last year’s blog on 10 influential and sustainable organization in India, here is the next series to it.
We are taught about environmental sustainability, community development, and the organizations that help make a better change. Sadly, the rate at which the environment is polluted is rising day by day. We have researched and through our global experiences this year have put together a list of ten of the best organizations you can follow that are working in environmental sustainability.
These organizations address a wide spectrum of environmental issues; they chose not to be just a profit earning company but be a sustainable company that benefits the environment. Due to their holistic perspective, many of these organization do work that—directly or indirectly—promotes greater social as well as environmental sustainability, as all of these issues and conditions are inextricably connected to each other.
Alver Golden Chlorella, Switzerland: Alver is a new food company producing everyday foods that are based on Golden ChlorellaTM. This nutrient-dense micro-algae is a truly sustainable source of protein, something which the planet needs if we are to be able to feed the ever-increasing world population. They have launched with 100% natural easy protein powder and three different Golden Chlorella packed biscuits and are developing soups and sauces.
Bare Necessities, Bangalore, India, Bare Necessities is a zero waste store, their vision is to inspire people to embrace zero waste living as a normal way of life. They handcraft each of the products using organic, ethically sourced and body-loving ingredients. They have various categories of product available in their web store like personal care, Home care, lifestyle etc. The products are just not best for you – but best for the environment as well.
Change: Water Labs, Cambridge, USA: The low-cost, portable toilets use a simple membrane to rapidly evaporate 95% of sewage without using any type of energy. This innovative technology provides homes with a working toilet, without the need for power or plumbing.
The toilet is designed in a way that it can be adapted easily. The compact, contained, stand-alone units that can be dropped into any space quickly, and the ‘self-flushing’ technology works while being completely waterless and environmentally safe.
Kabadiwalla Connects, Chennai, India: Kabadiwalla Connect helps leverage a city’s existing informal waste infrastructure in the collection and processing of post-consumer waste. Their research into the informal sector and commercial pilots in India, Indonesia and the Ivory Coast provide strong evidence to the commercial, environmental and social benefits of forming mutual partnerships with stakeholders in the informal waste supply-chain.
Khethworks, Pune, India: Khethworks gives small-plot farmers across the world an unprecedented level of control over their lives and livelihoods through affordable and high-quality technology. As a for-profit enterprise, Khethworks commits to reinvest most of their profits to further their social mission.
My Dream Home, Phnom Penh, Cambodia: MDH is a social enterprise addressing chronic shelter shortage through the production of affordable, eco-friendly and easy-to-construct interlocking bricks. My Dream Home develops interlocking bricks similar to the concept behind the famous Lego bricks. The bricks are made from local materials that are abundant everywhere in Cambodia. When put together to form a building, interlocking bricks use less cement, are less labor intensive, take less time and - most importantly - are 20-40% cheaper than traditional bricks. All costs have been reduced to a minimum to allow for affordable bricks that poorer families can afford. Everyone should be entitled a decent home to live and to look after their family.
My Shelter Foundation, Makati, Philippines, My Shelter Foundation is one of the project by Sculpt the Future Foundation, which aims to promote positive environmental change towards global sustainability by supporting creative, innovative and sustainable action. It was founded by Mr. Illac Diaz and its project ‘Liter of Light’ uses recycled plastic bottles as solar light bulbs. The project provides energy to poor families in the Philippines and enables them to be ‘green’ as the technology is very simple and sustainable and the light is free.
Nuru Energy, Rwanda, Africa, At Nuru Energy, they have spent many years, pioneering and then refining, a sustainable, off-grid solution that catalyzes rural entrepreneurship within the village while at the same time allows the poorest of the poor to access the energy that they so desperately need to help them escape from poverty. Nuru Lights and other USB-charged devices, such as mobile phones, are all charged directly from Nuru Energy’s plug-and-play recharge station, consisting of the POWER Cycle pedal generator, the Nuru Solar Panel and the Nuru Octopus Charger.
Poly-natural, Santiago, Chile: An R&D focused AgTech company, which aim their efforts in the development of agriculture supplies for the post-harvest processing. Their product enhances the shelf life of fresh produce by reducing microbial contamination and dehydration, as well as improving its appearance and smell. Since the year 2015, PolyNatural works to be a reliable and valuable partner both for the industry and the planet.
Public Planet Partnership, Bahrain: Traditional Public-Private Partnerships are viewed as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, yet they have overlooked their greatest social and economic partner: Planet Earth itself. The Public-Planet-Partnership framework is a set of tools and values created to help the Public integrate the Planet in its innovation and activities. It will help you consider new ways of working and collaborating with natural capital. You can dive into PPC Case studies, download the toolkit and learn more about a new mindset that makes it easier to think systematically about how to include and benefit the Planet as a collaborator and essential partner of the system.
The aim of writing this blog is to reinforce, raise awareness and appreciate the efforts of these startups who have been able to balance environmental performance & social performance while delivering superior products and services to their customers.
If you have a favorite green organization that you’d like people to know about, please share it in the comments below
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