Green Updates for Chennai in Specific - Society Minded Person

Individual develops pesticide testing tool for vegetables and fruits

Chennai engg grad invents simple test to check authenticity of organic food!

Sholinganallur

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Corporate encourages employees to follow sustainable habits

Small steps to make your office space greener

K.K. Nagar

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Plans for water canal restoration with multiple stakeholder support

Chennai civic body mulls Mambalam canal makeover with walkways and parks

Adyar Nandanam T. Nagar

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Civic body consults international agencies on sustainable transport systems

Transport lessons for Chennai from London

Egmore

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Conference related to social innovation in technology and public policy

IIT Madras Hosts First Abdul Kalam Conference On ‘Sustainable Development At Sustainable Cost’

Adyar

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Workshop highlights household water management strategies

Workshop highlights sustainable water management techniques for OMR residents

Perungudi

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Civic Body plans to set up reverse osmosis plants for efficient water management

Making Chennai a water-wise city

Chintadripet

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Eco friendly alternatives for community events

Rent, reuse, reduce with cutlery in Chennai

Adyar Velachery Virugambakkam

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Government initiates upcycling and reusing discarded clothes

Greater Chennai Corporation set to recycle textile waste

Egmore

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Urban water body conservationists impressed by lake restoration efforts

Chennai lake serves as model waterbody to activists of other States

Madipakkam

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Local Civic body uses creative ideas to upcycle or reuse segregated waste

Dry waste disposal to get smarter in Chennai

Egmore Valasaravakkam

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Individual plants and maintains native saplings at science center

A little imagination in your corner is all it takes to green a city

Kotturpuram

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Apartment complex recycles grey water

Canna plant may be able to solve your water woes

Adyar

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Consumer Awareness regarding vehicular pollutants

Did you check emissions from your new vehicle?

Guindy

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Rising demand for cotton and jute bags designed by self-help groups

Demand for green bags up, small units to get big deals

Nungambakkam

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NGO focuses on planting native trees that suit local weather conditions

Ayapakkam resident's tree-planting initiative has been going from strength to strength

Ambattur Avadi Tambaram

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Civic body plans to convert selected open spaces to parks

67 new parks in Chennai to give added areas more breathing space

Ambattur Madhavaram Perungudi Sholinganallur

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NGO restores pond by de-silting and setting up embankments

9 system ponds in Ambattur get a face-lift, thanks to efforts of a Chennai-based NGO

Ambattur

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Scientific lake restoration methods used by NGO to conserve urban water bodies

Another lake in Ambattur gets to hold water instead of garbage

Ambattur

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Residents with support from civic body make plans to restore local lake

Polluted Korattur lake to be converted into eco-park, thanks to locals

Korattur

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Resident’s determination saves area’s freshwater source

Chennaiites come together to save Oragadam’s Thamarai kulam

Ambattur

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Local civic body grow grass coat over accumulated solid waste

Grass covers Athipattu dump yard, opens up green possibilities

Guindy

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Civic body transforms local park into recreational hub

Mangal Eri project on revival mode

Mogappair

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Luxury hotels implement green measures in water, energy and waste management

Sustainability efforts by Chennai’s hotels

Guindy

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Case Study on Residential Energy Usage

Chennaites use 60% power on cooling: survey

Alwarpet

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Lake restoration gains ground with involvement from multiple stakeholders

Perungudi residents have big plans for their lake

Perungudi

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Civic body plans to restore urban freshwater sources with support from locals

Hyacinth out, sewer plugged, three water bodies restored

Korattur

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Individual helps civic body to enhance solid waste disposal strategies

Converting waste to manure at the ward level: A first-hand account

Koyambedu Mogappair

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Decentralization of waste management projects and initiatives by civic body

Zero Waste Chennai: Planning for a garbage-free city

Alwarpet

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Restoring historical rivers through community action

NDRF launches ‘Clean Cooum Campaign’ to restore polluted waterway

Anna Nagar Chintadripet Egmore Nungambakkam

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Local NGO engaged in habitat restoration of urban water bodies

Water bodies in Chennai get a new lease of life

Thiruvanmiyur

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Zero-waste promotion by Apartment complex’s resident welfare association

‘Swachh Bharat’ award to a gated community in Alwarpet

Alwarpet

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Urban farming and gardening store for children and adults

Chennai’s Garden Store meets the green needs of the urban space

Alwarpet

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Long distance cycling for pollution awareness

Cycling from K K Nagar to Pondy to create awareness on pollution

K.K. Nagar

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State government launches retrofitted electric auto rickshaws

TN CM launches country's first retrofit electric auto rickshaws in Chennai

Alandur

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Civic body sets up infrastructure for electric buses

TN govt inks pact with German bank to purchase eco-friendly buses

Fort St. George

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Resident welfare association invests in composting machines

Regal Palm Gardens residents at Velachery compost green waste

Velachery

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Resident Associations ensure sustainable green cover increase

A “forest” raised in a burial ground with Miyawaki method

Sholinganallur

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Civic body supplies composted manure to farms

Corporation ropes in farmers to sell manure made at its compost centres

Manali

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Individual helps residents practice waste segregation at home

How animator Jegadha nudges change about managing waste

Adyar

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Equipment bought for composting large volumes of wet waste

Corporation shows way with big compost garden in its building

Washermanpet

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Local civic body invests in vermi-composting structures

St Thomas Mount sets up vermicompost yard

St.Thomas Mount

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Civic body turns waste composting yard into mini forest

Civic body turns waste composting yard near Chennai into a mini forest

Red Hills

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Civic body plans to decentralize waste management

Chennai Corporation plans to decentralise waste management

Egmore

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Report on centralized waste management by Civic Body and Industries

Waste and the city: What I learnt at the Venkatamangalam composting yard

Selaiyur Tambaram

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School organizes hackathon for students to solve civic problems

Chennai school kids come together at hackathon to solve civic problems

Sholinganallur

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Individuals documents his plastic collection on social media

He walks to stay trim, he picks up plastic on the way

Villivakkam

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Paper bags initiative by school students

Global Adjustments Foundation comes up with cloth bag-making initiative

Mylapore

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Residents take sparrow habitation measures

Besant Nagar offering us a few lessons about species adaptation

Besant Nagar

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Civic body taps into roadside recharge wells

Elliot’s Beach Road in Besant Nagar gets recharge wells

Besant Nagar

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Recharge wells in residential areas

Recharge wells: solution to flooding and water scarcity

Mylapore T. Nagar Thiruvanmiyur

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Community driven river restoration and design project

Share your ideas for reviving Chennai’s Buckingham Canal

Adyar Thiruvanmiyur

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Resident groups take up freshwater source restoration and maintenance measures

Citizen groups are reclaiming Chennai’s water bodies

Ambattur Perambur Velachery

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Award for individual’s sustained effort in garden growth and maintenance

This Chennai woman gives a tour of her garden to everyone who comes home

Anna Nagar

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Government initiates zonal level recyclable waste collection

Chennai corporation adding colour to garbage cans

Alandur Perungudi Sholinganallur Thiruvanmiyur Valasaravakkam

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Zero-waste weddings becoming popular in recent years

Plastic-free wedding: Chennai family shows the way!

Alwarpet

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Civic body initiative for decentralization of waste management

Chennai mapping its waste infrastructure

Alwarpet

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Plans for improving ecology and recreational spaces through eco-river restoration

Third phase of Adyar eco-restoration to begin soon

Adyar

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Local NGO helps schools tackle waste generation and disposal

Going green: Schools put zero waste action in plan

Thiruvanmiyur

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Local NGO throws ‘garbage” parties for waste management awareness

Want to learn about recycling and segregation? Attend a garbage party

Thiruvanmiyur

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Eco friendly and sustainable alternatives store

Ekagrata, a social enterprise, provides employment opportunities to PwDs

Mylapore

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Increasing workforce cycling to office

Sustainable Transport: When a workforce cycles to office

Manapakkam

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Resident Associations, Civic Body clean public spaces

Open space near Mandaveli MRTS station gets fresh life, thanks to sustained efforts of resident associations

Mandaveli

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Startups develop water efficient technologies

Technology driven solutions for a thirsty Chennai

Adyar

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IoT based waste management innovation

Kabadiwalla Connect: going the e-way for waste management

Nungambakkam

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Innovative waste management strategies in educational institutions

This is how our college campuses say no to plastic

Adyar

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Green measures taken up by city temple

Temple shows the way to greener future with biogas plants

Mylapore

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Luxury Hotel’s green initiatives taking front seat in its responsible luxury commitment

Grand Chola in Chennai - one of the world’s largest LEED Platinum rated hotel

Guindy

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Waste segregation practises in Residential Colony

Nochikuppam: one step away from achieving an improbable zero-waste status

Mylapore

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Local NGO lists native species to be planted in different urban centers

Here’s what you must know before you plant another tree in Chennai

Nanganallur

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Local nature conservancy to preserve area’s biodiversity

Conserving Adyar’s biodiversity

Adyar

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Civic body’s native tree plantation drives attracts diverse bird life

A combination of planned and natural greening on ECR

Perumbakkam

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Local school girl turns environmentalist

17-year-old girl helps Adyar, RA Puram go plastic-free

Adyar

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Event has many organic farmers selling range of natural products

Organic Farmers Market launches new outlet to mark completion of five years

Thiruvanmiyur

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School students practise organic farming and composting

Lessons from a school garden: Growing fruits and vegetables to composting!

Mylapore

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Organic food producer follows multi crop system

Man gave up corporate job to grow organic food

Koyambedu

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Educational institution modernized with sustainable facilities and green space

Anna University shows the way in water conservation

Guindy

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Terrace gardening at government schools

Chennai: 100 corporation schools to grow vegetables for noon meal

Nungambakkam

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Gardening consultants introduce urban farming workshops

Chennai boy’s love for gardening now helps city folks grow their own food!

Tambaram

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School students craft mini forest

Have you tried the Miyawaki method of afforestation?

Ekkaduthangal Mylapore

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Increasing green building projects

Chennai ranks fourth among Indian cities with 313 projects for going green

Mylapore

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Individual effort prompts civic body to invest in waste management in public spaces

Corporation starts composting at Krishnapuri Park

Mylapore

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Residential water management initiative in public spaces

Residents join effort to harness rainwater

Adyar

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Nor-for-profit engages shopkeepers in local flora maintenance

'Punnai' trees make a comeback with the help of locals

Mylapore

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Temple tanks filling up due to clean up efforts

Temple tanks promise long-term benefits for neighbourhood

Mylapore

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Places of worship go green and sustainable

Green worship: These Chennai temples show the way by composting floral waste

Adyar

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Terrace gardens set up by different stakeholders

Terrace garden at Corporation office in Mylapore

Mylapore

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Reviving wells in residential complexes.

Well done! Stories of how reviving old wells can benefit residents

Mandaveli

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Reduce water wastage during transportation

Chennai: Smart dispensers to save water spillage

Injambakkam Kilpauk Nungambakkam

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Segregation and composting at zero waste homes

Zero waste homes for a clean and green city

Alwarpet

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Home Brand produces biodegradable products using ethically sourced palm leaves

Using palm leaves, this couple is making eco-friendly tableware and cutlery

Red Hills

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Start up employs bio-dynamic farming strategies

73 year old man turns 200 acre land into organic farm

Guindy

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Individual grows medicinal herbs and also teaches simple herbal remedies

Want to set up a terrace garden? Let Chennai’s top terrace gardener guide you!

Gopalapuram

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App on local flora developed by Government Official

A ‘green’ app to fix Chennai’s water woes using century-old research on trees

Saidapet

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Resident Association invests in roadside rainwater harvesting systems

Chennai folks harvest rainwater along roadside to recharge groundwater!

Chitlapakkam

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Efficient water management design helps apartment complex save up water

This Chennai city apartment saved over 30,000 litres in just an hour

Sholinganallur

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Food and farming sustainability at homes

How to raise a farm in an urban nook

Perungudi

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Civic body to restore urban water bodies, temple tanks and install rooftop solar panels.

Water recharge, clean energy projects nearing completion

Alandur Ayanavaram George Town Kodambakkam Mylapore Purasaiwalkam Royapuram Teynampet Thiruvotriyur Tondiarpet

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Civic Body signed a global pact on greening public transportation

Chennai first in India to enter e-bus network model

Egmore

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State government to start electric buses in selected routes

Chennai looks at a battery-powered future

Egmore

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Female organic farmers supported by civic body’s initiative

Govt initiative in Chennai supports female organic farmers

Nungambakkam

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Individual practises zero-waste habits at home

Terrace garden blooms at this ‘zero waste’ home in Chennai

Thiruvotriyur

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Organic store acts as aggregator for organic product from different states

Chennai's Farmer and Co puts together organic produce from many States

Chetput Kotturpuram

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Places of worship start waste management measures

Temples go back to basics, say no to plastics

Mylapore

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Opinions on zero-waste living and sustainable fashion

Going zero-waste may not be as difficult as we think; here’s why

Thiruvanmiyur

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NGO helps schools and temples focus on solid waste management

Living with a ban on plastic: Tips from P Natarajan, Namma Ooru Foundation

Thiruvanmiyur

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Study of measures related to urban water security and conservation

Recycling water Chennai’s only hope

Adyar

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Corporate and NGO team up to revive local freshwater source

Three ponds in Perungalathur get a new lease of life

Thiruvanmiyur

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Educational Institution pioneers sewage treatment technology

Recycle and reuse: Plan to convert 260 MLD sewage into freshwater

Adyar

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State government plans to restore city's natural wetlands

Pallikaranai marsh: Chennai’s only surviving wetland ecosystem

Pallikaranai

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Decentralized waste management projects and initiatives by the civic body

Zero waste Chennai initiative kicks off in Anna Nagar

Anna Nagar

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Start up has designed water conserving nozzle for existing taps

Chennai company comes up with innovative device that cuts water consumption by 95 percent

Injambakkam

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Individual’s effort in urban water management

Chennai water crisis: 71 year old ‘Rain Man’ helps hundreds recharge their groundwater

Adyar

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Eco-entrepreneurship practices taught at educational institution

Women’s Christian College is teaching women to be entrepreneurs and eco-warriors simultaneously

Nungambakkam

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Individual shows determined efforts in establishing a sustainable home

On a cool jaunt inside an eco-friendly house

Kilpauk

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Individual aims to initiate conversation on sparrow population

The sparrow saviour who distributed 1700 nests across India

Perambur

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NGO involved in habitat restoration of water bodies

This former Google employee is on a mission to restore lakes across India

Thiruvanmiyur

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Waste Management app for collection of waste from households

Trashman: Garbage collection from houses in Chennai goes hi-tech

Alapakkam Mudichur Perungalathur Selaiyur Tambaram

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Individual’s undertaking in household water management

This man’s rainwater harvesting method could help save water for only Rs 250

Chitlapakkam

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E-commerce platform for cycles, cycling gear and accessories

ChooseMyBicycle gears up to become a one-stop shop for all your cycling needs

Guindy

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Cycle sharing system pilots set up in educational institutions

What Chennai could learn from cycle-sharing in IIT Madras

Adyar

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Cycle sharing system pilots set up in educational institutions

Anna University to start bicycle sharing system on campus

Guindy

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Cycle sharing systems set up at selected metro stations

Smart bike stations at 15 new locations in the city

Anna Nagar Shenoy Nagar

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Ambulance for trees offers maintenance and plantation services

Chennai gets a tree ambulance to relocate and revive trees

Adyar Alwarpet Anna Nagar Besant Nagar Chepauk Egmore Fort St. George Gopalapuram Guindy Kilpauk Kolathur Kotturpuram Mandaveli Mylapore Nandanam Palavakkam Pallavaram Royapettah Saidapet Sowcarpet

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Rooftop solar plants to be installed in International Airport

Chennai airport’s main runway to be powered by solar panels

Meenambakkam

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Government establishes research center to support coastal communities

IIT Madras launches CoE in climate change impact on coastal infrastructure

Adyar

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Individual receives award for determined tree plantation efforts

The ‘Tree Man of India’ is leading the charge against global warming, one tree at a time.

Virugambakkam

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Art installations using upcycled junk

Meet the man who recycles junk into art

Nungambakkam

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Sustainable fashion brands follow zero-waste design processes

Conscious consumerism with sustainable fashion

Thiruvanmiyur

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Eco-friendly alternatives for everyday products offered by local organic store

Everwards India offers eco-friendly alternatives for everyday products

Egmore

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Apartment complex enforces segregation measures in its premises

A giant step towards sustainable living

Pallikaranai

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Local waste management group helps organize zero-waste weddings

Trust in Chennai shows how eco-friendly weddings can be achieved

Alwarpet Nungambakkam

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Apartment complex sets up rooftop solar plant and composting facilities

Pallikaranai apartment shows the way towards greener living

Pallikaranai Velachery

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Selected metro Stations get eco-friendly features

14 CMRL Underground Station receive IGBC’s Platinum Rating

Chetput Fort St. George Government Estate Kilpauk Mannady Nandanam Park Town Saidapet Teynampet Washermanpet

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Local Body plans water canal and basin restoration with international support

Sustainable restoration for Kovalam Muttukadu Basin, Mambalam Canal

Nanganallur

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School launches program to promote UN’s sustainable development goals

Young student champions of sustainability from a Chennai school

Alwarpet Mandaveli

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Individuals construct plastic whale using trash

A whale of a waste management initiative

Villivakkam

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Resident Associations implement successful models of waste, water and energy conservation measures

Eco-friendly Chennai residential communities felicitated with Green Awards

Mandaveli Sholinganallur Velachery

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Individual makes his house self sufficient through rain water harvesting

As Chennai Struggles For Water, This Man Has Enough For 6 Months!

Tambaram

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Intra and Intercity Railways Stations have rooftop solar plants installed

Central railway station all set to tap solar energy

Park Town

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Government Installs Rooftop Solar Plants in Metro Stations

Solar power plant set up on roof of CMBT metro station in Chennai

Koyambedu

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Residents’ Association set up Rooftop Solar Plant in Apartment Complex

SOWA Apartment in Pallikaranai turns goes solar to power common facilities

Pallikaranai

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Case study of water mis-management in urban regions

How Chennai lost its water, a story that should worry you

Chintadripet Thiruvanmiyur

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Voluntary organizations engage in sapling growth and maintenance

Redrawing Chennai’s lake restoration map

Sholinganallur

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Digital water meters to be installed in commercial establishments

Soon, Chennai residents will pay water bill based on usage

Chintadripet

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Case Study of Shrinking Urban Wetland

From 50 sq km to just three in 30 years: Chennai’s Pallikaranai marsh is just about to vanish

Pallikaranai

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Case study of river restoration measures

TNPCB to help restore Chennai rivers

Guindy

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Civic body to set up waste management infrastructure for businesses

Chennai civic body wants FMCG firms to buy back plastic waste

Guindy

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Strict bio-medical waste disposal Rules set by Central Government Body

Chennai's bio-medical waste disposal to be monitored monthly by 16-member committee

Guindy

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Women driven electric auto plans rolled out by an NGO

Chennai to see 100 women-driven electric autos soon: Yasmeen Jawahar, CEO, Makkal Auto

St.Thomas Mount

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Institutions’ innovate air pollution measuring device

IIT-M to install air quality monitoring equipment

Guindy

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Government’s electric bus scheme doing rounds in the city

TN Chief Minister flags off first electric bus in Chennai

Fort St. George Thiruvanmiyur

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Efficient management of food storage and delivery supply chain

Chennai Startup WayCool Gives You Fresh & Healthy Food, Helps 35000 Farmers Earn More!

Virugambakkam

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