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Not pontificating. Only trying to bat on the side of the environment. And ethics. And simple living. And slowing down. (And trying to learn and practise before preaching or teaching...)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

'Green Earth Machine'

The newspaper today featured the efforts of Foundation for Greentech Environmental Systems at providing viable sustainability solutions stemming from deep concern for the environment. To one who swoons from despair over fellow citizens' non-green attitudes, especially towards their own garbage, the services offered by Asit Nema's team are like the smelling salts.
Among several answers to problems of municipal and domestic waste management, the GEM 'Green Earth Machine' is one that can easily and immediately be used by bungalows, apartment complexes, and even eateries. All you need to do is "sow" kitchen waste into the bin, throw in a few dry leaves or pieces of paper; you'll soon "reap" enough manure to sell or to use in your own garden.
At about Rs 2000/ per bin, your enjoy several returns - you have taken care of your wet waste, you have produced organic manure, and best of all, you return good earth to the Good Earth.
Fingers crossed, I now proceed to my apartment complex's management committee carrying Asit's message "Please spread the word among your friends and colleagues about GEM. We have a wonderful presentation to motivate people to get started and would be happy to come and talk".
Read the newspaper article here

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Blogger Indrani said...

I have been doing this for quite some time now.I get a good quantity of manure for the plants.

18 September, 2008  

Good luck, Swarna!

19 September, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Excellent Indrani. Then hopefully more residents must be following the practice?
Raji, Thanks

19 September, 2008  
Blogger Kat said...

Swoooooon.... How I wish I had a bungalow :))) to process lots of these green materials..!! Thanks for creating this awareness of the machine availablity.

I've seen in our place here, bungalows hiring garbage collectors, who come with colourful bins and hopefully take it away segregated properly.

I hope the GES people soon come out with a GEM that costs like a 'Nano' so that people get encouraged to invest in this.

19 September, 2008  
Blogger Kannamma said...

Thanks Swarna.
My husband made our own GEM from an unused plastic drum

12 October, 2008  

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