Adding green to the routine

And in 2016, the movement continues.

An annual event that began in 1970 is now an initiative, a movement, that voices an emerging awareness on environmental issues. We would love to mark Earth Day celebrating our partners and collaborators who ensure that it is beyond just a breezy single day, leading the path with groundbreaking ideas and continuing to inspire, challenge and motivate people to action. Thank you for making the move!

A quick peek at those behind the greener milestones:

LEDsafari

A Swiss start-up for sustainable innovation education through a unique science and design training centered on creating a solar LED lamp. swissnex India hosted their compelling workshop ‘Make your own solar lamps’, under the flagship of TEDxBangalore, that enabled participants to understand and apply the concepts of clean energy, sustainable design and electronic solutions.

http://ledsafari.com

Shared Electric

Founded by two ETH Zurich graduates, this start-up develops striking solutions for electricity utilities that can bring energy savings, optimal grid operation and reduction of carbon footprint. They are driving force behind Solar Family, a novel project that was launched at Lift India 2015 hosted by swissnex India.

http://www.sharedelectric.com

Hydroswiss

A Swiss start-up creating advanced design systems for waste water management that explored the Indian market through swissnex India. Their unconventional projects bring modular systems to meet basic criteria in line with the directives of economic, ecological and environmental concerns.

http://www.hydroswiss.ch

Solar Impulse

A Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project that intends to achieve the first circumnavigation of the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power. Solar Impulse 2, the zero-fuel airplane landed in Ahmedabad and then in Varanasi in March 2015. The Si2 is also designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of clean technologies and the importance of sustainability.

http://www.solarimpulse.com

Uravu

An eco-friendly community tourism project in Kerala presented ‘Sustainable Tourism- Best Practice Study’ hosted by swissnex India in 2015, with ingenious insights on use of natural and local resources, architectural designs in bamboo for innovative sustainability and other radical green solutions.

http://www.uravu.net

Jaaga

A Bangalore based community space to serve the local arts and technology communities visited by numerous start-ups hosted by swissnex India to explore incubators and co-working spaces. The initiative ‘Jaaga Stuff’ is exclusively for things made with love from waste that the city generates like used billboards, plastic waste and more.

http://jaaga.in

IN:CH

A dynamic bunch of architects, planners and designers working on contemporary projects with a keen eye for social, climatic, regional and environmental considerations. ‘Urban Subcultures’ an architectural exhibition of the student work by IN:CH Studio 14 was showcased at swissnex India in 2014.

http://www.in-ch-architects.com