"Bringing sustainability to you, one project at a time."
Svadhyaya Youth Organisation launched Project Planet Heroes (PPH) in support of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, on 22nd April 2020, Earth Day. Project Planet Heroes is a community-led and community-centric movement that focuses on transformative mass behavioural change for our people and our planet. The project aims to promote SDG 4.7 and 13 by providing a peer-mentorship based approach to enable the transition to a sustainable lifestyle with ease. Our team understands that making eco-friendly choices can be challenging & overwhelming at times. Hence, we focus not only on bringing cognitive awareness within people but also empowering them to make behavioural changes accordingly.
Project Planet Heroes is all about encouraging people to take tiny steps everyday so that we can be more compassionate to the only planet that we have.
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The words ‘sustainability’ and ‘eco-friendly’ have had increased usage over the past few years, and every other person seems to be advocating being kinder to the planet.
The problem here is that many people don’t know what to do, where to start, and how harmful to the planet seemingly innocent actions may be. This program is for the people who would like to make a conscious effort to reduce their burden on the earth.
Starting on 22nd April (Earth Day) every year, applicants join us for a peer to peer enabled course on sustainability education.Over the years, Project Planet Heroes has been developed by incorporating inputs from experts from relevant backgrounds, helping make the program as inclusive as possible.
Vegan Wednesdays is an initiative we follow at Svadhyaya and have inspired many people to adopt. Through Vegan Wednesdays, we encourage people to consume only plant-based food on just one day of the week (Wednesday). This enables people to explore veganism and its roots and realise that being vegan is easier than most people think. Just a few simple swaps, and you’re good to go! Will you be joining us for Vegan Wednesdays?
Veganuary is a worldwide movement where veganism and a plant-based diet and lifestyle and promoted and especially given importance during January. During Veganuary 2021, we posted Instagram stories every day educating our followers on the various aspects of veganism, and we also dedicated our January newsletter to veganism. We plan to continue our support and participate in Veganuary in the years to come as well.
We have organised community discussions on several important topics such as the impact of COVID-19 on health and the environment, analysing the reasons people don’t make eco-friendly decisions, sustainable diets, simple sustainable lifestyle changes that people personally follow, to name a few.
We also conducted movie screenings and discussions on movies like Cowspiracy and Chasing Ice.
People from all over the world joined, gave their valuable inputs and made these discussions a success.
Restaurants and Eateries (especially roadside stalls) use a lot of plastic in packaging, cutlery, etc. The plastic used here is single-use plastic that cannot be recycled once it’s tainted with food. We aim to significantly reduce the plastic used by restaurants through this project and divert them to eco-friendly alternatives.
There is a lot of food waste in universities and schools in the form of leftover food and vegetable scraps. These scraps reach landfills and react to release methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. We aim to introduce composting in institutions. The compost produced can be used for gardens within the institution, making it a circular and eco-friendly system.