Swaraj - Workshop

What if you were told that sustain development had very little to do with what the world is focusing on these days – Renewable Energy, green building, clean energy, smart cities and alternative fuels?
What if you were told that the language you spoke, the food you ate, and the clothes you wore, influence your impact on the climate more than anything else does?
What if the stories and songs you heard in your childhood determine whether you would grow up to protect the environment, or destroy it through sheer apathy?

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,  20th May 2016 (Friday)
Where :

Second Floor, Unboxed Coworking
How :

Cost per person : Rs 100/-

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Contact: Mr. Karthik : 8199868084

In ancient Indian tradition, there are five elements that constitute a "culture", namely – Dialects, Diets, Dresses, Dwellings and Dances & SongsTM. These elements (5 'D's) form the foundation of how we and our societies shape up, and whether sustainable development is inherent to our culture or not.

In this workshop, we will get in touch with that primal, creative, indigenous side of us that is born to be sustainable and ecologically sensitive.

You will

1. Discover how diets have evolved over millennia to keep local people healthy, disease-free and in-sync with the natural environment.
a. Learn how our practices today (of eating global food types) comes at a very high energy and environmental cost and increased carbon emissions
2. Discover how getting back in touch with our traditions and roots can actually impact sustainable development and ecological protection in the long run.
3. Discover the secrets of dialects and dresses and how they impact sustainable development and ecological harmony.
a. Design dresses that respond to local climates and learn how global cultures have developed their dresses for sustainable development.

 You will also

1. Learn how dances and songs across the world have evolved in harmony with the natural environment and are among the best means of environmental education known to us.
2. Learn how traditional dwellings are designed to keep us comfortable without high-energy consumption.
3. Learn how the 5 'D's form a system wherein disrupting any single 'D' has a ripple effect that disrupts the entire social construct of a culture and its inherent impact on the environment. Most of all, you will discover how instinctive it is to be sustainable and how 'development' has (among other things) suppressed our instincts to be ambassadors of local, cultural and sustainable development.

 Places where 5waraj has been –

Over-view lectures – Vasant Valley School; The Modern School, Barakhamba Road; The Banyan Tree School; St.Pauls’ School, Janak Puri; G.D. Goenka School, Vasant Kunj; Earth Day 2014 (event organized by TERI), G.D. Goenka World School, Sohna Road,Haryana; Striving for Change: Striding Towards Sustainability - Stories of People Who Followed the Road Less Travelled (event organized by TERI),Bloom Public School; Sardar Patel Vidyalaya – Teacher's training program for senior and junior school faculty; Shikshantar, Gurgaon – Teacher's training program

One-day workshops – The UnBox Festival, British Commission Library, New Delhi; The Link Festival, (organized by Engineers Without Borders,Australia) Melbourne, Australia; World Environment Day, YMCA, New Delhi; SunPlugged GreenKarbon Solar Festival (organized by SanctuaryAsia), Bhawan’s College, Mumbai; YUVA (Youth Unite for Voluntary Action) Meet, (Organized by TERI), Vishva Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, NewDelhi; Centre for Science & Environment (regular workshops since 2011); Pillai's College of Architecture, MumbaiLong-Term Programs – International Summer School, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi: 5warāj is now a partner with ISS for the past three years (forfurther details, visit - http://issnewdelhi.in/pages/5waraj_Workshops.php)

About 5warāj: 5warāj is an NGO registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, that works on creating awareness on sustainability in context of the micro/local environment: We believe that local culture is inherently sustainable, having evolved over thousands of years to respond to a specific, unique context, and its integration into the modern education paradigm may steer India towards sustainable development and resource management in highly effective, inclusive and interactive ways.