Sustainable Development and Livelihood Training at Sangharsh Nagar in Chandivali, Mumbai

Sustainable living is an essential concept for all of us to adopt in our daily lives. The 17 sustainable development goals which include no poverty, sustainable cities, decent work, and economic growth, etc, goals are ultimately focused on the welfare of society and also make a favor for nature.

17 sustainable development goals given by the UN in 2015

Earth5R is working on Circular Economy, Waste management, Sustainable development, and various livelihood programs. Volunteers are guiding people of various communities in slum areas of Mumbai. Earth5R team has covered major slum areas of Mumbai city, Sangharsh Nagar area is one of them.

Sangharsh Nagar, located in Chandivali, is an upmarket residential neighborhood located in Andheri East. Near Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) which is located at a distance of less than 1 km.

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It is located near the Arabian sea hence the humidity is respectively high in this area it is about 58% and that’s why it is important to improve the waste management system and hygiene habits of these particular communities.

Earth5R’s volunteers have conducted such training among the streets of Mumbai to spread awareness for these topics. Sustainable development and circular economy are on the list of alimentary goals of this training.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Mumbai is among the 20 most polluted cities in the world from 13 cities of India.

These trainings a have made a huge impact on the people who are not educated and not aware about these things. Earth5R training involves such topics like:

• Waste management

• Segregation waste

• Circular economy

• Reusing waste material for various purpose

• Reducing carbon footprint

• Improving the economical condition of slum area and providing resources for earning

• Cleaning rivers etc.

Ground-level actions like spreading awareness and improving lifestyle can make significant changes in the long term. Sustainable development includes the goal of working on climate change and enhancing life in all aspects with minimum harm to nature.

In total 41 percent of the population of Mumbai is still living in slum Besides Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world.

HEP training is all about 15 actions that can be adopted in the target of sustainable lifestyle and circular economy.

Sangharsh Nagar is an area with high humidity of around 58% which can cause some hygiene issues and the occurrence of viruses and bacteria. That’s why it is a remarkable domain to work on.

This guidance involves such tips for citizens like,

• Waste segregation techniques

• Reducing use of private vehicle

• Buying local products

• Reducing use of food packets

• Reusing old clothes, bags, bottles, containers…etc.

• Being more physically active

• Spending time in nature & many more.

A circular economy itself means proper circulation of economy or money to have a proper resource for basic needs in maximum numbers of families.

ABOUT EARTH5R

Earth5R is an environmental organization from India with its head office in Mumbai. It works with the NGO sector, Companies and helps them conduct environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs across India.

Earth5R specializes in circular economy-based projects. Earth5R also offers short-term and long-term environmental courses and fellowships.

–Reported by Hemanshi Gusani, Edited by Om Nair

Global network of youth committed to socio-eco-environmental causes. We focus on education and entrepreneurship to facilitate community sustainability.