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Souhir Hammami

Jan 6, 2018
05:05

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Dear Authors,

Tomorrow 07/01/2018 is the last day for proposal creation; I encourage you to complete the remaining parts  

Impact/Benefits

What impact will these actions have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapting to climate change?

What are the most innovative aspects and main strengths of this approach?

Costs/Challenges

Best of Luck


Santosh Kumar

Jan 7, 2018
01:56

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Fantastic proposal! To work in harmony with nature not only by oneself but also assisting the nearby tribal villages in the same is a commendable job. Zero chemical tolerance and Women empowerment in green activities are plus points. This shift from linear models to a circular economy is a perfect way of living in harmony with nature. Great job and my best wishes for you!


Kevin Sayialel

Jan 8, 2018
12:49

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I agree with the comments from Santosh Kumar. Due to the impact of Urbanization and Industrialization, the need and exploitation of these natural resources is increasing, and industries are being forced to explore distant and remote areas for obtaining resources. The wastes from these resources are dumped back in these distant areas like landfills, rivers, oceans etc. The industries extract from the resource loop without contributing any ecological benefit. This project is a perfect way of reducing the gap between the consumption and resource loop.

Great work! Good luck!


Irene Kanyi

Jan 8, 2018
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Commendable proposal Mr. Gauranga Das. To take any nation ahead we need to target rural specific developmental models which meet our core requirements of economical and ecological sustainability. Villages are the backbone of nations and need to be supported in the same way.

best of Luck!  


Stella Kabui

Jan 8, 2018
01:10

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Very intriguing to see a rural set-up with green technology combined with indigenous techniques for a circular economy. Definitely, a green revolution! 

All the best!


Stephen Mbuthi

Jan 8, 2018
02:29

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Lovely initiative. Such projects are a good example to the rest of the world on how we can live in harmony with nature. Two thumbs up.


Nikita Jagdish

Jan 8, 2018
02:36

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I agree with all the comments. It is a very nice initiative indeed and achieves 12 SDG's at grass root level! That is quite an achievement! Thumbs up!


Giba Koroma

Jan 8, 2018
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I was pleasantly surprised to read the results of the Soil Biotechnology process. I think this should be adopted in all rural areas, including my country Sierra Leone.


Serge Logossou

Jan 8, 2018
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Excellent proposal Mr. Gauranga. My country, Ivory Coast is heavily dependent on agriculture. But for years people tend to think that Ivory Coast needs to reduce its dependence on agriculture and expand its industrial economy in order to compete in the global market. But your proposal gives insightful information on how the rural farm communities are so valuable for the proper growth of the nation. 

Best wishes for the proposal. 

 


Rakhee Vagadia

Jan 8, 2018
07:21

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Living in harmony with nature and Nature having its own unique way of dealing with wastes, beautiful concept. I especially like the work done to assist the tribal villages with achieving the SDG's. Well done and this definitely needs to be replicated in all rural set-ups worldwide.


Yuko Ikuta

Jan 9, 2018
02:18

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Very interesting proposal indeed. This Symbiotic Recycling Model is interestingly completely based on the principles of nature with zero tolerance to chemicals yet able to achieve most SDG’s with minimal trade-off due to its circular economy function. Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing more of this. 


Paul Vrontamitis

Jan 9, 2018
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Very innovative to have initiatives that create a win-win solution for the city people and the villagers, at the same time achieving the SDG's. This is what is really important; that it is all-inclusive and no one is left out. If we want to change the world for the better, it is a cooperative effort. Great work!


Anand Caitanya

Jan 9, 2018
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I really appreciate and inspited by this model community which takes on the existing proposals of waste management through biogas plant, zero waste in construction and smart agriculture and builds them on them to take it to the level of susianable eo-tourism and supporting the rural communities. Hope that such efforts can be supported and replicated in different places. Thanks


Jules Afferi

Jan 12, 2018
05:30

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The conclusion of GEO 5 Scenarios and Sustainability transformations stated "The envisioned sustainable world aims simultaneously to achieve universal human well-being and environmental sustainability at global, national, regional and local levels. The vision assumes that, by 2050, all people have access to food, safe drinking water, improved sanitation and modern sources of energy, all within the ecological limits of the planet".

This proposal by Mr. Gauranga Das is already geared towards this vision. If replicated across the world, it would work wonders! This momentum of green economy initiatives to integrate environmental imperatives into a major sector needs to be sustained and replicated into detailed work on policy, innovation and practice across the globe. Reversing ecosystem degradation while meeting the increasing demand for resources may seem challenging, but this proposal helps achieve this and the environmental goals and targets are also delivering benefits to human well-being.


Kate Deutcha

Jan 15, 2018
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This project of Mr. Gauranga Das is a great effort towards achieving the UN SDGs. Govardhan Ecovillage team demonstrates great success in mobilizing citizens or volunteers to act for the SDGs. To mobilize a diversity of groups ranging from the Government to educational institutes to local villagers is a remarkable effort. To top it up their eco-initiatives acting as a catalyst for their Rural Development Programme is a very innovative set-up.

Fantastic proposal that leaves no one behind as it includes the excluded groups such as indigenous people and women and ensures that they become part of the SDG dialogue and implementation in their community. Extraordinary effort and impactful!


Nicolas Brou

Jan 15, 2018
02:39

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Transition to a new economic model integrating all pillars of sustainability should be in the centre of our attention. Sustainable Consumption and Production is the most efficient strategy to avoid trade-offs among SDGs and address pollution drivers. Circular Economy is one of the concepts to operationalise it in practice. This proposal by Mr. Gauranga Das is expertly integrating this concept. Fantastic work!


Alian-claude Kouedjou

Jan 15, 2018
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As part of the SDG's, "achieving economic growth and sustainable development requires that we urgently reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Agriculture is the biggest user of water worldwide, and irrigation now claims close to 70 percent of all freshwater for human use. The efficient management of our shared natural resources, and the way we dispose of toxic waste and pollutants, are important targets to achieve this goal. Encouraging industries, businesses and consumers to recycle and reduce waste is equally important, as is supporting developing countries to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption by 2030". Govardhan Ecovillage is doing a great job by showing how this can be done and this is shifting us towards a more resource efficient economy. This project should be replicated across the globe.


Romance Sylvia Amegan

Feb 3, 2018
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It is absolutely inspiring to see a community of monks running such a feasible and impactful project to achieve the SDG's! It just shows how there are so many untapped innovative approaches for achieving the global Agenda 2030 by engaging and empowering stakeholders and mobilizing partnerships. It is widely acknowledged that the role of civil society and NGO's is vital, but the full spectrum of such organizations has not been adequately addressed including those that are based on faith, values, culture and indigenous knowledge. As in the Rio Summit, building on such cultural diversity is significant and fulfills the fourth dimension of sustainable development.  This proposal of Mr. Gauranga Das is well thought since it involves outreach by a community of highly-qualified monks to excluded groups such as Indigenous people and women in achieving SDG goals. I can understand that these groups tend to place more trust on the community of monks than pure scientists/environmentalists, for example. Very creative and inspiring stakeholder engagement strategy! 


Nitin Pise

Mar 8, 2018
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You can see and feel sustainability in all aspects already mentioned in the proposal. Electric vehicles maintain the serenity of the place. The place also is capable of providing the most wanted spiritual solace .


Amrit Gehlot

Mar 9, 2018
01:34

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I have visited this place...

 

 

Ye jagah koi sawrg se kam nhi he 


Agarwal Sharad

Mar 9, 2018
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great work by them for our environment


Ahamadal Bellare

Mar 9, 2018
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wow great work by them , nice place to visit


Narayan Chaudhary

Mar 9, 2018
02:12

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Wow ! Let's change the world in a +ve way !


Aditya Sonpipare

Mar 9, 2018
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GEV symbiotic development model is very interesting. Mapping of SDG goals with the project has helped us to understand that how can we solve global problems by acting locally. Great work!


Roshan Vani

Mar 9, 2018
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Excellent Nature.Great Work Prabhuji.Proud of You.


Chaitanya Shastri

Mar 9, 2018
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GEV has practically shown to the world how modern technologies could be integrated with age old environment friendly principles to establish tomorrow's rural communities.


Vijay Davargawe

Mar 9, 2018
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Amazing proposal....


Amit Khairnar

Mar 9, 2018
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This is an excellent project started by Govardhan Eco Village. With Sustainability, eco farming, multiple plants and crops being grown to make the land fertile, 100s of cows, horses, sheeps, dogs, and even donkeys. And a one-crore litre pond from natural rainwater, and such an attractive source of tourism for loads of visitors - this place is an attractive destination.

The buildings here are made of Compressed Mud Blocks. And what you flush in the toilets get used for growing fruits. And 100s of butterflies here - which undoubtedly shows the attractive ecology of this place. There are so many fruit bearing trees - which attract so many birds from all over the world.

Great work by the team - Govardhan Eco Village. Congrats for making till here...! I wish the best for you!!!


Dharmendra Pal

Mar 9, 2018
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Very nice proposal. Whole world should adopt it to overcome  upcoming  water problem, polutionp  problem etc  

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