SolarChill

A project conceived in Africa,   a land that conceived the humanity Like many inventions, the origin of SolarChill was happenstance. Serendipity is the word! During the International Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in 2000 in Ouagadougou, some delegates participated in a field visit that took them through the Burkina Faso countryside. While watching rural villages pass by their bus window, I , as the representative of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and  the representative of Greenpeace, Janos mate ,  noticed that the communities there are financially poor but rich in two key elements: children- the wealth of the country, and sunlight, a limitless energy source if it could be tapped. The activity that I started with WHO ( World Health Organization) , for replacing the CFCs in the vaccine refrigerators by non-CFCs was quite fresh in my mind. Such replacement was essential as CFCs would be eventually...
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Making the river flow

Stream Restoration Project Kamandalu Rivulet of Rahimatpur-Western India 30 Jan 2010 This project  proposal is about the water stream restoration project envisioned for the rivulet   called ‘Kamandalu” –a tributary of major River-Krishna in India. The rivulet runs through the town of Rahimatpur in District Satara, State of Maharashtra. I am quite attached to this project and also to the town where I studied as student for some years . The present state of this rivulet is witness of the adverse impacts of so called development and growth in the Indian towns. People of Rahimatpur, nearly three   decades back, were dependent on water of this rivulet for drinking as well as for other purposes..  Hence the rivulet was maintained well by the people of the town. I used to carry the water from rivulet to my house in the pots when I was student there. Then as part of the town...
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