Pune: Interactive Activities and Green Ventures Mark Eco Jatra’s Sustainable Celebration

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Kothrud, 6th June 2024: In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, Eco Jatra stood up as a beacon of sustainability, offering a unique space where eco-friendly living transcends theory and becomes a tangible reality.

On Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, Eco Jatra hosted a special event at Cafehouse, Reeka – conveniently located opposite Anandnagar metro Station in Kothrud, Pune – to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day. The event highlighted five major opportunities for attendees to engage with sustainable practices and like-minded individuals.

1) Networking For Green Business: Eco Jatra introduced participants to the Green Entrepreneurs Enclave (GREEN), a dedicated platform designed to foster connections and collaborations among eco-conscious entrepreneurs. This networking opportunity laid the groundwork for innovative partnerships and initiatives that could drive the green economy forward.

2) Platform To Purchase Green Products: The event showcased a curated selection of ethically produced, eco-friendly products, making it easy for attendees to support sustainable businesses while aligning their purchases with their environmental values. From reusable accessories to energy-efficient solutions, the marketplace highlighted the diversity and accessibility of green products.

3) Knowledge Sharing Hub: Eco Jatra facilitated meaningful discussions among green entrepreneurs and attendees, focusing on pressing environmental issues like global warming, climate change, and responsible waste management. This open exchange of ideas and perspectives empowered individuals to deepen their understanding of the challenges facing our planet and explore collective solutions.

4) Empowering Communities: Recognizing that education is key to driving sustainable change, Eco Jatra offered a suite of courses focused on topics like Carbon Accounting, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), and Green Ventures. These learning opportunities equipped participants with the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive environmental impact in their personal and professional lives.

5) Celebration Of Sustainable Ideas: To make the experience engaging and memorable, Eco Jatra incorporated interactive games and activities that promoted networking while reinforcing eco-friendly practices. A highlight was the free Carbon Footprint (Kundali) assessment, providing attendees with a personalized understanding of their environmental impact and suggesting ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Eco Jatra’s World Environment Day event was a resounding success, making sustainability accessible and empowering individuals to take action. By offering affordable stall rentals (just INR2000/-), the organizers ensured that anyone could participate and contribute to this important initiative. As we move forward in the face of environmental challenges, Eco Jatra served as a powerful model for community-driven sustainability and education.

About the organizers
The Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC) is a national network dedicated to climate literacy and policy advocacy.

Samuchit Enviro Tech is a social enterprise and supports green businesses.

OrjaBox is a green company that promotes cooking solutions based on renewable energy.

Located in a green relaxing space, Cafehouse Reeka is a cafe that supports sustainable ideas.

This event is sponsored and encouraged by Rasik Sahitya, a famous publishing house in Pune.