Celebrating World Environment Day.. Supporting Green Processes by underprivileged artisan groups..

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SETU is committed to support ecofriendly products and processes. For this, we support & encourage artisan groups to manufacture products using recyclable & sustainable raw materials and thus contribute towards reducing our carbon footprints. One such group is a women's Self Help Group based near Bharatpur, Rajasthan. SETU has trained these women to create beautiful bags, multipurpose doormats, rugs and baskets from used textiles & saree fabrics, jute and worn out cloth rags. We provide a marketing platform to the group for … [Read more...]

Installation of saw-dust control systems for wood carving artisans… Another initiative towards ensuring artisan health & safety…

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SETU is committed to improve the working conditions and processes of our partner artisans. Ensuring artisan health & safety is one of our primary objectives. And for this, we schedule regular team visits to our associated groups. Last year, in the month of December-18, SETU team (including our CEO Rashmi Dhariwal) visited one of our partner artisan groups engaged in making a varied range of wooden products. We discussed the workplace conditions and any issues of concern faced by the group. It was found that they were in urgent need of … [Read more...]

Celebrating World Earth Day at SETU..

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Earth Day is observed every year on April 22nd worldwide. Various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. At SETU, we celebrated the day in association with one of our partner artisan groups engaged in hand printing & dyeing work. The group is working with SETU for the past many years and is based at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The artisans make beautiful designs in block print & shibori on cotton & silk … [Read more...]

Community Mobilization and Environmental Awareness Program on the Occasion of World Earth Day..

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Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. On this day, events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in the year 1970, and is now observed in more than 193 countries every year. SETU marked the occasion by conducting a Community mobilization and Environmental Awareness Program on this day. The venue selected for the green event was Sant Kabir Ashram, Gwalior. The area has too much concrete but lacks greenery. The community mobilization program started at around 8'O clock in the … [Read more...]

World Environment day at SETU

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June 5 is celebrated globally as World Environment Day. To mark the green occasion, SETU organised a tree plantation and environment protection awareness campaign at Kailash puri, Gajsingh pura, Ajmer road Jaipur, Rajasthan. The theme for this year's WED campaign at SETU was "Green and healthy surroundings- Our responsibility" SETU is associated with tailoring artisans who reside in the above slum. There are very less trees there and the area has scarcity of fresh water. The roads are kachha (broken, unkempt) with poor drainage outlets. The … [Read more...]

Environment Awareness Programme on World Environment Day

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Venue: Gaurav Tower, Jaipur, Rajasthan (June 05, 2013) SETU organized an environment awareness program at the prestigious Gaurav Tower, a huge shopping mall & High street of Jaipur, on the occasion of World Environment Day. World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5th June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is also a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook … [Read more...]

‘Green Education’ campaign

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World Earth Day & World Books Day (10th -25th April 2013) The presence of trees on earth is inevitable for sustenance of life. Reckless cutting of trees causes global warming and many other problems. To attract attention to this problem and to educate the children on responsible usage of resources, SETU organized a fortnight long campaign in 15 renowned schools of Jaipur, on the occasions of World Earth Day (April 22nd) and World Books Day (April 23rd). Aim of the programme • Helping underprivileged students by providing them … [Read more...]

Million Litre Water Saving Project

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Environmental Sustainability Initiative taken by SETU ( August 28, 2012) We are associated with artisans engaged in hand block printing of cotton fabric, especially in the desert areas of Rajasthan. This is their traditional art followed from generations and is their main source for livelihood. During printing of the fabric, ample quantity of water is being used & wasted depending upon the volumes. ( 5 ~20 million liters/ annum). This is a wastage of precious natural resources, especially  in desert area, where clean water is accessible … [Read more...]

National Awareness for Plantation Campaign 2011-2012

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Venue: Vikrampur Vilage, Gwalior (March 12, 2012) SETU organized a campaign on “National Awareness for plantation & Importance of saving the Trees/ Forests” at ‘Vikrampur’, a local village near the city, in association with EPCO. The event was set up with an objective to enlighten the local population about global warming, how important the trees are to us, the actual ways of plantation along with the conduct in which they can be taken care of & can be retained for a longer time. The following pointers were discussed with the … [Read more...]

“Say no to Polybags”- SETU observes World Environment day

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Venue: Gwalior, M.P. (5th June 2011) World Environment day was observed at SETU with the theme “Say no to polythene”. On the occasion, a session spreading awareness about environmental issues was organized in City mall at Gwalior. In the event, SETU team members made people aware of the ban on polythenes in Gwalior and asked them to share their views on it. Most of the people appreciated the ban and said that such steps are necessary to protect the environment but still many did not take any pro-active steps to minimize the use of … [Read more...]

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