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Theme: COUNTDOWN - 'Trash'formation : More to Waste than Waste

This event occurred on
April 22, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Session 1: Revelation: Our love affair with Trash
Session 2: Regeneration: Growing a Healthy Soil
Session 3: Reclaiming Livelihoods: Waste pickers on the Frontlines of Climate Change
Session 4: Rewiring Garbage Consciousness: Engagement and Action

Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560003
Event type:
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Anuradha Govind

Citizen Champion, Zero Waste Practitioner
A person of detail and the patience to move mountains, Anuradha Govind shares the mantra for citizen engagement in the cause of waste management.

Archana Kashyap

Author , Co-founder Trashonomics
Deeply passionate and eco warrior with a vengeance, Archana shares her simple formula for creating eco-aware citizens of tomorrow.

Divya Tiwari

CEO, Saahas
An environmentalist working on developing & implementing sustainable solutions to the problems associated with waste management. She will be speaking on going beyond the recycling bubble.

Dr Meenakshi Bharath

Gynecologist and Civic Leader
A gynecologist by profession but a waste management activist by passion. Her pet topic is sustainable menstruation and its alternatives and she will be talking about greening the periods.

Dr Shanthi Tummala

Former Dentist, Zero Waste Advocate
Unlike her name, Dr Shanthi brings a storm of change wherever she goes. Leading from the front, works on-ground, her inclusive approach infuses energy and enthusiasm in building teams that strive for SWM revolution.


Dry Waste Collection Center Manager
A journey from a waste picker to a waste manager is an inspirational story of resilience, strength and fighting against all odds. Krishna will speak about his journey.

Lalitha Mondreti

Composting Champion
A firebrand inside out, persistent and passionate about behaviour change campaigns to promote home composting. She talks about her pet campaign Swachagraha.

Malini Parmar

Co-founder, Stonesoup.in
Bold and unapologetic, compassionate and inspiring , Malini Parmar shares her journey from the corporate world to the world of waste.

Marwan Abubaker

Co-founder, Hasiru Dala Innovations
A gentle giant with a mission to save the world from trash by reduction: one event at a time, will be speaking about greening events.

Nalini Shekar

Co-founder, Hasiru Dala
A true changemaker who worked tirelessly to give dignity of labour, respect and a sense of identity to wastepickers. She will share her amazing journey which has inspired so many people to take positive action.

Pinky Chandran

Author, Poet and Zero Waste Practitioner
A poet, who tries to find new perspectives in garbage through poetry. She finds voices in waste and believes that poetry has a promise for engaging in waste activism.

Ramakanth N.S

Civic Leader
Popularly known as 'Anna Hasiru', Mr. Ramakanth has championed the cause of waste segregation. The octogenarian spares no efforts in commuting by multiple buses to engage with citizens and officials alike to talk trash and solutions.

Sandeep R Choudhury

Co-founder VNV Advisory Services
A sustainability professional with a keen desire to leave the world a better place. He is exploring and mobilizing financing options to make climate action financially viable.

Sandya Narayanan

Zero Waste Practitioner
A stock broker turned zero waste practitioner will be speaking on the power of waste segregation.

Savita Hiremath

Founder, Endlessly Green
An independent journalist and author of the popular blog 'Endlessly Green', Savita Hiremath will speak about how community composting evolved in Bangalore and her pet project SwachaGraha Compost Connect, connecting urban compost producers with farmers and terrace gardeners while busting certain myths about the "city compost".

Smita Kulkarni

Co-founder, Stonesoup.in
A graphic designer turned neighborhood activist turned social entrepreneur who will be speaking on crusading of single use plastic ban.

Vani Murthy

Composting Champion and Urban Farmer
A homemaker who found her passion in composting, growing and cooking. She would be speaking about managing waste by composting.

Vasuki Iyengar

Founder, Soil and Health Solutions
A techie turned entrepreneur found his passion in composting. He will share his journey from learning all about codes to learning all about composting.

Wilma Rodrigues

Founder, Saahas Zero Waste
An entrepreneur who firmly believes that environmental and social impact should be at the forefront when it comes to implementing waste management solutions.

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