Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Judge for Officers training


Village visit for the officers of 86th foundation course (Indian Civil Services) was conducted between 1st to 7th of November,2011. All the teams made presentations on their learning & observations of the village visit. Judges Sri.Tirupathaiah, DG, WALAMTARI , Smt.Suvarna, Spl.Com.RD, Sri.Manicka Raj,PD,ORR and Sri.N.Saibhasker Reddy appreciated the efforts of the officer trainees. ‗Jamtara‘ Village Group of Madya Pradesh led by Sonal Vrishni IFS was adjudged the best group. http://www.hrdiap.gov.in/Newsletter.pdf

Monday, January 2, 2012

Eenadu press clipping

Biochar in 2011


The Biochar as a science is growing now and the results are amazing as usual. Happy to share that I have trained or created awareness to more than 3000 people in the last one year on biochar / biocharculture. Recently a tribal community in Andhra Pradesh state was trained by GEO on biochar compost preparation and they have prepared about 150000 kgs of biochar compost for their horticultural crops. There was also interest from various universities / institutes in parts of India to experiment and adopt biochar as part of research, GEO is supporting with biochar compost. We have completed the field trials of 30 plots, as part of the Good Stoves and Biochar Communities Project, being supported by Good Planet.org, France. Hope to see in this  year 2012 more number of people understand and join the Biocharculture movement. Designed low cost biochar production technologies too.
I have started experiments and also facilitating in creation of "Biochar urban gardens"  in parts of Hyderabad. http://www.openideo.com/open/vibrant-cities/concepting/grow-your-own-food-in-urban-areas/ | http://www.openideo.com/open/vibrant-cities/inspiration/biochar-urban-gardens/ 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ashiq Ahamed C - TIDE, Bangalore

During the course of my stay over there I realized that you have very good understanding of the the theory of combustion and its practical applicability. The knowledge gained from you would be put into my service for common good.

Biochar was something new for me at the place.And I utilized this excellent opportunity to share our experience and i gained a lot from your insight on stoves. I was also happy that you were receptive of my opinion on your stoves.

Thanks for the hospitality and warmth in the natural chillness of Peddamaduru.

Ashiq Ahamed C
TIDE,#19 , 9th Cross, 6th Main,
Malleswaram,Bengaluru -560003
☎080-23315656
www.tide-india.org

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Charcoal Production and Livelihoods: Understanding the Issues in a Semi-Arid Area in India

Article "Charcoal Production and Livelihoods:
Understanding the Issues in a Semi-Arid Area in
India" by Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, published in the PCIA Bulletin - Issue 29

http://www.pciaonline.org/files/PCIA-Bulletin-Issue-29-web.pdf

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The article on Good Stoves in The Hans India

Mitigating drudgery in deprived homes

A lot is cooking across the world when it comes to patenting new products and replicating it for mass consumption, with the bottom line being profits and more profits. But, here is a scientist from the city who wants to eliminate drudgery from kitchens in deprived homes by popularising affordable, safe, and environment-friendly stoves. The Hans India’s correspondent Venu K Kodimela meets the scientist to see what’s cooking in his lab.

Cooking indoors is a major cause of concern the world over. Indoor smoke kills more than 40,000 people, mostly women and children, every year in the country. 

According to a 2007 World Health Organisation report, indoor air pollution levels in some kitchens in rural India were some 20 times higher than permissible levels, with the situation being bad even in the national capital. Globally, more than 1.6 million people die prematurely due to indoor air pollution caused by burning of biomass – wood, dung, roots, straw, apart from coal in households.

With the aim of developing low cost and fuel efficient stoves, Hyderabad-based scientist Dr Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka converted his home at Ramanthapur into a lab seven years ago. He got down to brass tacks with a hammer and some tools to make stoves out of scraps and mother earth. 

After plumbing the depths of the relationship between fire and other elements, he zeroed in on workable models using, among other things, mud, cement bricks, tin, tin boxes and cement flowerpots.

Dr Sai Bhaskar Reddy built Good Stoves Museum, the first of its kind, at Peddamaduru village in Devaruppala mandal of Warangal district two years ago. He then purchased half an acre of land, after one of his friends donated money to put his ideas into practice.  

Today, Good Stoves, apart from removing drudgery in the kitchen,is the byword for increasing fuel efficiency of biomass, cutting costs on fuel, reducing indoor pollution, and taking the pressure off forests.

Dr Reddy also founded Geoecology Energy Organisation (GEO) to propagate Good Stoves and carry on his experiments with biochar. He has launched a ‘One million good stoves mission’ to facilitate the distribution of 1 million good stoves to the needy communities within the next five years. GEO proposes to do this by associating with community, institutions, governments, support organisations, companies, industries and philanthropists.

Dr Reddy, who doesn’t believe in patenting his inventions, is an ardent campaigner for Open Knowledge for common good. He draws inspiration from nature, beginning with the bank of Chinna Cheruvu in Ramanthapur where he grew up. “As child, I enjoyed life on the edge of the lake. But, over years I saw how the lake was turned into a housing colony,” says Dr Reddy. 

It probably influenced him to work at Patencheru, one of Asia’s most polluted industrial areas. His report on the Patencheru lake had helped environmentalists in securing landmark judgments in Andhra Pradesh.

After his graduation from the Saifabad PG College, Sai Bhaskar Reddy did double masters in Applied Geology and Geography from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Powai. For his Ph D, he pursued “Environmental Impact Assessment Studies of the Polluted Water at Patancheru Industrial Area, Medak District”. He was instrumental in moving Public Interest Litigation petitions against pollution in the city, along with environmentalist K Purushottam Reddy. 

Prese ntly, he is leading the project Good Stoves in 10 districts across Andhra Pradesh and in six other states in the country. His other field of interest is biochar (charcoal) production from crop residue and other wasted biomass. He has demonstrated advantages of biochar application, considering it improves fertility of soil besides reviving age old benevolent practices of famers.

Dr Reddy picks up low-cost material available in the market to design stoves, keeping in view the elements. These stove designs are kept in an open knowledge shelf for choice and adoption by communities. Users are given the options to use them as it is, change as per need, and bring same results through different designs. “There is tremendous response from India and abroad to his products on the website of Good Stoves. 

A stove designed by a student in Nepal has received wide publicity. He acknowledged that the stove is based on the concepts of the GEO. It is gratifying to note that people are following the developments and contacting me for advice,” says Dr Reddy. Dr Reddy takes every opportunity to promote his low cost and fuel efficient stoves.

Surprisingly, there hasn’t been much response from the Central and state governments, though indoor pollution is the most pressing problem affecting the health of women and children. Some of the individual Good Stoves are priced at Rs 200 so that they are within the reach of the poor. 

The community stoves start at Rs 10,000. People have suggested that the individual stoves should be priced at Rs 500 for “pushing the file” so as to make huge profits. “I believe that knowledge should be used for the benefit of the common man,” asserts Reddy. Dr Reddy is demonstrating his models in India and abroad to make a difference to the lives of millions of people.

At last, there is light at the end of the tunnel for him. Some officials in his home state have come forward to install his stoves in schools and hostels. Maybe it is a small beginning, but it could be a giant step for womankind.
http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=1&subCategory=12&ContentId=6100

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Team ‘Charred!’ of Nepal for Environment Conservation promoting Bio-Char

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How did the group get started?
“It started off after seeing horizons program on BBC, which featured re: char’s initiatives in Kenya and other parts of Africa. After that we were researching on bio-char on the web. We also contacted few people who were experts in that field. Their quick and encouraging response got us more involved. Then we started experimenting with different kind of kilns to produce the bio-char. At this point we contact Dr. Sai Reddy in Bangalore, India. He helped us with a lot of designs on kilns and stoves to produce Bio-char. He has been a constant help and inspiration for us”.........

Monday, August 8, 2011

Visit to GEO RC - Adilabad and Environmentalist and intellectuals


On 6th August 2011, the following dignitaries visited GEO Research Center at Peddamaduru
For awareness on Good Stoves and Biochar
·         Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy, Environmentalist
·         Board of Directors Vidya Bharathi Institute of Technology (VBIT)
o   Shri. Aravind Reddy, Shri. Prabhakar Reddy, and Shri. Narasimha Reddy
·         Shri. Shiva Prasad, Sr. Journalist
·         Shri. Mohan, Gandhi Global Family
·         Shri. Uma Maheshwar Reddy, Environmentalist
On 7th August the following dignitaries and their team from Adilabad, visited GEO Research Center for exposure on Good Stoves and Biochar.
The team members represent various functionaries facilitating watersheds and good stoves in parts of Adilabad District around Utnoor.
Shri. Venugopal Reddy, founder of Ekalavya Foundation (National BJP leader), Hyderabad
Shri. K. Shiva Kumar Reddy, Founder, Gautami Vidya Dhamam, Hyderabad
Shri. Mallikarjuna Reddy, Shri. Anil
44 field level functionaries representing watersheds of NABARD in Adilabad District.





Thursday, July 28, 2011

Conference Against warming the Globe - Madurai

From 22 to 24 Attended the Conference Against Warming the Globe at Madurai. About 30000 people participated in the event, representing mainly the civil society. The people voices representation in the Climate Change Action Plans of the State.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Training on Good Stoves and Biochar - Uttarakhand

Training was given at Sarada Matt and Avani organizations in Almora and Berinag, Pittoragarh on good stoves and biochar. The local communities and the personnel from these two organizations participated in it.
In 11th to 19th May 2011

World Environment Day

GEO Participated in World Environment Day 5th June 2011 at Srisailam. For the launching of GrACE (Greens Alliance for Concervation of Eastern Ghats), Organized by Council for Green Revolution.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Visit to the Shola Trust

http://www.thesholatrust.org/?p=507
On 5th Jan, 2011, Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, founder of GEO (Geoecology Energy Organisation) and an expert on efficient cook stoves and biochar visited The Shola Trust. The three day visit started off with a visit to a nearby village, where Dr Sai could see the traditional stoves which are currently used by the tribals, their cooking patterns and eating habits.  The next day, based on his observations, Dr. Sai designed a cookstove which is very similar to the traditional stoves but is more efficient in
1) Fuel wood consumption
2) Visibly less smoke
3) Increased charcoal yield
Based on the initial, positive test results of our new stove, we are eager to give out these stoves on an experimental basis to a few local people. Depending on their feedback, we aim to introduce it on a larger scale covering many households in the area.
Dr. Sai also shared his views about the importance of biochar in agriculture and maintaining soil fertility to the members of the Shola Trust and some other interested youth. He also visited the sites where we are conducting soil trials to prove that biochar does indeed enhance soil fertility and shared his learnings and hands on experiences on how this can be further improved.
Overall, the visit was extremely productive for our team and the passion shown by Dr. Sai towards biocharculture, a term coined by him, is something worth admiring and a source of inspiration to our team here.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Social Innovations and Leadership

Shard GEO Experiences on Climate Change Mitigation and adaptation
at A one day Conference on
Social Innovations and Leadership In Action (SILIA)
30th Jan 2011; 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at CESS, Ameerpet, Hyderabad

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Micro-gasification: Cooking with gas from biomass

http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/giz2011-en-micro-gasification.pdf
Micro-gasification: Cooking with gas from biomass
An introduction to the concept and the applications of wood-gas burning technologies for cooking
Christa Roth
Published by GIZ HERA – Poverty-oriented Basic Energy Service

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monday, December 6, 2010

GEO PARTICIPATION

28 August 10

Matthieu and Nitin visit

12 September 10

ESCI students visit to GEO RC

22 September 10

Community Leaders meeting

6 October 10

Peddamaduru School Children 250 nos

10 October 10

Biochar and Good Stoves

25 October 10

EFICOR team

25-26 October 10

PLF training Hyd

9 November 10

PLF, 10 NGOS 25 Members

17 November 10

Community Leaders meeting

18-19 November 10

PLF training Hyd

22-23 November 10

Pune Biochar Meeting

26 November 10

Toni Visit, Finland

1 December 10

PLF, 18 NGOs 42 members

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Biochar uses

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Awareness, Exposure and Sensitisation session on Climate Change initiatives

Awareness, Exposure and Sensitisation session on Climate Change initiatives conducted at GEO Research Center on 9th Nov 2010. 12 NGOs from Nalgonda and Ranga Reddy Dists participated. PLF/GEO

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10-10-10 Discovering Biochar and Good Stoves

Discovering Biochar and Good Stoves event at GEO Research Center with students, NGOs and farmers on 10-10-10

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Workshop at Pune

Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, made a presentation on Biochar Production and Uses - The University of Edinburgh, Scotland is holding a national workshop on the production and use of biochar at the Appropriate Rural Technology Institute's (ARTI) Rural Entrepreneurship Development Centre in Phaltan, Satara district on September 16 and 17. http://72.78.249.126/SakaalTimesBeta/20100914/4771811921874827739.htm

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Visitors to GEO RC

Yesterday Mr. Ashish Arora and Mr. Naga Reddy have visited GEO RC to see the biochar production technologies and good stoves

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Memorial Lecture Climate change and green buildinds

Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy delivered lecture "Climate Change and Green Buildings" on the occasion of Sri. K. V. Subba Rao, Memorial Lecture at M.V.S.R. Engineering College Nadergul, Hyderabad

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Agriculture supplemented with charcoal

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Titel:

We can now add India to the list of countries with evidence of a long-standing tradition of agriculture supplemented with charcoal. According to first-hand accounts by Dr. Nakka Sai Bhaskar Reddy, a biochar enthusiast and researcher, members of the Munda tribe living in parts of Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal states, in India, use biochar in increasing the crop production. They mix charcoal with farm yard manure (pellets of small ruminants / cattle dung) and add to the red lateritic soils, which are other wise less fertile. They cultivate vegetables and green salad in the well fenced plots of about 1 acre in size. The biochar is mostly a byproduct from the biomass cook stoves in use(most often three stone stoves / simple clay earth stoves). They have access to wood from the jungles, which is used as fuel. (pyrolysis-biochar.blogspot.com)
http://www.ithaka-journal.net/biokohle-ein-traditioneller-bodenverbesserer-in-europa

GeekFun

GoodStove.com is a gateway to a number of different stove designs created by Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy.
Geekfun

Good Stove and Biochar Cook Stoves

Good Stove and Biochar Cook Stoves

Climate Farming

BIOCHAR
....In the humid and hot tropics it is trivial to produce: Add charcoal dust to soil and get amazing soil productivity boosts:

Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka, Terra Preta Info.
Biochar Central........
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/diary/january_2010.html

Monday, July 12, 2010

Good stoves facilitation in Medak and Mahabubnagar

Yesterday, through Open House facilitated 22 Magh 3G stoves to the women in some of the villages in Munipally Mandal, Medak District and today 100 stoves were facilitated through an NGO at Almaspally village, Kadthal, Mahabubnagar District.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

GEO felicitates Earth Leaders

GEO has felicitated the Earth leaders, Mr. Komuraiah, Mr. Balraj, Mr. Yellaiah and Mr. Yadagiri, Devaruppala Mandal, Warangal District, AP, India on 25th June 2010, for their contribution in the areas of Biochar, Good Stoves, Eco-habitat.
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=128818073813994

Monday, June 7, 2010

GEO observes World Environment Day

Today all the GEO members participated in planting trees at the GEO Research Center, Peddamaduru village, Jangaon, Andhra Pradesh.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

India: Dr Reddy Bio-char on CNN - by Philip Small

"Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, Andhra Pradesh, India, was interviewed by CNN on his progress with biochar. For more information, visit here.
Every time I share this video, I find myself moved by the air of gentle confidence and hope among the participants. " for more details see
http://www.nscss.org/content/india-dr-reddy-bio-char-cnn

Sunday, January 31, 2010

GOOD STOVES - JOGIPET

Participated in the Josh 83 event on livelihoods and environment. Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy made presentation on the importance of good stoves to the 200+ gathering. Demonstrated Magh-1 stove. 24th January 2009.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen:Expectations and Outcomes

Indialouge Foundation & Contractors Development Institute (CDI), (a constituent unit of National academy of Construction-NAC) today organized a workshop on ?UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen:Expectations and Outcomes? , the Keynote speaker was Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy, Environmentalist, participated experts and students about 60 nos. Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy presided the workshop.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Avan Stove - Monk Viravat, Thailand

Monk Viravat Charoenbenchavong, Thailand has done a new version of Avan stove, it looks great and very compact.
http://e-avanstove.blogspot.com/

Good Stoves and Biochar Workshop - Bangladesh

A workshop was conducted to primary and secondary stakeholders in Bangladesh, Facilitated by Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy. This is supported by BARCIK, Bangladesh and Siemenpuu Foundation, Finland. Representatives from 8 NGO and Government officials also attended it. Two days were spent for field visit and two days for the workshop and demonstration of Good stoves and Biochar composting.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

CNN Shoots GSBC Project activities - biochar and good stoves

On 4th December 2009 CNN team has visited Peddamduru village to cover a story on the GSBC Project activities - GOOD STOVES, BIOCHAR PRODUCTION AND APPLICATIONS.

AID India visit to GEO

Today Mr. Ravi Kuchimanchi and Mr. Srihari from AID INDIA, Bombay and Hyderabad have visited GEO office to understand the Good stoves. They have plans to facilitate Good Stoves in parts of Srikakulam.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

HOME FILM AND EARTH FROM ABOVE EXHIBITION

There was inauguration of the Earth From Above exhibition, the photos taken by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Great Sky Photographer and who is on the mission to save this Earth. Organised by Culturesfrance and the French Embassy, as part of the Bonjour India festival. ‘Earth From Above’ will be shown in India for the very first time.
4 pm – 1st December 2009 at Marine Drive Promenade Opposite Pizzeria Restaurant, Churchgate, Mumbai
Screening of my movie, Home - Home is a not-for-profit film and I strongly wish to broadcast this movie all over India 6 pm - 1st December 2009 at the Auditorium of the Jamshed Bhabha Theater, National Centre of Performing Arts, Mumbai

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the founder of GoodPlanet and Action Carbone organisations, Supporting the Good Stoves and Biochar Communities Project, being implemented by GEO in India. Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, CEO has attended the above film show and exhibition (1st and 2nd December 2009) in Bombay and got the opportunity to meet Yann Arthus-Bertrand.


Article in Saakshi on the life of Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy

Last sunday, an article appeared in the sunday magazine of Telugu daily news paper on the life of Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, CEO, GEO with the title "Good Man".


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Falicitation on Aurabindo Siddhi Day - Mathru Mandir, Jangaon

On the occasion of Shri. Aurobindo's Siddhi day, 24th October 2009, Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy. CEO, GEO is felicitated by Mr. Ramachandra Reddy, Freedom Fighter, for the ongoing initiatives of GEO.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

TePP Open Innovation Network describes about Good Stoves

TePP Open Innovation Network describes about Good Stoves
http://tepp-innovators.blogspot.com/2008/04/good-stove.html

P2P alternatives decribes about Good Stoves

The Foundation for P2P Alternatives describes about the Good Stoves
http://p2pfoundation.net/Good_Stove

GEO Meeting on 21st November 2009

GEO Meeting is being held on 21st November 2009 in Hyderabad. Request for all the members to participate.

Birds of Same feathers team visit to GEO

A team of 8 members from the Birds of Same feathers has visited GEO and have learnt about the Biochar and Good Stoves. Expressed interest to collaborate with GEO for facilitating 700 portable good stoves for the flood victims of Alampur. The team was lead by Ms. Prasanthi. The team visited on 15th November 2009.

BIAF, Vice-President visit to GEO

5th November 2009
Dr. GNS Reddy and his team has visited GEO to see the Biochar experiments and also the Good Stoves. The interaction was good and expressed interest to collaborate with GEO in the future.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Biochar society and discovering stoves

Meeting of the Biochar society of India, Pune, Met Dr. AD Karve, Meeting with Rajwade and Dr. Girish at Pune - Pune. Seeing Girish stoves, lecture on Biochar to the students at Ecological Society, Pune and meeting Dr. Prakash Gole. Satara and Panchghani field visit with -Shiv kumar kale, discovering rural stoves and biochar applications.

Photos The society of biochar initiatives and meeting with Rajwade, Girish, etc
Photos Satara and Panchghani - discovering stoves and biochar

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Banff Center presentation and Nitin Pagare's visit

The Banff Center Presentation of Good Stoves, photo by zach lieberman, Eye Tracker specialist.

Mr. Nitin Pagare, Action Carbone / Good Planet has visited GEO office and the field between, 14th and 16th October 2009, to understand the progress of the work on Good Stoves and Biochar.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Green Building Congress - Aurabindo School 3rd Prize

Sri Aurabindo International School participated in a National competition on carbon foot print reduction in the school premises. They were selected third among many participating schools from different parts in India. It has the use of Magh-1 stove for Canteen cooking needs, and an improved kiln for the pottery workshop, briquette making using the briquette making design of GEO using the waste paper from the school premises and also planting trees in the open spaces. Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, CEO, GEO is guiding the students in this project in design and implementation.
http://e-maghcm.blogspot.com/
http://www.kolkatamirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=77&contentid=2009091620090912190809812316246c4&sectxslt=

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Magh CM woodgas Good Stove

Magh CM Woodgas Good Stove http://e-maghcm.blogspot.com/ designed recently is a very low cost TLUD stove meant for Common Man (CM). This can be produced by the local communities with less than 8 dollars (USD). Under Magh CM series I have designed many stoves / burners in the past. This stove design is one of the most acceptable stoves, as it has the options to run on forced air / natural draft. Most importantly the convenient charcoal / ash removal facility is created at the bottom, the grate can be simply lifted using a wire and immediately refilled for reuse. The additional window for secondary air in case of no power, the primary air control and the 12 V DC powered fan makes it like a geared vehicle for multiple options to control the heat / flame / updraft. Used the most commonly available oil tin can of 12 inches x 9 inches x 9 inches with a combustion chamber of 6 inches diameter and 9 inches height for the convenience of adoption for a family of 5 members cooking needs. The tin cans are easily available all over India. Posting here the pictures and the design for your valuable comments for improvement. I am thankful to all for your valuable suggestions in the past. This is the 30th Good Stove design of Avan and Magh series since last 4 years of my research and design. Happy to share that the people who have seen this stove have paid money in advance for having these Stoves.

The biomass feed is: Wood shavings, chips of wood, leaves, corn cobs, pieces of sticks, seeds, cowdung cakes etc.
Weight: ~15 kgs
Dimensions: 12x9x9 inches
Price: less than 8 dollars (community price)
GEO http://www.e-geo.org is implementing Good Stoves and Biochar Communities (GSBC) Project in Andhra Pradesh State, India with the support of GoodPlanet, France http://www.goodplanet.org, this is a 3 years project.
Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy

Environment and leadership for Children

An Environment and Leadership camp was organized on 30 & 31 August by Sri Aurabindo International School at Champak Hills, Jangaon. Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, Participated as resource person in design and conducting the programme successfully for 50 number of 10th class students. The children themselves selected their leaders at the end. The themes were on Drought and exploring the environment.
Photos

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Farmers consultation meeting

GEO has conducted a meeting with the farmers of Peddamaduru village on 14th August to explain about the objectives of ongoing Good Stoves and Biochar communities project with the support of Good Planet. It was conducted at Champak Hills, Jangoan.

Severe drought in India 2009

There is a severe drought occurring in Parts of Andhra Pradesh and India. This is basically due to failure of monsoons, deficit rainfall and untimely rains. There is very little hope for recovery of the Kharif crops inspite of hopes having good rains. Please see this blog to understand the situation.
http://e-rainfall2009-ap-india.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 26, 2009

re:char Fellow

re:char is a developer of innovative mobile pyrolysis technologies. Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, GEO is the re:char Fellow support the efforts through blogging and outreach. re:char fellows are researchers, authors and students at the forefront of the biochar and pyrolysis revolution, and are crucial for raising awareness of both our technologies and the biochar concept.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

GOSH 2009 - GEO Participates

As you all are aware that GEO has declared all the data, information and Knowledge as Open source technology / creative commons for the common good. We have shared all the data, information and Knowledge through 300+ websites / links. GEO has started a campaign against patents since last 4 years. In relevance to the above aspects an opportunity was given by the organizers of GOSH to Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy to participate in the workshop and summit being organized at The Banff Center, Canada from 9th to 18th July 2009. The details and futher information is available in the weblinks below.

The *Grounding Open Source Hardware* (GOSH!) Workshop and Summit at The Banff Centre <http://www.banffcentre.ca/> serves to bring together the many and disparate makers, producers, theorizers and promoters of physical objects that come to life under open and distributed models, and to facilitate the emerging dialogue on both artist-driven and
socially conscious open source hardware. The Workshop and Summit offer a unique opportunity to bring "down to earth" the normally virtual and on-line networks of open source hardware collaboration. Bringing together these cultural producers in one place for an extended period of collaboration, exchange and dialogue, GOSH! will place a critical focus on the possibilities for social transformation and the expansive cultural and artistic possibilities of open source hardware practice.

*18th July 2009 is the GEO formation day. GEO started on 18th July 2007.

Human Values in Education - Environmental aspects lecture

Human Values in Education, Lecture series is being organized by Sri Aurobindo International School, Hyderabad. As part of that Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy presented a film show and gave a lecture to students of Mothers Integral school covering, environment, ecology, pollution, values in environment, etc.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

GEO Organizing partner for IGU Emerging Urban Transformations 2009 Conference

GEO is the organizing partner of
http://www.multilayeredcities.com/partners.html

EMERGING URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS
2009 CONFERENCE

Multilayered Cities and Urban Systems
30th July'2009 - 9th August'2009
Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh
(INDIA)

Multilayered Cities and Urban Systems - a Pioneer Concept, spear headed by an innovative approach to understanding historically old ‘Urban Enclaves’ and ‘Urban Networks’ - in all dimensions of existence and transformations in their Structures – Functions – Transactions!

The proposed definition and concept fits Hyderabad most perfectly as much as the Indian urban system is an exemplary case for the theme.

The IGU’s former Urban Commission - Monitoring Cities of Tomorrow and present Urban Commission – Emerging Urban Transformations – have supported this theme and approved the organization of the 2009 conference in Hyderabad – India.

GOOD STOVES AND BIOCHAR COMMUNITIES PROJECT

On 15th May 2009, "Good Stoves and Biochar Communities" (GSBC) Project has been launched. This project is unique, which intigrates Good Stoves, biochar application to soils for increasing fertility and also facilitating communities adopt efficient charcoal making technologies. This project is supported by ACTIONCARBONE / GOODPLANET and being implemented by GEO in parts around Jangaon, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Awareness on food and energy - OPEN HOUSE

On 4th an awareness camp was organized by Open House on food and energy - The participants were from all walks of life, including children. Demonstrated Magh-1 woodgas stove, which is also being used by the Open House.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

ANUBHAVA SCIENCE CENTER

Conducted classes / experiments with the children of ANUBHAVA SCIENCE CENTER, BANGALORE. On Ecology, Environment, briquettes, terra preta, energy, climate change, global warming, etc aspects for two days from 27 to 28 th April 2009.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Biochar overview

....an Indian researcher, Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka, has been experimenting with using clay pots full of charcoal as urinals...
by kirahagen
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

OUREARTH-WEWILL PARTNERS WITH GEO

Mr. Satish Sikha a very well know International fashion designer dedicated himself for mitigating the Global warming and the impacts visited GEO on 6th April 2009 to understand the work of GEO and to explain about his innovative project involving children all over the world on Global warming mitigation and awareness initiative. He has enrolled with GEO as a parter in their mission.

Students visit GEO from Uppasala University, Sweden

Ms. Caroline and Ms. Theresa students of Prof. Hans Blomkvist, Uppasala University http://www.statsvet.uu.se/ visited GEO for an interview (1st April 2009) with Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy on
1. How does your work relate to bioenergy?
2. What are your opinions on and goal for bioenergy?
In our work we always have networks of people and organizations we discuss things with, get information from and cooperate with. There are many ways of exchanging information. You can have personal contact directly like meetings face to face and meet at conferences or seminars; you can also exchange information by telephone or email; you can also get information indirectly from websites or pamphlets. When we talk about networks we mean all this. We are interested in what these networks look like in the field of bioenergy. We are now going to ask you some questions with regards to your networks.