Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes

Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP) is a not-for-profit European energy policy platform with aim to encourage informed discussion on efficient energy use in industry and exchange of best practices. EEIP facilitates a cross-industries and cross-technologies dialogue, involving manufacturers of energy efficient equipment and systems, energy service companies, with the European Union policy makers. 

EEIP is a free membership platform.

EEIP is platform for Business and Policy in Europe. It facilitates an open and inclusive cross-industries and cross-technologies dialogue with a purpose of better energy efficiency policy and complements existing engagement and exchange channels between stakeholders and policy-makers, by raising a horizontal, issue-focused, platform that reflects the need of present and future policy making.

EEIP 2011 work focuses on two areas: industrial heat recovery and financing of energy efficiency, with eco-design of industrial process in preparation for 2012.  

EEIP operates through its unique mix of events, expert consortium's, round-tables and conferences, with personalized social media tools. It uses communication, engagement and best practice exchange tools to enable industry and policy to achieve its sustainability and energy security goals while enhancing industrial competitiveness at the same time.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Kutumb Foundation

By: Kimberley Fernandes

The Kutumb Foundation was initiated by a group of young people who felt that there is an increasing need to develop a sense of community among urban displaced people belonging to lower income groups through the spread of education and to provide them with greater employment opportunities as well as better conditions of employment.

They felt the need for greater transparency in the NGO sector and better management practices in its functioning, and such practices must be developed through research into their existing ways of functioning; and, the corporate sector could and ought to be involved in social works, especially in the area of welfare programs for children, as an investment in our future.

In a short period of time Kutumb has tried to provide a platform for young people from the non-privileged sections of society to engage in conversations and express themselves through creative forms as diverse as football, painting and theatre. Aiming to provide holistic development, their events are a celebration of the spirit, innocence and vitality of children.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Cloth Bank

By: Bindu Doddahatti 
Cloth Bank is an organized and sustainable campaign raised to make your materials reach the victims immediately at the time of need. Every year millions of people suffer from disastrous phenomenon like flood, landslide, earth quake, heavy storms, large snowfall and other natural calamities and poverty as well, which throw out them from basic needs for living- cloth along with food and shelter wherein unclothing becomes a sensitive factor for widespread epidemics of diseases, snake-bite, and pneumonia on children, various health hazards and deaths.
Many efforts are laid down to fight against these deficiencies at small and large level by various organizations. Many relief campaigns are launched. It takes a long time to start, run and end the relief campaign and distribute the materials to the affected ones. So, the concept of Cloth Bank has been raised as a sustainable initiative to work on the issue of clothing.

Cloth Bank is an organized, unregistered and sustainable campaign raised to make your materials reach the victims immediately at the time of need. It has no any negative impacts on environment. Healthy (unaffected by diseases) clothes from pants to caps, sweaters, jackets, shirts, t-shirts, and other types will be collected at the bank.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012



Sanchayan works in the area of Financial Literacy, Financial Inclusion and Investor Education. It works for enhancing income and enabling qualitative financial inclusion for the youth, urban migrants and rural populations through a gendered approach to savings, financial literacy and micro finance using technology.

It works towards disseminating financial literacy to youth and adults especially from the underprivileged sections, undertaking literacy drives to create awareness about disadvantaged section's financial rights and obligations, facilitating the inclusion of the underprivileged section into the mainstream banking and financial services industry, spreading awareness so that youth and adults are protected from financial risks and are financially secure and working with the government and regulators to provide basic financial products and services for the youth.

Sanchayan works in 3 verticals, school & college youth, urban migrants and rural poor with a focus on livelihoods. It promotes maximum utilization of available financial products and services among the Indian public and complementing the existing academic curriculum in schools and colleges by addition of financial education workshops to create smart future investors.
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Peace Oath

Peace Oath is a Social Peace Movement initiated by enthusiastic youngsters aspiring to create a society embedded in peace. It is founded by Anil Shetty, a young social entrepreneur who ventured into the business arena at a tender age of 19. 
Through Social Peace Movement, it is trying to initiate the process of peaceful co-existence in society, happier living for you and others around. As individuals, they desire happiness and peace in our lives, and Social Peace embodies these within its milieu.

In their own words, Peace Oath is only a means of committing oneself to making your life and the life of others around you a little more peaceful and joyous. Peace Oath is not the end goal, but it is the means of achieving that goal. The Oath is something personal, a commitment to oneself, and must not be a superficial, a one-time commitment only. 

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Joining Hands

By: Kimberley Fernandes

With an in-depth understanding of the development sector, Joining Hands felt the need for an organization that would help NGOs access unaffordable but much needed skills and professional talent. They also perceived the need of a section of people who believe in social change and want to contribute their time, skills and talent for the benefit of the community, but are uncertain about how to do it. Joining Hands, a nonprofit organization, was founded to address the needs of both these sections of people by facilitating their coming together to move towards greater progress of the social development sector.

Joining Hands,  aims to make volunteering more credible, accountable and have a greater impact in India .Joining Hands has 'hands on' experience in the field of development, which includes Identification, Monitoring and Evaluation of projects to ensure optimal utilization of resources by the NGOs being supported. Having more than 45 evaluated partner NGOs that are working at grassroots level on varied social issues Joining Hands has a structured volunteering process in place

Joining Hands places volunteers in NGOs committed to social change. It also works towards sharing of information and resources amongst the NGOs that it partners to optimize the benefits to the community. Joining Hands continually strives to identify new organizations that use innovative and effective practices for the development of the communities they work with. 

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