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Kerala floods have yet again unleashed havoc this year in our recently repaired Agroecology Centre at Panavally, Wayanad.Agroecology Centre (AEC) team member Unnikrishnan’s house at kottathara.

New Report - Carbon Neutral Meenangadi - Assessment and Recommendations

The new report "Carbon Neutral Meenangadi- Assessment and Recommendations" was released by Dr. Thomas Isaac, Hon'ble Minister for Finance and Coir, Government of Kerala

Organic Bazaar open 7 days a week and till 8:30 PM

Considering the demand from our consumers Organic Bazaar will operate from 8.30 am to 8:30 pm, including Saturdays and Sundays.

International No Plastic Bag Day

3rd July is observed as international No Plastic Bag Day across the world. Join and spread the message and fight the menace of plastic carry bags.

Village Gerethang, Sikkim (India) goes Zero Waste!

A village - Gerethang - in West Sikkim, India resolves to move for zero waste and as the first step they are going free of disposable cups and plates!

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Thanal Agroecology Centre is the centre for training and research on agroecology and agro bio diversity. The centre is owned and maintained by Thanal at Panavally in Thirunelly Panchayath of Wayanad District in Kerala.

ജൈവകൃഷി കേരളത്തിൻെറ പ്രതീക്ഷ

കേരളത്തിൻെറ സമകാലിക ചരിത്രത്തിൽ വളരെ സ്ഥാനം പിടിച്ചൊരു വാക്കാണ് ജൈവ കൃഷി .  കൃഷി നശിക്കുന്നു യുവാക്കൾ നാടുവിടുന്നു. ഭക്ഷണം വിഷമായ മാകുന്നു.  ഇതും കുറച്ചു കാലമായി നമ്മൾ ചർച്ച ചെയ്യുന്ന കാര്യമാണ് .  ഓരോ വീട്ടിലും ഒരു കാൻസർ രോഗി ഉണ്ടാകാം എന്ന പേടിയിലാണ് നമ്മൾ .

1980 കളിലാണ് ഈ ആശയം കേരളത്തിൽ ചർച്ച ചെയ്യപ്പെടാൻ തുടങ്ങിയത് . ഭോപ്പാൽ ദുരന്തം കേരളത്തിലെ യുവാക്കൾക്കിടയിൽ പ്രത്യേകിച്ചും കോളേജ് വിദ്യാർത്ഥികൾക്കിടയിൽ ഒരു ഉത്ക്കണ്ഠ ഉണ്ടാക്കുകയും ദുരന്തങ്ങളെ കുറിച്ച് ചർച്ച ചെയ്യാൻ അവരെ പ്രേരിപ്പിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തിരുന്നു .


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Ms Usha S is a horticulturist by training and has been working in the field of sustainable and holistic agriculture , toxics and environmental health ,biodiversity and food security for the last 25 years . She is the Executive Director of Thanal and is also the national Coordinator of Save Our Rice

Biriyani lovers, beware! Your biriyani might not be as COOL as it used to be.

When was the last time you enjoyed your biriyani in a wedding reception / community event? Or when did you buy your biriyani as a parcel? Your chances of eating biriyani from someones waste is high! Under the disguise of “Material for recycling”, India has increasingly become a favourite destination for exporting waste. It was not long back when Municipal solid waste from the city of New York was shipped to Kerala under the category Material for recycling. Used electronic equipments are also following suit. India’s prominence as a recipient of used / rejected / discarded material is on the increase since China has banned the import of Material for recycling. Roots of the network that imports material for recycling has become so deep that it has reached our dining tables. Import of Carton

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V Nikhilesh Paliath is a Programme Coordinator of Zero Waste Programme at Thanal.

Attitude of Waste Managers and the Challenges faced by them - A study report

Health Inspectors and Junior Health Inspectors of Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation who were managing the decentralized solid waste management systems were interviewed to know their perceptions on centralised solid waste management which they practiced earlier, the current waste management system and the transition period. It was done as part of course work of MSW by Ms. Alka Bastin of Marian College Kuttikkanam. 

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Student of Master of Social Work at Marian College, Kuttikkanam, Kerala

What we do ?

Steering critical campaigns and programs directly.
Providing knowledge and support platform for social entreprenuers, researchers and change agents.
Mentoring and developing children and youth as green citizens of the future.
Being a role model institution for change.

Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Promoting organic farming, conserving agro biodiversity - Sustainable agriculture for safe food and food sovereignty

Network, Alliance and Outreach

Network, Alliance and Outreach

A platform for exchange of information, ideas and networking for capacity building for strengthening community action.

Zero Waste and Climate Action

Zero Waste and Climate Action

Campaign on Zero Waste and Climate Resilience - Ethical, Efficient and Economical resource use for a toxic free and just world.

Living Ecosystems

Living Ecosystems

Living Ecosystems is a programme to study life supporting Eco Systems for its conservation.

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 Meenangadi in Kerala is well on its way to being India's first carbon-neutral panchayat
The town of Meenangadi in Kerala’s Wayanad district is going back to nature in a big way. In the last seven months, this highly bio-diverse region in the Western Ghats has been witness to a plant population census, soil audit, energy audit, organic vegetable cultivation and awareness campaigns against plastic bags.
Write up about zero waste center in Janayugam news paper
Write up about zero waste center, as it appeared in Janayugam news paper on 9th September 2016. Zero waste center is a project conceived at Thanal.
C Jayakumar participates in a panel discussion with K Raju, Minister for Forests
C Jayakumar participates in a panel discussion with K Raju, Minister for Forests, Animal Husbandry and Zoos, to discuss the future of environment protection in Kerala.
 Thanal Trust is part of Carbon Neutral Meenangadi project - News
Thanal is part of the team providing support to "Carbon Neutral Meenangadi project" in Wayanadu district. An article by Finance Minister Dr Thomas Issac in Mathrubhumi newspaper.
 RCE East Arunachal Pradesh and Thanal Kerala work on action plan to manage solid waste and make Roing town plastic free
To draw up action plan to manage solid waste and make Roing town plastic free, the RIWATCH, district administration, RCE East Arunachal Pradesh and Thanal Kerala organized a marathon four-day workshop from June 16

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    Lead Poisoning
    Study on Establishing Resource Recovery Centres for Slow decaying Organics and Non Biodegradable Discards Final Report â?? March 2011
    Paddy Revival in Kattampally Kaippad: Achievements and Challenges
    Save our rice
    Edosulfan field guide - PAN-Germany’s Field Guide to Non-chemical Pest Management

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