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 7:30 PM

Considering the demand from our consumers Organic Bazaar will operate from 10 am to 7:30 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.

Traditional Paddy seeds are available

Traditional Paddy seeds available at Agro Ecology Center. Farmers who are interested in Conservation,Multiplication and Popularization of Paddy seed please contact : 9544329811, 04935-250230

In Search of our Lost Rice Seeds - DVDs Available

A 40 minute video documentary on traditional paddy seed savers of South India, Directed by Ms. Suma Josson and Produced by Save Our Rice Campaign

Green Congress 2018

S.M.V. Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Over Bridge, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthpauram
Green Congress is organized jointly by Green Army International and Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation to show case the initiatives, innovation and creativity of school children on environment and climate. It is a two day programme where dialogues, presentations and competitions will take place.

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.

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

To Compost or To Not

Composting is a simple yet at times, an overlooked solution to bio-degradable waste management. Composting is a method through which organic waste decomposes naturally under oxygen-rich conditions through the action of microbes. With the current incentives provided by Trivandrum’s Corporation to install a Bio-composter and the presence of Aerobic Bins in various locations in our city, it has never been  easier to make a difference. From the portable “Kambha” or the efficient “Bio-composter” for a household to the “Aerobic Bin” for an entire residential colony or school; there are a myriad of equipment to get your hands on. Not only would you be contributing to a sustainable future through composting but also you would benefit from the final nutrient-rich compost that could be utilised as a soil-enricher

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Green Army Fellowship – An Initiative by Thanal, Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation & Green Army

This fellowship is basically designed by Thanal and Corporation of Trivandrum. It is originally a three month work. This is needy time for waste management. If we continue do the present system, i.e; throw- away culture, it is going to affect us very badly and the results will be irreversible. So I recommend this fellowship to encourage the decentralized waste management in not only Kerala, but also in our Country. 

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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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Thanal in the news

 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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    Resource library

    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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