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

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!

Celebrate Menstruation

Manaveeyam Veedhi
In the day long festivity at Manaveeyam Veedhi, Thiruvananthapuram, we 'Celebrate Menstruation' with Sustainable Menstruation Kerala Collective on 8th March, 2017. The collective brings together these educators, activists, alternate products groups and civil society from across Kerala.

Meenangadi Grama Panchayath launched its project "Carbon Neutral Panchayath" on 5th June 2016. Dr. Thomas Isaac Minister for Finance, Govt of Kerala inaugurated the project. A video on the inaugural talk explaining the objectives and targets of the project.

ULLURAVU- Arangottukara Agriculture Festival

Seed and harvest festivals have come back to Kerala in the last one decade as part of the organic farming –sustainable agriculture movement in the state. The slow death of agri-culture that was happening in Kerala in the 1980s and 1990s resulted in sidelining traditional wisdom and loss of livelihoods especially in food production. The two festivals of Kerala, Onam and Vishu, both were traditionally harvest festivals. Now these have also become market oriented commercial events where people buy everything instead of producing from their own land or in their own homes. And the younger generation does not see the connection between these festivals and agriculture and food production.

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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

Explore Your Options For Menstrual Hygiene

When a woman’s choice of a product has such immense consequence at a health, societal and ecological dimension, it fails me why we as a collective still ignore the need to demystify and remove the taboo around such conversations. Product availability and businesses are still predominantly a man’s world, which dictate the choices that we are given in terms of our bodies’ needs. For this to change, we women ourselves need to come forward, shed inhibitions (like how our uterine linings do with so much beauty every month) to engage and educate people around us. For as long as there is silence, there stands no hope for our collective futures.

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Shradha is a campaigner for Sustainable Menstruation Kerala and is a part of the Climate Action Team in Thanal.

Engineers And Bankers – You Can Be The New Climate Activists That India Needs

In Naomi Klein’s recent book ‘This Changes Everything’, she quotes Yotam Marom, an organizer with Occupy Wall Street in New York, who wrote in July 2013 – “The fight for the climate isn’t a separate movement; it’s both a challenge and an opportunity for all of our movements. We don’t need to become climate activists, we are climate activists. We don’t need a separate climate movement; we need to seize the climate moment.”

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Shradha is a campaigner for Sustainable Menstruation Kerala and is a part of the Climate Action Team in Thanal.

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.

Sustainable Resource Use and Management

Sustainable Resource Use and Management

Campaign on Zero Waste - 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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