SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009 @ 3:30PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Room 225
150 E San Fernando St San Jose, CA 95112 

Talk is free and open to all.
Event closes at 5:30 pm and includes a Q & A session.

This talk is co-hosted by the Association for India's Development - Bay Area Chapter , 

About the Speaker: 

C.Srinivasan established the Vellore Hills Restoration Project and formed Exnora Green Cross (EGC) in 1995, as an affiliate of Exnora International, with a vision to bring about socio-economic change through employment generation based on environmental conservation by enlisting people's participation”.

Srinivasan's work integrates reforestation, solid-liquid waste management (SLWM), livelihood generation and cattle rescue. His models in SLWM have been applied throughout Vellore District and is being adopted widely by government agencies in Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tripura.


United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) has identified Mr. Srinivasan's approach as 'Good Practice'. He is supported by UNICEF, Government of India, AID and a number of other non-profit organizations. Srinivasan has designed an innovative and scalable solution to managing solid waste and has generated more than a thousand jobs, mostly for poor women, who form self-help groups. 



About the talk:

During this talk, Mr. C.Srinivasan will talk about the proper usage of the top three most easily available resources in India namely sunlight, man power and solid waste to bring crores of Rupees in direct and indirect savings. He will also throw light on converting  environmentally friendly and user friendly practices into jobs and move towards a truly sustainable development model.

Additional Reading:

  1. AID Saathi C.Srinivasan - 
  2. UNICEF Documentary on C. Srinivasan's work - 
  3. "Vellore - The Cleanest Indian District" - Tribune India 

For questions on this event or information about other talks by Mr.C.Srinivasan in the Bay Area , please contact Sudarshan Suresh (408-386-3045).
Email: info[at]bayarea[dot]aidindia[dot]org