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Why Sustainability

Each successive generation of human beings has pursued growth in multiple dimensions: material growth, economic growth, growth in collective knowledge, and spiritual growth.

Our recent generations have an average global lifespan of some 70+ years, while it was only 48 years in 1950 and 31 years in 1900. Each generation has first tried to make sure it survives, and then make a mark on the ongoing ‘progress’ of the human civilization. Indeed, we have progressed a lot.

But, have we?

Most of our material well-being, surplus wealth, and economic growth has come at the cost of natural resources. Our economics has led us to the false belief that the infinite wants of an ever-growing human population can be satisfied by the finite ecological capacity of the planet. We have never stopped to think about this logical and moral disconnect and the plethora of problems it has created.

Sustainability is about this much-needed course correction. It is about instilling a holistic view among citizens about human life, well-being and our responsibility to the planet.

 

About EcoUniv

Our goal is to enrich environmental thought and help in a roadmap to sustainability. We conduct courses, lectures,  knowledge dissemination, market research, and consulting along the various facets of sustainability:

  • Environmental problems and awareness e.g. Climate Change, Species Extinction, Soil and Water Crisis
  • History of nature and man: Economics, Technology and energy use, Agriculture, Industrialization, Globalization, Natural resource and land use
  • Food, health, and medicine
  • Sustainability: Ecological footprint, responsible consumption, changes to the economic system, spirituality, policy changes, educational changes, technology and energy, agriculture, green careers, etc

Yogesh Pathak  founded EcoUniv in Pune in 2017. He brings  experience of 25+ years across business, technology, entrepreneurship, environmental education, research, and non-profit work.

We involve experts from various fields related to sustainability to participate in building awareness.

 

Our work

The broad set of EcoUniv activities includes

  • Sustainability workshops for corporates
  • Lectures and workshops for college students and faculty, government employees, and school teachers
  • Contests and workshops for school kids
  • Activities, videos, and case studies are part of most of our sessions.

 

In addition, we conduct

  • Market research related to environmental issues and solutions
  • Consultancy services related to Sustainability
  • Development of a network of vendors for greens products and services

 

Blog

EcoUniv Weekend Reads: March 2021

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #56 6 Mar 2021   Consumerism: The average carbon footprint of a billionaire is 8190 ton/year, compared with 15 ton/year for an American and 5 ton/year as the global average. Most of it can be traced to yachts and private planes. https://theconversation.com/private-planes-mansions-and-superyachts-what-gives-billionaires-like-musk-and-abramovich-such-a-massive-carbon-footprint-152514     Forests: Cumulative impact of deforestation in the Amazon …

EcoUniv Weekend Reads: Feb 2021

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #52 7 Feb 2021   EcoUniv Weekend Reads completes 1 year.   Technology: How the Internet has rewired our brains to seek, command and pay attention. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/04/opinion/michael-goldhaber-internet.html   Animal Rights & Food: Cheap and delicious chicken sold at a large US retail chain has a dark story. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/04/opinion/michael-goldhaber-internet.html   Climate Change – …

EcoUniv Weekend Reads: Jan 2021

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #47 3 Jan 2021   Pollution: From a book that talks about the public health emergency due to air pollution in India. https://theprint.in/pageturner/excerpt/compare-lung-sizes-of-indian-and-us-children-air-pollution-effect/572421/   Technology: What does the termination of an AI researcher from Google  have to do with the environment? Think of carbon footprint of large AI models. https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/12/04/1013294/google-ai-ethics-research-paper-forced-out-timnit-gebru/   A …

Contact

Please write to ecouniv.in@gmail.com if

  • You would like to explore an EcoUniv Course, Workshop, Lecture, or other educational activity,
  • You would like to discuss Market Research or Consultancy related to sustainability
  • You are an expert in environmental issues and solutions, and would like to be on EcoUniv’s network of teachers
  • As a student, you wish to complete an Independent Study with guidance from EcoUniv
  • You would like to explore any other partnership with EcoUniv