Sustainability sets the boundary between exploring and exploiting resources. Sustainability itself is a futuristic concept and our team believes that futuristic ideas are established only through education. Education paves the road to a sustainable environment. It is crucial to analyze if the resources are used how they are supposed to be used. Thus, education and awareness programs play a vital role in being an eye opener to discussions concerning environment and sustainability. Hence, Arpan has been giving its undivided attention towards education and awareness drives to encourage people into practicing sustainability.
- Eco-friendly Products: Apart from this, Arpan have taken sustainability to the next level by providing livelihood to 6 women, who worked as daily labourers and were not able to pay much attention to their kids. This change was achieved by forming a self-help group to make jute products. This initiative was named “Atasi”. It involves making eco-friendly bags that are biodegradable, thus promoting a greener environment.
The women in this initiative are also assisted in procurement of raw materials of their products. Initially, the sales hit INR 25,000 in 2015 and it touched INR 2,00,000 mark in 2018 with bags put up for sale in Infosys Chandigarh (Chandigarh DC office), Gurdwara Nada Sahib, and various colleges across the city to name a few.
Recently, the group successfully delivered a bulk order of 1000 bags in a time span of just 15 days.
- Tree Plantation Drives: Arpan conducted tree plantation drives in IT Park and other areas in Chandigarh. This has resulted in awareness in people towards importance of trees and has added another step for a more sustainable environment. 2000+ saplings are planted every year in various schools, colleges, hospitals, parks from Tri City area.
For more information on Atasi and its products, please visit: https://m.facebook.com/atasiproducts/.