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Eco India - English - Season 1

Green Energy

Nature | 26:01 | 5+

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English

Green energy - for mobility, heating and electricity. Renting electric scooters in Kolkata, tapping geothermal energy to heat a German town, and championing solar energy in the Philippines.

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Bengaluru lakes
26:00

Bengaluru lakes

Loating islands on Bengaluru’s lakes, a cotton-like substance that can absorb oil, fighting violence against women, an 11-year-old climate activist from Germany and wild leopards in Mumbai.

Green Farming
26:01

Green Farming

Growing crops in greenhouses, indoor vertical farming in Germany and saving baby elephants in Assam. All this and more in the latest episode.

Waste 2
25:56

Waste 2

Zero waste management in Mysuru, a recycled plastic floating park in the Netherlands, innovative wooden stove technology, a matriarchal society in India and protecting coastlines with artificial seagrass.

Stray Dogs Of Mumbai
25:58

Stray Dogs Of Mumbai

Mumbais street dogs, the wild boars of Berlin, paying the price for Indias appetite for coal, Malaysias campaign to save energy, and raising awareness of air pollution and climate change with masks.

Ecosystem 2
26:01

Ecosystem 2

The woman building toilets for slums, Mumbai’s tree man, curbing bear bile farming in Laos, using big data to predict changes in ecosystems, and innovative water wheels with handles.

Potholes in Mumbai
25:58

Potholes in Mumbai

A man on a mission to fill potholes in Mumbai, how to recycle old wind turbines and vegan leather made from pineapples.

Recycling flowers
25:54

Recycling flowers

Recycling flowers offered in Indian temples, restoring moorlands and reviving a traditional handicraft.

Dirty Water
25:55

Dirty Water

How to get edible fish from dirty water, underwater gardening in the Mediterranean, a new air pollution forecasting tool, e-bike taxis and a female Indian comedian.

Snake Rescuer
25:55

Snake Rescuer

The snake rescuer tackling the human-wildlife conflict, environment lessons in schools and sharing solar power in Bangladesh

Crops
26:01

Crops

Turning crop stubble into plates, luxury sustainable tourism and adding environmental matters to school curricula.

Bird surgeons Delhi
26:01

Bird surgeons Delhi

The self-taught bird surgeons of Delhi, plants from paper and pencils and Rajasthans sheep herders.

Rivers
24:53

Rivers

Trying to revive the dirtiest river in India, traditional wells may save Bengaluru and flamingos campaign for the environment in Ibiza, Spain.

Alternatives To Plastic
26:00

Alternatives To Plastic

The impact of new alternatives to plastic, cleaner cities through digitization and empowerment for Indian women entrepreneurs.

Permaculture
25:56

Permaculture

Permaculture in India helps regions threatened by water scarcity, bread for the poor of Mumbai, a family experiment to reduce CO2, Germany’s wood detectives, and new hope for Indian child brides.

Diving
25:51

Diving

Scuba diving for ghost nets, how grass protects against landslides in Nepal, how sanitary pads can improve women’s lives, and how World Cleanup Day became a worldwide movement.

Going Green
25:55

Going Green

Building community with Ultimate Frisbee in Chennai, a German classroom goes green, feeding thousands of kids in India’s largest school kitchen and taking a German village off the grid.

Wind Energy
25:45

Wind Energy

From burning to composting: the potential of dried leaves for gardeners, clean and cost-effective: a German startup is making wind energy cheaper and hip-hop for change: youngsters in Mumbai uplift their community through hip-hop.

Clean Energy
25:59

Clean Energy

How to live happily without electricity for decades tide power for clean energy and financial independence empowering female artisans in Rajasthan.

Women’s Day
25:57

Women’s Day

On this weeks Eco India we celebrate Womens Day and bring you stories about villagers who plant trees to honor and defend the value of girls lives, a group of women organizing mangrove safaris and female role models from Germany and India.

Eco-friendly

Eco-friendly

A startup produces ecofriendly biodegradable dyes with the help of bacteria a firm in India uses scraps and discarded garments to make new clothes.

We All Need To Eat
25:57

We All Need To Eat

The world population is nearly eight billion and rising, and we all need to eat. Farmers have to make agricultural production more efficient and adapt to changing conditions while ensuring their livelihoods. Eco India showcases some pioneering projects.

Sustainable Buildings
26:01

Sustainable Buildings

How can we make buildings more sustainable? An Indian organization shows how to use regional building materials and, in Germany, a team of researchers studies how concrete house facades can generate energy.

Sustainability Special
25:59

Sustainability Special

This weeks show is a sustainability special, featuring the environmentally-friendly tradition of dyeing fabric, smartphones made from ethical and sustainable materials, and the transformation of barren land in Karnataka into lush green forest.

Water, The Basis Of Life
25:59

Water, The Basis Of Life

Water, the basis of life: how oyster farming can provide a sustainable livelihood and purify water bodies, how an environmentalist is restoring India’s lakes and how the philosophy of Jugaad is spreading across France.

Solarpower
25:58

Solarpower

Training women as solar engineers, why spiders are important for the environment and supporting smallhold farmers in Indonesia.

Kharai Camels
25:59

Kharai Camels

This week we look at protecting the unique Kharai camels of Gujarat, how an Indian man is building hundreds of thousands of public toilets and an app developer who is making cities safer for women.

Upcycling
25:57

Upcycling

This week we look at waste and what to do with it. We show inspiring stories from India and Europe about people upcycling, recycling and reusing what others define as trash.

Changemakers
25:58

Changemakers

This time, we train the spotlight on changemakers, among them a marine conservationist saving Goas dolphins, a founder cleaning up the tanning industry and city planners who are turning a port into an eco-district.

Making A Difference
25:59

Making A Difference

Eco India meets people trying to make a difference: A woman who makes nutritious cookies with help from local farmers and rural women a developer of greenhouses for Indian farmers and Indians studying ecology in Germany.

Sustainable Food
25:58

Sustainable Food

This week we look at how food is produced sustainably in Berlin, why birds are important for the ecosystems in cities and hear from a pioneering architect in India .

Upcycling Design
26:00

Upcycling Design

This week with a focus on upcycling. A designer is ensuring that heirloom saris don’t lose their essence, a German company is rescuing worn-out sneakers and a Greek city is pioneering the art of printing public seating.

Ecosystem
25:58

Ecosystem

Exploring the extraordinary impact otters have on their ecosystem. Also on the show: a Spanish response to climate change and an artist who transforms old jeans into high-end pieces of art.

Green Energy
26:01

Green Energy

Green energy - for mobility, heating and electricity. Renting electric scooters in Kolkata, tapping geothermal energy to heat a German town, and championing solar energy in the Philippines.

Renewable Energy
25:53

Renewable Energy

We visit farmers in India using solar power to water their fields, consider the transition to renewable energy, present an innovative method for cleaning up waste water, and demonstrate how to build your own windmill.

Delhi’s Environment
25:58

Delhi’s Environment

How Delhi’s residents are getting more involved with their environment, how mobile veterinarians are helping remote areas, and what solutions climate change requires in a game - and in reality.

Rajasthan Plants Trees
25:54

Rajasthan Plants Trees

Village in Rajasthan which plants 111 trees every time a girl is born. Also: we see how eco-tourism can protect a forest from mining companies, and take a look at some sculptures made of leaves.

Organic
25:54

Organic

Track the path of a plastic spoon in the world showcase compostable organic film as an alternative to plastic film and we meet the women who hold the reins of power in Sumatra.

Rethinking Farming
25:56

Rethinking Farming

The food we grow comes from the 2.5 billion farmers around the world who brave droughts and floods, depleting arable land, and unequal land distribution. Today, lets look at why the practice of farming - today, and of the future - needs a serious rethink.

Rising Sea Levels
25:58

Rising Sea Levels

In Mumbai extremely hot summers, and aggressive monsoons and the floods that accompany it - bring life to a halt on many occasions. But this coastal metropolis now has another massive problem to deal with - Rising Sea Levels. Climate change is making the already vulnerable city, more vulnerable.

Power to the People
25:57

Power to the People

We’ve often shown you stories of changemakers inspiring the people around them to be the change they want to see in the world. They’ve made a difference for the better - to the everyday lives of people, and to the environment. Today on Eco India, we’ll dig deeper into how movements come together, and why big change occurs when the power is in the hands of the people

Food Waste
25:56

Food Waste

Every minute, we produce and process huge amounts of food - around the planet. And to make sure it reaches you - this produce is transported by ships and trucks from one part of the world to the other. But nearly a billion people go hungry every night. Food waste is one of the most important reasons for the hunger in the world.

Sustainable Living
25:58

Sustainable Living

The world’s growing population uses more and more resources everyday - and our lifestyles are becoming costly for the environment we live in. What does it mean to live sustainably in such a scenario - does it mean living a life of lack? Well, it’s actually the opposite.

Water
25:57

Water

Water is a basic human need - but with potable water depleting every day, it is also becoming a part of big business. Bottled water, chemical filters, water purifiers are a part of every jargon in many parts of the world. How can we take care of water better, and use it sustainably so that generations to come don’t lose access to it?

Plastic
25:57

Plastic

Plastic is everywhere - in our water bottles, lunch boxes, in makeup tubes and our favourite sneakers. And all of it turns to garbage faster than you’d imagine. According to the latest numbers, 360 miliion tonnes of plastic was produced in 2018. That number is growing every year - and most of it is not recycled.

Forests
25:57

Forests

Forests are the lungs of the earth - we can’t really afford to live life without healthy forests. But every year, 8.8 million hectares of forests are being destroyed - making way for every imaginable human activity - from palm oil plantations and soy fields, to roads, to amusement parks, to parking lots.

Waste
25:57

Waste

The world generates more than two billion tonnes of garbage annually. According to the World Bank, at least 33 of this is not managed in an environmentally-safe manner. And these growing piles of garbage not only pose a serious threat to the environment, but endanger human health worldwide.