Village Development Programme
The Village Development Programme (VDP) aims at educating and generating know how among communities by setting up a Resource Centre for Information and Learning. The purpose is to address the environmental, educational, skill development, cultural, health and personal needs of the rural communities.
Vidya Vatika – School for the Underprivileged
Vidya Vatika is an informal school, initiated by Advit with support from Monsoon Trust,for children from low income families –children of domestic servants, drivers, tea stall owners, gardeners and others involved in the upkeep of the neighbourhood, homes and offices. Locatedin Ghata village (near Sector 55, Gurgaon), the school catered to children whose parents could not afford tosend them to a regular school.
Prakriti Eco School
Prakriti Eco School is an environment education programme for schools, initiated by Advit with support from IKEA. This programme aims to enhance environmental awareness among children through participatory approaches and to conduct environment assessment and action in the neighbourhood. The Eco School is open to all children wanting to participate in the workshops. A minimum of 750 children from each school (total 3,000 children) would receive training and hands on experience.
Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park
Advit Foundation manages the State Level Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park (RGREP) at Gurgaon. RGREP or the Energy Centre, aims to create awareness among the different sections of society (general public, corporate, academics, students, government agencies and non- governmental organizations etc.) about Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change Mitigation (carbon neutral options) and Environment Friendly Technologies. Advit, at the Energy Centre brings together communities, industries and government through various activities – workshops, training programmes.
Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction
Advit works towards achieving energy efficiency and minimizing carbon emissions – at indoor work environment, industry process and travel – by process improvement, adopting clean technologies like solar installations along with initiating Carbon offsetting plantation. We help corporates and individuals reduce CO2 in a way that delivers commercial, personal and environmental benefit.
The goal of this initiative is the development of a model to maintain sustainable supplies of ground/surface water for rural communities. The overall purpose is to plan, develop and maintain water resources in the water impoverished areas to support the growth and well being of the communities and respond to the growing need of water for drinking, agriculture, industrial and general improvement of living conditions.
Roof-top Water Harvesting
Rainwater harvesting is a technology used to collect, convey and store rain from relatively clean surfaces such as a roof, land surface or rock catchment for later use. This water, that would otherwise have gone down the drainage system, into the ground or been lost to the atmosphere via evaporation, is recharged and reused. To avoid depletion of ground water level, the ground water bodies must be recharged in whichever way possible.Advit offers easy and economic water harvesting services.
C-offsetting Plantation & Phyto remediation
Industrial and vehicular emissions are a major cause of concern from the perspective of global warming and climate change. Advit, with Public-Private-Community Partnership, undertakes Carbon offsetting plantation at community land to counter CO2 emissions and contribute to a greener and sustainable planet.
Waste Management – Vermicomposting
Advit Foundation organizes training and implementation of vermicompost plants as entrepreneur models for the villagers using the agricultural waste. Advit also facilitates setting up of compost and vermicomopost pits in urban institutions/schools for resource utilization and awareness.
Community Ecotours/ Environment Events
Community ecotours are an initiative of Advit, organized with an objective of promoting sustainability and conservation of natural resources. These include trips to rural areas, environment sustainable farms, energy efficient buildings, an introduction to renewable energy applications, zero waste industries and industries manufacturing products from waste and the like.
Advit organizes hands-on workshops on varied topics related to environment and resource conservation. By way of these workshops, children learn from a very early age how their lifestyle and activities impact the environment and how they can turn it into a positive impact by conserving resources. These workshops are focused mainly on children; however, they are equally enjoyed by adults as well.
Safe Chemical Handling Training
Advit strives to educate industry workers towards safe and appropriate working practices through its ‘Safe Chemical Handling Training’ programme. The training involves imparting of safe chemical handling practices to workers of industries which involve extensive use of chemicals in their production process, for eg. apparel industries, and expects to ensure that the supplier is able to meet the requirements and comply with the guidelines of the procurer.
Occupational Health & Safety Training
Advit’s programme on ‘Occupational Health & Safety’ aims to educate and generate know how among industry workers about health and safety at work. The programme objective is to organize interactive session on health and safety and introduce regular health camps for check up.