Envisioning Workshop

Envisioning Workshop

Envisioning Workshop

Consumer VOICE took a proactive step towards shaping a sustainable future by organizing an Envisioning Workshop on the 24th of November in New Delhi, as part of the Green Action Week project activities. 

The primary objective of this workshop was to delve into the future of sustainable consumption, seeking to capture a spectrum of diverse perspectives. At the heart of this initiative was the aspiration to contribute meaningfully to sustainable consumption research. 

The outcomes of the workshop are slated to play a pivotal role in this domain, feeding into an accessible report that will comprehensively analyze the varied visions presented during the event. This report, once compiled, will serve as a valuable resource for those invested in understanding and promoting sustainable practices. The workshop’s approach aimed not only to analyze but to inspire change actively. By envisioning alternative futures through collaborative efforts, Consumer VOICE aimed to provide a roadmap for positive transformations in the realm of consumption. This proactive stance aligns with the organization’s commitment to catalyzing impactful change.

Facilitators played a crucial role in guiding participants through the envisioning process, ensuring a rich and diverse range of visions were shared. The added creative touch of having an artist translate these visions into artwork added a unique dimension to the workshop. In essence, Consumer VOICE’s Envisioning Workshop stands as a beacon of proactive engagement with sustainable consumption. By bringing together diverse perspectives, guided by facilitators, and immortalized through art, the workshop represents a comprehensive effort to chart a course towards a more sustainable and conscientious future.

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Empowering Women and Young Girls with Energy Efficiency: A Consumer VOICE Workshop

Empowering Women and Young Girls with Energy Efficiency: A Consumer VOICE Workshop

Empowering Women and Young Girls with Energy Efficiency: A Consumer VOICE Workshop

In a bid to empower women and young girls with the knowledge and motivation to champion energy efficiency, a workshop organized by  Consumer VOICE took place at Sanjay Enclave New Delhi on 7th October as a part of Green Action Week . The event, exclusively dedicated to women and young girls, served as a platform for raising awareness about energy conservation on the theme of sharing community and equipping participants with practical tools to make a meaningful impact.

The workshop featured a dynamic line-up of experts who shared their insights and experiences. Beena Sharma, an esteemed educator, led the discussions on various aspects of energy efficiency.

Local resource person, Lovely, shared her expertise in the context of the local community, making it relatable to the participants. Her insights highlighted the importance of region-specific approaches to energy efficiency.

Rinki Sharma, the lead projects coordinator at Consumer VOICE, brought a wealth of knowledge about sustainable energy practices. She outlined the organization’s initiatives and the critical role that women and young girls can play in conserving energy for a brighter future.

The workshop explored practical ways to save energy, such as switching to LED lights, checking for star labeling on appliances, harnessing natural resources, and adopting eco-friendly practices. Participants were encouraged to embrace these strategies in their daily lives.

Towards the end of the event, the attendees actively engaged in a symbolic act of environmental stewardship by participating in a tree plantation activity. This hands-on experience reinforced the importance of sustainability and taking collective action to combat climate change.

Workshop on Promoting Sustainable Consumption

Workshop on Promoting Sustainable Consumption

Workshop on Promoting Sustainable Consumption

Consumer VOICE organized a workshop on 8th October at Soami Nagar New Delhi as part of Green Action Week, emphasizing sustainable consumption patterns and energy efficiency. The event empowered participants with practical knowledge to make eco-friendly choices in their daily lives.

Shri Parasram, environmental expert, shared insights on eco-friendly practices, urging attendees to conserve energy and natural resources.

A standout moment was an inventive plantation activity led by Shri Parasram, using upcycled plastic bottles as planters, highlighting the power of recycling.

Educationist Ms. Beena Sharma engaged the youth, sharing energy-efficient tools and methods, encouraging proactive implementation.
Ms. Rinki Sharma, Lead Projects Coordinator, addressed practical issues and promoted the use of natural resources as energy-efficient alternatives.

Participants, especially the youth, actively planted trees using upcycled plastic bottles. They received LED bulbs, biodegradable garbage bags, and mud diyas to encourage eco-friendly practices during Diwali.

The workshop inspired consumers to reassess their consumption habits and prioritize sustainability, equipping them with tools to save energy and contribute to a greener future.

Workshop on energy efficiency practices for students

Workshop on energy efficiency practices for students

Workshop on energy efficiency practices for students

A workshop, organized by Consumer VOICE in collaboration with Vrikshit Foundation, was held at their library in Rohini, New Delhi, on September 23, 2023, as part of the Green Action Week activities.

The workshop’s primary objective was to engage students in the importance of energy efficiency practices, fostering a sense of responsibility for sustainable energy use and a reduction in unsustainable consumption patterns. 

Young changemaker and environmentalist Siddhant Sarang interacted with students of various age groups, emphasizing the vital importance of empowering the younger generation to embrace responsible natural resource use and integrate energy-efficient practices into their daily lives.

Apporva, a dedicated volunteer from Vrikshit Foundation and an enthusiastic young changemaker, actively supported the activities, alongside other volunteers.

Beena Sharma, an education expert and passionate environmentalist, engaged with students, educating them about energy resources, their rapid depletion, and the various practices to conserve energy.

Rinki Sharma, the lead projects representative from Consumer VOICE, also interacted with students, sharing insights about community efforts and the impact of collective actions.

A quiz was organized for the children, covering various aspects of energy efficiency and available alternatives. They were also provided with notepads featuring attractive covers with energy-saving tips and colored bookmarks with energy efficiency recommendations.

During the workshop, students, speakers, experts, and volunteers pledged to adopt energy efficiency practices in their daily lives and commit to various activities aimed at conserving energy.

The students, mainly aged between 12 to 15 years and hailing from low economic backgrounds, displayed keen interest and participated with full enthusiasm in the workshop.

Eco-Friendly Parenting: Fostering Energy Efficiency Practices

Eco-Friendly Parenting: Fostering Energy Efficiency Practices

Eco-Friendly Parenting: Fostering Energy Efficiency Practices

Eco-friendly parenting is a conscious and proactive approach to raising children that not only prioritizes their well-being but also promotes energy efficiency practices. In a world where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly urgent, parents play a vital role in instilling sustainable habits in their children from a young age. By incorporating eco-friendly principles into parenting, we can not only reduce our carbon footprint but also teach our kids valuable lessons about environmental stewardship. This article explores various strategies and tips for eco-friendly parenting that focus on promoting energy efficiency practices within the family dynamic. From sustainable choices in everyday routines to fostering a deeper connection with nature, eco-friendly parenting can have a lasting impact on both our children’s future and the planet’s health.

Reduce Energy Consumption: Practice energy-saving habits in your home, such as turning off lights and appliances when not in use. Teach your child the importance of conserving energy.

Recycle and Upcycle: Teach your child about recycling and repurposing items. Encourage them to get creative with upcycling projects, turning old items into new toys or decorations.

Sustainable Toy Choices: Choose toys made from sustainable materials like wood, bamboo, etc.

Toy Rotation -Instead of constantly buy new toys, create toy rotation system. Store some toys away and periodically swap them to keep playtime fresh and exciting.

Teach Environmental Awareness: Educate your child about the importance of protecting the environment. Take nature walks, visit local parks, and discuss topics like recycling and conservation.

Green Transportation: Use eco-friendly transportation methods like walking, biking, or using public transport when possible. This sets a positive example for your child and reduces your carbon footprint.

Composting: If you have a garden, consider composting food scraps and organic waste. Involve your child in the process to teach them about composting and soil health.

Encourage Sustainable Habits: Lead by example by adopting eco-friendly habits in your daily life. Children often learn best through observation and imitation.

Eco-friendly parenting extends beyond its positive impact on the environment; it serves as a cornerstone for instilling a profound sense of responsibility toward the planet in your child’s upbringing. This approach revolves around the deliberate selection of choices that not only prioritize your child’s well-being but also safeguard the Earth’s health. By embracing eco-friendly practices, parents can empower their children to become environmentally conscious individuals who are deeply committed to preserving our planet for future generations.

Empowering Sustainability: Personal Responsibility in an Energy-Conscious World

Empowering Sustainability: Personal Responsibility in an Energy-Conscious World

Empowering Sustainability: Personal Responsibility in an Energy-Conscious World

In a world where energy resources are finite, and the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, it’s more important than ever for individuals to take responsibility for their energy consumption. Our collective reliance on fossil fuels and inefficient energy practices has not only depleted precious resources but also accelerated the global climate crisis. As a result, there is a growing need for individuals, businesses, and governments to adopt sustainable and energy-efficient practices to mitigate these pressing issues. In this context, promoting energy efficiency in everyday life is a crucial step towards a more sustainable future.

Practical tips for consumers to reduce energy consumption in their daily lives and increase energy efficiency:

Choose Energy-Efficient Appliances: When purchasing new appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR label, which signifies energy efficiency. Also, consider the size and capacity of appliances to avoid wasting energy (Please check link of start labelling by Bureau of energy efficiency https://beeindia.gov.in/en/star-label)

Upgrade to LED Lighting: Replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs. LEDs use significantly less energy and last longer.

Unplug Idle Electronics: Many devices and chargers continue to draw power even when not in use. Unplug chargers and turn off electronics when not in use or use smart power strips.

Seal Gaps and Leaks: Inspect your home for drafts around windows and doors. Seal gaps with weather stripping and use caulk to seal leaks, improving insulation.

Use Natural Lighting: Open curtains and blinds during the day to maximize natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting.

Air Dry Clothes: Whenever possible, air dry your clothes instead of using a clothes dryer. If you do use a dryer, clean the lint filter after every load for better efficiency.

Plant Trees and Shade: Strategically plant trees or install shading devices outside windows to reduce heat gain in the summer, which can lower cooling costs.

Cook Efficiently: Use lids on pots and pans when cooking to reduce cooking times and energy usage. Match the size of your cookware to the burner size.

Wash Clothes in Cold Water: Use cold water for washing clothes whenever possible.

Limit Shower Time: Shorten your shower time and install low-flow showerheads to reduce hot water usage.

Carpool and Use Public Transit: Share rides with others or use public transportation to reduce the number of individual car trips.

Invest in Renewable Energy: Consider installing solar panels or wind turbines if feasible to generate clean energy at home.

Consumer VOICE is actively dedicated to championing energy efficiency practices among consumers. As part of their commitment to fostering a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future, they are actively participating in the Green Action Week 2023 campaign. This campaign serves as a platform for sharing knowledge and building a community of individuals and organizations striving for a greener planet. Consumer VOICE’s involvement underscores their mission to empower consumers with the information and tools they need to make energy-efficient choices and collectively contribute to a more sustainable world.


GAW Link – Green Action Week (GAW 2023) – Consumer Voice Green Action Week 2023 : Promoting sustainable consumption patterns in energy efficiency for a greener future (consumer-voice.org)

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