Eco Walk 2017

ECO WALK 2017

SARA Centre’s Community Action Program Western Ghats Eco Walk 2017 was held from June 5 – 10, 2017. The walk covered a 157 km stretch from The Jog Falls to Shivamogga. Karnataka, India. The walk travelled through 40 villages and towns; and engaged approximately 25,000 school children from 85 schools and the local community. Here are some excerpts from the Eco Walk:

Day 1 – 5th June, 2017

 

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Day 2 – 6th June, 2017

 

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Day 3 – 7th June, 2017

 

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Day 4 – 8th June, 2017

 

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Day 5 – 9th June, 2017

 

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Day 6 – 10th June, 2017

 

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315 posters contributions on environmental topics were exhibited in numerous site-specific displays in schools and town squares. Click here to view the poster gallery.

50,000 stickers from the series entitled Aplhabets of Environment were distributed all along the route to students and locals. Stickers were designed by Abhinav Yagnik, Santanu Dey and Arunkumar H G. Click here to view the stickers gallery

Organisation & Collaborations

The program was a collaboration between the SARA Centre and the following:

K V Subbanna Ranga Samooha Theatre Group

  • Mr. Sripad Bagawat Kiru Honnesara
  • Mr. Prasanna Hunsekoppa
  • Mr. Yesu Prakash Hegoddu 
  • Mrs. Shylaja Prakash
  • Mr. Gurumoorthy Varadamoola 
  • Mr. Ganapati Hegde Nanditale

Nada Chawadi Theatre Group

  • Yesu Prakash Heggodu

 Swan Man Environmental Organization

  • Akhilesh Chippli

Mr. Chandrashekar Chitrasiri Sirivante

Mr. Parisara Nagaraj, Asst. Professor, Environmental scientist, Shivamogga 

Mr. Shekhar Gowler, Convenor, Bhumikasum, Shivamogga

Exhibition design and display support:

  • Santanu Dey
  • Abhinav Yagnik
  • Himanshu Desai
  • Arunkumar H G

Curatorial, web and communications advice:

  • Himanshu Desai

Operational support:

Dhanush – coordination SARA Centre

  • H G – managerial support
  • Darshan H S – technical support 
  • Prashant P Hirale – technical support 
  • Raju M Kallukoppa
  • Rajpal Singh – materials and displays support
  • Satish Shetty – transportion
Volunteering & Participation

All participants went above and beyond expectations, as they volunteered to make this event a success. 

SARA Centre’s permanent volunteers (Green Ambassadors) coordinated student engagement:

  • Vishwanath Patil
  • Somshekhar
  • Sumukha B
  • Renuka Santosh
  • Baby Melsirsi
  • Akshata
  • Dasharatha
  • Pavana
  • Shraddha
  • Monisha
  • Shravya
  • Navya
  • Divya
  • Mohith
  • Navami
  • Rajath
  • Sunil
  • Abhishek
  • Sandesh
  • Sharaj
  • Sharath K L
  • Pooja K L
  • Soumya K L
  • Shruthi K H
  • Shivani K G
  • Subramanya
  • Naman
  • Nisarga
  • Deepa
  • Gayatri
  • Bhuvaneshrwari

Various artists joined the Eco Walk as volunteers and supporters:

  • Abhinav Yagnik
  • Santanu Dey
  • Payal Rajput
  • Shubham Solanki
  • Madhav Vyas
  • Parikshit Pisal
  • Sahana Ramprakash
  • Balagopalan
  • Sai Swaroop
  • Somu Desai
  • Mrugen Rathor
  • Kathleen Wyma
  • Imran Liyakat Ali Khan
  • Veer Munshi
  • Ravinder Reddy
  • Himanshu Desai
  • Gagan Goudar
  • Krishnachari
  • Minti & Karan
  • Ramya
  • Navin S
  • Mohan
  • Chaitanya Rukumpur
  • Padamchitt Saxena

Additional Support

  • Arts4All
  • Ravinder Reddy
  • Shobha Broota
  • Pooja Iranna
  • Sakshi Broota
  • Global Nomadic Art Project India Chapter by Somu Desai

Special thanks to:

  • Ramachandra Shirali
  • Pandurang Hegde
  • Prakash Bhatt
  • Shivajirav Kaganikar
  • Dr. Patanjali
  • Janardhan
  • Na deSouza
  • Chakrawaka Subramanya
  • Dr. Mallikarjuna Murugarajendra Swami
  • Dr M. Ganesh
  • Huvayya Gowdru
  • Shripathi