You have reached this page and perhaps it’s time to know a little about me.
I am a Bangalore-based independent journalist with stints in Deccan Herald, The Times of India, The New Indian Express and Acharya Institute of Journalism (HoD) spread over 12 years. I am a core and proud member of the Solid Waste Management Round Table, Bengaluru.
When a chance arose in early 2012, I worked hard and succeeded in setting up a highly advanced and end-to-end zero-waste SWM system for my community Sobha Althea-Azalea, Yelahanka, along with a bunch of enthusiastic green volunteers. It was picked by The Times of India in August 2015 as the best model to be emulated across Karnataka. The experience—embedded with failures and sweet successes—altered the course of my life by changing the way I looked at urban waste and the trail of woes it left behind in terms of air, water and soil pollution.
My love for local solutions led me to conducting several DIYs in composting thereby reinforcing my firm belief that it takes local and cost-effective solutions to deal with a monumental issue like garbage.
I began pouring my energies into researching and documenting all the available composting systems/methods here in Endlessly Green to help green champions like myself transform their communities by picking the right composting method and other best practices. Through my blog, Facebook and WhatsApp, I am in touch with hundreds of green champions from across India and help them pick the right composting method for their community.
My blog bagged the “Social Media for Empowerment Award-2018” conferred by Digital Empowerment Foundation, New Delhi.
My company ENDLESSLY GREEN is all set to roll out well-crafted and sturdy composters for both home and community composting purposes along with various consumables. This is an exciting journey for me paved with many unknowns. As always, I hope to tread on with support and feedback from my green fraternity.
– Savita Hiremath