THE CROAK is a weekly environmental newsletter put out by the eCoexist team. It is the voice of the environment on its last legs, the final croak that can either be a plea for attention or a call of triumph as the frogs jump out of the well of ignorance and denial.

Punaravartan: Help us spread the word

Thank you to all Flame students who signed up to  participate in the Punaravartan campaign!! This is a newsletter from the eCoexist team to update you on the our progress and to keep you posted on preparations for next year 2023!


Those of you who have had a chance to look at the website of the  Punaravartan campaign would by now have a glimpse of how beautifully it all came together - we collected a total of around 18000 kg of clay sludge altogether, which was sent to artisans in Pen, Pimpri Chinchwad, Thane  and Pune. This clay will now be recycled for reuse next year. 

22 organisations joined hands to make this possible along with several schools and residential societies. 

The campaign also won accolades and recognition from different members of society and we wanted to share a few with you. You can read below about some of the recognition we have recieved including being featured on the Yale forum for Religion and Ecology!

We would also like to invite you to join us so that we can bring the campaign to your city next year! 

Vikalp Sangam

To read the article on the Vikalp Sangam website click here

Monga Bay

To read the article on the Monga Bay website click here 

Yale Forum for Religion and Ecology

To visit the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology click here 


The Punaravartan campaign in Pune was done by bringing together over 250 volunteers and was done almost entirely on a voluntary basis, in a truly collective spirit. 

Please email us at [email protected] and we can discuss further with you . Call at 9049146644



Our vision is to expand the work that has already been done in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Thane and Nasik .. as well as to add other cities to our list. 

To be able to do this we need your help in the following ways:

1. Create a database of all NGOs across India that are in some way working on the Eco Ganesh campaign to make this festival entirely zerowaste.

2. Identify and approach potential partners in other cities

3. Create a social media awareness campaign on the theme of Punaravartan

4. Identify and approach artisans who could be willing to recieve and recycle the clay sludge 

5. Volunteer on the ground during the Ganesh festival to help with collection 

6. Document the entire process and help put together a manual for other cities. 

Some of these tasks can be done online , others require work on the ground. We ask that you choose a task that you feel inspired to and specify exactly how much time and effort you can offer to it. Once you commit, we would hold you to your word so commit with care!

The skills we can use include

1. Digital media design skills

2. Digital marketing skills 

3. Planning and organisational skills 

4. Networking skills

5. Creative writing and journalism skills 



The Punaravartan campaign is the first of its kind in the entire country and is creating a movement in the circular economy that has a lot to learn from !

On a practical level you will 

1. Work with world class environmental leaders

2. Learn how one brings about change in society around environmental issues on a real life project

3. Recieve a certificate from eCoexist for work well done 

4. Make amazing new friends and get a chance to make a mark in your network too with this unique initiative!


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The Croak is a weekly environmental newsletter put out by the eCoexist team. It is the voice of the environment on its last legs, the final croak that can either be a plea for attention or a call of triumph as the frogs jump out of the well of ignorance and denial. Satirical, urgent and wise the newsletter brings to your attention, topics of global environmental relevance as well as emerging encouraging alternatives. Put together by a team of passionate Nature lovers, The Croak hopes to look at the environmental crisis in its face. It is a tool to reconnect readers to Nature, through questioning and self reflection. To understand the outer environment as a reflection of our own inner state, individually and as a species. And to take responsibility for enabling change.
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