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Skipping Ropes Matter !

Skipping Ropes Matter !

Because childhood matters, play matters as do the simple joys of life.. For kids who have a palm shell in the name of toys or nothing at all.. Goonj Skipping Ropes are made from torn Dupattas/Saris. Loved equally by urbanites, a skipping rope goes into each school kits reaching out to children in far flung village schools of India.

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Taking care of Mother Nature…strengthening lives

Taking care of Mother Nature…strengthening lives

Located in the foothills of the Aravalli, Alshigad village in Udaipur district of Rajasthan has been subjected to continuous deforestation and soil erosion for a long time. It was in the wake of this situation that the concerned villagers decided to act on it. Soon, they were joined by their brethren who had migrated to the cities but had returned to the village following the lockdown.

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Flexing the Gaps

Flexing the Gaps

This story goes back to the proverbial wisdom of ‘if life gives you a lemon, make a lemonade out of it..’ Goonj innovatively turned a potential problem of used flex banners, on its head by creatively using this waste to address the challenges of people we work with.

Banners are a necessary evil and despite being a nuisance in terms of disposal,

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The best of women at ‘Green by Goonj’

The best of women at ‘Green by Goonj’

The women at Goonj show us the best of who we can be. And that’s why this story is closer home than you imagine…This may sound odd to you at first since most of the women at our processing centers are unlettered, hailing from far flung villages of India. But don’t let that fool you.

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Your old material and the ecology of Sunderbans

Your old material and the ecology of Sunderbans

We live in a disaster-prone area. High tide is a regular phenomenon here. This mangrove wall is our only shield from disasters,” says Thakur Das Burman, from Kalitala village in the Sunderbans (West Bengal), looking at the tree-lined expanse in front of him.

A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water.

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