The Green People of India (TGPI) are absolutely overjoyed, thrilled and tickled pink that John Abraham has decided to join in and become an enthusiastic, unconditional supporter of The Green People Festival! Barely half a year old, we had all come together for the first time in June this year to launch our flagship event The Green People Festival at The Vintage Garden (Bandra) Mumbai. Back then, we managed to win over our very first star ally – Kalki Koechlin who joined in to support The Green People of India enthusiastically! Like Kalki, John too was given a traditional TGPI family welcome with a GREEN PEOPLE GOODIES BOX. To celebrate the generous support of our ‘Star Green People’ everyone sends ‘green goodies’ from different corners of India and we put it all together in a re-cycled mango peti (which seems to have become the TGPI mascot!). Having John on board is yet another ‘natural’ alliance as he himself hails from a family of award-winning visionary green Architects.
‘The Green People of India is a very innovative concept. People from different locations across India are coming together for The Green People Festival and I think everyone should join in this celebration of green living and initiatives that work towards the ecologically sustainable development of India’ said John.
And we received yet another boost to our cause from the Birla family who very generously agreed to host the second edition of The Green People Festival at their beautiful, sea facing bungalow in Juhu – Birla House – which will soon after convert into The Birla Wellness Center, a med spa based on the principles of Ayurveda. Lush green gradens of the Birla House will serve as a backdrop for all shades of GREEN LIVING in this nine day long ‘green fair & fiesta’. So mark your calendar!
Dates: 25 October to 2 November.
WHO are The Green People of India?
The Green People of India (TGPI) is a Collective of eco & sustainable enterprises across India who have come together with the aim of sharing their cause, concept and stories with fellow Indians. Our aim is to use collective strength to promote all ecopreneurs, social entrepreneurs, socially-ethically-
A JOURNALIST’S delight:
The Green People Festival is a treasure box of stories- Organic fabrics, Organic clothing, Eco Online Shopping, Eco kids clothes & toys, Organic bath and beauty, Eco home décor, Organic health, wellness & lifestyle, Eco fashion accessories, Upcycled jewellery, Sustainable personal hygiene, treeless stationery, Eco tourism , organic foodgrains & spices , Sustainable Development Consultants, Green NGO’s, Ayurveda Workshops, Pottery, Organic Café, Birla Wellness Center, Mouth Harp ‘crazy’ jam sessions, performances, Greenpeace Polar Bears (not real, but real enough), PETA animals (also in full costume glory)… and we have only just begun!
Some of the Green People enterprises participating in the Festival are: Earthcraft – Avani (Uttarakhand), Do U Speak Green (Mumbai), Aura Herbalwear (Ahmedabad), Shecup (Mumbai), Indigreen (Mumbai), Omved (Mumbai), Moral Fibre Fabrics (Ahmedabad), Upasana (Auroville), Unived (Mumbai), Green n Good (Jaipur), Forty Red Bangles (Mumbai), Clean Planet (Mumbai), Aarna (Mumbai), Sattva Vastra (Mumbai), The Vegetarian Shop (Mumbai), Greenlands (Mumbai), Indie Eco Candles (Mumbai), Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps (Jamshedpur), Strombss (Mumbai), I Wear Me (Mumbai), Soul Tree (New Delhi), Haathi Chaap (New Delhi), Jugaad (New Delhi), Uravu (Wayanad, Kerala)
Tie Ups & Hook Ups!
The Bombay Greenway Project, Birla Kerala Vaidyashala, Halabol.com, Fleximoms, The Daily Dump
NGO’s: Greenpeace, PETA, Liter of Light, Bombay Natural History Society
You are affectionately ‘green-vited’ to come and meet The GREEN PEOPLE of India at The Green People Festival at The Birla Wellness Center, Birla House, Juhu Mumbai (25 Oct-2 Nov). Celebrating a sustainable and organic lifestyle: Eco, ethical, sustainable, fair trade enterprises from across different states of India are coming together to present their work, cause, concept & story to the people of Mumbai.
COME! Relax, unwind, and discover a story or two. Indulge in some q & a’s with Green People over a glass of organic fresh lime juice and enjoy The Green People Festival.