India Kuch Kar – Put a Stop to the Drop

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Water is a precious natural resource . Essential in every aspect of our lives . Growing population , climate change are putting a big pressure on this life essential resource .

Across India – in homes , offices , public spaces – we have considerable opportunity to save water by being vigilant and pro-active . Conscious effort to fix leaking taps will save liters of water that can help your neighborhood and city .

We cannot afford anymore to be indifferent to the water crisis in India and across the world . Individuals , businesses and governments will need to do everything they can to be water efficient .

In his #MannKiBaat yesterday Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the need to conserve water .

We invite our readers to save water in every way you can . And to spread the message . Pl feel free to share the above ‘India Kuch Kar‘ poster . You can download it from the post or from our twitter handle .

Thank you for choosing to make a positive difference.

 

Shloka Pouches

shloka pouch

 

At Clean Planet we believe that words have energy and power . Everyday living objects can be imbued with purpose , meaning and positivity . A pouch can be so much more than a pouch .

The Indigenius Shloka pouch is a bundle of positive energy crafted impeccably from 100% Cotton . It has the elegant charm of a wise sage .

Look forward to more of these in the coming months and beyond.

p.s – share your thoughts with us at hello@cleanplanet.in

 

 

 

Indiegenius – Handcrafted Clutches

Ikat clutches

 

India has a rich legacy of textile culture that has nurtured over centuries . The diversity and depth of India’s textile heritage is unparalleled anywhere in the world . We pay a tribute to the crafts of India with “Indiegenius” – Handcrafted accessories – which are smart , stylish , contemporary and planet friendly .

The search for special fabrics led us from Andhra Pradesh to Sikkim to choose the best fabrics for the Classic Black & White series.

Only the finest of materials finds place in Indiegenius – handpicked handcrafted fabrics , genuine leather , metal trims . All lovingly crafted into an impeccable clutch that you can carry in style anywhere from Mumbai to Rio . Think of it as a modern day heirloom !

In our urban world – we often end up saving our special attire for special occasions . With this we see less and less of our rich craft legacy in our everyday lives . With Indiegenius accessories you can carry a part of India with you – everyday.

Buy your Indiegenius accessories here http://bit.ly/257n40g

 

 

Eco Gift Bags


Indiginius Printed gift bag _Poster

For most urban residents – a gift means purchase of a product and then getting is wrapped in paper / laminated film. And then place it in a paper bag . Multiply this 30 millions times . The scene is that of an environmental horror film of a growing pile of paper and plastic .

At Clean Planet we are always looking for cool ways to marry sustainability with style . We have pioneered a range of delightful eco friendly gifts bags . Our gift bags not only help to give the gift in style – it also doubles up as a second gift !

Each time the recipient uses the bag – he / she will always remember that they received it from you. A totally planet friendly way to share your love.

Head here to browse and buy http://bit.ly/1exNYBr

Happy Gifting !

 

 

 

Happy Gudi Padwa

Happy Gudi Padwa

 

Wishing everyone a very joyous Gudi Padwa . Stay Eco in your Celebrations !

Ocean of Change

water on Earth

 

As mankind we have trouble comprehending what’s going on at land . The oceans have consequently been ignored . On a planet that is 71% water – of which 96% is oceans – ignoring the oceans is not an option anymore .

A recent article by the National Geographic profiles the loss of Oxygen from the oceans and it’s consequent impact on marine life . We would encourage everyone to read it to understand in detail the rapid changes that are taking place in the oceans .

In the last several years there has been a growing understanding of the impact of disposal of waste and pollutants into the oceans. Marine life and birds either undergoing mutation or painful , untimely death as a consequence of mankind’s chosen way of life. The risk to marine life does not end there . Marine life need oxygen which they imbibe from water . Natural changes compounded by climate change are resulting in a rapid increase of low oxygen areas . This is pushing marine life closer to the surface , putting certain species at risk . Imagine if we had a sprawling city – but ALL of it’s residents had to live only in 3 neighborhoods . Something like that is happening in the oceans .

The discussion on this can easily degenerate to allocating how much of this is due to climate change . In doing so we will be deluding ourselves .

Our everyday choices as individuals , households , businesses are shaping the Planet . An Ocean of Change is needed to ensure sustainabilty for mankind and other species .

As individuals and households we can make a vast range of choices that reduce disposable waste which choke the planet . As businesses we have even greater responsibility to make choices that go beyond the next quarter results and nurture the planet. Produce responsibly , sell responsibly , buy responsibly . Let’s take good care of the one Planet that is our only Home .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swachh Citizen

Swachh Citizen

Swachh Citizen

 

As Clean Planet we have been running a civic campaign ‘India Kuch Kar‘ for more than 2 years now . Where we create posters and share with passionate individuals to post them in offices , public spaces , residential building notice boards , on social media – all with the goal of inspiring our fellow citizens to contribute towards a Clean Country . Our campaign has been embraced by people from different parts of India – from Ladakh to Chennai .

The desire to create a Clean Planet has shaped our product design , packaging , promotions  - From Totes to Eco Veggie bags that reduce disposable , plastic waste we have been relentlessly innovating to make it easy for our customers to create a Clean & Sustainable India.

As one can imagine , we were delighted to see the Swachh Bharat initiative . For the first time cleanliness has been given the attention it deserves . It’s been amazing to see people from all walks of life take up a broom and be willing to clean a public space.

Our take on this is that the reason why so many people have had to take up a broom is because there is litter on the streets that should NOT have been there in the first place . Bharat cannot become Swachh until her citizens become Swachh Citizens.

A truly Swachh Bharat requires a change in the mindset . We have to be Swachh 24×7 . Else we will always need to take up a broom and clean some public space or the other . Let’s tackle the root cause of littering by pledging to NEVER Litter a Public Place – EVER .

This Republic Day let’s make India ‘Sare Jahan se Accha‘ by pledging to Go Swachh .

Become a SWACHH CITIZEN .

#SwachhCitizen #CleanPlanet #SwachhBharat

 

5 REASONS WHY CLEAN PLANET’S BAG OF THE YEAR 2015 WILL MAKE HEADS TURN THIS YEAR!

If asked to list the functions of a good Tote bag, most would speak of STORAGE, STYLE AND STURDINESS.
But what if a bag could offer these and much more?
What if you were given a fascinating new angle of looking at a bag?

Clean Planet prides itself in introducing a unique bag that is Eco-Friendly, multifunctional and incredibly affordable! BAG OF THE YEAR 2015.

 

Here are 5 reasons why this is no ordinary bag and one that deserves the name- Bag of the Year.

1. It’s a one-of-a-kind calendar (Yes, you read that right)

Clean Planet - Bag of the Year is a one-of-a-kind calendar

Clean Planet – Bag of the Year

In the beginning, there was the humble paper calendar that served no purpose at the end of the year, except maybe to add to the New Year’s bonfire. Then came Clean Planet with Bag of the Year – a tote bag that changed the face of ordinary calendar reading.
A delightfully designed calendar print on cotton canvas in fun colors will brighten up the days of your year every time you look at it. Hang it up in your home or pep up your work station with this cool tote as you use it to store documents and supplies.

 

2. It’s a cool Tote bag when reversed

Clean Planet - Bag of the Year is a cool Tote bag when reversed

Clean Planet – Bag of the Year

While you can use Bag of the Year 2015 to adorn your wall space, you can also carry this bag around to make a unique style statement. The best part about this tote is that it is REVERSIBLE! Once the year ends or if you’re just in the mood for a new look, reverse the bag inside-out and enjoy the new upbeat print. The only date missing on this calendar is an expiry date because of its fresh new look when reversed. Now that’s what we call a bag that’s twice as nice to you and your wallet!

 

3. It is Eco Friendly

Bag of the Year is Eco Friendly

Clean Planet – Bag of the Year

Like every Clean Planet creation, the Bag of the Year 2015 is an Eco-stylish masterpiece!
It is a clear winner over cumbersome paper calendars and is definitely a more eco-friendly choice over paper. Designed with love, using pure cotton canvas fabric and earth friendly colors, it is reusable and will outlive the year it is meant for. It’s eco-friendly components make it a product that will bio degrade into the earth over a period of time when discarded causing no harm to the eco system. Two thumbs up for Mother Nature!

4. Its top-notch quality is unmatched

Clean Planet - Bag of the Year top notch quality is unmatched

Clean Planet – Bag of the Year

Amidst thousands of tote bags stylishly designed, flamboyantly advertised and highly priced, Bag of the Year 2015 stands out for its impeccable quality standards. Designed in an optimum size with superb finishing and long lasting colors in contemporary screen printing technique, make it a cut above the rest. The broad and sturdy handles are designed to carry your every load with ease.

 

5. It makes for a perfect gift

Clean Planet - Bag of the Year makes for a perfect gift

Clean Planet – Bag of the Year

Age and gender no bar, the Bag of the Year 2015 is the perfect gift this festive season.
Right from its design to its quality, this tote bag as a gift will speak volumes for you. It makes for a thoughtful and intelligent present. It is a novel gifting idea with an eco-friendly touch that your loved ones would cherish for years. You can be assured to be remembered by them every time they look at it.

 

What more could one ask for in a bag?
So make the choice to have a green 2015 with Bag of the Year 2015
www.cleanpanet.in

 

QZ8501

air asia

 

Most of Asia woke up today to the news of Air Asia flight QZ8501 having disappeared en route to Singapore . Across the world people tracked the news hoping for a miracle of the passengers being rescued . That hope still burns bright . Hopefully tomorrow will bring good news about the passengers on board being rescued from the sea .

As it always happens with such flights – there are people who made a last minute reservation to take the flight . And some who cancelled their tickets close to departure . One such lucky individual was Mr Chandra Susanto who was scheduled to travel on QZ8501 along with his wife and 3 children . They cancelled the plan a day prior as his father was unwell .

‘I am very thankful to God for his mercy for me and my family. But I am so sad and very sorry for the people on the plane,’ Mr Susanto said. He also had this to say ‘ Our lives have changed. We are so grateful. We have an opportunity to be the best people we can and to help others. We are so thankful to God

Reading the article it struck me that most of us are blessed to have that opportunity daily . Just because we did not miss a flight that crashed we don’t often realize the enormity of the gift that each day represents .

Our thoughts and prayers with those onboard the flight and their families and loved ones . A real tribute would be living each day for the GIFT it truly is #Be the Best People We can & Help Others.

 

 

 

 

Eco Express – It’s time to act!

 

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