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Support Green Trails To Keep The Himalayas Clean

We need some help from you to make trekking in India more sustainable. For nearly 8 years now, Indiahikes has funded the Green Trails project to leave the mountains in a better condition. After all these years, Green Trails has almost turned into an organisation on its own. This is where we need your support. […]

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What Happens To The Wet Wipes You Leave Behind

Be it the cities or the Himalayas – wet wipes are harmful – to you and the planet. Find out why trekkers should not use wet wipes.

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Lohajung Comes Up With New Upcycling Ideas: Updates From Roopkund

Read about the upcycling ideas at Lohajung, the Roopkund base camp.

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Clean Up At Lohajung Nudges Officials To Improve Waste Situation

Our Green Trails crusader, Mohit Dev joined hands with officials in Lohajung to address the waste management crisis of the town. Read latest updates here.

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Trekkers And Villagers Come Together To Bring Down 1,807 Kgs From Roopkund

As the Roopkund trek season comes to an end we are proud of how we’ve managed to bring down tonnes of garbage down. Read this article to see the growing involvement of villagers, trekkers and local staff in our projects.

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Young Local Hero Smriti Crafts Her Way Through Plastic Waste

Young Smriti is an inspiration to her peers. Our local hero this week is someone who is self-motivated and focused. Read about how she has been transforming how people in her village view waste.

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Roopkund Base Camp On Its Zero Waste Journey, Updates from Lohajung

At our Roopkund base camp, we are stepping up our zero waste journey. Read about how women empowerment and local initiative go hand in hand with Indiahikes

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My Experiences Of Being A 2-Time Green Trails Intern

Do you want to know how is the life of a Green Trails Intern? What are his learnings, interests, and challenges? Hear straight from our 2-time Green Trails Intern Abhinav Chaurasiya.

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For Local Hero Rukmani Devi, Upcycling Is Not Just About The Money Anymore

Here’s the story of a woman who has defied the society, gone above and beyond the call of duty, to take the Green Trails mission forward.

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What Gets Measured Gets Managed – 2 Model Villages In The Making

At Green Trails, our main measure of success is when people actually see, realize and acknowledge the civic problems around them and work on solution strategies together.
Picture of Ecowarrior Devendar, a local businessman/shopkeeper from Lohajung who replaced Maggi packets with healthier/greener alternatives.

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How Do Locals Drive The Green Trails Mission?

The Green Trails mission – to leave the mountains in a better condition than they were – is an aspiring one. There’s one major stakeholder in our mission that largely goes unnoticed. These are the local residents – the men, women and children who act as powerful enablers of this process

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Here’s How Lohajung Fights Waste : 3 Dumpsites Replaced In A Day!

In this week’s updates of Green Trails activities, we bring to you latest developments from three of our base camps – Lohajung, Sari and Jaubhari.

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4 Schools, 12 workshops and 1,370 kgs of waste collected: Updates from Sandakphu

The upcycling energy is picking up momentum at Sandakphu. This means more segregation at source, more safe waste disposal and more awareness.

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How a Solo Female Traveller From Germany Found Home and Peace in Kuling: The Story of Local Hero Elisabeth

When Local Hero Elisabeth came to Uttarakhand 16 years ago, she was not a local. Today, she is one of them. Read about how she made her way into people’s hearts, their lives as she took an initiative in their environmental welfare.

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How Dharamji, A Local Hero, Keeps The Lohajung Village Clean

Here’s a story about our Local Green Trails Hero from Lohajung, Uttarakhand – Dharamji. He manages to keep the entire Lohajung market clean. Send your message to him in this post!

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How Upcycling and Segregation Keep Our Green Trails Spirit Strong, Updates from Sandakphu Base Camp

This week Sandakphu sends us upcycling ideas, strong political initiative and a lot of happy green spirit.

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How ONE person Can Change The Mountains In Just A Week

Ori Gutin explains how just ONE person can make a huge difference in preserving the ecosystem on the mountains. The statistics are going to surprise you.

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11 Sacks Of Waste Collected In One Day At Lohajung!

Our team collected 11 sacks of non-recyclable waste on the very first day of clean up at Lohajung. Read our latest Green Trails updates here!

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Tracking Trash In Jagatsukh and Manali – Insights From Our Investigation

We wanted to find out just WHY waste gets thrown by riversides in Jagatsukh and Manali instead of being disposed properly. Here’s what our Green Trails team learnt.

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Maggi or the Mountains, What Will You Choose?

If you’ve ever had Maggi in the mountains, you should read this.

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Indiahikes Gets Permission To Use Haldwani Landfill For Non-Recyclable Waste

The Commissioner of Haldwani has granted Indiahikes permission to use use the landfill for disposing off non recyclable waste. Read about this and other Green Trails updates.

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6 Practical Ways Of Making A Green Model Village

Here are 6 practical ways that help us in making Jaubhari, a village on Sadakphu Trek, West Bengal, a green model village. I am sure these real-life instances will help you as well.

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How Setting Examples Help Us Fight Local Reluctance Towards Waste At Sari

It’s always an issue of reluctance amongst locals when it comes to handling waste. At Green Trails, we’ve always pounced on opportunities to communicate the importance of waste management. Once we get few people onboard, we set their examples to fight the reluctance amongst people.

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How Do You Think We Can Make Green Trails More Self-Sustained?

Innovation serves as a major enabler of the Green Trails Project. Let me tell you how with few real-life examples from Lohajung.

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