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People are a part of nature.

 

But modern life
can make it seem as though
we simply exist alongside nature
instead of being a part of it.

 

It’s often difficult to see
that what we do to nature
is eventually what we do
to ourselves.

 

Nonetheless, by helping to develop
more sustainable systems of living,
we can create opportunities
for people to have more
symbiotic relationships with
their natural environments.

 

Panchabhuta Conservation Foundation
provides alternative, viable, low-cost
sustainable living choices for people.
We do this by enabling exemplars of natural
economic activity and experiences which
enhance conservation and preservation of
indigenous environments by tackling topics such as
domestic production, environment, water,
food, knowledge, etc.

 

At Panchabhuta, we work in the
villages of the Aghanashini River estuary
and surrounding region. That means we aim to serve
an area settled by about 15,000 households
in roughly three dozen census villages
on three focal topics: ecosystem, culture and economy.

 

 

Ecosystem Culture Economy
     
Restore diminished ecosystems by understanding environmental capacities and constraints Encourage people to reconnect with domestic activity by promoting individual aspirations and nature capital opportunities Optimize locally-focused domestic production by propagating natural economy, small-scale exemplars

We’re creating a sustainable approach that...

Makes flexible and scalable new tools and prototypes for living in balance with nature       Uses cloud-based and mobile-enabled technology to share knowledge, facilitate activities and encourage widespread participation
         
Empowers people to create transformation       Produces open source knowledge around unique environments and cultures

We’re creating a sustainable approach that...

Makes flexible and scalable new tools and prototypes for living in balance with nature       Uses cloud-based and mobile-enabled technology to share knowledge, facilitate activities and encourage widespread participation
         
Empowers people to create transformation       Produces open source knowledge around unique environments and cultures

We’re creating a sustainable approach that...

Makes flexible and scalable new tools and prototypes for living in balance with nature       Uses cloud-based and mobile-enabled technology to share knowledge, facilitate activities and encourage widespread participation
         
Empowers people to create transformation       Produces open source knowledge around unique environments and cultures

We’re creating a sustainable approach that...

Makes flexible and scalable new tools and prototypes for living in balance with nature       Uses cloud-based and mobile-enabled technology to share knowledge, facilitate activities and encourage widespread participation
         
Empowers people to create transformation       Produces open source knowledge around unique environments and cultures

We’re accessing the power of communities.  

 

The Panchabhuta Community Hub is a sustainably-
built venue for domestic production learning,
support, and commerce. It’s a central place where
people can go to access resources and services
which empower them to build more sustainable
relationships (ecologically, socially and
economically) with their natural environment.

 

  We’re working with people like Ganesh...
   

He runs a laundry business in Kagala. Panchabhuta wants to help him use natural water systems technology to intelligently manage his water supply, and implement low-cost natural systems for converting black and grey waste water into water for his food garden. Additionally, he can adopt sustainable energy practices by consuming charcoal produced in Kagala village BioChar facility.

...and with people like Ismail  
 
He is looking to build his first sustainable home by becoming a Panchabhuta Hut-to-Hut eco-homestay entrepreneur exemplar. Panchabhuta seeks to work with Ismail in supporting his aspiration to own a sustainable home through its Hut-to-Hut model of low-cost eco-tourism houses. This will preserve indigenous biodiversity, offer an opportunity to increase his income and provide a beautiful house for his family.
 

  Participation through
technology
  We’re developing a dynamic, cloud-based, mobile-platform virtual university to benefit local communities. This open-source framework will be used to connect communities, share knowledge, upskill entrepreneurs and encourage collaborators to participate in a movement toward building more balanced systems of living while increasing natural domestic production.

The Panchabhuta Journey

We started out as a few individuals who shared a desire to make change Coming together, we began to discover ways to create positive change in one local environment We’re using the knowledge being generated in that prototype environment to develop entreprenuer scalable models and systems Using these models and systems as a basis for engagement in other local environments will help us grow into an organization with the potential to make change on a global scale
             
             

The Panchabhuta Journey

We started out as a few individuals who shared a desire to make change Coming together, we began to discover ways to create positive change in one local environment We’re using the knowledge being generated in that prototype environment to develop entreprenuer scalable models and systems Using these models and systems as a basis for engagement in other local environments will help us grow into an organization with the potential to make change on a global scale
             
             

The Panchabhuta Journey

We started out as a few individuals who shared a desire to make change Coming together, we began to discover ways to create positive change in one local environment We’re using the knowledge being generated in that prototype environment to develop entreprenuer scalable models and systems Using these models and systems as a basis for engagement in other local environments will help us grow into an organization with the potential to make change on a global scale
             
             

The Panchabhuta Journey

We started out as a few individuals who shared a desire to make change Coming together, we began to discover ways to create positive change in one local environment We’re using the knowledge being generated in that prototype environment to develop entreprenuer scalable models and systems Using these models and systems as a basis for engagement in other local environments will help us grow into an organization with the potential to make change on a global scale
             
             

The Panchabhuta Journey

We started out as a few individuals who shared a desire to make change Coming together, we began to discover ways to create positive change in one local environment We’re using the knowledge being generated in that prototype environment to develop entreprenuer scalable models and systems Using these models and systems as a basis for engagement in other local environments will help us grow into an organization with the potential to make change on a global scale
We developed our vision and partnered with global thought leaders to create a holistic ecosystem   We held our first bioclimatic, natural systems forum jointly with NTNU University Trondheim graduate school of architecture students at our Kagala Knowledge Acceleration Places, K2AP, in Beerkodi, Kagal village.   We built our K2AP as a sustainable venue for NGOs and corporates looking for know-how, creativity and intelligence to hold forums. On a beautiful seven-kilometer stretch of sandy beach, the site also houses our in-house research to support thinking, innovating and accelerated learning   Over the next few years, we are planning to build self-sustainable, domestic production exemplars and programs in Kagala village. Once proven and validated to scale, we intend to replicate these programs in other high biodiversity geographies
             

Much of our story must still be written.

2009 — 11 2012 — 14 2015 — ?
Initial discussion, planning, development for project site at Kagal; Panchabhuta name and identity begin to take shape. Formally registered as a Section 25 non-profit in March 2012; capital construction and investments in infrastructure ongoing; Workshops and programs with international partners lead to construction of a model paddy house and a charcoal kiln. Infrastructure development continues; first Permaculture Design Certificate Course held; research agenda kickstarts with scoping study and initial pilot development projects underway.

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