Green Kitchen workshop by Adamya Chetana – 27 th Aug 2016, Saturday

This workshop is being delivered by Adamya Chetana Foundation in association with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and support of VTU

** Background **

Amidst the growing environmental concerns regarding the rapid impact of increasing temperatures, carbon foot prints etc., there has also been a growing awareness on the need to adopt eco friendly lifestyles and practices at individual homes, workplaces or in the immediate surroundings. One such area which draws our attention is our homes and kitchens wherein a considerable amount of waste is generated and disposed, whether in a suitable or unsuitable manner is however debatable.

Swachh Bharat Mission is an initiative by the Government of India to create a clean India and promote environmental sustainability. Adamya Chetana, a NGO founded in the year 1997, is involved in providing hot and nutritious meals to over 2 lakh children every day under the Mid Day Meal Scheme through it’s 5 kitchens across cities.  Adamya Chetana has pioneered and implemented very successfully the concept of Green Kitchen at Bengaluru for the last 5 years. Today, the Bengaluru kitchen cooks food for nearly 50,000 children daily without generating a speck of garbage (solid and liquid), and use of fossil free fuel only.

In this background, Adamya Chetana would like to share with others in the community and create awareness on concepts of Implementing Green Kitchens and thereby contribute to the larger society and the environment. By partnering with Adamya Chetana, VTU college kitchens & hostel messes can follow green earth-friendly practices to reduce garbage and the consumption of water & energy.

In continuation of the Workshop, Adamya Chetana will be happy to assist you implement Green Kitchen at your premises.

** When**

27th Aug 2016, Saturday

** Where **

Adamya Chetana Foundation & Annapoorna – Bangalore
Community Hall
Kempegowda nagar
Bengaluru – 560 019
Ph: 080-26620404

** Details**

  • Target audience: Faculty members of canteen committees, wardens and other faculty interested in environmental protection
  • Date : 27th August, 2016, Saturday
  • Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
  • Fees : INR 500/- ( includes Tea / coffee and Lunch )
  • Workshop Communication Methodology: Highly Interactive / Participatory / Group Discussions /Videos / PPTs
  • Venue: Adamya Chetana Foundation
  • Annapoorna – BBMP Community Hall , Next to GaviGangadhareshwara temple, Kempegowda nagar, Bengaluru – 560 019, Ph: 080-26620404, Google map

Eminent personalities:

  1. Yellappa Reddy
  2. Almitra Patel, Noted environmentalist
  3. Sri Vishnumayananda Swamiji of Ragihalli RK Math, Green expert
  4. Vishwanath (OTG) Urban farming expert
  5. Vamanachar (noted environmental expert) & former Pollution control Board Chairman of Karnataka
  6. Sri Y B Ramakrishna (Expert on alternative fuels)

Core team delivering this program

  1. T V Ramachandra, CES, IISc
  2. Harish Bhat, Researcher and Consultant, IISc
  3. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, Chief Trustee of ACF
  4. Soumya Prasad, JNU
  5. Mridul Salgame, Consultant Food Safety and Quality
  6. Pradeep Oak, IT expert
  7. D R Subramanya,
  8. Samir Kagalkar, Fellow of IIM B

Workshop core impact areas

  1. Live Demonstration / Visit to Adamya Chetana ‘s Green Kitchen
  2. Meaning of Social service in today’s world . How I can contribute ?
  3. Environment conservation – Need of the hour : Impact of Hazards
  4. Green Kitchen – Practices / Methodologies
  5. Converting our Kitchen to a Green kitchen – How ?

** More Information**

Please contact Dr. Samir Kagalkar at

** Schedule **

Date: 27th August, 2016    |   Venue: Adamya Chetana|   Timings: 09.30 am to 4.30 pm

9 – 9.30 AM: Registration, Tea and networking
I session – Inauguration (09.30 am to 11.00 am)

30 to 09.40 am: Welcome and introduction to ACF and workshop: Dr. Samir Kagalkar
40 to 10.00 am: Social service concepts & ACF journey: Dr. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar
00 am to 10.45 am Key note by Chief Guests: Dr. Sridhar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of VTU, Dr. Vamanachar, Dr. Yellappa Reddy, Dr. T V Ramachandra (12 mins each)
45 am to 11.00 am: Video about Adamya Chetana Foundation’s Green Initiatives
Tea break: 11.00 am to 11.15 am

II Session: Fossil free fuel & Zero Garbage Annapoorna Kitchen visit: 11.15 am to 11.45 noon:

Tour guidance and information by Dr. Salgame and Shreya Rao ( Q&A : 11.45 am to 12.00 noon)

III Session:   Expert talk on impact on environment AND Creative solutions to bigger problems 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm (Environmental status currently and issues therein)

Sri Harish Bhat, Environmental researcher, IISc

Lunch: Group formation and discussion over lunch by participants (1.00 pm to 2.00 pm)

IV Session: 2.00 pm to 2.30 pm: Presentation by Dr. Shamasundar NIE on the experience of first Biogas plant in a college (NIE)

V Session: 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm: Presentation by participants “How can I bring about change in my organization’s kitchen”? Presentation and Group discussion by each groups on issues, ideas and solutions (Harish Bhat to moderate the presentation)

VI Session: 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm: Adopting Green Lifestyle in our lives: Dr. TV Ramachandra


4.15 pm to 4.30 pm: Concluding session and certificate distribution

** Map **