This is a custom desinged program for college students and freshly graduates using Auroville and its outstanding experience in sustainability and responsible energy management practices for peer-to-peer learning and personal as well as professional capacity building. A learning-in-action program, it connects core human values with system thinking and hands-on work experience by introducing participants to local and global energy issues policies and exposing them to potential energy conservation and efficiency interventions. The Program will give assistance to the participants in learning energy baseline, energy audit and solar PV system design and installation as well.
Auroville Green Practices
The Auroville Bamboo Centre offers transfer of knowledge, skills and technologies that utilise bamboo and that help to conserve the environment. Training programs are scheduled on a regular basis and students may just turn up at the Bamboo Centre although it is preferred that they sign up in advance. Courses are also organised upon request whereby the centre may cater to covering particular aspects as per the students wish.
The Bamboo Summer Camp is a 3-week immersive learning experience that offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of bamboo construction and sustainable living, while engaging in a unique self-inquiryin the company of an international team of mentors. The Camp takes place in Auroville, a dynamic international community committed to sustainable living, radical experimentation and personal development.
Exploring Auroville Architecture is a 3-day program composed of site visits and interactions with architects and building professionals from Auroville. During the program, participants will trail the diversity of architectural expressions in terms of form, context and purpose in the wider setting of this international township. Expected participants are professional and aspiring building professionals and home-owners who would like to gain inspirations and new ideas for their own practices. Participants will enjoy an exploratory tour every day to different places to witness Aurovilles’ unique architectural styles.
This workshop is aimed at introducing the art of paper making. Participants will be shown the different techniques for preparing the fibers, making the pulp, couching the sheets, etc. They will try their hands at these different stages of paper making. It will be at once a learning experience and a creative one.
The realisation of the Yoga of Knowledge is when one feels that one lives in the wideness of something silent, featureless and universal (called the Self) and all else is seen as only forms and names; the Self is real, nothing else.