THE CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY, GOA
House of Seven Doors
is a collectively driven organization that nurtures, facilitates and creates change to enable a planet where human activity is not just resource neutral, but resource positive.
We believe that sustainable practices go hand in hand with philosophical and economic prosperity. Our aim is to shift perspectives and actions; to create abundance where we might have seen scarcity.
Fore-fronting the makers, do-ers, and artists of Goa, we incubate projects that generate tangible positive changes in the wellbeing of the Goan natural environment and daily lives of Goans.
Thousands of entrepreneurs in India are working across issues such as waste management; sustainable building; sustainable tourism; wildlife rehab; habitat protection and more.
However, the sustainability ecosystem is highly fragmented.
Sensible Earth seeks to be a space of ideation, connection and productive growth.
We hold strong the belief that gathering in intentional spaces is essential for our evolution. So, we hold space for us to connect, learn and grow together with the intention to transform collective interaction with nature - while rethinking and reimagining our idea of nature itself.
Our space in Salvador do Mundo, resting by marshland teeming with birds and wilderness, is both a retreat and a workshop. Working from House of Seven Doors, we welcome folks from all walks of life to propose projects for incubation.
For aspiring and current social entrepreneurs, we offer community support, knowledge base, networking & learning opportunities - for greater collective impact.
For corporates and others that would like to improve their practices, we provide structured learning opportunities and easy-to-access rosters of sustainable collaborators.
Our public programming, always free or low-cost, creates awareness and education around the issues that concern us.
We aim to always think locally, and set achievable milestones that take us step by step to harmonious living.
a festival celebrating sustainable coexistence
NOVEMBER 6-8 2020
Garcia de Orta, Panjim Goa
Revival2020 was a festival celebrating sustainable coexistence.
With stories, workshops, stalls, music, poetry, Revival2020 opened up a space of sharing, where intimacy is essential to sustainable living and growth. Our audience was empowered by personal stories, enough to implement small, incremental changes in their daily lives that contribute to our mission of envisioning a planet where human activity is not just resource neutral, but resource positive.
Centered around 12 storytelling acts, the festival spanned 3 days: 6-7-8 Nov ‘20 from 4-10pm. Each evening we presented four storytellers who shared their journeys in living lightly. Our sustainable bazaar supported local eco-entrepreneurs, and the days were bracketed by waste walks, music jams, cycling tours, diy workshops.
The impact of Revival2020 has been extremely encouraging. With 1800 visitors over 3 days, 30 eco-entrepreneurs, 12 sustainability storytellers, 8 musical acts, 8 hands-on learning facilitators, and a vibrant group of Revival team members and volunteers, we began reviving safe physical interaction post-pandemic, and mobilising sustainability warriors into the corners of Goa.
Revival2020 successfully opened up a space of sharing important and personal stories of sustainability, captured a committed audience, and created a strong and determined team. We continue to evaluate our learnings, and have emerged with a unique perspective of the sustainability landscape of Goa. With Revival2021, we gather all this knowledge, energy and interest to push us further - into action.
Revival is a platform which enables people to understand and impact their daily routines, choices, and chores. A one time buy or a story doesn’t dictate daily choices but information passed in effective experiential manner does lead to continuous similar choices.
Our team asks ourselves - can each of us make a direct impact which is within our reach at the moment? There are many sustainability warriors across Goa, like us, who want to create that impact and need a successful platform. Hence, we look at the Revival team as an impact making human capital which is beyond organising festivals with pop ups, storytelling or activities. It is - in its simplest form - a movement to enable our ecosystem towards sustainability, holding a microscopic lens.
This year, we chose to go smaller - to localise and mobilise.
Revival2021 will be a series of 5 impactful events that celebrate sustainable coexistence through action. With the support of the CCP, we propose to launch into a year of high impact, above all else.