Jeeth Iype is director of Good Earth, a development company based in Bangalore that builds sustainable communities using a range of eco-friendly technologies
Individuals or families have to live together as a community; only then will they be ecologically sustainable. A disconnected family is too small to make a difference to the system, and consumes more resources. India can be a leader in this, as we have a tradition of living together, optimizing consumption and cost effectiveness, minimizing waste.
(For a discussion on sustainable architecture with Jeeth Iype click below)
As a people with experience in eco-friendly construction, we have set up a green business. We experimented with different models of design, economics and social engineering to find solutions that make business sense. People are concerned and willing to make lifestyle decisions which are attractive and do not damage the planet.