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About us


Green Economy India is a futuristic venture of Samanvaya, Chennai. In the light of the Climate Emergency that rings the doorbell daily the world is inundated with ideas, concepts and practices as future knowledge for survival and sustainability.

Samanvaya has been leading co-development and delivery of innovative, novel, and futuristic courses for emerging needs since over two decades to civil society, government, academia, and corporate organizations. Utilizing the experience and insights, Samanvaya has designed Green Economy Courses for diverse audiences with different sets of programmes and practices. The courses have been offered through partner organizations, including the Sustainable Livelihood Institute (SLI), Auroville, Madras School of Social Work (MSSW), Chennai, Bhoomi College, Bengaluru and as visiting faculty in the College of Atlantic (CoA), Maine, USA.

It has also constituted a voluntary research and advocacy team that will further the green agenda in Indian conditions with serious research on diverse subjects.

In December 2021, Samanvaya conceptualized and co-organized the National Seminar on Green Economy in Chennai along with the MSSW.

Council of Elders

Samanvaya is honoured to have an inspiring Council of Elders who have inspired our work and will provide guidance and help us think through our offerings. All of them have been a source of strength and inspiration in various ways.
Ecologist, Teacher, Member, State Planning Commission, Tamil Nadu
Environmentalist, Writer, Thinker, Goa
Thinker, Writer, Teacher, Delhi
Traditional Knowledge Scholar, Grassroot Activist, Writer, Hyderabad
Philosopher, Musician, Teacher, Maine


The previous programmes of Green Economy and Enterprises have had participation of resource persons from a cross section of society. Practitioners, Entrepreneurs, Academics, Activists from diverse backgrounds have been part of these courses.
Director Samanvaya, Chennai
Director, Nammalvar Multiversity
Founder, Tula, Chennai
Social Entrepreneur, Sirgazhi
Founder – Director, Sequoia Samanvaya, California, USA
Manjappai Foundation, Madurai
Freelancer, Auroville
Founder, School of Practical Sustainability, Cape Town
Social Entrepreneur, Chennai
Founder and Director, Puvidham Rural Development Trust, Dharmapuri
Samarpanam Farmer’s Market, Pondicherry