Lakshmi Sarah

Educator & Writer

Category Archives: Project Groundswell Posts

Q & A with Stanford’s Green Grid Radio

Green Grid Radio is a new hour-long weekly radio show from Stanford radio. The show airs Tuesdays, 1-2pm PST on KZSU Stanford 90.1FM in the San Francisco Bay Area and … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seeds of Occupy: The Gill Tract Contested Land and Oakland’s Planting Justice

This article originally appeared in Project Groundswell.  On Earth Day, activists, community members, students and local farmers reclaimed the Gill Tract, a five-acres of a 14-acre piece of land in … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Simplifying the Economics of Happiness with Helena Norberg-Hodge

This article originally appeared in Project Groundswell.  In 1975, before India’s northern region of Ladakh became a popular tourist attraction; Helena Norberg-Hodge went with a film crew. It was here she first … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Vision for the Future: Founder of Earth Trust, Vanya Orr

The Nilgiri Hills consists of a heart-shaped region rising almost vertically from the lowlands of the Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka in Southern India. In order … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Displacing Rural Communities for Delhi’s Drinking Water: Is the Renuka Dam Worth the Cost?

First Published in Project Groundswell I have a love/hate relationship with the many contrasts in India: the bright green paddy fields next to red tile roofs, the smell of jasmine … Continue reading

October 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

World Record Egg Plant Curry Made to Protest Biotechnology Bill in India

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell As part of a public campaign against the upcoming Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, the largestbaigan ka bharta (eggplant curry) was made … Continue reading

September 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Cargill Salt Pond Development a Bad Idea for San Francisco Bay

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell On a recent trip to Coyote Hills, a park on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, with a class of kindergarteners, we … Continue reading

May 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

New Laws Pose Potential Threat to Food Activists

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell In a recent New York Times article titled, “Animals, Cruelty and Videotape”, author Jennifer Mascia describes “Ag-gag” laws making it illegal to film inside … Continue reading

May 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

EcoTuesday’s Sustainable Network Celebrates Four Years

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell Clad in a green dress, Blobel, EcoTuesday’s Silicon Valley Ambassador enthusiastically welcomed each participant to the first event of the year held at SimplyBe Salon & … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Accepting Difference: India’s Nomadic Van Gujjar Community

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell “I can’t stay in one place for a long time, that’s why I work with nomads,” Praveen Kaushal Manto says smiling as he stands, … Continue reading

December 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

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