What We Do

Green Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit company in the area of solid waste management which has put together an efficient process to make a society waste free.

When a society signs up to be waste free, a waste management expert is assigned to the society to help it during the journey

This expert guides the society through the various steps, including:

  • Showing the society members and its managing committee how simple the whole process is
  • Helping the society to identify a small project team and creating a plan to make the society waste free
  • Training and handholding the project team through the entire process
  • Helping the society to procure the equipment, its installation and assisting with its operation for a few weeks
  • Helping the society to get tax breaks, vertical gardens and other such goodies
  • Ensuring that the society is on the coveted list of waste free societies of Mumbai.

We can also offer the service as a cash free service to the society, wherein we help the society to get the service financed by a bank against the cashflow generated by the waste

The whole process to become a waste free society takes 6 months

Our Team

The Green Communities Foundation Team consists of accomplished professionals who have made it their mission to reduce the waste that pollutes the air, land and water in our cities.

Kedar Sohoni

Kedar is a technology entrepreneur who has built research and analytics companies. His latest venture was acquired by Nielsen. He has joined their global product leadership team. Kedar has been working to create a replicable method to easily convert a housing society into a Waste Free Society. After one year of experimentation, he has successfully figured this out and implemented it for his own society.

Shashikala Venkatraman

Shashikala Venkatraman has spent the last 30 years living and working in the Middle East, UK, USA and India. A marketing and communications specialist, Shashi returned to India in 2001 and was until 2008, the COO of  BBC-Times Group JV managing over 30 magazines, including Femina, Filmfare, Filmfare Awards, Top Gear, BBC Good Homes. She is also a social entrepreneur, having co-founded ‘My Liveable City’, an international magazine devoted to informing, inspiring and influencing the way cities are developed.

Subhash Rane

Subhash Rane calls himself an Environmental Student. After retirement, he is working with various environment activities. He is engaged with the removal of community bins or dumps from Mumbai City and ensured that his adopted ward is dump free. He is now replicating the model for another 17 wards  with the help of MCGM staff. Subhash is working with the Save Aarey foundation to conserve the last lung of Mumbai with mass plantation & regular Clean Up drives. He works with Rivermarch for the Rejuvenation of Mumbai Rivers and conducts awareness campaigns for Societies, Schools, Colleges and Slums in Mumbai. He also works with Right to Pee for Pay & Use Community Toilets cleanliness & maintenance.

Purvi Shah

Purvi prefers to be known as an Organic kitchen gardener, who converts kitchen waste into rich organic soil with very little efforts. She derives pleasure and satisfaction from using kitchen waste to raise micro gardens in windows and balconies. She has been successfully practicing this method for the last seven years and is happy to be close to nature even in this concrete jungle. She has been conducting workshops regularly to spread this knowledge obtained from first-hand interaction with organic farmers. She takes delight in passing on this information to others with the mission of making our homes and buildings as clean and as green as one can possibly have, at a fraction of cost one might imagine.

Gopala Krishnan

GK is a technology and social entrepreneur. He has cofounded and managed venture funded companies in India and China. Since 2008, as a social entrepreneur, he has executed three significant social projects focused on solving problems that lead to child malnutrition. This includes the largest vaccination reminder service and a national maternal education project. Each of these projects has directly impacted the lives of millions of people.

Sushil Jajoo

Sushil Jajoo is an industrialist and social worker based in the western suburbs of Mumbai. He is connected with many social organizations and projects including those for  slum kids. He is a RSS Mumbai committee member and VP of  VANVASI Kalyan Ashram, Mumbai.
He is a trustee of the Samatol Foundation working for Runaway kids on railway platforms and also works for birds and native plants with the ‘Nature Forever Society’. He has successfully brought together various people working on Waste Management.

Rashmi Joshi

Rashmi works on E-Waste Management projects with Stree Mukti Sanghatana. She has implemented Zero Waste Campus Projects in about 40 colleges in Mumbai & Navi Mumbai; and ensured the scientific recycling of several tonnes of E-waste. Rashmi is appointed by the Maharashtra Government  on the Swachch Bharat Mission team for 6 municipal councils, Wai, Satara, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Kagal & Kurundwad.  She has been awarded the “Nari-Swa-Astitva Ki Khoj Puraskar” by Shree Charitable Trust, Vile Parle.

SN Kabe

Mr. Kabe is a marketing/ business development/ consulting professional who has over 40 years’ experience in the environmental and solid waste management domain. He has worked with both the public and private sector on various large environmental projects. He has also been involved in drafting various rules and regulations related to solid waste management for municipal bodies. His hobbies involve trekking, wild life, medicinal plants, understanding human behaviour, reading and research.

Vishal Vinod Tibrewala

Vishal, 45, a Bal Svayemsevak of RSS, got interested in the Swachh Bharat movement thanks to the inspiration provided by our Prime Minister. He is the Managing Director of Icem engineering company private limited and a Life time trustee of Shree Rajasthani Seva Sangh (Andheri East). He has a diploma in mechanical engineering and his dream is for Mumbai to become a Zero Waste City.

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