Kedar Sohoni – Founder

Kedar is a technology entrepreneur who has built research and analytics companies including Cross Tab. His previous company Informate was acquired by Nielsen. After a year of experimentation with waste management, he has converted his society into a Waste Free Society.  Now he is replicating this model across various societies in Mumbai.

Gopala Krishnan (Advisor)

GK is a technology and social entrepreneur. He has co-founded 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.

Arpita Bhagat

Arpita is a non-profit professional with over 6 years of experience in the domain of environment. She has worked in various capacities as a writer, editor, digital mobilizer, communications manager, researcher and campaigner. Her interests include solid waste management, urban environment, environmental communications, consumption behaviour and sustainability. Her journey in the waste management sector started in late 2014 as she spearheaded her own digital project. Eventually, the drive to work on-ground brought her to GCF where she now works as a Project Manager. Her independent work has found mention in outlets such as, The Guardian, Business Standard, Quartz, The New Indian Express and Times of India.

Ragni Nathani

Ragni is a Community Supervisor at Green Communities Foundation. After completing her under-graduation in Journalism from the University of Mumbai, she worked for a year in entertainment-media as a content writer, and went on to pursue a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, with a specialization in Criminology and Justice.
Her key areas of interest are behavioural sciences, carceral geography, climate change and sustainability, and corporate social responsibility. She is keen on working towards effective utilization of spaces to produce sustainable results for the community.

Swati Deo

Swati is an Electronics Engineer by qualification and has worked for over 10 years in IT Project Management and Service Delivery. She is now fully immersed into implementing end to end Solid Waste Management projects at institution/ community level. Swati has been associated with social movements like Swachh Parle Abhiyaan, Parle Vrikshamitra aimed at creating awareness for zero garbage concept and urban farming among common residents. She is also pursuing further studies in sustainable environment management.

Along with the core team we have five Waste Management Experts, Vaibhavi Marathe, Arun Jaiswar, Roshan Jaiswal, Huzaib Shaikh and Vitthal Dikonda. They work on the field and facilitate the monitoring and evaluation process at our client sites.