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Ithaca College

Publication Date

Fall 2018

Program Name

India: Sustainable Development and Social Change

Abstract

Auroville Consulting is an environmental consulting firm, founded in 2010, that works to create an environmentally-friendly and socially responsible world. One of Auroville Consulting’s projects, the Solar Village Initiative, works to address the effects of energy poverty by installing on-grid solar panels and solar generation systems in rural villages throughout rural Tamil Nadu., with the Solar Village Search Engine as a crowdfunding tool for the project. By performing dayto- day tasks pertaining to communications, journalism, social media, and promotions for the Solar Village Search Engine at Auroville Consulting; participating in in-office discussion; and living and working in Auroville, I was able to improve my communication skills, gain a better understanding of energy poverty and renewable energy, and understand what it means to be a part of an international community and workplace.

Disciplines

Asian Studies | Environmental Studies | Sustainability

 

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