Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Anil founded ProEarth Ecosystems in 2013 after he volunteered with INORA in 2012. His inspiration to work on environmental causes came from his stay at Navdanya in Dehradun, an organic farm which is the center of activities of the global environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva.
Prior to this, he was working in the Automobile industry for over a decade until he found his life’s calling in social and environmental causes.
Anil’s vision is to be play a significant role in transforming how cities will handle their waste, while offering dignified livelihoods to the urban underprivileged. This is the core vision that drives ProEarth to achieve its many successful projects.
Our first project was a 10-flat society. From understanding challenges on ground to designing systems – we have over 100+ customers, whom we provide constant service of daily composting their wet waste.
Today our team has grown to 26 members, who are jointly responsible for managing over 7 tonnes of organic waste daily, 60 tonnes of garden waste monthly and over 5 tonnes of dry waste. Our entire team shares the vision of cleaning up the city, by providing top quality service to every customer.
Swapna Narayan, believes in community action – and is a founding member of many community groups. She believes in conversations about mindful living, food being the best medicine among many other meaningful actions.
Swapna sees the immediate connection of waste management to public health. The potential benefits of cleaner surroundings and safe, pollution-free disposal of many materials is an obvious change Swapna envisions through ProEarth. Community Champions and leaders must be empowered with authentic information, this is something she promotes actively at ProEarth.
Hamsa oversees communication, aids in project management and contributes to strategic initiatives and partnerships. She has experience in Project Planning and Management, CSR, Research & Advocacy. Her affinity to waste management started when she met Dr. Meenakshi Bharath, and was inspired by the phenomenal work carried out by the citizens in Bangalore. She is part of a pan india movement called Green the Red, and is a member of a local women leader’s network – Lean2Lead Pune.
When not imagining a waste managed world, Hamsa enjoys time with family – and works on her balcony garden. She believes that we need to walk the talk, and knows that Climate action begins at home.
Sambhaji works in a client facing role, managing all of our pick ups and ensures that 7 tonnes of wet waste is processed every day. While overseeing these day to day operations, he brings trust and empathy to the table for both our customers and our operators.
Sambhaji enjoys long drives, and spending time with his family.
Sagar provides back end support for all our operations – and ensures things are running smoothly. From working on proposals, to following up with customers to providing key inputs for future planning – Sagar is a Jack of multiple trades!
When not working at ProEarth, Sagar enjoys travelling and long drives.
Ramesh is one of ProEarth’s oldest associates, and has donned multiple hats. Ramesh’s attention to detail across projects and ensures that our composting projects work like clockwork.
Ramesh believes in hardwork and enjoys singing.
Asha loves the world of waste management. She walks, talks and knows that there is treasure in what people call trash! Coming from a farmer family, Asha spent many years talking to local farmer groups about organic farming. Her efforts have been applauded by many communities.
Being proactive comes to Asha naturally, and she is now a voice amplifier to many communities where waste management is an emerging issue. She leads our outreach programs in Gram Panchayats and looks after ‘Apla Resource Katta’ – a dry waste management hub.
Bhausaheb played a key role in Zero waste Katraj project. He makes linkages to local leadership, and is connected to Dry Waste Management vertical.