Three young environment lovers are set to undertake a bicycle ride from October 23-25 through four villages, from Mumbai en route to Pune, with plans to help clean the banks of the Mula-Mutha river and to educate villagers on sustainability. Saurabh Gupta, founder of Earth5R, along with two German nature lovers – Maximilian Berens and Sina Maurer – hope to educate villagers, especially women, on sustainable livelihood, financial literacy and environmental health.
“We are delighted to have a team of dedicated partners. They are not just volunteers but new age social entrepreneurs who have taken the responsibility of bringing the change they want to see. It’s a completely sustainable travel. We will stay in tents on agricultural lands, use portable solar lamps, eat local food in recycled utensils, ensuring the ride leaves absolutely no carbon footprint,” says Gupta.
“I founded Earth5R to fill the gap between ideas and execution.” The name reflects five “earth values” – Respect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Restore.