Event - 1: Book launch, “THE CLIMATE SOLUTION” by Shri Suresh Prabhu Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India, Author Ms Mridula Ramesh.

21st June 2018, WelcomHotel (Hotel My Fortune) – Chennai.

       Sundaram Climate Institute in association with Madras Management Association (MMA), on the release of the book “The Climate Solution” by the Hon’ble Shri Suresh Prabhu. We had 225+ participants from corporate, management professionals, invitees and the Media. Few words from the speakers:


“… Ms Mridula Ramesh’s book “The Climate Solution” is topical and most relevant in present environment, we are indeed privileged to associate with Sundaram Climate Institute to launch of the book today… by Ms Kavitha Chitturi President MMA, Jt Managing Director The KCP Ltd”


“… when I met Mridula Ramesh for the first time I was impressed with the passion with the commitment dedication and the drive with which she was talking about the subject of climate change which instantly happens to be my interest as well and therefore I was very keen that in my life I could never write a book so let me atleast release a book .. by the Hon’ble Shri Suresh Prabhu.”


“… warming is already baked in, and India is so vulnerable we need to start thinking about more than just cutting emissions, we need to start thinking about how to adapt to a warmer climate … by Author Mridula Ramesh”


“… the distinguished chief guest, your very meticulously delivered speech, your inspirational eloquence combined with the quality of your thought process added tremendous credibility and value to the event. By the Group Capt R Vijayakumar MMA”


CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh

Event - 2: India’s climate change crisis

15th June 2018, Madras School of Economics Auditorium – Chennai.

       Sundaram Climate Institute in association with Chennai International Centre (CIC), on a pressing topic that needs discussion and action – India's climate change crisis.


        We had 120+ distinguished delegates from various sectors, with eminent speakers Dr Rajendra Singh “The Water-Man of India”, Ms Mridula Ramesh Author “The Climate Solution” & Mr. Pradeep Chakravarthy as the Moderator.

CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh

Event - 3: Waste Warrior School Program

Therku theru Govt.Hr.Sec School, Therku theru, Madurai

  • Designed and implemented a curriculum on waste management for grade 5 & 6
  • 1. What is waste?
  • 2. Problems of Waste?
  • 3. Types of waste
  • 4. Causes of waste
  • 5. Littering
  • 6. Segregation
  • 6. The Conclusion
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh

Event - 4: Bio Gas Plant at Temple

July 2017, Meenakshi Ammman Temple - Madurai.

  • Sundaram Climate Institute installed the bio gas plant at Meenakshi amman Temple and now 1/3rd of temple waste is used
  • 1. We mapped the temple and the waste generation points (WHERE)
  • 2. We weighed the waste at eight blocks over 2 months (HOW MUCH)
  • 3. Five blocks twice a day
  • 4. Three blocks once a day
  • 5. Over 500 readings in total
  • 6. We identified the types of waste (WHAT)
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh

Event - 5: Waste Warrior School Program

Lakshmi School, Madurai

  • Designed and implemented a curriculum on waste management for grade 5 & 6
  • 1. What is waste?
  • 2. Problems of Waste?
  • 3. Types of waste
  • 4. Causes of waste
  • 5. Littering
  • 6. Segregation
  • 6. The Conclusion
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh

Event - 5: Madurai has to catch up with the trend of eco-friendly clay Ganesha idols if it wants to save its water bodies

13th Sept 2018, – Madurai.

       With Ganesh Chaturthi festivities over, the ritual of immersing the idol started yesterday and will continue for three days. While clay idols made with seeds in them gained in popularity this year, Madurai is yet to catch up with the trend.

The city did make a small attempt though. Cleantech investor and founder of Sundaram Climate Institute, Mridula Ramesh, had introduced her friends and acquaintances to eco-friendly seed Ganeshas last year. When she discussed the idea, she received 200 requests and a local potter was assigned the job of making 12 inch idols with clay packed with plant seeds and fertilisers.   Read more


CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh
CIC Event Mridula Ramesh