news1Within the red lines in the photo will be the future Ramnagar Eco Community Centre. An registered Indian trust called John Lally Foundation India legally own the land which measures 22,000 sq ft, or over 2,000 sq mts. This land was kindly donated for the purpose of making a difference in the lives of the people of Ramnagar by Mrs Gitanjali Sarkar. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her kind donation, which came as an answer to our prayers when all looked black.

John Lally International Foundation acknowledge our thanks to the BIG Lottery Fund for funding (10,000 pounds) a Feasibility Study into Remediation of an Existing Garbage Site in Calangute, Goa, India. The results of our work were previously  posted on this site. Anyone wanting details please contact Project Advisor Gordon Campbell-Thomas at gordonct@gmail.com

news229th July 2007: JLIF members in York held a stall at the Green Festival in Rowntree’s Park, York. It was a successful day with lots of people showing interest in the work we are doing in India.

Our stall had information on our current project in Ramnagar, Sundarbans, West Bengal, as well as handicrafts made by committee members and raffle prizes kindly donated by local businesses (see below)

21st July 2007: JLIF and Green Party members clear household rubbish that poses problems for some residents to dispose of. Using a car running on 100% Biodiesel and gloves and refuse bags donated from B&Q, volunteers removed 4 car loads of waste that included carpet; broken electrical goods; items for re-use and for recyling as well as hazardous waste like car batteries. In India where JLIF are currently working, all of this “rubbish” would have been recycled, we in the “west” still have a throw away mentality, which ultimately adds to the problem of global warming.

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JLIF and Green Party members York 21st July 2007

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Funding News 

 logonewsOUR CHARITY which is trying to create India’s equivalent to the York Eco Centre has won a £10,000 boost.

The John Lally International Foundation has received the donation from Shared Earth, an ethical Fair Trade chain of shops based in York.

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THE JOHN LALLY TEAM (left) RECEIVING £10,000 FROM SHARED EARTH STAFF  

 You can read the full story at  URL: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/features/ecoinfo/8474764.Eco_centre_project_gets_off_the_ground/

 ANOTHER YORK PRESS ARTICLE FROM MAY 2010

 

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AND YET ANOTHER YORK PRESS ARTICLE FROM APRIL 2011

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 Yazl Surabhi,The Curry Shop, York, support the work of John Lally International Foundation, if you are in York, support the shop, they make fantastic curries!