Because Only Together We Can
build a sustainable Gurugram where everyone feels safe, strong & valued
Who We Are
Gurugram is one of the fastest-growing cities in north India. Fast-paced development has led to several issues concerning sustainability and governance.
Gurgaon First is an initiative for positive change focused on issues relating to sustainability, good governance women safety and empowerment in Gurugram. Launched in 2012, the initiative aims to highlight issues, suggest solutions, and showcase progress in an effort to improve both the living and working experiences of citizens in the city of Gurugram through conferences/conclaves/ workshops as well as research/publishing. Specifically, some issues that we focus on are smart and sustainable city, sustainable transportation, water and waste management, electricity management, solar energy, green buildings, eco-green initiatives, improving city governance, women’s safety and youth empowerment.
Founder, Gurgaon First
JamesCameroon, the director of the globally acclaimed film “Avatar” has said that his film was a lesson for humankind to stop damaging the environment. Referring to us (humankind) he had said, that we think we are big, we have the brains, we have the technology and are entitled to every damn thing on this planet.
It is highly surprising and irritating how some people – otherwise seemingly aware and progressive – decode the problem of pollution and offer possible solutions. To begin with, there is an air of “collective self-denial” about it from citizens who feel they cannot do anything but feel helpless, to authorities who feel they do not
To my mind, there is no other sector that has as many complex dilemmas and striking contrasts as the water sector. To some, there is no value or worth of water as it appears to be in abundant supply at hardly a price. To others, getting a glass of clean drinking water or getting enough