Level 1: 1 tonne of CO2e emissions abated.
16 Oct 15 team members test 1st prototype - redirecting catering and food truck leftovers to the homeless population.
20 Oct Testing of 2nd prototype - redirecting food stall and vendor waste for cattle feed.
22 Oct Level 1 sprint accomplished with over 800 kg of food waste diverted to cattle feed and 1.6 tonnes of CO2e emissions abated by the team.
Level 2: 10 tonnes of CO2e abated.
9 Nov Team overcomes community ridicule [no respect for their work - derisively referred to as waste-picker] as they start the Level 2 sprint.
13 Nov Team receives approval to compost on community land from community heads, which boosts the team’s confidence.
14 Nov First composting pit is dug on community land.
21 Nov Team successfully concludes Level 2 sprint with 11.3 tonnes CO2e emissions abated by repurposing waste for composting and cattle feeding.
Level 3: 30 tonnes of CO2e abated
16 Sep Team focuses entirely on composting food to increase efficiency of abatement.
25 Sep Registered their legal entity as SEEDS Services - a waste management and processing company.
30 Sep Team grows with an addition of 10 part-time members. Now the team strength is 25.
18 Oct Waste collection is expanded to 3 markets covering 8 km in area. The team organizes into sub-teams - collection, processing, composting and data collection.
9 Nov 50 families from the bottom 20% of the social-economic bracket receive vegetable seeds and compost to boost kitchen garden development.
30 Nov Level 3 goals were surpassed with 41.88 tonnes of CO2e emissions abated, 58 part-time jobs created, and 50 families benefiting from food security. The team has grown to 34 members.
21 Feb 2022 Team has produced 843.92 kg of compost to date.
6 Apr 2022 Team leases 6 acres of land for composting food waste and cultivating vegetables.
Level 4 Trial month (1 May - 30 May 2022) = 100 tonnes of CO2e abated.
1 May Team starts the trial sprint with 45 team members.
9 May Team's backyard potato prototype fails due to soil and weather conditions.
27 May Gangavaram Community ladies (housewives) join the team to assist in waste processing for composting.
28 May Renting EVs for waste collection.
30 May Trial month achieves 89.42 tonnes CO2e abatement and provides part-time jobs to 91 people.
10 Jun Setting up of first biogas unit.
5 Jul The young team is in shock over the tragic loss of K. Mukesh Varaha Nagendra Kumar, a beloved team member from the beginning, who passed away in a motorcycle accident.
17 Aug Collaboration established with 5 farmers for growing organic vegetables that would be distributed to families in need.
23 Aug Team receives training on the effective use of Asana, Basecamp, and CROI Internal Reporting Tool.
Level 4: 600 tonnes of CO2e emissions
24 Aug First collection for Level 4 sprint kicks off with 45 team members.
3 Sep Local municipal officers meet with the team to learn about their work.
11 Sept First batch of fresh farm produce distributed to 51 families.
17 Sept Young team practices telling their story (for many it is the first time they are speaking in front of an audience) and tunes into the big picture with the 10-in-10 team.
6 Oct Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), Naga Reddy, recognizes the team’s efforts with a letter of acknowledgement.
24 Oct Team spreads joy by distributing sweets to community members during the Diwali Festival celebration.
28 Oct Team shares their GT experience with a new Level 1 team from the region.
21 Nov Next batch of fresh farm produce distributed to 50 new families.
7 Feb So far abated 682.02 CO2e emissions, provided part-time jobs to 459 people and food parcels to 616 families.