Our Impacts so far
Successful Projects & Campaigns
For over 36 years, Thanal has been a pioneering force in environmental action, making us one of the oldest organisations in Kerala. Through research, advocacy, action and education, we are committed to fostering environmental health and justice, leaving a profound impact on policies from local to the global levels.
We work at the grassroots level to learn, build capacity and collective knowledge to address the issues. From planning to implementation, we are dedicated to being an integral part of the solution. We continue to strive to expand our programs and services to the people and make our impact as an organization.
Agroecology and Biodiversity Conservation
Promoting sustainable and ecologically sound agricultural practices that support food security while simultaneously conserving and preserving the region's rich biodiversity.
Zero Waste and Circular Economy
Championing a sustainable approach to resource management that minimizes waste generation, promotes recycling, and supports a circular economy model where resources are used efficiently
Advocating for and implementing measures to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, including promoting sustainable energy sources and carbon-neutral initiatives along with research and educational initiatives to raise climate awareness and empower communities
Empowering communities by facilitating socially, economically, and environmentally viable economic opportunities through income-generating activities and skills development, all while upholding the principles of environmental conservation and social equity.
How we make a Difference
At Thanal, we take pride in our multifaceted approach to environmental conservation, education, and action. Through a spectrum of initiatives, we actively contribute to creating a world that is greener, more sustainable, and environmentally conscious.
Cultivating Green minds
Expert Classes and Workshops
Educating and inspiring farmers individuals, educational institutions, and businesses toward a more sustainable future through expert classes and workshops.
Empowering Farmers Nurturing Roots
Empower farmers through PGS certification, fostering sustainable and organic farming practices for healthier food and a cleaner environment while facilitating market access and enhancing the authenticity of their organic produce.
Co-Creation of Knowledge
Driving change by researching environmental health and advocating for policies that protect our planet.
Tech-touch, Beyond Binaries
Supporting initiatives in zero waste, carbon neutrality, and sustainability, contributing to an greener and more resilient world.
Our Project Location
Discover some of the many and varied projects Thanal conducts in and around Kerala for People, Planet and Sustainability
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Greener, Better Future for our People and Planet
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Stories of impact
Creating Change, Building Futures and Transforming Communities with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partnerships
Nourishing Communities Through Innovation: The Millet Processing Centre
With the support of UST, Thanal proudly inaugurated the Millet Processing Centre in Sambarcode hamlet, Attappadi, on 20 December 2021. This initiative brought tremendous benefits to Attappadi, making millet processing more efficient, enhancing product saleability, increasing profits for farmers, creating job opportunities for local youth, and promoting the consumption of nutritious food within the community.The Millet Processing Centre is currently run by a group of women, aligning with our goals on women empowerment.
Empowering Communities with Clean Water
Launched in January 2022, our Community Drinking Water Project in Manakkayam hamlet, Ranni, Pathanamthitta, has brought clean drinking water to 27 tribal families. Thanks to the generous support of Mahindra Logistics Ltd's CSR initiative 'Sankalp,' we've been able to make a life-changing difference for this water-deprived community.Previously, these families had to walk 2 kilometers to access clean drinking water, and during summer, they faced severe water scarcity in the area. This drinking water project has put an end to years of water crisis, providing a reliable and sustainable source of clean water for the community.
Rainwater Harvester: Bridging Gaps, Transforming Lives
For over a year, students from the Govt LPS school, Madamon North, Ranni, faced a severe water crisis. The 50 tribal children and staff of this school, where our tribal beneficiaries’ kids are studying, were suffering due to an acute water crisis as the old harvester got damaged, and they had no other means of water supply on the premises. Everyday was a challenge as buying water in large quantities was not a long-term feasible solution. Thanks to the support of UST, we stepped in to make a significant difference. With the installation of a new rainwater harvester boasting a capacity of 20,000 litres, we've brought relief and a brighter future to these students.
Emergency Responses: Bridging Gaps, Creating Resilience
India's increasing vulnerability to calamities demands urgent action. In 2021, Thanal, with support from UST and PAN India, responded to the immediate needs of flood and COVID-19-affected children and families, while maintaining a sustainable approach by facilitating education, healthcare and livelihood.. We distributed 310 emergency food kits, empowered 500 students with study materials, and equipped 14 common study centers with LED TV and cable connections, bridging the digital education divide. Additionally, we provided free fumigation services to 250 tribal families Kurumbanmoozhi & Manakkayam hamlet at Ranni, aiding infection control. Join us in building resilience through impactful partnerships.