About Us

Eco-Watch was established in 1998 by Suresh Heblikar, a noted filmmaker and environmentalist with the objective of spreading the message of environmental conservation through relevant, focused yet diverse programmes and activities. These outreach activities are aimed at building awareness about various environmental issues and concerns among students, organisations, corporate entities and the general community, in a simple, yet effective way. This, we hope will create an eco-conscious culture which will help protect and improve existing ecological and environmental conditions in both urban and rural areas. The activities include on-going research, thematic campaigns, field studies, surveys and documentation in collaboration with technical associates - inspired and dedicated people who offer us the wealth of their experience and expertise.

Our local and regional outreach programmes involve communities across the state and help them address key environmental issues in their areas. This is done with the help of strategies that are sustainable and self-empowering.

More importantly, Eco-Watch campaigns for a simpler lifestyle by popularizing and promoting issues such as: development of small towns as growth centres rather than megacities; public/mass transport as mode of travel; eco-development of peri-urban centres as buffer zones between cities and villages; decentralization of industrial and economic activities and promotion of cleaner and alternate energy.

A significant development is the ‘Corporate Partnership Programme’ in association with socially aware corporate bodies. Together, we hope to address and find solutions in areas such as natural resource management and conservation, sustainable development, waste management, green buildings, clean energy, pollution control and the like.

Objectives :

  • Create awareness on the importance of safeguarding our environment through workshops, seminars, field-studies and relevant programmes
  • Promote and encourage research in environment, conservation and sustainable development
  • Implement projects to improve, enrich and enhance environmental quality and protect existing, fast disappearing and degrading ecosystems
  • Inform and influence individuals / institutions whose decisions affect the environment and ecology and in turn, human existence on this planet
  • Produce multi-lingual resources & information material such as films, posters, publications, etc., and telecast / distribute them to reach out to a larger audience.