Author Archives: Bill

Meetings and Refining the Deliverables

During the past few weeks the Hariyali team has been lucky enough to wrangle a series of meetings with prominant members of Seattle’s carbon-finance and non-profit communities!  We were first able to arrange a Skype call with April Allderdice, CEO … Continue reading

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Back in Seattle, Back to Work

It has been a month since we returned from India, and we remain hard at work on the Hariyali project.  The situation on the ground in Ahmedabad remains dynamic, and through bi-weekly conversations with our project sponsor, Anurag Bhatnagar via … Continue reading

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Reflections

I’ve just arrived in Paris, and find myself surrounded by Westerners for the first time in two weeks.  Twelve hours from now I will set foot back in the States and be on my way to enjoying Christmas Eve dinner … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ahmedabad

Today was our final day in Ahmedabad, as well as the day we presented the fruits of our labor to SEWA.  The morning was spent like most every other since we arrived, hitting the breakfast buffet at the Lemon Tree … Continue reading

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Hariyali – Desolation in the Desert

If you think cooking dinner too difficult so you order takeout, consider yourself lucky.  If you find yourself complaining about the size of your house or apartment, bite your tongue.  When you feel yourself complaining about the monotony or challenges … Continue reading

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A Hariyali Weekend

It’s been a busy couple of days since we left the office on Friday evening.  Saturday was the second day of SEWA’s annual meeting, and the UW students were lucky enough to be invited to attend.  We packed into the … Continue reading

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More Hariyali Photos from Manpura

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Hariyali – Venture to Manpura

Today was a big day: our first village visit.  There was a change in plan, and as opposed to the original destination of Ganeshpura, we decided to view the actual Hariyali pilot village.  We left the hotel around 9AM en route to … Continue reading

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Hariyali – Prepping for the Field

We’ve just completed our second day in the office.  Andy and Bill have made a fair amount of headway in researching the carbon trading markets as well as collecting and analyzing data.  Ben has begun preliminary modeling of the project’s … Continue reading

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Hariyali – Entry 2

This morning we awoke to the news that, in spite of the rifts among participants, an agreement was reached at the UN Climate Summit in Durban to extend the Kyoto Protocol.  This is significant for us as a portion of … Continue reading

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