Go Local with me in Goa- Monalisa Borkakoty
A section to show a facet of a place that otherwise goes unheard of or unnoticed. This month, we speak about sustainable shopping.
more in the recent past. Landfills are getting filled faster than we can blink our eyes and
that is definitely adding to the list of problems already existing.
Considering this, it might be presumed that all people do here is party in pink. You would
actually be surprised to know how concerned and informed locals (also the non Goans
living here) and the kind of initiatives like Offbeat Goa do for the change that is imperative immediately. It started as a Facebook Group and was brought to life by Vijaya Josephine Pais who was just trying to promote the sub culture here.
Cut to 2020, and it is almost a 26k member group not only informing about events but
also organising events that are nothing less than experiences.
Lockdown digitalised a lot of operations and so did Off Beat Goa’s initiative “ Good Karma Treasure Shop”. This propagated the need of swapping/giving away things in good condition for a minimal amount. Proceeds of the same goes to various social causes like children”s education, animal welfare, family guidance. They choose a social cause NGO to donate their proceeds. You can buy it here
clothes you don’t wear and buy online some preloved clothes and help someone in need.
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