Grant Writing for Agri Research

Food security has emerged as one of the key global priorities in recent years. Addressing this issue requires not just urgent policy and financing measures, but also an army of skilled experts who can translate the challenges on the ground into scientific evidence for...

SHAPING THE NARRATIVE ON CROP RESIDUE BURNING FOR GIZ AND NABARD

  Every year sometime close to Diwali all of Delhi goes up in arms about poor air quality. The blame game begins and one of the key sources of pollution is identified as burning crop residue in states surrounding Delhi. Various articles have already highlighted...

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Shaping the Narrative on Why Forests Matter to India

Vertiver worked closely with Tetratech and Iora Ecological on USAID's Forest-PLUS programme in four states of India- Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Madhya Pradesh. Early on we realized that the conversation on forests in India was either happening too...

Every day is an Earth Day!

The Living Roots Bridge of Meghalaya are spectacular monuments of community collaboration and trans-generational design — certainly no art form for the instant gratification pros of our 21st century! A mere 7000 steps from the edge of modern living, the root bridges...

Grieving Climate Change Denial

How Trump processes Climate Change_A perspective from South Asia from Vertiver on Vimeo.   When Trump announced his withdrawl from the Paris Agreement, those of us working on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in South Asia felt particularly disgusted. As...

50 Shades of Green : Come down to Earth

Welcome to June! It's World Environment Day - just another day really but in light of the crazy stuff that is happening with the US pulling out of the Paris Agreement, this day carries some serious weight this year! No matter the geopolitical scene, we at Vertiver...

Trump’s paris agreement withdrawal speech dissected

When Trump pulls out of a climate treaty just when the world is waking up to the reality of a warming globe leading to frequent weather disasters, his words need another perspective...     His words in black- our comments in...

Introducing reVERT: Upcycled products

Revert_upcycle from Vertiver on Vimeo. Vertiver proudly announces the launch of our upcycled product line, reVERT— products crafted entirely from discarded outdoor signs. As champions of ecological and social responsibility AND as a creative agency that designs...

When your branding client is…India’s Forests

When your branding client is…India’s Forests

Very proud of having launched our new "Forests are life" campaign yesterday to mark the "International Day of Forests" with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change launching it at an event at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. We developed this campaign...

Playing Catch up with Cameras!

Us film zealots at Vertiver have been chasing cameras since the 90s. We learnt to shoot on the (gasp!) Betacams and were so ecstatic to chuck the bulk when the Mini-DVs arrived. We invested in the Sony HDV and PDX 10 cameras. Then Flip Camera came teasing us with its...

Forestry Infographics on India

India has 70 million hectares of Forest Land which amounts to 24% of the country's total land area. However, a closer look at the data reveals that the majority of the forest cover comprises of highly degraded forests in need of urgent restoration. In an appeal to the...

Happy Earth Day 2014!

Happy Earth Day! from Vertiver on Vimeo. This Earth Day, we are delighted to introduce you to Vertiver, a creative agency that is committed to developing solutions for our planet at the convergence of design and strategy. Let's work together to change things...

Jhunjhuna(Rattle)

"Jhunjhuna" is a term popular among north Indians used for a range of percussion toys which produce a subtle sound effect when shaken. Although there are many plastic and wooden Jhunjuna toys available in the market, some Indian artisans, fortunately, never moved on....

No divinity in garbage heaps.

Yesterday for Maha Shivaratri , we at Vertiver celebrated by creating this hand-illustrated graphic to celebrate Shivji as the symbol of nature's purity and divinity. Shivji is often depicted meditating on Mount Kailash with the sacred ganges flowing out of his locks,...

Design for Conservation, not just for Branding

The Earth Series Installation at India Design 2017 Nothing makes us happier at Vertiver than a big brand visibly celebrating nature. So it was exciting when we ran into this installation by Asian Paints titled EarthSeries  today at India DesignID. The installation...

Wetlands

Wetlands

Today is World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are being cleared and filled around the world, depriving us of the enormous ecosystem benefits and biodiversity they support. These "kidneys of nature" need protection. Most of us are not aware of the crucial ecological role that...

Wetlands

Today is World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are being cleared and filled around the world, depriving us of the enormous ecosystem benefits and biodiversity they support. These "kidneys of nature" need protection. Most of us are not aware of the crucial ecological role that...

Celebrating Vasant Panchami

Today is Vasant Panchami, a day that is celebrated in different forms across India heralding the arrival of Spring. People offer their prayers to Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge, Wisdom and the Creative Arts to mark this day. Today many of our team members wore...

Wrapping our heads around Air Pollution

We live in Delhi. Apparently, the city with the worst air pollution in the world!! With AQI readings reaching 999 in many areas of Delhi when the WHO sets those limits at 30, it is hard to wake up here every day without fretting over an imminent move out of the city....

PIXAR makes us happy

At Vertiver we love tinkering with design, art, illustrations, color, photography and film but sometimes working on climate action becomes overwhelming...that's when we turn to PIXAR to recharge... a studio on the other side of the planet chipping away at reducing...

International Day of Forests 2016

The "Forests are Life" campaign was conceptualized and designed by Vertiver and was launched 2nd year in a row on March 21st 2016, in partnership with MoEFCC and USAID to mark the International Day of Forests. The campaign which is displayed across 300 sites in Delhi,...

Cuba Series: Public Signage

Last year we visited Cuba and inspiration struck! Exquisite vintage cars, decadent architecture, sweetest people, incredible salsa and of course outdoor signage. As brand folk and storytellers we are fascinated with the use of mass media for communications. In Cuba...

World Environment Day 2015

We're wasting away! Vertiver's latest ad on the mounting problem of waste. Tis time to take personal responsibility for our ecosystems. We created this mess and we are the only ones who can get us out of it! Happy World Environment Day friends.    ...

Wishing you a hoppin’ 2015

2014 was a rather tumultuous one- all the serious epidemics and armed conflicts aside, it just felt like one of those years in which even personally, stuff tended to veer on the darker side. So Verty our grasshopper decided to simply hop around and bring in some...