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Citizen consumer and civic Action Group
Hear facts and opinions on range of topics that affect you as a citizen and a consumer.
Aug 13, 2021
Episode 23: Sustainable Gastronomy
You can eat well without leaving a hole in your pocket and a massive carbon footprint. Find out how.
Jul 7, 2021
Episode 22: Electricity Consumer Cells and how these can help you
Electricity Consumer Cells have helped hundreds of consumers solve their electricity grievances. Find out more on this podcast.
Jun 4, 2021
Episode 21: Plastic and Tamilnadu's plastic ban
Plastic is everywhere and the Tamilnadu government, in a bid to contain it, banned a list of single use plastics. What was the effect of the ban? Are we any closer to solving the plastic problem?
Apr 27, 2021
Episode 20: Seat belt and helmet compliance
We know that seat belts and helmets save life. What can we do to achieve better compliance in using these life saving devices. A study of Chennai's road users.
Apr 27, 2021
Episode 19: Designing a user friendly electricity bill
An electricity bill should inform and empower electricity consumers. Does the present electricity bill format in Tamil Nadu fulfill these functions?
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 18: Build a sustainable home
Sustainability begins at home - quite literally. You can plan your home to make sustainable living a possibility. Find out how.
Jan 11, 2021
Episode 17: Air quality during Bhogi
Find out how we can redfine Bhogi and keep our air quality good. Bhogi need not be synonymous with smog.
Dec 22, 2020
Episode 16: New year resolutions: Let's make 2021 better
2021 can be a brand new start; but only if we pull together and we each do our bit. Listen now to find out how you can be a part of change.
Dec 10, 2020
Episode 15: Implement MVAA 2019: Indian roads need it
The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019, is about more than just increased penalties. Find out what it means to road users.
Nov 23, 2020
Episode 14: Where are those trans fats lurking in your food?
Up to 80% of the general public have little to no awareness about trans fats. Why do we remain do nonchalant about a toxin that kills over 60,000 Indians a year?
Nov 13, 2020
Episode 13: Fireworks - pretty only on the outside
Can we rethink those beliefs that fireworks are essential and integral to a celebration? Let change begin and let it begin with us.
Nov 6, 2020
Episode 12: World Cities Day
This World Cities Day, let's take a closer look at how we use and preserve the gift of water that we've been given.
Oct 18, 2020
Episode 11: Does Chennai need more buses?
Buses make life in cities better. But why is Chennai suffering from a distinct shortage of buses? Find out more.
Oct 8, 2020
Episode 10: Solid Waste Management - Part 1
The journey that our waste makes is something we'd rather not think about. But how long can the indifference last? Find out why you need to care.
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 9: World Car Free Day
World Car Free Day is about more than just one day. It's about a fundamental change in how we think about transport. Find out how you can be a part of this movement.
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 8: Consumer Rights - Part 2
It is imperative that every consumer understands their rights, for a fair and just marketplace. Know your rights as a consumer and understand how to use them.
Sep 11, 2020
WHO report on global trans fat elimination 2020: REPLACE trans fat
Trans fats are deadly to heart health. Every year, they cause the premature death of over half a million people across the globe. These deaths are easy to prevent. How? WHO's REPLACE trans fat strategy disseminates an action package to help nations replace these deadly components and prevent premature deaths.
Sep 2, 2020
Episode 6: Earth Overshoot Day
On 22nd August, we used up our year's quota of the earth's resources. What we use after this is borrowed from future generations. What will you do to #movethedate? Check out the _footprintcalculator.org_ to find out how well you're doing.
Aug 25, 2020
Episode 5: Consumer rights made easy - Part 1
Your role as a consumer is a poweful one, but only when you know how. Here's breaking down those rules to help you understand how you can stand up for yourself.
Aug 7, 2020
EIA - What you need to know
Environmental Impact Assessment is key to striking a healthy balance between industries and environment. So what is EIA and why is it in the news now?
Jul 15, 2020
What happened to my EB bill?
Feel robbed by the TNEB? Feel that your EB bill is not a true reflection of your consumption. Here is the truth behind that electricity bill. Listen on Studio CAG.
Jul 1, 2020
Episode 2: Re-think re-use of oil
Have a fondness for fried foods? If you want to keep that heart safe and beating, here's what you need to know about the health risks of re-using oil fried with.
Jun 8, 2020
Episode 1: Biodiversity for life
Biodiversity is fundamental to life as we know it. A closer look at it in celebration of World Environment Day 2020.