Kalpavriksh has been conducting training programmes, workshops and events for educational institutions, NGOs, and other organisations. The programmes are designed based on the needs of the group, and have focussed on issues of biodiversity conservation, environment and development. The training includes discussion based workshops, film screenings, study tours, day-long filed visits etc.
Kalpavriksh has hosted students from America as part of their study tour, the International Honors Program – Rethinking Globalisation (IHP-RG), conducted by the Boston University. This course is for selected students to travel across several countries to study the impact of globalization and its alternatives.
Kalpavriksh has conceptualized and executed their program in Sirsi (Karnataka) and Pune (Maharashtra), which consisted of workshops on relevant topics by various speakers, field trips and organizing homestays with families for the students to experience the cultural ethos of the place. The topics covered include biodiversity, community-based conservation, sustainable agriculture, urban environmental issues, education and creative learning, and development projects like big dams.
Kalpavriksh has conceptualized and executed a training workshop for staff members of the PCD – Partnership in Community Development, an NGO based in Mainland China. PCD works with disadvantaged and marginalised communities in Mainland China. Over the past years, their programme has adopted a strategic approach that is people-centered, environmentally conscious and respectful of local cultures.
Kalpavriksh provided an exposure to concrete programme experiences on environmental conservation and local economy, its concepts and applications. There were a series of discussions and field trips around rural areas of Pune (Maharashtra) to assess the changes being implemented by the communities and their impacts.
Kalpavriksh carried out workshops with the students of Symbiosis International School for 2 years, as part of the school’s environment awareness programme. During the first year there were classroom sessions with presentations and field trips focusing on biodiversity found in and around the city.
In the second year, 6 sessions were conducted as part of their Community Service Initiative. The topic chosen was “Energy” and the children did an electricity audit of their school building, monitored the consumption of the school, and made a final presentation to the entire school during assembly on steps to reduce the usage.
Kalpavriksh organized an Eco-Mela as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. It was held at Empress Gardens in Pune on 18th and 19th Dec 2004. The aim of the event was to create awareness about biodiversity especially Pune’s biodiversity. The mela was organized collaboratively with Abasaheb Garware College ( Microbiology Dept), Academy of Development Sciences, Kasele, ANTHRA, BSI, BVIEER, CEE, Ecological Society, INORA and ZSI.
The mela reached out to many and was a huge success. There were many special events for schools to participate in. About 15 schools took part in these. Tree walks, exhibitions on biodiversity and audio-visual programmes were some of the highlights besides the various stalls that were put up by the participants.
Kalpavriksh organised a Monsoon School on Perspectives on Environment, Society and Well-being from 17 June to 23 June 2014 at United World College, Mulshi. The course was an opportunity for coming together of individuals from various paths of life to interact and reflect upon conservation, development and environmental governance in India.
A three-day workshop, “Pluriverse – An immersion into plural worlds of justice” was co-organized by a few organizations that are part of Vikalp Sangam’s Core Group at Swaraj University in Udaipur, Rajasthan in March 2021. 28 participants from 11 different states listened to presentations by different resource people and participated in discussions on topics like Worldviews; Democratic Autonomy in Kurdistan, ecology and women's liberation; Alternative Economy and the Commons; Alternative Education; and Degrowth. The sessions were planned around the books 'Pluriverse: A Post-development Dictionary' and 'Alternative Futures: India Unshackled'