Green Utsav is a Bengaluru-based initiative that organises ‘zero-waste’ parties. It was created by Rishita Sharma, a former IT professional who became a waste-management activist after she felt the need to do something about the city's piling garbage crisis.
Rishita started from her own home by recycling waste and getting into composting in a big way. After mastering waste management at home, Rishita felt the need to take this knowledge to others. Thus started the first of her initiatives called the ‘Rent a Cutlery’, with a fellow waste management activist, Lakshmi Sankaran. This initiative rents out reusable cutlery made of tupperware and steel, for any social events to reduce usage of plastic plates and spoons. After mastering this initiative, she decided to expand her business into organising whole parties without any waste, which became Green Utsav.