R.Sreedhar is a Geologist from University of Roorkee (1979) IIT Roorkee. After his Masters he was researching on mineralogy and petrology at the Department of Metallurgy. He was selected to work with all the major national exploration organisations. He worked with mainstream exploration organisations, Atomic Minerals Divisions, Department of Atomic Energy and later with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. In 1985 he moved out to begin working with communities on environmental and alternate technology issues, establishing the Environmental Systems Branch of Development Alternatives, New Delhi.
He has been actively involved in institutional and network development, research, implementation of alternate technologies and providing techno-legal support for Human Rights and Environmental Litigations. Over the past three decades, he co-founded and nurtured several groups and institutions broadly addressing issues of community development – TARU (‘91) – a leading Development Research group, the Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (’94) – among the oldest network on Climate Change in India, the BCIL (‘95)– country’s biggest green building company, mines minerals and PEOPLE (’99) – the largest alliance of mining affected communities, Environics Trust (’03) the EIA Resource and Response Center (’08) and the Mojolab Foundation (2012).