India has emerged as a decisive environmental, social, economic and political power. Earth Day Network’s India Program, headquartered in Kolkata, is engaging partners to build and enhance the region’s civic mobilization and leadership in the environmental movement.
May 30, 2013
While millions across India took action for Earth Day 2013 with myriad programs and events, the efforts of educational institutions in Kolkata were particularly noteworthy for their brilliant ideas and innovative ways of promote awareness for The Face of Climate Change.
Schools and colleges held multiple programs over a number of days, and some over weeks. Earth Day Network India staff helped coordinate the programs. Our staff attended events, and made presentations on the significance of Earth Day, shared information on environmental issues, and encouraged the students to work to protect Earth. The major environmental issues focussed on were those that particularly impact India – pollution, deforestation, and waste management.