Paryavaran Mitra



EDN is partnering with CEE for its “Paryavaran Mitra” programme.This nation-wide programme envisions creating2 crore Paryavaran Mitra (Friends of the Environment) from 200000 schools in India during the 3 years of the programme implementation, covering each and every district of all the States and Union Territories.It is a hands-on program that focuses on Sustainability and Climate Change. The programme promotes the “Hand Print” - a measure of positive environmental action directed to decrease the carbon footprint. Its ambassador is a former president of India.


In Paryavaran Mitra, schools have to involve students in action-oriented activities and execute innovative, creative projects under five themes: Water, Waste Management, Energy, Biodiversity, and Culture & Heritage.Schools which establish partnership with CEE under the Paryavaran Mitra will also be receiving resource materials in all the above mentioned 5 themes.

Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt of India and ArcelorMittal, India, is implementing “Paryavaran Mitra”, for school students of age group 11 – 15 (Class 6th - 9th), during the academic years 2010-2013.


CEE was established in 1984 as a Centre of Excellence of the Government of India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests. CEE’s primary objective is to improve public awareness and understanding about the environment. CEE is head quartered in Ahmedabad. It has 41 offices across India, and has branches in Australia and Sri Lanka as well.  CEE has major programs to commemorate the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014.)  It is the national host agency for the GEF UNDP’s Small Grants Program in India. For Earth Day, PM will largely focus on Northern India, with programs in other parts of India as well.'


Contact for Details:

Paryavaran Mitra Secretariat

Centre for Environment Education

Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad 380054, Gujarat, India


Telephone: 91-79-26858002 to 5, Fax: 91-79-26858010


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