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Earth Day Network has made significant inroads across India and now has a permanent Indian Program – EDN India – located in Kolkata.
All across this populous, diverse country, Earth Day Network’s message continues to resonate. It is leading to significant progress in renewable energy, sustainable urban development, in mobilizing the youth, building environmental stewardship, increasing green cover, and in fostering clean energy education amongst women in rural areas.
Headquartered in Kolkata, our work here is centered around engaging partners, reaching out to civic leaders, and building bridges to the environmental movement across hundreds of local communities. EDN India is vital to our overall mission to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide.
No matter where you are in the world, your life will undoubtedly be touched by the work and efforts of Earth Day Network India. We invite you to join us and help us grow stronger.
Earth Day Network- India has published two eBooks showcasing national, sustainable efforts by citizens around India.
Carnatic music specialist and well-known playback singer Bombay Jayashree Bombay S Jayashri is a true environmentalist who utilizes her music to awaken a love for nature among her thousands of fans. She has composed special songs on the usefulness of trees and is ever willing to reach out to children to help them connect with nature.
Ricky Kej is an Indo-American composer, music producer and conservationist. In 2015, he won a Grammy for his album Winds of Samsara, a collaboration with South African flautist Wouter Kellerman. His 14th studio album, made a debut at #1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums Chart in August 2014. His album Shanti Samsara – World Music for Environmental Consciousness was launched on November 30, 2015 at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the months since its launch, Kej has travelled widely speaking about conservation and the environment. Ricky has performed excerpts from Shanti Samsara live in United Nations General Assembly Hall. Kej concluded his performance at the United Nations General Assembly by saying, “To end I want to state the obvious … Climate change is real … Climate change is human induced. Climate change is affecting us all … and our actions affect countries on the other side of the world.
Kaushiki Chakraborty is one of India’s best loved classical music exponents. Her popularity can be gauged by her huge following on social media. From a young age, her skill in vocal music was nurtured with training received from her father the maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. She is a recipient of many national and international awards such as the 2005 BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music in Asia/Pacific category. Kaushiki is called upon to perform at many national and international festivals and conferences.
SVA, which stand for Soul, Voice, Aspiration is a non-profit charitable trust set up by Kaushiki in 2012 with the primary objective to preserve and promote Indian music of all forms and to encourage young and upcoming talent in the field.
Kaushiki’s concern for nature is prevalent in all she does. For example she says – ‘We all have to take an oath to work in our own small or big way to make our space single-use plastic free.’
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