2022 (JULY- AUGUST) CLIMATE REALITY INDIA NEWSLETTER
Our newsletter will provide updates from our programs, our fellow Climate Reality Leaders who are making difference and how each one of us can act to solve the crisis. And, we would love to know your story and act of leadership, because every action does matter.
TTP IN THE SHRIRAM GROUP OF SCHOOLS
The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) conducted Teachers’ Training Programs for The Shriram Group of Schools. The following branches participated in the program:
THE SHRIRAM SCHOOL - NOIDA, UP
THE SHRIRAM SCHOOL – JAMMU, J&K
THE SHRIRAM SCHOOL – HYDERABAD, TELANGANA
THE SHRIRAM SCHOOL – GURGAON, HARYANA
THE KALYANI SCHOOL – PUNE, MAHARASHTRA
The Teachers’ Training Program was spread across three months from May to July, and covered the topics: Climate Change & SDGs, Green
School Program & Water, AQI & Energy, Biodiversity & Butterflies & Birds, Waste & Creating a Kitchen Garden, and What you can do to improve your school?
The enthusiasm of the schools amazed us when four of them went a few steps further and have completed our Green Campus program.
133 EDUCATORS TRAINED ONLIN
On 23rd July, a Teachers’ Training Program was organized by The Climate Project Foundation for Kamal Model School, Delhi. The workshop was attended by 133 teachers where they learnt about the science, impacts and solutions of Climate change. The teachers also learnt about the activities, which they can conduct with their students in the classrooms on different topics of overarching dimensions i.e., air, water, waste, energy, and biodiversity.
ORIENTATION OF GREEN CAMPUS PROGRAM FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES OF PUNE
In collaboration with Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative and ExploreiT, The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) organized an orientation program on Green Campus Program (GCP) for different educational institutes of Pune. The orientation program was facilitated by Shivam Singh, National Coordinator, Youth Engagement, TCPF.
The program aimed at creating a platform of empowerment by manifesting holistic approach towards climate change adaptations and mitigations. It is estimated that approximately 2.8 lakhs students will be engaged with this collaborative effort.
PRINCIPALS’ CONCLAVE & AWARD CEREMONY – CHENNAI EDITION
The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) organized Principals Conclave on Climate Change and Sustainability at IIT Madras Research Park, Kanagam Road, Taramani, Chennai. The conclave was joined by the Principals/ Deans of 90 schools from South India. 64 other schools were also engaged.
The Program was attended by Raj Cherubal the CEO, Chennai Smart City Limited & Director of Projects for Chennai City Connect (CCC) as our Chief Guest along with prominent guests Deepak Srivastava- Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Member Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Wetland Authority and Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Mission Director, Green Tamil Nadu Mission.
15 schools from South India were awarded with our Green Campus Program Award. Mr. Aditya Pundir, Director, The Climate Project Foundation, presented the winners with the awards and certificates.
MOU WITH THE KALGIDHAR SOCIETY
The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) signed an MOU with The Kalgidhar Trust Society – Baru Sahib. The MOU aims at the implementation of Green Campus Program and Teachers’ Training Program on Climate Change with collaborations and partnerships in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan, to achieve Net zero carbon emission and create a sustainable world.
The programs will be started in phases to complete 129 schools, while starting with 5 schools first. The Kalgidhar Society – Baru Sahib is a non-profit charitable organization focused on providing quality education to fight against the alarming rise in drugs and alcohol abuse. With equal stress on healthcare, women empowerment and social welfare, the organization has been instrumental in the socio-economic uplift of the poor in the far-flung rural areas of North India.
MOU SIGNED WITH WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND - J & K
The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) signed an MOU with the Wildlife Conservation Fund – J&K. The MOU aims at implementing Green Campus Program and Teachers’ Training Program with 5 Schools in Kashmir, then with 100 Schools across Jammu & Kashmir. Also, the objective of this collaboration is to work towards developing programs and projects for mitigations, adaptation & resiliencies together, and with collaborations and partnerships of various agencies all over the country.
WEBINAR ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MANGROVE CONSERVATION
The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) conducted a webinar to generate awareness on the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” in South Asian countries and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses.
Youth, school and college students, teachers and faculty from all over South Asia (Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka) participated in the Zoom Webinar making it to 289 participants. More than 250 views on YouTube and counting.
CLIMATE REALITY LEADERS’ TRAINING 2022
The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) conducted an extensive learning and training webinar for the Climate Reality Leaders. The webinar aimed at strengthening the existing capacities of the Climate Reality Leaders to communicate climate change better to the audience in their area of expertise in a simple yet impactful way. It was joined by our National Coordinators Ms. Nita Ganguly, Mr. Rituraj Phukan, where they talked about small actions required to make a big impact against climate change and shared their personal stories of climate action.
The Climate Reality Leaders were also given a presentation on the new reality hub platform- “Mobilize”, facilitated by Riya Deb, Engagement Officer, TCPF. The idea was to make them familiar with the application so they can easily share their acts of leaderships and interact with other Climate Reality leaders.
LIVE TWITTER CHAT 2022
On the 75th year of Indian Independence, The Climate Project Foundation partnered with W for W Foundation and other partners to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to showcase water independence from pollution, encroachment, scarcity and inequity through a Live Twitter chat on 15th August 2020.
The live chat had focused discussions on the challenges in India’s water sector and how gender roles are related to water and how multiple barriers like social and economic ones restrict access to water.
Several success stories were also shared during the LIVE Twitter chat like the pond revival schemes in Gurugram by Gurujal Society; implementation of Rainwater Harvesting systems in Beed district in Pune by The Climate Project Foundation; and water conservation and management schemes by The Madhya Pradesh Water Resources Authority and EPCO among others.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY
The Young Environmentalists Programme, in association with The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) organized a celebration of International Youth Day at the Waterfall gardens of the Powai Lake biodiversity focusing on Ocean Literacy modules.
Over 70 people participated in the event with great enthusiasm. Quizzes related to ocean literacy was also conducted. The day garnered attention towards ocean literacy and sustainable development and further studies surrounding youth.
This didn’t end here, as later, the students surveyed the Powai Lake biodiversity, waterfall and wilderness walks through the lake gardens.
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