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YOUTH FOR EARTH

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The Planet is facing a climate emergency never seen before, everything from plants, animals to water and air we breathe is under threat. Unsustainable growth and lifestyle are mining the hills but creating mountains out of waste.

Can Things Change? Yes, they can when youth like you take the charge to bring upon the change to their surroundings. Youth all around the world are coming forward and being part of the solution to the climate crisis.

Youth For Earth is a collaborative initiative of both Mobius Foundation and The Climate Project Foundation. Youth For Earth Championship offers a platform to the youth to come forward with their plan of action to mitigate the climate crisis. Big or small, we love the ideas and enthusiasm that push each and every youth of the world to take a step further towards sustainability with a combat strategy for climate emergencies.

This time, we invited applications from the youth of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka to be a 'Champion for Earth and Change Maker.'​

WINNERS OF YOUTH FOR EARTH 2022

JUNIOR CATEGORY

SECOND WINNER - PUNE PLASTIC WARRIORS

PROJECT NAME: Implementing Plastic Waste Management through Awareness and Action

TEAM MEMBERS:

  • Siya Tanwar

  • Ishika Khatri

  • Urvi Dedhia

  • Riya Vikesh Doshi

  • Srushti Shelke

  • Annapoorna Narayan

The Team Pune Plastic Warriors aimed to prevent build-up of plastic waste in the community and provide tangible solutions by gradually replacing as much plastic as possible in our daily lives. The team used the power of social media to spread awareness about plastic pollution, promote sustainable alternatives and give recognition to eco-warriors to inspire further action. They conducted interviews, recycling campaigns, promoted eco-friendly products in eco-melas and inspired participation to real change.

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FOURTH WINNER - SD'S CHANGE MAKERS

PROJECT NAME: Climate change project

TEAM MEMBERS:


Yashasvi Parshad

The SD's change makers from Ambala wishes to share how schools can contribute to stopping climate change and helping our planet earth. Through this project, they want to spread awareness and unleash the creativity of students to develop and implement climate action communities.

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FIRST WINNER - URVARA-GREENING MOTHER EARTH

PROJECT NAME: Urvara-Greening Mother Earth

TEAM MEMBERS:

  • Harshal Kumawat

  • Khushi kumawat

  • Riya Kumawat

  • Kumkum Kumawat

  • Adhi Daiv

The project “Urvara-Greening Mother Earth” by Adhi Daiv from Rajasthan started with the purpose to reverse the soil degradation of the arid wastelands of the desert region of Rajasthan by using a unique method of plantation of dry land agroforestry which requires only one litre of water to grow any native plant for its entire life cycle.

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THIRD WINNER - TERRA TIME

PROJECT NAME: It's time to do our part​

TEAM MEMBERS:

  • Aishani Singh

  • Jasmyra Sahni

  • Malvika Nair

  • Navya Sharma

  • Lalnunkimi Hnamte

  • Mugdha Kumthekar

  • Rhea Sehgal

  • Sakina Nadeem


By making eco-bricks, Team - Terra Time from New Delhi re-used non-recyclable plastic waste, like polythene, flimsy wrappers, etc. to make something useful, instead of throwing them away. These eco-bricks are then used to make different pieces of furniture. They also collaborated with another organizations. Many people are still not aware as to what eco-bricks are, and how they are made. By making eco bricks, individuals can start right this moment to take charge of their plastic.

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FIFTH WINNER - PRAMITI

PROJECT NAME: Garbage to Gold - Garden in a basket

TEAM MEMBERS:

  • Karun

  • Shreenidhi

  • Roopendra

  • Soumya

  • Godson Messiah

SENIOR CATEGORY

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FIRST WINNER - PROJECT IKHTIYAAR

PROJECT NAME: Project Ikhtiyaar

TEAM MEMBERS:

  • Prarthna Bhattacharya

  • Hiya Poddar

  • Hrishita Chatterjee

  • Sadhvi Mehra

  • Ishita Sharma

Project Ikhtiyaar aims at ‘eradication through utilization’, by harnessing the hidden potential of water hyacinths to overcome the challenges they pose. Project Ikhtiyaar aims to produce manure using water hyacinth as the main component along with other biodegradable waste in order to clean river Yamuna and improve the economic condition of our community members. By improving the community’s living standards and overcoming prejudices, Project Ikhtiyaar aspires to bring about a revolutionary impact.

SECOND WINNER - CREW FOR CLIMATE

PROJECT NAME: TamiraSES

TEAM MEMBERS:

  • Shubhankar Shahi

  • Rahini V Krishnan

  • Himani Chauhan

  • Aayush Chauhan


Team Crew for climate from Vadodara, Gujarat understood how increasing water use, water pumping and variable rainfall leads to death of a river. The team with help of their varied study backgrounds and team from ACCC- ATREE conduct social surveys, water quality tests, biodiversity study and vegetation mapping using ground methods and GIS.

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WINNERS OF YOUTH FOR EARTH 2020

1ST WINNER - TEAM OUR COMMON FUTURE

10 Students of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat restored a stream called Bhukhi nallah which flows through the centre of University covering 1.8 km distance. The students firstly did a quality assessment of the water and then with the help of volunteers removed the waste from and around the stream. This waste was then used for vermicomposting, upcycled and rest was sent to be gasified. They also organised community-based awareness programs, cleanliness and greening drives resulting in a clean and biodiversity rich stream.

2ND WINNER- TEAM STERCUS
 

04 students of Infant Jesus, MHS School Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu developed a cost-effective food composter called STERCUS, using which food waste can be processed and converted into compost. They took the help of a welder to convert a metal drum into a composter. They also spread awareness amongst the students to reduce the food wastage. Now, with the help of their composter, STERCUS they are able to convert 250 kg of food waste into compost every month.

3RD WINNER- TEAM LSPS ECO FREAK
 

09 Students of Lakshmipat Singhania School, Odisha created a foot operated hand sanitizer dispenser for the small businessmen of their city so that customers can take the services without worrying during the COVID times and these small businessmen do not have to experience loss. The students created these dispensers with the waste products easily available in our houses like plastic bottle, pipe/wooden stick, and cotton/jute rope.

​1ST RUNNER UP - TEAM EARTH WARRIOR

 

07 Students of Ramjas School, RK Puram took it upon themselves to do something about the poor quality of air. They did street plays, dance performers and organised a rally in their community to spread awareness about clean air. They also organised an interactive session with the drivers to discuss idling of the vehicles which causes pollution. They joined hands with organisations to get air quality sensors installed in their school.

​2ND RUNNER UP - TEAM WASTE TROOPERS
 

09 Students of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar took a project on reducing the wastage of papers. They collected more than 300 used notebooks after the end of the term and segregated the used and unused pages. Then the segregated pages were sent for recycling and with the unused pages the students created 200 notebooks which were distributed amongst the under privileged children.

CHALLENGE DETAILS

This campaign is all about doing an activity on the ground which brings about a change and leads to a more sustainable planet. You have the freedom to choose your team and choose your Project from the above categories.

The activity should have been initiated after 22nd April 2019 and can go on till the last date of this challenge.

The activity should be conducted to make positive changes on your campus or in the community nearby.

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