Newsletter : 16 - 28 February 2013 Vol. : 27

Paryavaran Mitra Young Leaders Geetika and Shreya’s South Korean Rendevous

It’s always wonderful listening to travel stories, of fun-filled, awe-inspiring experiences people have in foreign lands of meeting new people, the weather, the food and what not! Geetika and Shreya’s South Korea trip for the Global Youth Environemt Forum has all the makings of a great travel experience with work and shaking a leg with their new friends in true Gangnam style. read here



Water to be celebrated all year round in DAV Pushpanjali Delhi

Ms. Monika Grover of DAV Pushpanjali, Delhi sent us this meticulously planned environmental action projects around the World Water Day 2013 theme Water Cooperation. Some highlights: Khelo Holi Naturally!, Home audit of Water Wastage, Water tap fixing workshop, Home audit of Food Wastage, etc. read more



Paryavaran Mitra schools of Ganjam, Odisha come out and protect Olive Ridley Turtle Habitat

11 Paryavaran Mitra schools got together to clean the long 3.5 km Purunabandh-Gokharkada beach and the 4 km long Padampeta-Gokharkada beach which are the locations for the breeding of the rare turtle species the Olive Ridley turtles. Every year, these turtles travel to Odisha coast for mass nesting and breeding. The schools partnered with local organizations and took up the action. Read more about it here.

World Wetland Day E-Painting

As part of the “Water Connects” theme, a National Level E-Painting Competition has been launched. The idea is to creatively express thoughts on the theme linking diverse subjects such as environment, science and fine arts. At the same time, the computer as its medium enhances the student’s skill and confidence to operate on it. Resource material, guidelines and information about prizes are available online. Interested? Visit “water connects”.


Engagement with the community through action projects

The Govt. Girls Middle School Tikri, Udhampur completed action-projects in all 5 themes of the Paryavaran Mitra Programme. The focus was on involving the local community. For instance, in a cooperative project of students, teachers and villagers, incandescent (conventional) bulbs were replaced with energy efficient CFL lights in the school and community. Equally, villagers were included in a tree plantation and awareness project. read more.



Master Trainer workshop at Kota, Rajasthan

The workshop aimed to raise awareness and understanding of issues related to environmental sustainability amongst the participants and to enable them to facilitate students in carrying out projects within school and community. The session focused on action ideas related to themes of Paryavaran Mitra programme as curricular projects by integrating it with state text books. read more                                                    mail to :