Newsletter : 16- 30 June 2014 Vol. : 58   

Paryavaran Mitra Teachers attend UNESCOs National Teacher Workshop at Lucknow

The workshop titled ‘Introducing A Multiple Perspective Approaches to Biodiversity’ introduced teachers to teaching learning approaches for biodiversity and sustainable development including various perspectives from diverse disciplines. Sessions involved inputs by the Paryavaran Mitra team at CEE, WWF India, and the UNESCO ASPnet Several teachers wrote back to us on their learnings and insights from the workshop.

Teacher Dinesh Kumar of GSSS Forsythganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh sent us detailed comments on his insights from the workshop and seems like he is in action mode already. He said “…using these tools, I am in process of finalising the strategy to implement project based learning in garbage management in our school, make the students understand the lake ecosystem of the sacred Dal lake in upper Dharamshala region and revival of the agro diverse traditional food items used by the Gaddi tribe, which are out of trend now.” Read more teacher insights about ESD and Biodiversity here.


Taking Paryavaran Mitra Young Leader for Change to more students: ‘Yuva Paryavaran Leader Programme’ for students of Uttar Pradesh

The success of the Paryavaran Mitra Young Leader for Change of 2012-13, and 2013-14 has inspired us to take it to more students adapted to their local context. In the first of its kind state-specific initiative CEE North and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) come together for 'Yuva Paryavaran Leader' programme for the students of Uttar Pradesh. It is open to students living in UP studying in classes 8-11 or in the age group of 13-17 years. The registration will be open from 15 to 28 July 2014 followed by online test, essay submission with action plan and a summit and implementation of action projects within their school or community for 5 months. For details visit here.




Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) extends support to the Paryavaran Mitra Programme in Andhra Pradesh.

The SSA in Andhra Pradesh has given its approval to take the programme to the many schools in its primarily government schools network. The programme aims to engage this vibrant group of schools through classroom activities and action projects in the environment. Stay tuned for updates on the handprint of these schools. here.



Resource Material: Booklet on Climate Change in Hindi

CEE North has developed a booklet on ‘Climate Change’ in Hindi the occasion of World Environment Day (WED) on the theme ‘Small Islands Developing States”. The booklet was developed in partnership with the Directorate of Environment, UP Government. The book draws from the CO2: Pick Right package on climate change awareness experience of WED 2009 and is focused on hand print actions. Over 1000 copies have been disseminated in various locations of UP. Access it here.



Resource Material: Paryavaran Mitra Handbook in five languages

The Handbook is a comprehensive ready reference for teachers in any school to motivate and guide students to be Paryavaran Mitra. It includes information, and a menu of active teaching learning methods, and action projects, to engage students in exploring, discovering, thinking, sharing, and take action. We’ve put together a short presentation on how the information in it can help teachers to carry out classroom activities and action projects and also to help them fine tune their reports for the Paryavaran Mitra Puraskar 2013. This resource is now available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and Gujarati. Access it here.                                                       Email: