Newsletter : 1- 31, March 2015 Vol. : 68   


It’s our turn to lead, to be a Paryavaran Mitra

April 22 is Earth Day and the theme announced for this year is, ‘It’s our turn to lead’ Inviting schools to send in the school management’s commitment to Handprint action to address an environmental issue in their school community.


Sharing experiences of Paryavaran Mitra Teachers

In this edition of the newsletter we want to share with you insights from two Paryavaran Mitra teachers from Ahmedabad who have done exemplary work in integrating EE and ESD in the curriculum and introduced sustainability as a way of life in the school community. Ms. Geetika Saluja from St. Kabir Naranpura and Ms. Rati Agarwal of Rachana School Shahibaug tell us about how they convinced their

school management, taught through curriculum linked activities and action projects, and their own learnings in their process. Access their interviews by clicking on their names, the media coverage of their schools’ work here and here.


Announcing International Children’s Painting Competition

The United Nations Environment Programme has announced the 24th International Children’s Painting Competition. The theme is ‘We have the power!’ focusing on sustainable forms of energy i.e Energy that is clean and does not harm our planet in its extraction and use. Get details of the competition here.

I am Swachh, I am Swasthh campaign

Paryavaran Mitra programme’s 'I am Swachh, I am Swasthh' Campaign aligned with the all-India Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the clean India campaign of the Government of India. Schools have worked on several waste related issues such as Littering/Garbage Dumping, Polythene Pollution, Spitting, Reducing Waste, and Sanitation Habits.

Recognising schools who have done exemplary work at the national level, stay tuned for their reports.

St. Marks' Sr. Sec School, Meera Bagh, New Delhi

SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Khajuri Kalan Bhopal (M.P.) Govt.

Girls Higher Sec. School, Balod, Chhatisgarh

Rajkiya Kanya Madhya Vidyalaya, Gandhipath, Sasaram, Dist, Rohtas, Bihar