Newsletter : 1- 15 September 2013 Vol. : 40  

Teacher Pupil Ratio (TPR) 1:80,000, and we’re not complaining.

Building new bridges to take Environment Education further- partnership with WIPRO 'earthian' initiative

We are happy to announce the coming together of the Paryavaran Mitra programme and the ‘earthian’ initiative of WIPRO with a focus on the water theme in schools of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan. The initiative aims to enhance the understanding of the schools of water in their local context and its interconnections with other facets of ecology and society as well as the global context. The initiative is already underway with more than 170 teachers oriented in Lucknow, Bhagalpur, Rohtas, Arra, Patna, Bettiah, and Mount Abu. Join the initiative.


Teacher Pupil Ratio (TPR) 1:80,000, and we’re not complaining.


Mr Sanjay Kumar of Gram Pragati, an NGO in Bettiah, Bihar has been an active Paryavaran Saathi since 2010. A Paryavaran Saathi is an individual who facilitates school/s to be a Paryavaran Mitra. Mr Kumar has so far inspired more than 80,000 students to raise 60,000 trees and works with schools in W. Champaran, E,Champaran and Muzaffarpur Bihar. The Paryavaran Mitra programme owes its success to motivated and inspiring individuals like Mr Kumar who have taken the Handprint to schools across the country. In a conversation with him, he shares with us what it’s like to take the environmental message to so many schools, how schools benefit from his work, what he learns from schools, and his vision for Environment Education in Indian schools.


PCRA Painting Competition is back!

After a successful run with 30,000 entries last year the competition is back in 2013 with new topics in energy conservation and exciting prizes. The all India competition is held in association with the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA). readmore...

GCS Marine-Project 1600 calls schools to take action on International Coastal Clean up Day September 21, 2013.

If you belong to a school close to the coast or not, we all have an impact on the seas surrounding us. The agricultural, industrial, and human waste from land find their way to our coasts through rivers and streams and have drastic impacts on  marine biodiversity. To take action on this day; with inputs from CEE’s Global Citizenship for Sustainability-Project 1600 we bring to you a webpage of information on activity ideas for inland as well as coastal schools. We also have case studies of schools who are already taking action. Students can test their knowledge on marine biodiversity and the threats it faces in the 'Ocean IQ' online quiz on 21-22, September                                                    Email: