World Earth Day: Initiative

I had asked in my World Earth Day post about any initiatives in India on Earth Day.

Itinerant sent me the above Greening Young Minds (GYM) initiative to involve school kids for environmental awareness. Involving school kids early is the best idea. Ish told me in comments that even with a subject called Environmental Chemistry, they were never made aware about the possible environmental hazards by chemicals. Winrock International India (WII) is the non-profit organization (NGO) behind this initiative. You can visit Winrock Web site to know more about them.

Thanks, Itinerant for sending me this.

4 Responses to “World Earth Day: Initiative”

  1. 1 ish April 24, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Hey fix the link to the Winrock website. And I checked it and it looks good. A few more initiatives like this and I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to do good. It’s not just these initiatives btw, it’s the people who need to be a little more caring towards the planet and the resources. Every morning, people wash their cars with running water and don’t even know if it’s a crime. Even I didn’t know. But today, I did come to know from the newspaper and I’m gonna make sure kal se minimum amount of water is used in washing the car. So the government does try, it’s just the people who need to wake up. And I’m hopeful they will.

    Btw, off topic hai but you seriously need to watch the Kite Runner movie. I saw it today and by God haalat kharaab ho gayi. There are some loopholes here and there and thodi bahut story bhi change kari hai kahin kahin par but they’ve managed to retain the essence. And I’m very happy that they showed Baba’s transition from a great man to a regular man very very accurately. Mere ko laga nahi tha ki rona aayega but last scene mein when Amir says, “Do you want me to run the kite for you?” and then Sohrab says “Yes.” and after that Amir says, “For you, a thousand times over”. Bas wahin pe I started crying and took me like 4-5 minutes to come back to senses. Do try and watch it agar chance lage toh.

  2. 2 Amit April 25, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Catch them young. Thats a great idea. We need people to take such initiatives. And I think there are many small things we need to take care of like using minimal electricity, not wasting water, not spitting on the roads and not throwing trash here and there. These small things do make a lot of difference. Even if we are taking care about all these issues, we must make sure that we ask the people around us to follow them too.

    And, yes, now I have have have to see the Kite Runner. 😀

  3. 3 Poonam Sharma April 28, 2008 at 10:42 am

    @Ish: THe link was some wordpress goof-up. I had inserted correct link. For some reason, it didn’t get fixed that day. But now it seems fine.

    Send those car-wash people to desert to realise how it feels to carry drinking water in pots from miles away. Some idiots we have amongst us.

    I will try to catch a DVD, it must be good if you were so moved even after reading book.

    @Amit: I hate people who spit. Sometimes autodrivers spit when I am sitting in their passenger seat. I take strong offense to such things. 😦

  4. 4 ish April 29, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Spitting, ah. Who does it more than the cricketers and other sports persons? I think it’s really disgusting but it seems as if I’m the only one who thinks that way.

    Poonam: I hate anyone who spits in public spaces. I don’t spare my loved ones as well.

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