low carbon

  • Young Activist Aditya Mukarji Leads the Charge Against Plastic Pollution

    In a world where plastic pollution poses a grave threat to our environment, one young hero stands out, determined to make a difference. Meet Aditya Mukarji, a 20-year-old from Gurgaon, India, whose passion for protecting our planet has led him on an incredible journey of activism against plastic waste.

  • Empowering Women, Protecting Wildlife: The Namo Drone Didi Initiative

    In a landmark initiative aimed at empowering women and revolutionizing agriculture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the 'Namo Drone Didi' program. The announcement came during his interaction with beneficiaries of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, underlining the government's commitment to ensuring the timely delivery of benefits from flagship schemes across the nation last November.

  • Tethys and Beyond: Gitanjali Rao's Quest for Clean Water

    The Flint water crisis, a tragic consequence of cost-cutting measures and neglect, unfolded against a backdrop of environmental degradation and economic decline in the city of Flint, Michigan. The Flint River, which was used as a trash dump for industries for over 100 years, made things worse for the city. When the city started using water from this dirty river without cleaning it properly, it led to a lot of people getting poisoned by lead. In fact, nearly 17% of the water tested had lead levels higher than what the government says is safe.

  • In a world filled with plastic, two friends built a home from discarded bottles

    Have you ever wondered if something as ordinary as plastic could be the key to sustainable living? In the city of Aurangabad, two young women have transformed this everyday item into a house. But let's take a step back - did you know that globally, over 8 million tons of plastic find their way into our oceans every year, polluting our marine life and ecosystems? In India alone, we produce a whopping 3.5 million tonnes of plastic each year. And with the COVID-19 pandemic, things got even worse with an increased usage of plastic in our everyday purchases.

  • Leah Namugerwa's Bold Stand Against Climate Crisis in Uganda

    In Uganda, the impacts of climate change are being felt across the nation, posing significant threats to both the environment and the livelihoods of its people. From increasing droughts and floods to altering rainfall patterns and seasons, the consequences of climate change are far-reaching and profound.

  • Driving Change: The Global Reach of The Climate Reality Project's Campus Corps

    The Climate Reality Project's Campus Corps is a groundbreaking initiative that harnesses the passion and energy of young people to drive climate action on college campuses around the world. Founded by former Vice President & former Congressman Al Gore in 2006, The Climate Reality Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to catalyzing global solutions to the climate crisis. With the Campus Corps program, the organization aims to empower students to become leaders in the fight against climate change, amplifying their voices and advocating for sustainable solutions on campus and beyond.

  • Meet Nirvaan, the teenager making a difference in the world of fashion and climate change

    Did you ever think that the clothes we love might be part of the pollution around us?

  • Say goodbye to traditional school fees at Akshar, plastic paves the way

    Have you ever thought about the possibility of using something as simple as plastic to pay for school instead of money? While traditional schools demand a financial toll, there's a hidden gem Pamohi village in Assam, that challenges this norm – Akshar School. Here, education takes on a new form, where over 100 unprivileged children contribute not in cash but in bags filled with plastic waste. This is no ordinary school. It's a place of change, where education meets innovation, and where plastic finds a purpose.

  • Turning Trash into Treasure: The Eco-Soap Bank Story

    During a 2014 volunteer trip building fishponds in rural Cambodia, University of Pittsburgh student Samir Lakhani witnessed a sight that would change his life: a young mother bathing her infant with toxic laundry detergent instead of soap. When he asked why, her response shook him - “Soap is too expensive.” Shocked to the core, Lakhani learned that only 1% of households in developing countries have access to basic hygiene products like soap. This lack of access contributes to the spread of preventable diseases and infections, causing the deaths of countless children. This encounter stirred something in Lakhani. He was determined to find a solution.

  • Journey of two sisters: Saying Bye-Bye to Plastic Bags

    Under the tropical Bali sun, two young sisters played carefree along the island's pristine beaches and lush rice paddies. However, as Melati and Isabel grew older, they began to notice plastic waste littering these once-idyllic landscapes. After learning that Bali produced 680 cubic meters of plastic waste daily, equivalent to a 14-story building and that almost no plastic bags were recycled, the sisters decided to take action. Distressed at seeing their island paradise being choked by plastic, an idea was born when the girls were just 12 and 10 years old—they would launch a crusade to say "bye-bye" to plastic bags in Bali!