earthian – a nationwide program that seeks to make sustainability integral to education
Bangalore - July 26, 2012:
Wipro today announced that it has launched the second edition of 'earthian' program. This continues from last years successful earthian 2011, which saw over 1800 registrations and participation from 800 schools and colleges. This year the program is designed to be more open and inclusive in its approach. earthian goes global this year and is at the same time focusing on reaching out to smaller towns and centers in India. Teams are required to submit their entries in the form of an essay or narrative on scenario(s) related to sustainability. They are encouraged to first identify a scenario, explore multiple layers and unravel the interrelatedness; and suggest approaches relevant to the context. 20 winning institutes will be selected later this year.
The 10 selected institutes from earthian 2011 are now part of a 3 year continuing engagement program – the second phase and essentially the core of the program. In the first year of the program, this is being offered through a set of experiential programs involving faculty and students – some of these are ecology related field programs, environmental assessment for campuses and theater in sustainability education. These programs are being offered through our evolving partnership network – presently ATREE (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment), CFL (Center for Learning), BLT (Bangalore Little Theater) and CSE (Center for Science and Environment). The continuous engagement program is designed with intent of embedding thinking and community involvement and action on sustainability issues.
Speaking on the initiative Mr Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer of Wipro Ltd, said, "The vision of earthian is rooted in our conviction that real change on the big ecological challenges of our times can come only from a fundamental shift in our mindsets and sensibilities. Making sustainability integral to learning and education in our schools and colleges is at the heart of this change that we seek."
For more details check www.wipro.org/earthian
Last day to register is 31 August 2012.
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Chaya Ganapathy, Wipro Limited
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