“Badlaav 2009: Be the Change! “is a week-long climate camp to be held in the nation’s capital, Delhi. We aim to have hundreds of young people come from across the country to
- Be trained on skills of organizing, running projects, lobbying, direct action, presentations, and facilitation.
- Participate in eye opening discussions of equity, theories of change, water, energy, agriculture etc.
- Enjoy concerts, cultural performances, film festivals, Green Jobs fair and many other opportunities to have fun and learn!
When? July 18th to July 23rd
Who? Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) for you and hundreds of youth from across India.
Where? Lodhi Institutional Area, Delhi
Have you ever looked at the dirty dying rivers, floods, breathed in the pollution, see people on the streets living with diseases and in poverty, and just wondered – how can we change this? Do we wish to witness incidences like Cyclone Aila in West Bangal more frequently? Are we ready to handle the increased number of climate refugees? Our basic requirement like food and shelter is at risk. Have you ever thought that our politicians are corrupt, our businesses are corrupt, our system is corrupt and that it is too hard to make a change? Have you ever thought why doesn’t anyone care about our country, our planet, our future? Think again.
Yes there is corruption. Yes there is pollution, poverty and disease. Yes it may seem like the people around us don’t care – but what about you? Have you tried stopping the corruption, pollution, poverty and disease? Have you stood up and told the world that you care about your country, planet and future? Even if no one around you seems to be doing the right thing – remember you can. In the words of Gandhiji “Be the Change you want to see in the world”. Every action counts and your contribution can certainly make a difference.
At the end of this year in Copenhagen an international treaty will be signed, committing the world to trying to stop dangerous climate change at the UN climate negotiations. However a lot of the world holds little hope that it will be a good treaty that will protect our future. The interest of the Indian people and majority of the developing world are not being listened to.
What do we do? Do we sit back and let the countries of the world sign away our future stability?No. We don’t. We take action.
Anu Radha Verma
Indian Youth Climate Network
+91 989 108 4960