Ashoka Green Plan-It UnconferenceShital Shah
Ashoka India is holding an event called “Ashoka Green Plan-it” in Bangalore, a two day cross-sector – youth, academia, businesses and companies – unconference to:
- Engage and mobilize young people to create innovative solutions for environmental challenges
- Enable a youth-driven approach to implement green initiatives within institutions and neighborhoods
Ashoka Green Plan-it will be a participant driven, interactive unconference. Participants will work exclusively with the knowledge partners to create their own environmental “plan” around the areas of water, waste, composting, energy,
greening, bio-diversity, etc.
Ashoka in association with Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE), is collaborating with 7 other knowledge partners comprising of Ashoka Fellows and Citizen Sector Organization (CSO) leaders, working on different areas of greening and sustainability (Waste, Water, Energy Solutions, Greening and BioDiversity, Communities, etc.), to share different aspects of their work with the participants.
The likely outcomes will be young people and decision makers from all sectors going back to their organizations equipped with the motivation, skills, and knowledge to create and implement environmental strategies, benefiting the organizations with ideas that help them operate ‘greenly’ and foster a culture of innovation, empathy, leadership, and teamwork. This will not only create a movement of young people working across sectors changing systems and implementing solutions, but in the long run, it will also benefit the organizations involved with the numerous paybacks of going green.