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On April 3rd in Mumbai, the Sierra Club unveiled an exciting (and
unprecedented) new Rs. 40 lakhs, “Green Energy and Green Livelihoods
Achievement Award” to recognize outstanding environmental success in
India. The Green Energy and Livelihoods Achievement Award process will
occur in close consultation with an Indian nominations board and a Sierra
Club Prize Jury drawn from prominent Indian, American NRI and
A new “Center for Green Livelihoods” will serve as a meeting point for
civil society organizations, green business and social welfare advocates;
and will provide a platform for pursuing, promoting and partnering for a
greener and cleaner planet!
We believe that there is a need to develop new constituencies penetrating
deeper to the grassroots and local environmental organizations. Solutions
to climate change in both India and the US will require collaborative
approaches engaging many different sectors: civil society, business,
government, media, the science and technology communities, etc.
The Center will support and encourage India’s capability to “leapfrog”
past fossil-fuel technologies to renewable domestic energy initiatives
designed to provide environmentally-sustainable livelihoods for all of
India’s citizens. By strengthening the role of social entrepreneurs and
alternative energy leaders in India we will support the country’s desire
to become a global leader in new energy technologies that reduce pollution
and do not contribute to global warming.
For more information please visit, www.sierraclub.org/india