Indian Youth Climate Network
The Indian Youth Climate Network aims to be a broad and diverse coalition for youth organizations operating in India to take action and demand stronger and more effective government policy on climate change. WIth a country as large and diverse as India, establishing the necessary linkages is important to the formation of a holistic "Indian youth perspective" on climate change. IYCN plans to support projects, unite for national campaigns, share stories of local climate challengers, host and engage in workshops and conferences to expand their knowledge and empower others, and inspire others into action, all to achieve their goal of changing their future for the better.
Project GreenHands is an ecological initiative of Isha Foundation to prevent and reverse environmental degradation and enable sustainable living. The project aims to create 10% additional green cover in Tamil Nadu, India. Drawing on large scale people's participation, Project GreenHands intends to develop sapling nurseries and plant 114 million trees.
Additionally, nature awareness campaigns are conducted to establish a culture of care for the environment and agro-forestry training are provided to the farmers to enhance livelihood opportunities among the community.
Started in 2005, the project has already contributed to the plantation of more than 6 million saplings throughout the state.