Security Guard Cleaned 1 Tonne Waste from Beach & Mangrove Plantation, All by Himself

Rahul Maharana, a security guard working with a private company in Odisha, was in Class 12 when he first learned about climate change. “In 2018, an awareness programme at my college helped me understand the devastating effects of mismanagement of plastic pollution on the planet. I was shocked and disheartened by the facts,” he tells. […]

This Fisherman Singlehandedly Brought Solar Electricity to a TN Village

“Until I completed my Class 12 examination there was no electricity connection in my village. I have spent all my school life studying with a lantern that would need kerosene to work,” says 30-year-old M Sakthivel, a resident of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. It took the Tsunami for the villagers of the coastal town of […]

IFS Officer Revives 66 Himalayan Springs to Help 1 Lakh People in 23 Villages

Springs, a primary water source for villages in Uttarakhand and the Himalayan sub-continent, are vanishing resulting in loss of income and migration. The disappearance of these precious water sources is due to erratic rainfall, mainly due to climate change. The water shortage is also because of the change in land use patterns owing to rampant development. The […]

IIT Alumnus Quits Job to Grow Over 400 Acres of Community Forest With 160 Farmers

Sunith Reddy from Hyderabad started BeForest with his friend Shaurya Chandra. The community forest initiative helps weekend and full-time farmers learn organic farming and live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Sunith Reddy, an entrepreneur from Hyderabad, wanted to move out of the urban settlement to live a more ‘sustainable lifestyle’. He says that ever crowding […]

Nexus of Good: Opportunity in crisis

Through mobilizing defunct JFMCs, not just illicit timber trade was checked by providing sustainable livelihood options to locals, but also ecological restoration was ensured. After superannuation in June 2018, I worked for a few months as Chief Executive Officer of State Planning Board, Jharkhand at the behest of the then Chief Minister Raghubar Das who […]