Green Terre’s NetZero campaign spreads its roots to north India

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Green Terre’s NetZero campaign spreads its roots to north India

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Partnership with Delhi University to propagate U75 movement for smart campuses

In order to expand to north India its U75 movement to make campuses NetZero and start awareness about climate change in the Indian youth, Pune-based Green Terre Foundation has partnered with Delhi University.

Over a year after it launched the U75 movement for NetZero campuses and to instill a sense of climate responsibility among Indian students, Pune’s Green Terre Foundation has now set its sights on the northern part of the country.

In this context, Green Terre partnered with University of Delhi to organise a workshop which was attended by representatives of over 30 universities and 45 colleges from the northern region.

According to a press statement by Green Terre, former environment minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the workshop to flag-off the national movement titled ‘U75’ to make the university campuses Carbon neutral, Net Zero. 

“Skilling the youth in the Universities for Net Zero is the mantra to contribute to PM Narendra Modi’s vision of Net Zero India,” Javadekar said on the occasion. 

The statement adds that U 75 is the Net Zero movement started in the first year after 75 the anniversary of India’s Independence. “Net-Zero Uprising in the University Campuses is not just a tagline; it is a national intent to implement Sustainable Development Goals and to meet the pledges of Paris Climate Agreement,” said Professor Yogesh Singh, Vice Chancellor of Delhi University who was the host of the workshop. 

He emphasised that the partnerships and dialogue among the students and Institutes have power to accelerate the action on climate change. The workshop was also attended by 350 students and faculties and it provided the guidance and tools to initiate the net zero activities in their campus. The interaction during the workshop was youthful and exuded promise of transformation, say the organisers.

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