Community action, Enviro Reach, SUPW Projects

My Village, My Pride

OEF: Green Champions at work


My Village, My Pride – an initiative by One Earth Foundation, aims to create and sustain a strong environmental stewardship ethic among young minds at the grassroot levels in the ecologically sensitive region of the Nilgiris (South India).  By working with children (Green Champions) and focusing our efforts and initiatives in their villages, we

OEF: Green Champions collecting garbage

endeavour to sow the seeds of change within each home and bring about a generational change in thinking towards the conservation  of natural environment and responsible use of its limited resources.  We believe, that it no longer suffices to merely spread awareness – it is imperative that we establish  a whole new ethic  of stewardship  in the minds and hearts of the next generation – the future custodians of our fragile planet.

At the village level and working hand in glove with the Panchayat schools, we seek to engage and involve  children (Green Champions) in exploring, identifying and coming up with pratical and environmentally friendly solutions to varied eco-challenges in their immediate neighbourhood.  My Village, My Pride  aims to enlighten, motivate and empower  village children to be eco-crusaders and work towards making their very own village more environment-friendly.   This will be achieved by:

  • Setting up an Environment Resource & Activity Center within the village.
  • Engaging Village children to identify core environmental threats and challenges in their neighbourhoods.  Formulating and executing practical and effective projects to address these challenges.
  • Door to door campaigns creating awareness of the core challenges leading to community engagement, planning & action.
  • To promote Organic Kitchen Gardens (OKG’s) &  herbal gardens at the home and composting units at village level.
  • Exposing children to other similar “green” initiatives within the Nilgiris.
  • Expanding the above home/village level initiatives to other neighbouring villages and forming enviro-friendly clusters.

OEF: Making Bins for collecting plastic garbage

OEF: All hands at work

OEF: Installing bins through out the village The team with Raminder Chowdhary

OEF: Collecting plastic garbage from bins and disposing safely

One Earth Foundation works towards the conservation and preservation of the immense natural and cultural wealth of the Nilgiris region in South India.  For additional information, please contact

Raminder Chowdhary

2 Comments to “My Village, My Pride”

  1. Great Job the kids are doing and with your guidence. Keep going the world needs more people like all of you.

  2. Commendable job.all the best

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