What is Environmental and Climate Literacy? Hear it from Mallika who’s seen it’s effects first hand in Antarctica

Being climate literate means understanding the essential principles of the Earth’s climate system, communicating about climate and climate change effectively and making informed and responsible decisions with regard to actions that may affect the climate.It was through my fellowship and interaction with my students that I understood the importance of climate change education. Children have a high ability to absorb information, they are able to spread information and not to forget – they are the leaders of tomorrow. It only makes sense to include them in the process of fighting against climate change and finding solutions.

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Here’s are some of our champions that we featured on Chaaipani, who’re here to answer your ‘how’ of change.

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” ~Joanne Kathleen Rowling

Trust a child’s innocence to embarrass you for your misgivings. But their mind questions something, when there is an anomaly they can question. Keeping that in mind, this year Earth Day Network has started an Environment and Climate Literacy Campaign, which is to ensure that by the year 2020, each and every student from Kindergarten to grade 12, graduates an environment and climate literate citizen.

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Feeling low and think intervention can help? This NGO from Delhi provides support for free!

Sanjivini is fully volunteer run. It gives an opportunity to everyone above the age of 21 to help those undergoing stress, anxiety or mental trauma. Yearly once they take in volunteers through a strict screening test and interview based method, as they are required to deal with delicate and significant issues concerning another person’s life. For the next four to five months there is an initial level of a rigorous training program to train counselors for the crisis intervention unit.

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The first tobacco cessation clinic of Lucknow | Navneet Ranjan and Deepali Upadhyaya

Tobacco use in any form- smoking or chewing gutkha- is one of the biggest and ignored public health challenges in India. Tobacco contains a highly addictive substance, nicotine, which propagates a vicious cycle of dependency. Thus it becomes difficult to quit tobacco products. Tobacco use leads to one of the highest burdens of oral cancers which considerably deplete the country and the individual of economic and social resources. Oral cancers are mostly due to individual behavior, and can be easily prevented.

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Depression, the secret we share | World Health Day

I know its hard to imagine silent suffering in a world populated by brazen Tweets, attractive DPs and high-wattage happy emojis. But be sensitive, go beyond what meets the eye and you’ll find that there is much that is left unsaid. After all, even a happy emoji is nothing but a mask.

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Let’s Talk | Let’s Listen | Let’s Celebrate Good Health

‘Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. It causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.’

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The young man and the sea | Abhilash Tomy | National Maritime Day

Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, took an expedition to travel the globe alone sailing through the oceans as a seafarer. We spoke to him to ask him about the lessons he learned from the vast sea to honor the National Maritime Day!

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Meet Pradnya – the one-woman army trying to make Sanskrit fun

Sanskrit is not just another language but an integral part of Indian culture. The fact that most students opt for it to skip Hindi or see it just as a scoring subject and don’t pursue it after the mandatory 2-3 years is disheartening. There is a lot of history in the language which if taught correctly will evoke interest and branch out as a discipline by itself.

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Shrruti Singh uses handwriting analysis to make a difference in people’s lives

At the organizational level, handwriting analysis can help identify areas of potential conflict and areas of compatibility between a line manager and subordinates, with clients, vendors in the company. Here’s how it shaped Shruti Singh’s life.

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Ushering peace and civic sense: Dr. Gora Trivedi’s ongoing No Horn Movement is gathering momentum

The newly married Gora Trivedi had a special plan for the first weekend after her marriage. Sunday evening she’d be chilling out on Race Course, the must-visit Sunday spot for Rajkotians. Of course, her plan for chilling out was a tad different – for an hour in the evening, she’d stand with a placard that loudly said, “No Horn Please!”.

Professor, trained lawyer, public speaker, writer. And of course social activist. That’s Prof Dr. Gora Trivedi.

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