Climate Change and The World I want to Live in
A CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST
Since prudence in current scenario calls for social distancing, we at the SolarMaxx thought this is a good time for children and families to think about climate change, sustainability and plan their homes waste management or simply become more environment conscious. While you are at home and encouraging your child to explore a path towards conscious living during holidays we would love to hear from our children about their major concerns and solutions their way.
She has been associated, in varying capacities, with Schools in Jaipur. A Delhi University graduate, she started her academic journey in 1973 with Maharani Gayatri Devi School for two years then moved to St. Xaviers Jaipur.
It was in 1985 she joined Bhavan’s Vidyashram when it opened. She says, being part of a young & evolving school gave her immense opportunities to learn, contribute and grow. She left Vidyashram as Headmistress and handled & oversaw academics & co-curricular.
In 2001 she took over as Principal of Neerja Modi School, Jaipur with complete belief in its potential & promise. During her tenure the school grew to become a highly recommended 10+2 CBSE School and added its residential facilities. She also made noteworthy contribution in making it an international school while adding the Cambridge curriculum & the international diploma programme.
She retired and left Jaipur, for health reasons, in 2017 to live with her children in Hyderabad.
Founder, Patrika Little Stars Café News, Jaipur
Dipti Kothari is founder and creative head, for Patrika Little Star Cafe, a daily audio news capsule for children that connects them to all the positive and inspiring news stories of their times.
Born and raised in the Big Apple, she has a BSc from the Stern School of Business at NewYork University. Now settled in Jaipur and a mother of two. She says her older daughter is her inspiration for her involvement in the realm of children’s education and activities. A trained classical dancer, an aspiring writer and singer, a busy homemaker, and an incessant dreamer.
Popularly known as Dipti Aunty, her morning news audio is a power packed breakfast time dosage, an energetic companion for school drives, an efficient message board for school homeroom time, and a bridge of conversation starters that connects the entire family.
The news byte is popular amongst schools like Oberoi International Mumbai, Mayo Girls Ajmer, Glendale Hyderabad, Shanti Asiatic Ahmedabad and many more.
Dr. Alok Dwivedi
Ecology & Climate Change Expert, JSW Energy, Barmer
An Ecologist and a Climate Change professional who changed the face of Barmer from a popular desert town to a green city while working with JSW Energy.
He holds a MSc. in Environmental Biology, M.Phil in Applied Ecology, PhD. in Applied Social Sciences.
Cdr. dwivedi carries a vast experience with organizations like State Forest Research Institute Jabalpur, Pench Tiger Reserve, Jal Bhagirathi Foundation Jodhpur, IPE Global, PHED Govt of Bihar.
He has conducted projects like UDAY and UTTHAN for the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. and researched on the Ecodevelopment of Bandhavgarh National Park.
His passion for the environment and his grass root level experience of working hands on at the local level across wildlife projects, water conservation and other green initiatives make him a Climate Change Maker himself.
An expert in Ecology, Climate Change and a CSR Professional with a over 25 years experience in Social Development & Natural Resource Conservation projects.
CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST DETAILS
To enter please submit your child’s creative writing piece in English or Hindi in any format such as essay composition, poem, story, autobiography etc.
Topic: Climate Change and the World I want to live in
Last Date: Sunday, 29th March 2020, 12 noon
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Format: Typed text or PDF files only. Kindly note, if you are submitting a handwritten image then please send it as a PDF document only.
Please submit the following information to support your entry.
Winning entries will be chosen from different age groups: 5-7 yrs, 8-10 yrs, 11-14 yrs, 15-17 years and recognized on various platforms.
DRIVING CHANGE THROUGH THOUGHT
With this initiative we only hope to raise some environment consciousness among our fellows and help drive change through thought. When little minds think and get to action we never know when another young climate activist like Greta Thunberg in born from amongst us.
SolarMaxx is a solar power solutions provider working towards a greener future. We feel that charity begins at home and our mother earth needs us the most in this time of climate crisis. And hence, we choose to make children our green crusaders. Because one bright thought can make a big change.
Things To Do At Home
While kids are home, why not home school them on lifestyle matters. Taking some positive time out from the COVID-19 fear and enhancing our own environment at home is the greatest gift one can give to their families at this moment. Be safe, be secure, stay home, and spend quality time together to make a difference to your own small world. Let excessive inflow of information on Corona Virus not bother you in your home environment, instead use the time to:
– Create a Family Disaster Management Plan
– Develop a Waste Management System at home – Recycle and start composting
– Know what you eat – do you trust the source
– Go Minimalist – de-clutter some closets
– Grow some plants / trees together
– Make a Energy Saving Plan for home – are you using renewable energy
– Follow a Family Fitness agenda – a healthy lifestyle
– Did you think about water harvesting?
All in all, there are so many things we can change in order to lead an environmentally conscious life. From lowering our fuel consumption and opt for cycling or carpooling, to using solar panels to power our homes. These may seem like big concessions, but they are actually improvements that will restore the environment and enrich our lives for a better future.