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  e-newsletter of the Centre for Environment Education
ceenario 81
May 1 -15, 2013
IFC

A food festival was organized by the children to promote healthy food items.

2013 Summer Programme at IFC

CEE's annual summer programme for children this year was planned around the theme for the World Environment Day 2013. The theme 'Think Eat Save' aims to encourage people to reduce their foodprint by becoming more aware of the environmental impact of food waste and loss across the food supply chain.

As part of the programme organized by CEE's Information Facilitation Centre (IFC) children were sensitized to issues of food waste, and they were encouraged to take positive actions in their respective homes, and observe the power of collective decisions made by them towards reducing food waste, and thereby help save environment.

The three-week programme that began from the May 5 included several activities that the children were involved in, aimed at encouraging them to become more aware of the environmental impact that one’s food choices can make.

Through different sessions and hands-on activities, children were introduced to the importance of conserving biodiversity and to eat right. They also visited a mall to understand the need to pick, and eat, right.

 
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SEBS

Dr. Rakesh Shah, Chairman, Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board cutting the ribbon to welcome SEBS to Haridwar.

Science Express Biodiversity Special at Haridwar and Bajalta

Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) train was welcomed by Dr. Rakesh Shah, Chairman, State Biodiversity Board, Uttarakhand at Haridwar railway station on
May 8. Dr. Shah appreciated this innovative approach towards creating awareness about India’s rich biodiversity. While interacting with CEE Himalaya and SEBS Train team, he reiterated that the train sends out a positive message about the uniqueness of every species on this earth and its great value for our ecosystems as well as for humans. The Paryavaran Mitra schools and CEE’s NGO partners also visited the train.

Earlier the train was welcomed at Bajalta, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) by Chief Wildlife Warden Mr. A.K. Singh, Chairman, Environment Authority J&K and Head of Department, Environment Science, Jammu University and by Chairperson, WWF India J&K Chapter
Dr. C.M. Seth. More than 15,000 students from Paryavarn Mitra and National Environmental Awareness Campaign schools and Zonal Education Officers also visited the train during April 28 – May 1.

The train was flagged-off from Delhi on April 9. This unique partnership of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Science and Technology, and Indian Railways is being widely hailed as the world’s highest visited exhibition on wheels, till date. By
October 28, this year, as part of its second phase, the SEBS train will halt at 60 locations across India.

CEE is the ENVIS centre on Environmental Education (EE). As an ENVIS centre, CEE caters to the information needs of environmental educators. Write to the CEE ENVIS Centre at cee.envis@ceeindia.org

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