I often wonder. How could our previous generations be so careless to have left us with the bleeding planet? How could they have not seen what is the impact their actions are having? I have now realised it’s the youth that needs to take charge. We cannot just sit and wait for actions to be taken by politicians or bureaucrats. Change starts with us! Each one of us have the power and the potential to bring about a change. And every small action counts in our fight against earth’s extinction.
With this goal, we started on our journey on our GSL project. We are working towards the issue deforestation, having seen the drastic impact of deforestation all around us. Deforestation is the cause of pollution, flooding, climate change and more. Seeing all this, my team and I knew that we had to stop this major crisis before it is too late.
We believe there are three ways you can save the environment and contribute to climate action. One, spread awareness to people around you about this issue. Two, change your own lifestyle to help save the environment. Lastly, take actions in your surroundings.
To take actions on this, we launched a fundraiser in collaboration with the NGO One Tree Planted. We raised over 1,000 USD from our fundraiser. We used this money to plant over thousand trees. We also raised funds by selling plants around our neighbourhood.
We collaborated with the well-reputed NGO Yuva Unstoppable. We conducted awareness sessions in government schools in Delhi and interacted with over hundred kids. We planted over 65 trees at one of the schools together with the kids.
We went to many classes in our school to raise awareness of kids on the issue of deforestation, pollution and climate change. We shared lots of ideas on how kids can contribute to reducing deforestation and climate change, asking them to sign a pledge to make earth better.
We have also created an app, and channels on social media, including YouTube and Instagram channels, to spread awareness on the issue and to inspire others to take actions, even if they are small.
Every small act counts. And we need to change before it’s too late.