News - Being The Change
by Life Positive
Pitching in for Mother Earth Existing in peace and harmony with our surroundings and environment is crucial to a healthy and happy life. It is important to realise that when you are at peace with your surroundings and nature, you can be at peace with yourself. IYCN is one such group which is striving hard to bring home this realisation to the youth of India.
The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a coalition uniting Indian youth and Indian youth-oriented organisations that are concerned about climate change and proactively taking action to ensure that our future is bright, clean and green. Fom a modest beginning in March 2008 with only three people, its growth has been phenomenal with its reach now spanning to over 200,000 Indians. IYCN has provided the missing link between youth and adults who are keen to contribute towards tackling climatic change and working out solutions. It has a presence in 15 states and is quickly moving to remaining regions of India as well.
IYCN believes that the youth, "as the future leaders of the country, can generate awareness and establish consensus on what role India should play in the global debate, and how it should address domestic issues of climate justice and adaptation. It is a monumental effort but one with immense potential." A unique initiative taken by the IYCN is the Climate Solutions Road Trip, which commences in January 2009 in Chennai and concludes in Delhi in February 2009. The trip involves a solar car tour across India, stopping in major metros, smaller cities and even rural communities to showcase practical and innovative climate solutions and share the views and opinions with the world. As they embark on this journey, IYCN invites individuals to "support, unite, share, engage, inspire, and change." It is indeed a heartening sight for all of us, who are striving to attain this delicate balance between man and nature. It helps to know that you are not alone and that the youth of India cares too!
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