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First ‘Global Sustainability Awards’ for Schools in a mega event on 10 December 2021

One-of-its-kind Awards to reward and recognize sustainable practices by K-12 institutions from across the world 

ARCedtech, SDGChoupal and Earth Day Network present Global Sustainability Awards 2021 for schools on 10 December 2021 at Rotary Public School Gurgaon. Sh. Rajeev Ranjan, Commissioner Gurgaon, will be the chief guest at this mega event. Besides him, many other eminent personalities from organizations such as Rotary International, UN Global Compact, TERI and CEE will grace the occasion with their presence.

More than 150 schools from 9 countries and 4 continents applied for the awards, of which around 40 schools have been selected for the top awards in a fair and transparent process. The schools were assessed on the following parameters:

  1. Education for Sustainable Development being imparted to students
  2. Sustainable practices followed in the institution
  3. Making a social impact through community work
  4. Innovative/Unique efforts towards sustainability

The winners will be announced on the day of the event. The organizers believe that these awards will motivate schools to adopt sustainable practices and impart climate education, which is the need of the hour. The schools were not charged any fee for the awards to enable maximum participation. 

ARCedtech is a technology-first education company with a mission to make education meaningful and transformative. Ritu Malhotra and Anit Gupta, the co-founders of this start-up, feel that education should empower children to become better human beings and be life-ready. ARCedtech offers 360-degree solutions towards Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). These include SDG Handbooks for Students for grades 1 to 8 (in English and Hindi), and SDG Workshops and Handbooks for Educators.

The SDGChoupal is a collective community initiative of Nagrik Foundation, launched at NITI Aayog, on December 20, 2019, supported by Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Ministry of Social Justice Govt. of India, MSME Govt. of India, NSIC, RIS, TERI, UNHabitat, FICCI-ARISE India, CII India@75, WHO, UNESCAP, ONGC, GCNI and many other stake holders. It is dedicated to support the national and state Governments, and institutions on advocacy and community engagement for SDG implementation in India.

Earth Day Network, India (EDN), works in collaboration with EARTHDAY.ORG, the global environmental NGO that began with the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, and today, engages with over 75,000 organisations in some 190 countries for positive action for the environment.

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