India faces millions of death each year due to the adverse affects of our day-to-day activities on the environment. However, there’s a long way to go in addressing the environmental issues that are a primary cause of disease, health issues and long term livelihood impact for India.
To combat the issue, United Way Delhi aims to raise awareness regarding the severity of the issue and bring ownership within people to save the environment.
Through NIRA- Nature Is Requesting Action, United Way Delhi works to combat the issue of environment degradation and promote environment-sustainability in the conscious efforts of people. Through our initiatives, we help provide communities with a greener, safer, and healthier environment across India. We integrate the components of environment in our projects as well as volunteering initiatives to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and raise awareness about the cause.
Green Your School is anannual program open to schools across India. The schools are encouraged to come up with ideas which can improve, restore, beautify and can convert the existing school into a green school. Three schools are shortlisted each year and presented a cash award for implementation of a green building. Further to completion of implementation, certification to the school as a Green School is given.