CEE Nature Shop is an initiative aimed at enabling sustainable consumption and lifestyles among the general community while promoting climate awareness, handprint action and nature conservation. The shop seeks to promote the concept of ‘urban green’ through bringing the urban consumer in touch with nature. The nature shop, will, as part of CEE’s urban Green initiative, provide the entire range of gardening essentials under one roof, for any citizen who wishes to grow herbs, fruit or flowers in limited urban spaces wherever they may live.
The Nature shop also serves as a retail outlet for products developed by Educational and Livelihood focused programmes of community groups, partner NGOs and CEE’s own programmes.
The products include publications, souvenirs as well as community produced organic food and lifestyle items, ecofriendly items linked to festivals, (such as natural/organic Holi colours, clay Ganesha idols), handmade paper notebooks, etc. The focus is on stocking products that are healthy, safe and sourced from natural resources as well as those directly promote climate friendly habits and lifestyles.
CEE Nature Shop aims to offer products that are unique and unavailable elsewhere in the market. By buying the products that we promote and showcase, you will be helping to improve and enhance the livelihoods of hundreds of community group members and micro entrepreneurs whose efforts have gone into their manufacture.
CEE works with all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and this initiative too is linked to the SDGs, especially SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), 4 (Quality education), 5(Gender equality), 8 (Decent work and economic growth), 12 (Responsible consumption and production), 13 (Climate action) and 17 (Partnerships for the goals).
Established as a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.