65 CEE members felicitated
20 years and more at CEE

Mrinalini Sarabhai, Chair Nehru Foundation for Development, awarding CEE-20 Medallion at the recently held Annual Meet of CEE

New Website Launched!


Master Plan for Zoo Education

Two publications Master Education Plan for Indian Zoos and Adding Value to Zoo Visits: An Ideas Sourcebook, developed by CEE with support from the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), were launched by Thiru S. Regupathy, Minister of State for Environment & Forests on 27 January 2009 at Delhi.

The Master Plan aims to understand the needs, prospects and potential of educational opportunities that zoos across
India can offer. It offers a vision supported by policies, guidelines and priorities for sensitising zoo visitors and creating awareness for the need of conservation.

Adding Value to Zoo Visits: An Ideas Sourcebook
is a compilation of interesting examples from zoos around the world which demonstrates the variety of methodologies to attract, excite, enthuse, and most importantly, educate zoo visitors.

Action Plan for National Environment Policy (NEP)

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) along with CEE took a major initiative involving over 70 people from various departments and Pollution Control Boards across India to work out action programmes based on the NEP 2006. Shri Vijai Sharma, Secretary MoEF, inaugurated the workshop.

Small Grants Programme India Retreat

The �Small Grants Programme (SGP) India Retreat� was organised from 14-17 January 2009, in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The retreat provided a platform for the SGP team across India along with the National Steering Committee & Regional Committee members to come together and share their experiences and discuss the way forward towards the SGP in India. Local SGP partners made detailed presentations of their projects. Mr. Hem Pande, Joint Secretary, MoEF, GOI; Mr. Anil Arora from UNDP country office, NSC members, SGP RCs from all the seven regions and staff of the SGP secretariat were the key participant in the workshop.

Consultations for Strategic Environment Assessment

A Strategic Environment Assessment is being carried out as a part of �Sustainable City Planning in Pune�. This is collaborative initiative between the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). CEE Urban has initiated this process, and have organised workshops.

Information about the planning process is being developed into an educational and outreach module for school and college students, as well as citizens groups. The CEE team is working with interested youth groups, EE agencies and residents associations to develop these materials. More information at http://government.wikia.com/wiki/ Sustainable_City_Planning_in_Pune

  PTC Students learn about
          Energy Conservation

PTC students were oriented to basics of Energy Education and Conservation, and methodologies for active learning

CEE in partnership with Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has undertaken an initiative on Energy Education in Primary Teachers Training Colleges (PTC). As part of this, one-day orientation are being conducted in 25 PTC colleges in 5 districts of Gujarat.