We invite you to take up a Plastic Challenge and pass this challenge to your friends to become Young Tide Turners. Environment and CEE invites youth from schools and colleges across the country to address the issues of plastic pollution threatening life in oceans, rivers and on land.
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Why you should take this Challenge?
Young leaders like you can turn the tide and Beat Plastic Pollution. You all know that we are living in an age of plastics. Plastics certainly have advantages of being light weight, long-lasting and relatively inexpensive. Unfortunately, they also bring serious problems to our world, as they cannot degrade and stay on earth for countless years.
Thus, plastics are now present in every habitat and every nook and corner of the planetâ€™s environment - in the streets and landfills of cities and villages, remnants of plastic bags get eaten by animals, micro plastics entering into our food chain and so on.
Single use plastics form the major portion of the waste being thrown everyday which reaches to ocean flowing through our rivers. In the oceans, from the surface to the bottom of the deepest trenches, plastic has made its reach. The Pacific Gyre, a (continent-sized) island made entirely of waste plastics 1.6 million sq. km â€“ three times the size of France â€“ floats aimlessly feeding sea-birds, fish and whales with an indigestible diet of non-degradable plastic. No sea life can survive such poisoning. Nothing is untouched from the menace of plastic pollution.
The solution is not to ban all plastics all of a sudden. What is now needed is an immediate stoppage of single use plastics that is either not essential or is substitutable with other environmentally friendly options.
To encourage youth in taking leadership action, the UN Environment, in partnership with Centre for Environment Education (CEE), WWF India, Million Sparks Foundation and other partners has launched 'Plastic Tide Turner Challenge' in India. This is an initiative to address challenges in plastic waste management in line with the #BeatPlasticPollution theme of World Environment Day 2018.
Who can participate?
Teachers, NGOs, Master Trainer, Volunteers and other stakeholders who will facilitate this campaign in their schools, colleges, city and area are also invited to be part of this challenge.
How to Participate?
Step 1 - Go to www.tide-turners.org
Step 2 - Click on Register
Step 3 - Choose CEE to take the challenge with us
Step 4 - Take up Entry level - Level 1 activities and upload your actions Receive your L1 Certificate
Step 5 - Enter to Leader level - complete L2 activities and upload your experience Receive your L2 Certificate
Step 6 - Move to Champion level - complete L3 activities and upload your work Receive your L3 Certificate
Step 7- Your Action Report is evaluated by a jury for national level plastic turner award
Congratulations! if your work stands out you will be invited and felicitated at the Plastic Tide Turners Award Ceremony.
Each participating youth and other members will receive certificate from UN Environment, WWF and CEE.
Ms. Arju Goud
Project Officer, CEE
Established as a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.