Each year, around three million children under five years old die due to environment-related diseases.
World Health Organization, Global Plan of Action for Children’s Health and the Environment (2010 – 2015)
GOOD PRACTICE: Schoolchildren learn about energy conservation
A leading Indian company recognized the valuable contributions that schools and schoolchildren – together with youth, parents, teachers, partners and the community at large – can make to help curb excess power usage. As the demand for power in India increases, and energy resources are being rapidly depleted, the company sought to involve youth in an initiative to avert a crippling power crisis. In 2007, it began raising awareness among school children in Mumbai about energy conservation issues and gave them the tools and skills they need to share this information with their families and communities. The initiative has grown to become a national movement involving more than 250 schools and educating more than 1million citizens.