Revolutionary road trip to spread climate awareness across India

January 8th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A group of the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) are setting off on a month-long road tour across India to spread awareness about climate change and profile environmental solutions.

Melting glaciers, mounting heat and excessive rain; global climate change have been the topic of all policy makers throughout the world, with many implementing strategies to come up with solutions.

With many local solutions available, a group of seven passionate individuals from India and around the world have gathered in Chennai to bring an end to the countrys escalating climate related problems.

The Climate Solutions Road Tour is the first call of its kind to India’’s youth.

The travellers will traverse more than 3,500 kilometers through 20 cities to reach India’’s capital, Delhi, on February 4, reports Environmental News Network.

They will be accompanied by a solar-powered electric band, Solar Punch, and will travel in a medley of alternatively powered vehicles, including solar plug-in Reva electric cars, a sustainably produced plant-oil powered truck, a solar-roofed jeep, and a waste vegetable oil-powered van.

During visits to colleges and schools in each city, the team will conduct structured climate leadership trainings to encourage young people to create solutions in their local communities, envisioning and acting on the future they wish to see.

To support communication of solutions, the travellers will document the innovative approaches they encounter, along with additional commentary, on their website.

Events held in each city will celebrate local climate solutions, honouring the most inspirational and innovative expressions of this message through dance, music, and art. (ANI)

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