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CBSE to hold TERI 'GREEN Olympiad'-2013 from August 31- 28 September

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The CBSE board (Central Board of Secondary Education) is all set to hold the TERI 'GREEN Olympiad', for the year 2013. This exam is conducted by ‘Educating Youth for Sustainable Development Division' of TERI(The Energy and Resources Institute).

Participation in the ‘GREEN Olympiad' is an excellent opportunity for students, to put to test their Environmental Quotient.

Questions in this Olympiad are woven around environmental issues, with direct linkages to the school curriculum which assesses the environment related sensitivity of the students.

This effort of TERI aligns well with the existing school curriculum on one side and the spirit of CCE, initiated by the Board on the other.

For this year, the theme given is 'Environment and Sustainable Development- Issues and Concerns in our lives'. The Olympiad starts from 31st of August and concludes on 28th September, 2013.

The following slides have some memories captured during the previous GREEN Olympiad Examination. Click on the slides to know more about the TERI 'GREEN Olympiad'.

CBSE-TERI 'GREEN Olympiad'-2013

The CBSE board (Central Board of Secondary Education) is all set to hold the TERI 'GREEN Olympiad', for the year 2013. This exam is conducted by ‘Educating Youth for Sustainable Development Division' of TERI.

Who conducts this Olympiad?

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has been conducting ‘GREEN Olympiad' project in India and abroad for students of classes VIII to X since 1999.

Conducting body of the examination

The exam is conducted by ‘Educating Youth for Sustainable Development Division' of TERI and attracts participation from lakhs of school students across India and abroad.

Why Environment Education?

Environment education forms an integral part of school, society and life and the written test assesses the Environment related sensitivity of the students. This effort (of TERI) aligns well with the existing school curriculum on one side and the spirit of CCE re-initiated by the Board on the other.

Challenges through school education.

In view of collective responsibility towards social awareness, the Board considers the Olympiad as relevant to address the challenges of 21st century through school education.

Testing knowledge of students.

The ‘GREEN Olympiad' is designed in an innovative manner to test the knowledge of students in the field of environment and in turn create awareness about issues touching their daily lives. This annual initiative reaches out to regions across India having limited access to such educational programmes.

Main purpose ofthis Olympiad.

The purpose is to improve and expand environment education both at the national and international level. It aspires to develop human resources, institutional infrastructure and a diverse mixture of locale-specific, regional and national action plans to sensitise schools on the need for environmental protection.

TERI's role in Education.

This project has also been endorsed by UNESCO and DESD (Decade of Education for Sustainable Development).

How does this project help?

The ‘GREEN Olympiad 'addresses the need for networking amongst the schools to establish a ‘Platform' and helps the students to connect and understand what is happening in the world around them.

Vision of this program.

Schools in the semi-urban and rural areas often have limited access to information on environment. To address this problem, TERI partners with regional education boards and trusts which have schools in remote areas.

An opportunity for students

Participation in the ‘GREEN Olympiad' is an excellent opportunity for students, to test their Environmental Quotient.

Objectives of this project

  • To raise awareness amongst school students on environmental issues.
  • To instil a sense of responsibility amongst students, teachers, and the larger school community towards the planet.
  • To educate students regarding interdependence between man and the environment.
  • To enhance networking for sustainable interventions.

Motto of this project.

  • To encourage students to actively participate in efforts to conserve the environment and help mitigate climate change.
  • To help ‘students' realise their own potential for national and international leadership as knowledge-based agents of change in the field of energy, environment and other natural resources for sustainable development.

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