Green the Change is as an online, email petitioning platform and is a one stop website for making and promoting all petitions relating to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. The degradation of our environment and biodiversity calls for a green change approach as opposed to business as usual. We believe that a different world cannot be created by indifferent people. Green the Change will also help every such petition in ensuring it is articulately presented and reaches the right audience, YOU!
The agenda of environmental protection should be central to all our developmental policies and planning. However, this is seldom the case and ‘development’ is often defined as opposed to ‘environmental protection’. It is high time we understand that the principles of sustainability must be integrated into our development processes and it is the duty of each one of us to ensure the aforementioned. Such a duty is also outlined in our Constitution of India, Part IV A (Article 51 A) as a Fundamental Duty:
It shall be the duty of every citizen of India… (g) to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers, wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures.
Green the Change seeks to invoke this Fundamental Duty in every citizen of Delhi and India and help them involve and engage in protecting our natural resources. The team behind Green the Change comprises leading environmental activists, organisations and citizen groups working for environmental protection. Green the Change therefore also acts as a platform for collectively upholding the cause of saving ‘our common environment’.