Udaan 2013 – Leaping into 2014

It started with a reminder of the powerul Salt March of 1930 that Mahatma Gandhi lead in India, taking hordes of people with him on a march to the small town of Dandi on the Arabian sea coast to break an unjust law and sow the seeds of a civil disobedient independence movement in India. […]

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Udaan application deadline extended to October 31st

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We want to give more young people the chance to hear about Udaan and to participate. We’ve also noticed that we have received very few applications from females, so we want to use this opportunity to openly encourage all the young passionate women of the country to apply. To encourage greater diversity in our application […]

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Energy Price vs Cost

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This is a post from Renuka Saroha, a 350 staffer, writing as she visits coal impacted communities and people across Eastern India So if someone asks you ‘who pays for your electricity?’ What would be your answer? Until recently my naive answer was, ‘my father pays for electricity’. But then I had a conversation with […]

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Interesting results from a new climate change survey in Asia

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The BBC media action surveyed 33,500 people across 7 countries of Asia (India, China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal), over a span of 3 years, on their perceptions of climate change based on their lived experiences of its impacts. With an approach that focused on the effects people noticed or felt in areas of food, […]

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Apply for Udaan

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Earlier in June 2013, 500 young activists and campaigners met in Istanbul, Turkey for Global Power Shift (GPS). It was initiated by 350.org along with a whole host of climate and environmental organisations and movements from around the globe. The 6 day gathering was held with the purpose of training and building capacity of young […]

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Why shift power?

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What’s in a number? After millions of years on May 9th 2013, for the first time ever, the carbon dioxide counter on the side of Mauna Loa, the most important scientific instrument on earth, recorded a daily average of above 400 parts per million. The safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere should […]

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