Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent cabinet shuffle has given India a new Minister for Environment and Forests, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan. It is yet to be seen whether Smt. Natarajan will be a tough proponent for our climate and environment or if she will ultimately be easier on wealthy corporate interests. She has expressed favor towards environmental issues across various platforms in the past. The challenge in front of her is immense and it is our responsibility to continue pushing her ministry to safeguard our environment and our future. 

Make your voice heard to remind Jayanthi Natarajan that her ministry decisions must reflect the scientific reality we now face and value people and their livelihoods above corporate profits. Sign this letter and tell our new Minister of Environment and Forests that millions of Indians, young and old, are expecting her to be bold and strong in implementing laws, doing what is right and protecting our environment.

We will take these signatures and present it the minister with images of our collective campaign efforts from the past two years and welcome her to her office. And then it’s on to taking those new campaign efforts to a new level this coming 24 September for Moving Planet!