On the occasion of International Mountain Day, Camp Greens, Team Udhyam, and the residents of village Sitla of Ramgarh block, district Nainital, participated in the cleaning drive covering 4 km to collect plastic waste, which will be recycled. We managed to collect over 100 kgs of plastic. Camp Green is lead by Rakesh Rana, a professional mountain cyclist and entrepreneur from Udhyam’s second cohort on entrepreneurship.
International Mountain Day
International Mountain Day is celebrated every year on December 11 to promote sustainable mountain development. This year, with the theme ‘Mountains Matter for Youth’, the focus is to encourage young generations to take the lead and request that mountains and mountain peoples become central in the national and international development agendas, receive more attention, investments and tailored research. All this would help in conserving natural resources, which are being threatened by climate change, and arresting migration that leads to abandoned agriculture, land degradation and a loss of cultural values and ancient traditions.