Environment

PROJECT SHYAMALI

Aim India Foundation works year round to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, to protect endangered species, to maintain bio-diversity and to broaden, educate, and activate the environmental movement.

We Believe in Climate Justice

Climate change isn't a distant, abstract problem — it's here now. People all over the world are feeling the impacts, from island nations that are going underwater, to indigenous land being exploited for fossil fuel extraction. The fight against climate change is a fight for justice.

Green India Initiative Programme of Aim India Foundation is designed to "develop without destruction".

We thrive for Plastic free world

Have you heard of the giant islands of plastic forming in our oceans? Did you know that plastic kills thousands of marine animals every year? Are you aware of the fact that plastic can contaminate the food we eat and the water we drink? All these are facts and are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to plastic pollution. As a society, we have come to rely heavily on plastic for everything that we do and use. From our car and home to our food and personal hygiene, we use plastic all the time, and this is causing the planet to suffer.

YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Every young person should be inspired to make a difference in their own way. By completing a series of tasks ranging from calling out sidewalk litter on social media to writing letters to government officials to composing original pieces of music, students can shape their own participation while earning rewards for accomplishing their goals. The program’s structure allows students to move up in rank, potentially becoming an Aim India Youth Advisor.

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Aim India Foundation delivers environment education to elementary, middle and high school students. We teach about the sources and impact of Climate change, plastic pollution, protection of endangered species, maintaining bio-diversity and empower the next generation to reduce plastic waste in their schools and communities.

Be it compensatory forestation by engineering, cement, pharma and other sectors with a large carbon footprint, or commitment of Central and state governments to increase the green cover, tree planting is here to stay. Creating, recreating or protecting forest lands where new trees are constantly growing in place of old ones, creates a "sink" of carbon, thus sequestering the carbon footprint to a large extent. Consider this, for instance; the mangrove forests of Sundarbans, West Bengal, store around 4.15 crore tones of carbon dioxide in an area of about 2,118 sq km. Research also shows that with the mangroves under threat, this carbon sequestering is fast decreasing.

Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) trap the sun's heat and keep the Earth warm. When GHGs in the atmosphere (mainly carbon dioxide), increase to levels that upset the natural equilibrium, the atmosphere absorbs and holds more heat. The resultant rise in the Earth's temperatures causes extreme weather conditions directly affecting economies, biosecurity and health. By century's end, global temperatures will rise an additional 3-10 degree F (1.6-5.5 degree C). There has been an increase of 35-60% in CO2 emissions over the last 150 years. The main reasons are: The burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) & The conversion of forestlands to other uses (80% of the original forest cover on Earth has been cleared, fragmented or degraded).