The second phase of the campaign followed same philosophy as first but will be more focused on specific community level activities and target to reach more people in and outside Kathmandu valley. In second phase along with action, activism, leaderships was more focused on implementation and impact based activity.
Activities of PSN II:
- Power through Paris
- Climate Marc
- Break Free campaign
- Change Workshop
- World Environment Day
Power through Paris Workshop
It was organized on 26th September, 2015 at Rajdhani College, Mid-Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal. Tourism Development Endeavors (TUDE) joined hands with 350.org to discuss, build network and to share ideas and action prior to Paris and beyond. There was active participation of 20 individuals representing organizations, students and environmentalists. The workshop followed the format provided by 350.org along with some presentations on Climate Change, TUDE’s past work on it, discussion and network building for Climate March.
Climate March 2015
Climate march was the follow up program of power through Paris workshop. It was organized in order to push the negotiators for the right climate plan towards Paris summit. Hundreds of youth joined hands to participate in the event on 29th November, 2015. The march started at Thapathali Bridge and ended at Jawlakhel. Prior to the event orientation on climate change and Climate March was held. During this time inter school poem, poster, slogan and letter competition was also organized. The winners were given the platform to present their creativity on the day of climate march in front of the mass gathered.
Break Free campaign
It was organized from May7 to May 15. It was a global movement to shut down fossil fuel projects. But here in Nepal we conducted surveys, polls, small discussions and flowed some knowledge online via 350.org blog that was given to Nepal.
Change Workshop and training for community based activity.
Change Workshop intends to raise awareness about climate change and motivate educational institutions to implement solid waste management and rainwater harvesting systems in schools. The program is divided into two parts knowledge based activity and impact based activity and reached 12 educational institutions.
In the knowledge based activity the students were aware on climate change and its mitigation and adaptation measures. The students were given orientation, pretest/posttest, competitions were organized. The knowledge based activity ended on June 5th 2016.
In community based activities interns were given training on composting following it, they are and will train few community groups.
The total fund from global green grants was fully supported till June 5th for programs mentioned above. Further, if support from global green grants, we will be moving to impact based activity in those schools and train groups on 3R principal on solid waste management with business prospective. Where teachers will be trained on solid waste management by the participants of Change Workshop. Those trained teachers will then pass the training to the students and practice the ways of solid waste management in school premise with all the staffs and teachers’ active involvement. Also rainwater harvesting system will be installed in the school according to the water demand of school.
*Solid waste management helps mitigate the impact of climate change whereas rainwater harvesting is the adaptive measure to water crisis induced by climate change.
World Environment Day
Some activity was organized on world environment day at Himalayan Ideal School. In the particular day, many school showcased their arts, crafts and knowledge via stalls and competitions. The program started at 11am and ended at 2 pm.
Concept is a part of Power shift Nepal “I am a Power shifter” campaign. The program aims to achieve community based model for sustainable use of water resources, land use, and reduce GHG, ecofriendly behaviors and business in future.
The foundation of reaching the goals is by improving understanding, increasing knowledge, sharing experiences, educating youths in community. This program in long term with trainings and capacity building activity will help local communities to be aware and equipped with knowledge to plan and formulate plans to meet their basic needs and will help to conserve environment with sustainable natural resource use, which in long term will help in climate change mitigation and adaptation.The aim of this project is to develop a training programme that builds local capacity to effectively develop and manage community-based ecotourism activity.