Wipro earthian came into being in 2011, out of the strong conviction that building awareness is the first step towards sustainability. The vision of Wipro earthian is rooted in the challenging task that humanity faces - of finding solutions to several sustainability issues like climate change, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity, etc. The project aims at building skills, attitudes and values to shape a sustainable future. Our vision is to create an informed society by nurturing sustainability ideas within young minds in schools and colleges. Over the years, Wipro earthian has evolved and became more focused. The mandate is clearly to reach out and engage a generation that will inherit the earth from us.
Our cities are growing constantly, which puts enormous pressures on our finite natural resources. This increase in rampant Urbanisation has left us with many challenges. Challenges with issues of sustainable transport, waste management and efficient use of our limited water sources, among many others . These challenges require feasible, intelligent solutions and a population which is informed and ready to tackle them effectively.
More than 6000 schools and 5000 colleges have been reached out to over the past 5 years. The major achievements of Wipro earthian over the course of these 5 years are breaking linguistic, economic and geographical barriers to reach schools and colleges throughout India and beyond. The program is evolving year on year to reach out to larger audiences, to engage teachers and students in a long term partnership , with sustainability as the main focus.
Here’s what a few students have to say about their Wipro earthian journeys:
Schools: Through this program, earthian aims at providing exposure to multiple perspectives, within the student´s peer group and the world around them. There are 2 themes of exploration: Biodiversity and Water. Students may select either topic and enroll in the program.
Eligibility: Students in class 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
*The program accepts submissions in Hindi and in English.
Colleges : The earthian college program is a more intense program, as it ensures that individuals understand how their actions impact the environment. Activities include mapping individual carbon footprints, gaining information on a variety of related issues and submission of essays on these topics
Eligibility: Students who have enrolled for undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral , professional courses. Students pursuing Diploma and other vocational technical courses who have completed 1 year of education after 10th standard can also participate in the college category.