Wipro earthian journey
Six years of Sustainability Education for Schools and Colleges

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.

Core Objectives

  • The Core objectives of Wipro earthian are Integrating Sustainability education into school and college curriculums. We would like to critically engage students with sustainability issues through multiple perspectives and drive sustainability thinking and action. The learning process empowers students and teachers to drive change in their own contexts and environments.
  • Our aim for earthian 2016 is to continue to build awareness, take responsibility and ownership for one´s actions as citizens of the planet.

Here’s what a few students have to say about their Wipro earthian journeys:

“..I got very good chance of contributing back to the society and making a difference in terms of Sustainability..?
Soham D’Souza, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai- on his internship in Water Conservation at BIOME
“..I learnt somethings which were not part of my course, like making proposals for clients, which are not skills taught in college..?
Yousuf Bootwala, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai- internship at BIOME
“ We found out some absurd facts which we didn’t think would be possible, like 5 companies are consuming half of the world’s water supply and that was extremely shocking?
Vasundra, Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bangalore
“ We found out through this exercise that we are wasting 100 liters of water, and the fact that other schools are also wasting a lot of water was something to think about?
Umesh, Rajakiya Jain Gurukul, Beawar

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.

Please click on the below themes to know more

Please download the updated booklets

Sustainability & Water

Biodiversity

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.