Stories of Activists
Activists are often seen as overzealous super-human people with ambitious goals and intense passion. However, it is their journeys filled with conviction and persistence that have transformed them into people who give voice to our collective conscience. It is difficult to not get moved when we hear their stories.
This section includes stories of many activists and also connections to websites – a portal to get inspired by amazing people from around the world.
Meet Licypriya Kangujam, an 8 year old Indian climate activist, urging leaders at COP25 to save the planet. Winner of the World Children Peace Prize and the India Peace Prize, this short read of an article tells us her journey as an activist. She founded The Child Movement in 2018 and is dedicated to seeing a climate change law pass in India to protect the rights of the current and future generations.
Debal Deb is a celebrated activist and ‘rice warrior’ of India. In 25 years, he has managed to procure and conserve in his seed bank 1420 native varieties of rice. This article is the story of how he’s come to do the work he’s currently doing at his farm, Basudha. You will find here a lot of interesting facts about rice, its varieties, the current state of rice farming in India and therefore a case for why we need to conserve native seeds. The journey, impactful work and lifestyleof this inspirational activist are highlighted in this article.
Caught in between the Malguzaars (the local Zamindars or landlords) and the state government, the Malguzari tanks were left to die many years ago. Read how a lone Malguzaar spearheaded their revival in 2008. Malguzari tanks were ponds made for water harvesting by the...
Photo Courtesy istock Helena Norberg-Hodge outlines how localising economic activity could halt ecological breakdown. Among environmental activists and ordinary citizens, climate change is seen as the most serious sign of ecological breakdown. But there are...