TIME TO GO!
What is H.O.P.E.?
- H.O.P.E. is an environmental summit with a name that aptly conveys this motive: 'Heal Our Planet Earth'. This annual event materialised out of the pressing need for climate awareness and action. We regard educational institutions as the most vital carriers of change because they mould the minds of the world's future leaders. It aims to facilitate conversations that allow for solutions to the obstacles of today.
- The second edition of H.O.P.E. presents an array of innovative competitions and keynote speakers to facilitate the exchange of ideas for a brighter tomorrow.
The HOPE handbook
Individuals from around the world are invited to take part in the multiple events to exchange ideas to promote the concept of "green schools". Here are details of the events planned for H.O.P.E. 2023 :
Eco Trivia:Eco Trivia challenges participants to set out on the pursuit of environmental wisdom. It puts to test one's speed and command over the subject of the environment.
Eco – verse:Words and their immense power can be the beacon of change. Eco-verse invites students to display their poetic flair through a verse on the environment.
Pictures for Progress:Storytelling is the essence of being human and what better way to express oneself than through pictures which speak a thousand words? Pictures for Progress combines the art of storytelling with the art of photography in order to tell a compelling narrative about the environment.
Policy Dialogue:The greatest advances are rooted in institutional changes which account for the complexity of our society. Policy Dialogue invites seeks the exchange of ideas through fierce repartee and revolutionary propositions with the goal of sustainability at the centre.
Sustainable Innovations:Like Anton Chekhov said, "Knowledge is of no use unless it is put into practice". At Sustainable Innovations make creativity, innovation and abstract thinking your keys to unlock the environmental challenges our society faces today.
Zany Zines:Zines are informal publications that play an integral role in sensitisation and driving change. Their ambiguous nature can be described as anything from "pamphlet-esque" to "mini- magazine"; we call upon you to use this medium to artistically express opinions around the environment.
Letter From The Presidents
The climate crisis needs no further elaboration for there have been reams and bytes of articles published with predictions of the most perilous and catastrophic events driven by environmental degradation. While some turn a blind eye and some are deeply overwhelmed, the need of the hour is to develop a conscious, collaborative approach towards finding solutions.
With choppy geopolitical seas, gloomy predictions at the horizon and sand slipping through the hourglass, our generation must turn the tide. We firmly believe that schools can serve as the lighthouse which cultivates our generation into the leaders of tomorrow - ones who can spearhead the movement to restore balance and bid adieu to empty promises. There isn't been a better time than now to join hands in achieving the singular goal of sustainable living.
That is why, H.O.P.E. returns with the theme of:
One Earth. One School. One Future.
inspired by 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', the principle of India's G20 presidency.
With the objective of reimagining schools as catalysts for sustainable development, we would like to initiate discussion amongst schools, students, teachers, academicians and environmentalists. The second edition of H.O.P.E. presents an array of innovative competitions and keynote speakers to facilitate the exchange of ideas for a brighter tomorrow.
Join us in establishing a culture of sustainability in our schools. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th of February 2023.
Archeet Shah and Shreya Prasad,
Presidents of H.O.P.E. 2023
Jamnabai Narsee International School
H.O.P.E. Core Team
Mrs. Sonal Chabria