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70+ Countries, 125 Speakers,
7000 Participants, Innumerable Takeaways
#OnlyOneEarthActNow
4-5 June 2022 | 24-Hours, Non-Stop
World's Largest and Longest Environment Online Event

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For us, sustainable development means environmental, economic, social and cultural well-being for today and tomorrow.

Talk to Mahrou Ahmadi
Mahrou Ahmadi, Miss Earth Iran 2022 will interact with students of Springfields, Moradabad, India, on what it takes to affect climate change.

Miss Iran 2022 Mahrou Ahmadi has been officially announced to represent her country at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant in the Philippines this November.  The 24-year-old beauty will be the second Iranian representative at Miss Earth and the first one to participate in a live competition. Last year's Miss Iran, Hima Zaker, the first-ever Miss Earth Iran, joined the virtual edition during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Amid the chaos in her country resulting from the tragic death of a young woman named Mahsa Amini, the new Miss Earth Iran promised to be the voice of her fellow people especially the girls, on the international stage, and she said: I stand with the women of Iran. This is for us."

"I want to thank my family, all of you, and [Miss Iran] for giving me this title. I am now an ambassador of Iran. I will always represent you and I’ll be your voice upon the world, in every journey and endeavor," she wrote in a statement on social media.



Green Day observed at IPS Academy, Indore
Indore, IN-24 August 2022
Act Now organized "Green Day" at IPS Academy, Indore, in association Glamanand Supermodel India wherein 31 contestants from all over India are competing for the coveted titles of Miss India International, Miss India Multinational, and Miss India Grand International. The finale will take place at Zee Studios in Jaipur on 4th September 2022.

“Creating long term values in the educational life of students has been one of the cornerstones of education at IPS Academy”, said Achal Choudhary, President IPS Group of Institutions. Director of IPS Academy, Vivek Kushwaha, Prof. Hemant Bandhav, Prof. Ritu Mishra welcomed the guests, During day long visit, the contestants interacted with students and staff, visited green initiatives implemented at IPS Academy such as water and sewage treatment plant, agglomerator, and processing plant for vegetable waste into manure. Saplings were also planted.

Addressing media person, Rajiv K Shrivastava, Founder, Act Now, and Director, Glamanand, said that sustainable development meant environmental, economic, social and cultural well-being for today and tomorrow. There could be no sustainable development without education. He further said that in the chaotic and polluted environment of today, it was imperative that the youth are engaged in the process of environmental awareness and sustainable development.

Glamanand with its Indian origins was set to become  one of the largest in the world, said Nikhil Anand, Chairman, Glamanand expressing happiness over the organization of this interactive green day.





#OnlyOneEarthActNow gathers huge interest worldwide
‘Clean it, green it, mean it, and Act Now’, was the stern message from Rajiv K Shrivastava, Founder of Act Now Foundation, an Indian NGO, working for environmental awareness, climate action, sustainability and peace globally, in the world’s longest and largest environment online event, #OnlyOneEarthActNow, held on 4-5 June on the occasion of World Environment Day and 50 years of United Nations Environment Programme.

With current technological capabilities, it is possible for countries to embrace sustainable economies,” Erik Solheim, former Under Secretary General of UN and sixth Executive Director of UNEP, said during the event titled #OnlyOneEarthActNow.

We need everyone’s effort. Only collaborative effort can change things quickly, we are out of time,” Natalia Alekseeva, Coordinator, UNEP Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, said in message from Stockholm +50.

The foundation gathers together organizations and individuals from the world over to present their climate actions, share their insights, and generate awareness about how we are geared towards restoration of our environment, and for taking care of the planet through interactive events.

Over 125 speakers from 75 countries presented their insights and climate actions which went on for 24 hours, non-stop. Some of the noted speakers were Miss Earth 2021, Destiny Wagner, Miss Earth, 2014, Jamie Herrell, Miss Earth, 2010, Nicole Faria, Padamshree Awardee, eminent dancer, Pratibha Prahlad, 10-year old India’s own Greta Thunberg Licypriya Kangujam, 14-year old Plastic Pickup Girl from The Netherlands, Lilly Plat, disciples of Mahesh Yogi and Vice Chancellor of Caribbean Maharisi University, Raja Luis, daughter of Wangari Mathai and Vice President for World Resource Institute, Wanjira Mathai, Vice Admiral, Pradeep Chauhan (retd), National Geographic Explorer, Dr Niall McCann, Co-Founder, The POP Movement, and WSDF,  Dr Ash Pachaury, and 1st woman Director of Zoological Survey of India, Dhriti Banerjee.

Finnish speakers at this event were: Mika Vanhanen – Treebuddy Earth. Pekka Harju-Autti – Treebuddy Earth/Envirate. Senni Alho – Youth Delegate for UNEP MGCY at UNEA 5.2, Tuomo Kauranne -Founder of Arbonaut, Vilma Lehtovaara – Coordinator of North-Carelian Biosphere reserve, Jukka Ilomaki – Counsellor, Embassy of Finland in India. Environment Online ENO’s Chairman of the Board Kaija Saramäki and Environmental education specialist Maire Turunen were represented. Past events have been graced by Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland, Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Foreign Minister, Sirpa Pietikäinen Member of European Parliament, Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Ambassador of Finland to India.

Director, Dr JK Singh, said that the large involvement of youth was a good sign for the future, while event hosts included, JK Singh, Head of Brookfield International, and Ronnie Antony, Director Act Now and Founder of Nature Education Society of Taiwan, said hope was around the corner.

Rajiv K Shrivastava, President and Founder of Act Now, informed that the NGO was working proactively hand-in-hand with UNEP in the movement called #GenerationRestoration for ecosystem restoration. “For us, sustainable development means environmental, economic, social and cultural well-being for today and tomorrow,” he said.

Act Now has organized this event with Environment Online (ENO), Finland, Treebuddy.Earth, Finland Plant and Care for Peace (Pacfpeace), Finland, Brookfield International School, Chandigarh, Glamanand, India, Envirate, Finland, Nature Education Society of Taiwan (NEST), Taiwan, The POP Movement, USA and World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF), USA.

Watch here entire 24-hr event on YouTube


EcoRest-An Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Act Now has launched EcoRest-An Ecosystem Restoration Project that aims to create mini-forests in rural and urban areas that will help conserve and add to existing green cover.

The project is community driven and crowd-funded.







In The Spotlight
POP partners with TERI for the Twenty First Edition of WSDS
The POP Movement partenerd with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) as an Outreach Partner for their annual flagship event, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), held from 16th to 18th February 2022 in a virtual format. The Summit focussed on the umbrella theme, Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future.

The Summit deliberations examined topics such as climate change, sustainable consumption and production, energy & resource security, resilience, and global commons. Over the years, the Summit series has brought together 52 Heads of State and Government, 13 Nobel Laureates, 78 Ministers, 1827 Business Leaders, 2418 Speakers, and 26091 Delegates from around the world.


Plant and Care for Peace
Planting trees is a concrete deed for the environment. But trees also need care in order for them to survive and grow, like we need to nurture our friendships. World needs peace now more than ever.

With tree planting and care, we work together towards a more green, peaceful and sustainable world. We call schools, NGO's, communities, cities, municipalities and organisations to join us. In every country of the world. Our campaign started on Earth Day 22 April 2022, culminating in in a 24 hour online event 4-5 June 2022. The last trees in this first campaign were planted to celebrate World Environment Day 5 June.

A joint initiative by Act Now, Treebuddy.Earth Education and Environment Online – ENO, Plant and care for peace is not just a single event but a network. Every day is a day for nature and peace. The next big planting and caring event will take place 15 Sep - 2 Oct 2022.
Only One Earth, Act Now!
Act Now is ready with 3rd edition of World’s Largest and Longest Environment Online Event on 4-5 June 2022, 24 hours, non-stop beginning 06.30 UTC| 12PM IST on 4th June and ending same time on 5th June on occasion of World Environment Day.

Titled “Only One Earth, Act Now” the event will bring together individuals and organizations, the thinkers and the doers, from around the world, and, may reach more a million participants in over 150 countries!

Event details are being updated.

Register at https://bit.ly/3urFLAD




Peace is Green, Shaping Peace Together
On the occasion of International Peace Day, Act Now in collaboration with Environment Online, Brookfield International School, Glamanand, WSSC (World Summit of Students for Climate) Treebuddy and Envirate organized World’s Longest & Largest Environment Online Event on 21st and 22nd September. The event went on for 24 hours non-stop.

The Web Symposium brought together the key stakeholders in planet earth - the thinkers and the doers, from around the world, and reached 113 countries to almost a million people across all time zones. The occasion coincided with 20th anniversary of Environment Online, a global network for environmental education based in Finland.

#ShapingPeaceTogether #PeaceIsGreen #actnoworgin #enoprogramme #treeplanting

Peace is Green, Every Act Matters
On the occasion of World Environment Day and launch of “Decade on Restoration” by United Nations Environment Programme, Act Now, organized a unique 24-hour event, “Peace Is Green-Every Act Matters”, the longest environment online event in the world.

Tim Christophersen, head of UNEP’s Nature for Climate Branch, Ecosystems Division inaugurated the event, along with Dr Bishwajit Saha, Director of Central Board of Secondary Education, Govt of India. “It is no longer enough just to protect what we have, we have to go beyond that and restore, not only to halt the loss of biodiversity, but also to meet the Paris Agreement ’s climate targets”, Tim said.

#GenerationRestoration #UNEP #decadeofrestoration #InternationalDayofPeace #GenerationRestoration #actnoworgin #enoprogramme #treeplanting
Act Now for an Equal and Sustainable World!
On United Nations Internationa Day of Peace, join us worldwide for our International Tree Planting Day. We do this special deed together with thousands of students, teachers parents and local communities around the world. We plant trees today in the North, South, East and West. The first trees are planted in Oceania. Then, following the Sun, trees will be planted in Asia, Europe and Africa. The last trees will be put to Earth on Hawaii and Cook Islands. Schools in over 100 countries are planting trees with us. Trees that we plant today are included as a part of big campaign in association with Environment Online – ENO, a school and community network for sustainable development.

#InternationalDayofPeace #GenerationRestoration #actnoworgin #enoprogramme #treeplanting



International Tiger Day Observed-World Record Set
New Delhi, IN, 29 July 2020

On the occasion of International Tiger Day, Act Now organized an online seminar and activity on wildlife conservation in association with Brookfield International School and Glamanand. Leading environmental experts, activists and beauty pageants from different corners of the world share their views and opinions. Organized and hosted by JK Singh, Founder Principal, Brookfield International School, Rajiv K Shrivastava, Founder, Act Now, the speakers included Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia & Founder, Kids for Tigers, Bishwajit Saha - Director, CBSE, GOvt. of India, Karen Ibasco, Miss Earth 2017 (Philippines), Pratibha Prahlad, Padmshree Awardee, Paavani, 14-year old Youth Climate Activist, Ambassador for WSSC & Founding Youth Secretary, Act Now, Manav Singla, President, Brookfield International School, Aayushi Dholakia, Miss Teen International 2019, Dr Rajesh Chandel, Founder AIELS, Rony Antony, Founder of Nature Education Society of Taiwan (NEST), Tanvi Malhara, Miss Multinational India, Devika Vaid, Miss Earth India 2018 and Vridhi Jain, Miss Teen Universe, Asia.
"Plant A Tree At Home"
World Environment Day Celebrated
New Chandigarh, IN, 5 June 2020

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Act Now and Environment Online organized an international environmental seminar and tree planting  day in association with Brookfield International School and Glamanand. Leading environmental experts, activists and beauty pageants from different corners of the world shared their views and opinions. The speakers included: 1. Karen Ibasco-Miss Earth 2017 (Philippines), 2. Paavani-14 years old, Student Ambassador for World Summit of Students for Climate, and Youth Secretary, Act Now 3. Manav Singla-President, Brookfield International School 4. JK Singh-Founder Principal, Brookfield International School, Trainer 5. Rajiv K Shrivastava-Educator, Environment & Climate Activist, Founder, Act Now, Country Co-Ordinator, Environment Online 6. Aayushi Dholakia-Miss Teen International 2019 7. Rony Antony-Founder of Nature Education Society of Taiwan (NEST) 8. Tanvi Malhara- Miss Multinational India 9. Devika Vaid-Miss Earth India 2018 10. Vridhi Jain- Miss Teen Universe, Asia 11. Ricky Huang-Environmentalist, Stanford University 12. Ana Prieto-Professor in the Master of Science Education at the Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tree Planting Day with TEDEd
New Delhi, IN, 22 May 2020

Environment Online (ENO) and Act Now celebrated Tree Planting Day with TEDEd Earth School on 22 May 2020. The world over Schools, NGOs, Individuals and Institutions joined hands. in 2020 ENO is also celebrating 20 years of its. existence.

#earthschool #teded #unep
#environmentonline #enviornmentonlineindia #actnowindia
World Summit of Students for Climate Launched
New Delhi, IN, 19 Jan 2019

The international launch of World Summit of Students for Climate (WSSC) took place in the Embassy of Finland in Delhi, India, on 18 January 2019. The Ambassador of Finland, Nina Vaskunlahti, WSSC Ambassador for India and Founding Secretary of Act Now, Paavani, CEO of ENO Mika Vanhanen and Founder, Act Now and ENO Country Coordinator Rajiv K Shrivastava were present.

The initiative comes from the ENO schoolnet based in Joensuu, FInland. A concrete outcome of the initiative is a commitment of schools to plant trees and tie three million tons of carbon dioxide by 2025. The summit will be organised in co-operation with the city of Helsinki, Minister of Environment, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest and Ministry for Foreign affairds in June this year. World Summit of Students for Climate is endorsed by the President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö.

This inaugural video was shot at the Embassy of Finland, New Delhi.
Climate Agreement inked with Schools
Khurja, IN, 18 Dec 2019

ENO India signed up #ClimateAgreement with Alpine Public School Khurja. A Tree Planting day was organized at the school joined by Miss Teen International contestants from 13 countries. Founding Secrertary, Act Now and WSSC Ambassador, Paavani, emphasized called upon the students and local community to join the efforts. Founder, Act Now, ENO Country Coordinator, Rajiv K Shrivastava briefed local community about the initiative. JK Singh, Head of School addressed the gathering.
Miss Teen International Beauties Plant Trees
Greater Noida, 18 Dec 2019

Miss Teen International 2019 contenstants from 13 countries planted trees alongwith students and staff at Alpine School, Greater Noida.

Soraya's Conde - Laos, Edera Shrestha - Nepal, Alessandra Santos - Brasil, Sama Fouad - Egypt, Thu Phan - Vietnam, Tania Rupasinghe - Sri Lanka, Tanya Pozzo - France, Maria Luisa Piras - Italy, Aayushi Dholakia - India, Yessenia Garcia - Paraguay, Francesca Beatriz Abalajon - Philippines, Kayla Wright - South Africa, Anicia Gaothusi - Botswana participated.
Environment Seminar for Miss Teen International 2019
Gurgaon, IN, 17 Dec 2019

Act Now conducted an environmental Seminar for Miss Teen International 2019 contenstants from 13 countries.

Soraya's Conde - Laos, Edera Shrestha - Nepal, Alessandra Santos - Brasil, Sama Fouad - Egypt, Thu Phan - Vietnam, Tania Rupasinghe - Sri Lanka, Tanya Pozzo - France, Maria Luisa Piras - Italy, Aayushi Dholakia - India, Yessenia Garcia - Paraguay, Francesca Beatriz Abalajon - Philippines, Kayla Wright - South Africa, Anicia Gaothusi - Botswana participated.
Act Now for Every Act Matters
There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. It will only succeed if everyone plays a part.

#GenerationRestoration #decadeonrestoration #actnoworgin
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