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 Environment Online and Act Now celebrate World Environment Day
 International Online Seminar and Tree Planting Organized
New Chandigarh, IN, 5 June 2020
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Act Now India and Environment Online have organized an international environmental seminar and tree planting 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.
Karen Ibasco
Miss Earth 2017
Joins from Philippines

By profession Karen is physicist She studied at Hope Christian High School in Manila and she speaks Chinese fluently. She obtained her bachelor's degree in applied physics major in instrumentation and a master's degree in applied physics major in medical physics at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, where she graduated cum laude on both degrees. She was also a former college instructor at the College of Science of the University of Santo Tomas and worked as a medical physicist at St. Luke's Medical Center, Global City.
In her words: I believe that the real problem in this world is not climate change. The real problem is us because of our ignorance and apathy. What we have to do is to start changing our ways, to start recalibrating our minds and redirecting our steps because together, as a global community, our micro-efforts will have a macro-effect to help save our home, our planet.

Rajiv K Shrivastava
Educator, Environment and Climate Activist
·        President, Act Now – Act Now is a network for environmental awareness and sustainable development that worked worldwide.
·        Country Co-Ordinator, and key founder member Environment Online (ENO) based in Finland - ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development based in Joensuu, Finland. ENO has active presence in more than 150 countries in the world. Morethan 10,000 schools worldwide have participated in ENO activities in last 20 years.
·        Director (Social Projects), Glamanand Entertainment Pvt Ltd. - Glamanand is currently India’s second largest beauty pageant company that sends national winners to Miss International, Miss Earth, Miss Teen International, Miss Teen Universe and other International beauty pageants.
·        Wide exposure to international cultures and educational systems, traveled to over 30 countries
Manav Singla
President, Brookfield International School

Chief Executive Officer of Indo Global Education Foundation  Singla, passed out from reputed group of institutes having MBA, B.Tech  has an experience of more than 12 years in various fields which includes Education, Skill Training, Engineering & Management, Administration, Consultancy, Information Technology, HRD, Marketing etc. Since 2003, Indo Global Education Foundation has ensured placement to nearly 2500 students in different industries of repute.

 He has a vast and diversified experience in field of Civil engineering apart from his strength in finance. A very strong person in using latest innovations, software, mechanism and machinery to make construction fast and achieve quality results. He ensures that the team members of the company work like a family with integrity and workmanship and they are conscious of their responsibility in transforming the organization to make it truly world class and take it on the path of long term success and growth.

JK Singh
Founder Principal, Brookfield International School, Educator,
Trainer, Quality Control Expert in Education Systems
14, Student Ambassador for World Summit of Students for Climate (WSSC)
Youth Secretary, Act Now
Youth Environment & Climate Activist
Joins from Mussoorie

From early childhood, she has been fascinated by her mysterious natural surroundings, and has actively taken part in environmental actions that aim to tackle the onslaught of human excesses on Mother Nature. As young as at 6, she joined Environment Online 100 Million Trees by 2017 Campaign as a volunteer. She also represented India in Act Now, Environment Online Conference in Joensuu, Finland in 2017. She also launched Envirate (a ground breaking mobile app to rate our environment) in India with its Founder, Pekka Harju-Autti, as Dehradun became the first Indian city to be rated for its environment.
Paavani has also been helping in conduct of environmental workshops and raising of awareness of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals amidst Beauty Pageant Contestants of Miss Multinational, Miss Teen International, Miss International India and Miss Earth India.
Paavani became the first student ambassador appointed for Word Summit of Students for Climate (WSSC) when it was launched at the Embassy of Finland in New Delhi on 18th Jan 2019 by Finnish Ambassador to India, Nina Vaskunlahti, ENO CEO, Mika Vanhanen & ENO India Coordinator, Rajiv K Shrivastava.
Paavani was invited as a youth speaker to World Circular Economy Forum held in Finland in 2019. The WCEF brings together the key stakeholders, the most powerful circular economy thinkers, and doers from around the world.
Aayushi Dholakia
Miss Teen International 2019
Joins from Vadodara
Aayushi Dholakia- Miss Teen International 2019 is the first Asian and Indian to have won this title since 27 years. This year she also won the title of Miss Teen India 2019 and clinched the opportunity to represent our nation at the international platform.
She is a student at Anand Vidyavihar School, Vadodara. She is in 12th grade and masters various dance forms. She is also a sportsperson and has taken part in several zonal and state-level sports competitions. At the age of 14, she established a Happy Go Happy Club to organize various activities at old age homes. She is the Interact District Representative for Rotary District 3060 and also the current president of the Interact Club of Baroda Cosmopolitan.
Rony Antony
Founder of Nature Education Society of Taiwan (NEST)
Joins from Taiwan
Rony Antony, Founder of Nature Education Society of Taiwan (NEST). Motivated individual with strong experience in environmental education, project-based learning, and community organizing.
Demonstrated excellence engaging the general public and various stakeholders around common causes while tactfully navigating cultural differences. Completed Bachelor’s degree in Life Science studies and Masters in Sociobiology.
Being part of environmental organization like Greenpeace and WWF from junior high school. An ambassador and supporter of sustainable devolvement and circular economy. Currently working as Life Science teacher and Science advisor in Taiwan

Tanvi Malhara
Miss India Multinational 2019
Joins from Pune

Vridhi Jain
Miss Teen Universe, Asia
Joins from Delhi

Devika Vaid
Miss Earth India 2018
Joins from Delhi

Yeh-Tang Huang
(Ricky Huang)
Environmentalist, Stanford University
Joins from Taiwan

Also an artist and cool tap dancer
Ana Prieto
Professor in the Master of Science Education at the
Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joins from Argentina

Ana B. Prieto, MSc, Master in Science Education from the National University of Comahue, Argentina. Higher Diploma in Education and New Technologies from FLACSO / Higher Diploma in Education STEM-STEAM from OAS Portal of the Americas. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Fellow from U.S. Department of State, International Teacher Weeks from CERN, Switzerland and Schrödinger's Class, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Ana worked on international projects with JICA, Japan; with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and with the University of Texas at Tyler, U.S. She was director of CPEM 65 and head of the Department of CEAN, Argentina.

Ana is currently a professor in the Master of Science Education at the Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Coordinator of the ENO Program in Argentina, member of the ENO International Council, member of the GLOBE International STEM Network and the Technology and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group, in the GLOBE Program. Co-directs the Innovation, Science and Technology Area of REAL (Argentine-American Network for Leadership) and is Director of the Neuquén Delegation. Member of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program. Her research interests include STEM Education, international comparative studies, incorporation of new technologies in formal and non-formal education.
5 JUNE 2020 - 9 AM ONWARDS (IST)

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