7 Days Challenge on Sustainability Kick starts in Delhi NCR

New Delhi: EAT, MOVE and LIVE -The 7 Days Challenge which takes place from 17-23 January 2018 in the Delhi NCR region, is being organised by the Embassy of Sweden in partnership with TERI School of Advanced Studies and Eco-Club initiative of Department of Environment, Government of NCT of Delhi.

Part of the Embassy’s 11th edition of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week, the 7 Day Challenge invites committed individuals in Delhi NCR to practice sustainable urban lifestyles. The challenge involves seven days of practical environment-friendly innovative solutions focusing on three categories: Live, Move and Eat.

Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India said, “Sweden is at the forefront of the fight against climate change and aims to become the first totally fossil free welfare society. The new Climate Act which entered into force on January 1, 2018 sets out a framework for Sweden to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.”

Talking about this unique initiative, he said, “This challenge is part of the Embassy’s Glocal Climate Challenge which aims to encourage both innovation and awareness about daily lifestyle choices that contribute to sustainability.”

Dr. Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of TERI School of Advanced Studies, said, “Participation by all stakeholders is essential for transiting to a more sustainable development pathway. Students, with their

enhanced sensitivity to sustainability challenges, their comfort with information technology applications and their creative minds, are best placed to define and validate such innovative paths. We are delighted with the strong and positive engagement of a large number of students with this Challenge”.

During the Challenge, participants will update their daily activities on the ‘My Report’ page on the Challenge website, www.sevendayschallenge.com, which can be submitted every day and after the completion of 7 days.

At the end of 7 Days, innovative actions reported by the participants will be evaluated for Most Innovative Action Awards.

The Challenge will culminate with the felicitation of winners of the Most Innovative Action Awards at a reception at the Embassy of Sweden in February-March 2018.