Around the world, CGI Commitments to Action are creating new approaches for cleaner air and water, protecting habitats and species, and developing solutions to reverse climate change.
Hands-On Science Education for Disadvantaged Children
In 2008, Agastya International Foundation committed to spark curiosity and creativity among four to five million disadvantaged children (15 - 20 million exposures) and 300,000 teachers in rural India by 2017, through a) hands-on science education, b) teacher education and c) scalable/replicable methods including mobile science labs and science centers, supported by a 170-acre Creativity Lab eco-campus. As of April, 2011 Agastya has 58 mobile labs and 28 satellite science centers, making it the largest mobile science education program in the world. Agastya directly touches over 600,000 children and 30,000 teachers per year in six Indian states.
In 2013, carbon dioxide emissions comprised 82 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from human activities. The rising concern for our environment and the sustainability of the planet has led to more focused efforts on reversing the effects of climate change.