Green Ambassador Awards 2016

Festival Theme: Water for Life

Just as every dark cloud has a silver lining, every water stressed region has an inspirational story of water conservation. While many people talk about water crisis and drought in India, there are some who find innovative solutions and put to practice efforts for water conservation. They are spreading awareness about the growing concern for future water shortages, constructing wells / rainwater harvesting / groundwater recharge structures and ensuring that clean drinking water reaches the needy. In times of immense water pollution, the wrath of prolonged droughts, the dipping water table, water-borne diseases and more, the country needs many such water warriors in every part of the nation.

The inspiring stories of these self motivated individuals and their selfless contribution that has made a difference in the lives of so many, however have remained unsung, even as the value of water as an essential element of life has begun to be widely recognized.

To support them in their efforts to be all that they can be, and to encourage many more such bravehearts, CMS VATAVARAN has instituted Green Ambassador Awards. A total of 10 male and females will be nominated from each state, out of which 01 male and 01 female will be chosen as GREEN AMBASSADORS - WATER CONSERVATIONISTS.

Last Date for Nominations:

  • All nominations should be emailed by the specified last date.
  • Nominations after the last date will not be considered.

Awards

  • A Memento and a Citation will be presented to the Green Ambassadors.
  • There are no 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize winners or consolation prizes.

Eligibility

  • The nominee must be a bonafide resident of the state.
  • Water conservation work should be around the local Rivers, Wetlands/ Lakes, or any of the regional water issues.
  • Nominee should have played a role in WATER conservation and/or protection of resources and ecology in the river basin for protection of river and human rights.
  • Individuals should be engaged in water conservation activities as a selfless service and not part of any project or institution. The applicant may be a Government employee but should be involved in the conservation work beyond his/her call of duty
  • Minimum period of conservation work should be 5 years.
  • Applications are invited for self-nomination as well as nomination by another individual for the Green Ambassador Awards.
  • Each application must be sent in the profile format given below. Individuals with complete profiles will be selected as Nominees.

 

Selection

The Green Ambassadors will be selected based on their blueprint for effective water conservation; challenges overcome and sustained efforts towards achieving conservation goals. The following broad criteria will be used for the final selection process:

After verification and a thorough background check, a telephonic interview may be conducted with the nominees.

NOMINATION PROFILE FORMAT

 The profile of the recommended individuals for the Green Ambassadors Award should include the following details: 

  1. Full Name:
  2. Contact information (Mobile, Email, Postal Address with pin code, Fax):
  3. Details of the conservation work in all or any one of the following:
  • Rivers
  • Lakes
  • Ponds
  • Wetlands

GUJARAT

DM_Gandhinagar Green Ambassadors
02 Green Ambassadors will be felicitated on October 19, 2016 (Wednesday) for their grassroots excellence in conservation at the glittering inaugural ceremony in the presence of Governor of the State/ Ministers

In isolation of the work already mentioned, individuals who have done quantitative and qualitative work to help address Gujarat’s regional issues, which have been identified and listed below, are welcome to nominate themselves.

Local Water Bodies Water related issues
River Sabarmati, Thol Lake and Kankaria Lake
River water pollution Chemical contamination of river water
Municipal water quality
Sabarmati revival
Groundwater depletion

 

Last Date for Nominations: October 06, 2016 (Thursday)

Click here to download Guidelines for Green Ambassador Awards from GUJARAT

MAHARASHTRA

DM_PUNE Green Ambassadors_MAHARASHTRA
02 Green Ambassadors will be felicitated on September 21, 2016 (Wednesday) for their grassroots excellence in conservation at the glittering inaugural ceremony in the presence of Governor of the State/ Ministers.

In isolation of the work already mentioned, individuals who have done quantitative and qualitative work to help address Maharashtra’s regional issues, which have been identified and listed below, are welcome to nominate themselves.

Local Water Bodies Water related issues
River Mulla – Mutha River water pollution from industrial effluents and sewage
River Indrayani, River Pawana Waste water management
Inequitable water supply
Groundwater quality

 

Last Date for Nominations: September 08, 2016 (Thursday)

Click here to download Guidelines for Green Ambassador Awards from MAHARASHTRA

ASSAM

Green Ambassadors from ASSAM

02 Green Ambassadors will be felicitated on September 07, 2016 (Wednesday) for their grassroots excellence in conservation at the glittering inaugural ceremony in the presence of Governor of the State/ Ministers.

In isolation of the work already mentioned, individuals who have done quantitative and qualitative work to help address Assam’s regional issues, which have been identified and listed below, are welcome to nominate themselves.

Local Water Bodies Water related issues
River Brahmaputra Flooding and erosion caused by River Brahmaputra
Wetlands/ Lakes: Bharalu River, Sola Beel, Deepor Beel, Borsola - Sorsola, Silsako Dams on River Brahmaputra
Deficit rainfall, drought-like conditions in some districts
Municipal water shortage

 

Last Date for Nominations: August 25, 2016 (Thursday)

Click here to download Guidelines for Green Ambassador Awards from ASSAM.

Send nominations to Ms Joselyn Joseph and in case of any  query, please feel free to contact:

Ms Joselyn Joseph M: 9899979169 / 9899979151 E: joselyn@cmsindia.org