Environmental heroes/movements


    Who was the leader of the chipko movement?

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    The Chipko movement was started by Sunderlal Bahuguna in the Garhwal forests. The movement was aimed at stopping the felling of trees for commercial purposes. The movement was non-violent and the villagers hugged trees to stop them from being felled.

    American activist Julia Butterfly Hill helped save forests by

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    Julia Hill is an American activist known for having lived in a tree for 738 days in an act of civil disobedience to prevent clear-cutting of ecologically significant forests. She co-founded the Circle of Life Foundation (CILF), committed to transforming human interactions with nature, in 1999. She published a book about her tree-sitting experience, The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods, in 2000.

    The quote, “It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling. In other words, it will take cathedral thinking. I ask you to please wake up and make changes required possible” was said by the famous young environmental activist

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    This quote was said by Greta Thunberg when she was addressing a special meeting of the European parliament’s environment committee, April 2019.

    What was the objective of the Bishnoi movement in the 1700s?

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    This movement was led by Amrita Devi, in which around 363 people sacrificed their lives for the protection of their forests. It was the first of its kind to have developed the strategy of hugging or embracing the trees for their protection spontaneously.

    World Environmental Day, celebrated on June 5th, was founded by the UN to

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    World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated annually on 5 June and encourages awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It is supported by many non-governmental organizations, businesses, government entities, and represents the primary United Nations outreach day supporting the environment.

    “The Forest Man of India” is the famous environmentalist

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    Jadav Payeng, popularly known as the "Forest Man of India”, has planted and tended trees on a sandbar of the river Brahmaputra, which has turned into a forest reserve.

    Who are considered the first environmentalists in India?

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    The Bishnoi movement is one of the first organized proponents of eco-conservation, wildlife protection, and green living. The Bishnois are considered the first environmentalists of India.

    In the Oscar winning documentary film ‘The Elephant Whisperers’, what was the name of the couple taking care of the elephants?

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    In the documentary, The Elephant Whisperers, Bomman and Bellie are seen caring for two orphaned elephant calves Raghu and Ammu at the Theppakadu Elephant Camp. Currently, they are taking care of another new calf named Dharmam, whose mother has also passed away.

    The Indian women who began to grow a forest after a car crash in her field was

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    Kollakkayil Devaki Amma is an Indian woman who began to grow a forest after a car crash prevented her from farming. The forest now covers 4.5 acres and has over 3,000 trees. She has received several awards for her work, including the Nari Shakti Puraskar.

    Tulsi Gowda, an Indian environmentalist, is known as the

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    Tulsi Gowda is an Indian environmentalist from Honnali village, Ankola taluk in Karnataka state. She has planted more than 30,000 saplings and looks after the nurseries of the Forest Department. In 2021, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award. She is known as the "Encyclopedia of the Forest" for her ability to recognise the mother tree of any species of tree.

    Young climate activists are fighting for fighting global warming by

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    Licypriya Kangujam, NyombiMorris, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez are many other activists who are doing everything they can to save the environment.

    The nonprofit organization ‘Re-Earth Initiative’ was co-founded by the climate activist

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    Xiye Bastida is a 20 year old Mexican-Chilean climate activist and member of the indigenous Mexican Otomi-Toltec nation. After watching her home town near Mexico City suffer a three year drought, she began her journey to become a voice for indigenous and immigrant visibility in climate activism and to bring Indigenous knowledge into decision making spaces.

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