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EU missions sign Green Pledge with their partners to mark World’s Environment day

Over 15 partners signed the “Green Pledge” with the European Union on June 7, 2019, committing to adopt a number of sustainable measures in their organization including discontinuing the use of single use plastics, managing waste responsibly and reducing water and electricity consumption. Sports associations, universities, civil society organizations, industry partners & service providers signed the Green Pledge and joined the #LeadTheGreenChange campaign, which was launched by the European Union Delegation to India and the European Union Member States today in New Delhi.

Building on the ‘Green Pledge’ adopted on the World Environment Day in 2018, the Delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of the European Union Member States in New Delhi took stock of the implementation of the Green Pledges from 2018 and launched a social media campaign, “Lead the Green Change”, thereby inviting the general public, institutions, associations, corporates & universities to join in to reduce their carbon footprint and greening the planet.

Partners who signed the Green Pledge include Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), four leading universities, namely Amrita University, Coimbatore / Amritapuri; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Savitribai Phule University, Pune; and Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati; three Delhi based luxury hotels -The Park, The Oberoi and The Lodi Hotel; leading civil society and developmental organizations including Development Alternatives, Project Mumbai, International Institute of Waste Management, Karo Sambhav, the Holy Cow Box, and Ploggers of India regional sports associations including  Karnataka State Cricket Association and Goa Football Association.