What is “Ashoka Green Plan-it”?

“Ashoka Green Plan-it” is a two day cross-sectorial - youth, academia, businesses and companies - unconference to: 

-Engage and mobilize young people to create innovative solutions for   environmental challenges
-Enable a youth-driven approach to implement green initiatives within i  institutions and neighborhoods

So, is it a typical conference?

No! Ashoka Green Plan-it will be a participant driven, interactive unconference. While the first day of the event will be spent in listening and questioning the knowledge partners, the second day of the event will be spent in small groups where the participants will work exclusively with the knowledge partners to create their own environmental “plan” around the areas of water, waste, composting, energy, greening, bio-diversity, etc.

Who will be conducting the sessions and the event?

Ashoka in association with Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE), is collaborating with 7 other knowledge partners comprising of Ashoka Fellows and Citizen Sector Organization (CSO) leaders, working on different areas of greening and sustainability (Waste, Water, Energy Solutions, Greening and Bio-Diversity, Communities, etc.), to share different aspects of their work with the participants. The speakers for Ashoka Green Plan-it are:

Rashneh Pardiwala & Kitayun Rustam – Founders, CERE

Poonam Bir Kasturi – Founder, Daily Dump

Ayyappa Masagi (aka Water Gandhi) – Founder, Water Literacy Foundation

Wilma Rodrigues – Founder, Saahas

Nikhil Nair & Team –  Members, SELCO

Hita Unnikrishnan – Member, ATREE

Anselm Rosario - Founder, Waste Wise Trust

Kuldeep Dantewadia – Founder, Reap Benefit

But why should I attend this unconference?

If you have ever had a green spot, have created environment clubs in your school/college/university, have been environmentally conscious, or even if you switch off the lights after you leave a room, then this unconference is for you! It is a chance to work with leading social entrepreneurs and young individuals working in the field, and taking your work and ideas to the next stage.

What are the likely outcomes of this unconference?

The likely outcomes will be young people and decision makers from all sectors going back to their organizations equipped with the motivation, skills, and knowledge to create and implement environmental strategies, benefiting the organizations with ideas that help them operate ‘greenly’ and foster a culture of innovation, empathy, leadership, and teamwork. This will not only create a movement of young people working across sectors changing systems and implementing solutions, but in the long run, it will also benefit the organizations involved with the numerous paybacks of going green.

Sounds am I eligible? How do I register? How do I pay?

We have 150 seats for young people to come and share their experiences and fresh ideas with the speakers and other participants. You are eligible to register for the unconference if: 

-You represent an educational institution (High School, College, or University) and are a group of 3-7 students and 1 teacher/faculty. Or you represent a CSO/NGO and are a group of 3-7 members.
-You represent a company and are a team of 3 people – 2 young employees (below 35 years of age) and a decision maker.

 -You are an individual who is extremely keen to attend the event and do not fall under the above two categories.

All participants for the event are required to be above 16 years of age.

To confirm your seat:


-Please complete the attached form and hand it to us in-person.
Make the required payment in cash or draw a cheque payable to “Ashoka Innovators for the Public India” according to the table below.


-Please complete the form here:
Make a wire transfer to:

         Ashoka Innovators for the Public India
         Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd
A-1/24, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi – 110029
         A/C No.: 01750010000370
         IFSC: KKBK0000175
         MICR: 110485006

We request you to write “Green Plan-it” as a transaction remark when making the online transfer. Send us a transaction record at confirming the transfer.

How do I get to SAP Labs India?

You could drive or take public transport (Bus: 335E, 335T, 335EP, 500C, 500F, 500DB) till SAP Labs, Whitefield. We request you to report between 8:00-8:30 AM (breakfast!) on the event date. It’s important that we keep to time!

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