GREEN DREAMS FOR THE PLANET FOUNDATION
AND SPREADING THE WORD
ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES
The logo of Green Dreams for the Planet signifies…
Simplicity, harmony, energy, balance, sustainability are all ideas that powerfully resonate with the value systems of Green Dream for the Planet Foundation, and were therefore the guiding concepts motivating this logo.
A thorough and rigorous process of finding the ideal way to encapsulate this vision led to the final form here--where the sun shines over an idyllic landscape, where fresh leaves turn into rolling hills that hug the edges of a crescent wave, where solar power, clean water and fresh air unite within one cloud, one dream.
The logo foresees a world that chooses to benefit from the renewable and sustainable resources naturally available to our planet. If we all share this dream, we can all soon share this as reality. Arathi Abraham is a National institute of Design, India faculty and senior designer. She guided the thinking behind the logo, which was developed by the young, dynamic designer Somrata Sarkar.
Green Dreams for the Planet (GDP) is the training partner for India for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The GSTC establishes and manages global sustainable standards, known as the GSTC Criteria. There are two sets: Destination Criteria for public policy-makers and destination managers, and Industry Criteria for hotels and tour operators. These are the guiding principles and minimum requirements that any tourism business or destination should aspire to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural and cultural resources, while ensuring tourism meets its potential as a tool for conservation and poverty alleviation. GDP will on a regular basis conduct GSTC's, 'Sustainable Tourism Training Programme' (STTP), in India.
The Climate Reality Project is a diverse group of passionate individuals who come together under the leadership of the Nobel Laureate & Former US Vice President, Al Gore, to help solve the greatest challenge of our time. Today we know that climate disruption is the biggest challenge that humanity is facing. We also know that burning fossil fuels is one of the biggest causes for this climate change. The Climate Reality Project trains Climate Leaders who can go out and spread the science and reality behind climate change. For more details, visit http://climaterealityproject.org
Green Dreams for the Planet is devising strategies to persuade drivers of vehicles to switch off their engines when they see red at a traffic signal. A test campaign was launched on 22nd April 2015 on the occasion of the World Environment day in Bangalore city. Volunteers were stationed at 15 traffic signals across the city with placards that carried a simple message encouraging them to turn off their engines. The test campaign was a success. More than 75% of vehicles who saw the appeal message, responded to the call to turn their engines off. Next steps: This initiative is Phase 1 of a multi phase initiative that we will see the scaling of this initiative at a global level in a 5 to 7 year period.