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03 June 2011
Editorial: Taking root, bearing fruit by Jingqi Liu
Tonle Sap, Cambodia: National UN Volunteer Leng Lay is an Assistant to the NSLS (National Sustainable Livelihood Specialist). The Tonle Sap biosphere covers over 30,000 hectares and provides refuge for some 200 different plant and fish species, along with 42 different reptile species and 15 mammal species. The UN Volunteers train people to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity and natural resources, meaning that they have to live and learn how life works in the floating villages too. The project runs in partnership with UNDP-GEF and the Government of Japan. (Peter Harris / United Nations Volunteers, 2008)
Bonn, Germany: During the past decade, the seeds of volunteerism have germinated and spread.

Without doubt, if volunteerism takes root, it will bear fruit throughout the future of our planet.

World Environment Day, 5 June 2011

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More about: Environment
05 February 2010
India turning green by Anoj Chhetri, UNV Programme Officer, New Delhi
New Delhi, India: India, where a billion plus people live with such gaps in socio-economic condition, will make a dent in protecting our planet through voluntary actions of various natures equivalent to millions of dollars in monetary value.  Read article
More about: Environment
04 February 2010
Thousands rock to 'Volunteering for our Planet' 
Delhi, India: Musician Terra Naomi joined UNV and 3,000 volunteers to celebrate International Volunteer Day on an unprecedented scale.  Read article
More about: Civil society  Environment
03 February 2010
Focus on the Yamuna River 
Delhi, India: The Yamuna River caters to the needs of millions of people along its course and beyond. Yet, in Delhi, it is safe to say it has been reduced to nothing more than a glorified drain.

The IVD 2009 celebrations were designed to have a two-fold purpose: to foster the spirit of volunteering, and to put the spotlight on Delhi’s most significant environmental concern.  Read article
More about: Environment
03 February 2010
Youth share the volunteer spirit in Mumbai 
Mumbai, India: Nearly a thousand youth got involved in voluntary activities around Mumbai, supported by UNV and local NGO SHARE (Society to Heal Aid Restore Educate). Activities ranged from street plays to days in the country.  Read article
More about: Environment  Youth


Related links
India volunteer awards - closing soon! 
Volunteers and organizations in India take note - there are just a few days left to get your entries in for the India Volunteer Awards!  Visit site
Video Volunteers Announces 'IndiaUnheard' - The World's First Community News Service 
Video Volunteers today announced the release of the 150th video made by its IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents. One of the most significant, growing collections of content ever created by rural communities reporting on – and changing – their realities, IndiaUnheard is Video Volunteers' flagship "Community News Service."   Visit site
D Foundation (India) 
D-Foundation is a grassroots community development NGO in Sarnath, Varanasi, India. It works to help the poor and destitute become self-sufficient through developing human resources – training, education, jobs, livelihoods and direct support.   Visit site

Related blog entries
01 December 2006, 09:41
Fighting Aids & launching volunteer research in India 
The United Nations Volunteer programme in India is working together with other international agencies and national volunteer organizations in the country to strengthen the fight against HIV/AIDS, on 2 December. In addition, for International Volunteer Day, they are planning to hold a seminar about India and China, and launch a study on volunteering.  Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog
08 December 2005, 17:45
School students clean up river in Indian capital 
I have just returned from a wonderful Shramdaan (Volunteer effort) organized on  the banks of the Yamuna where we had a symbolic cleanup of the river.   Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog