DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 23: The Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre of the State Planning & Coordination Department has come up with an initiative “Nagaland for Green Christmas’ campaign. The campaign focuses on mobilizing all residents of Nagaland to celebrate a sustainable and environment-friendly Christmas.
According to an official release, the key objective of the campaign is to align the Christmas festival celebrations to the UN Sustainable Development Goals dissemination and spark action among the general public in Nagaland for making this Christmas and beyond sustainable.
“Nagaland for Green Christmas is the need of the hour for our state primarily because, while it is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s not the most environmentally-friendly. The festive season is traditionally the period of peak consumption across the state. With a little know-how, we can actually host a state-wide sustainable and eco-friendly Christmas. From the type of tree we buy to the food we eat, everything – no matter how big or small – can make a huge difference. The key is to incorporate small changes and considerations into our normal routine – think about the items we buy, how we use them and how we dispose them as well,” said the SDGCC of P&C Dept.
The SDGCC, Planning & Coordination Department, has opened the ‘Nagaland for Green Christmas Contest’, which will be taking applications from November 23 to December 26, 2020. Residents of Nagaland can apply sharing 1-5 photographs and one video of not more than a minute to showcase the best practices of how they are celebrating a Green Christmas. The same may be also shared on social media platforms with #NagalandForGreenChristmas.
The applications are being taken in two categories: 16 years & above and 15 years & below. To participate in the contest, one can log on to: https://bit.ly/37wzSr9
Apart from this, the ‘Nagaland for Green Christmas Pledge’ form is also active from November 23 to December 19, so as to encourage general public to take sustainable actions this Christmas and beyond. To sign the pledge, one can log on to: https://bit.ly/31lok5Z.
(Page News Service)