Sustainable development is a process that attains human development goals while sustaining the ability of natural systems to continually provide natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depends. The focus is more on economic development, social development and environmental protection.
THE SOCIETY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Formed by a group of like-minded individuals with the intention to make an impact in the lives of the common man, SSD has been conceived with a common belief: “Reduce Carbon Footprints by Changing the Consciousness of the Human Society”. In these technologically advanced times that we live in, it is of utmost importance for the entire community to stay updated with the sustainable advancements and achievements of successful people around the world, at the same time staying grounded within the values and morals of Sustainable living. We hope to inspire and motivate our fellow people for the good of all.
Considering the spirit of today’s human behavior within communities, we find an alarming level of degradation and decomposing – ranging from degradation of personal ethics to conceited and selfish social interactions; and not to mention the unethical practices of the people in their day-to-day life. Being untruthful is so common that being truthful seems to be a disadvantage and harmful – cunningness is replacing intellect, commitment is demanding compensation, passion is conceited, desires are many.
All this is due to the fact that, we humans started mis-utilizing our natural resources to the extent that many species are on the verge of extinction
We humans have put aside the qualities and values of sustainable development system – a system that prescribes the building of the perfect sustainable society. Right now the deterioration of society is to such a drastic extent that it is high time a wave of reform hits. A wave of sustainable ethics is desperately needed to wash and launder the hearts and minds of the youth, the standard-bearers of tomorrow.
Essentially, the need of the hour is to:
- Inculcate honesty and truthfulness among the youth
- Inculcate a sense of discipline and dedication
- Inculcate a sense of responsibility towards the society
- Inculcate a neutrality towards discrimination
- Inculcate sustainable living practices
- Come forward to help the needy – in whatever kind, be it in livelihood, education, profession, etc.
‘Sustainability Literacy Mission’
One of the main objectives of SSD is to increase the literacy rate among the common people. SLM program aims to:
- organize weekend workshops with people from poor sections of community especially daily wage earners.
- regular representation to the state and central governments of India on sustainable issues.
- distribution of Sustainable Living Kits to the poor on a regular basis.
- gather detailed statistics related to current environment issues and common citizen’s knowledge of Sustainable Development. (Sustainable India Ride)
- work with experts in holding workshops and sessions in rural and remote areas.
- free university-orientation evening classes for employed youth who work in odd jobs.
Support IDEA (Reduce Carbon Footprints)
The core objective of SSD is to reduce the individual carbon footprints which are devastating the entire society. We intend to address the following with IDEA.
- Create awareness in the society by holding inspirational workshops under the guidance of renowned socio-reformist and environmentalist.
- Screen documentaries reflecting the impact of evils of carbon footprints.
- Encourage and recognize such youth who can voluntarily work for conservation initiatives.
Sustainable Living Network
The SSD’s online channel partner”Sustainable Living” designed to connect Entrepreneurs (looking for growth or start-up capital) and Angel Investors (looking for investment opportunities) in sustainable business.
The SSD is unique in that it offers a local, national and global platform with partner networks across the world.
Stay Connected and Linked
Our objective is to bridge the gap between the professional have’s (experts) and have-nots (seekers). To achieve this, we are henceforth planning to conduct series of sessions round the clock creating sessions (seminars & webinars). Intention is to create awareness among youth and clarify their unanswered questions.
Payback to the society
Share your inspiration with us. That itself is a great contribution by itself. If you are inspired by us, be one among us by sharing your success stories with us and be part of our inspirational sessions.
Know Something, Say Something
If you happen to know of any sustainable product and services, job opening or any activity which you feel will benefit your fellow brothers/sisters, don’t hesitate to let us know. Our guidance cell is accessible round the clock in transmitting your voice to the sustainable world. Definitely, that something can mean everything to somebody!
- To impact the Indian youth towards becoming an integral part of the people of a nation and in its society and culture while retaining sustainable values.
- Inculcate a sense of responsibility towards their position within the sustainable society and identify themselves with its intellectuals and take active part in its development
- Inspiring Leadership
- Driving Passion
- Striving for Excellence
- Acting Sustainably
- Demonstrating Integrity
- Youth Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Connection
- Initiate a platform for the corporate world to connect with the youth.
- Bridge the gap between experts and seekers.
- Create a pool of Innovative minds.
- Creating awareness among masses on government schemes benefitting the backward class.
- Career Concourse
- Regular workshops in knowledge domains & career-orientation
- Cultural/Social/ Development
- Educating people on sustainable development.
- Propagating Ethical business.
- Encourage Entrepreneurship in all its forms.
- Promoting active participation in dealing with social causes.
- Nature Conservation
- Awareness- solution and execution of nature conservation programs
- To plan out result-oriented events, short-term projects and long-term programmes to convey across a message that humanity, nature conservation, and secular thoughts are an integral part of the sustainable
- Conduct events like Lecture Sessions, Workshops and Conferences to take the message forward.
- Hold Business Plan competitions encouraging young minds to innovate and present their inherent potential.
- Assess ideas of budding Entrepreneurs, guide them, and network them to the right people and places.
- Inculcate innovation through sustained activity aimed at tickling the mind.
- Collect information, convert it into knowledge and present it as resource.
Our offshore initiative “Sustainable Living” was selected as an most exceptional eco inclusive enterprise by SEED. Organised by United Nations Environment Program, UNEP – United Nations Development Program, IUCN – International Union for Conservation and Nature. For developing integrated program for achieving sustainable development goals under ICT category.
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