India Independence Day

August 15 is Independence Day in India and we’re reflecting on a very profound notion:

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures. – The Constitution of India Article 51-A

I’m not just quoting this for aspirational pro-Earth cheering – which I dearly love – but for the souvenir-quality reminder that this was the text on the placemat of the Kamat Lingapur hotel where I stayed in Hyderabad for the biodiversity COP, aka Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Placemat – love it.

I stay in touch with a number of Indian friends and friends of India, and I wonder if there are ways we could upgrade our communication and collaboration when it comes to environmental and cultural conservation.

I scribbled down a few ideas. Here are three slides from India on the Web

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures - Constitution of India

What we need from India

India: What we can do on the #socialweb

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