Wednesday, February 18, 2009

On the Road to Solving India's Climate Crisis

In this Sunday's New York Times, Thomas Friedman highlighted ten young climate activists who drove plug-in electric cars all over India. Their mission was to highlight potential solutions to the climate crisis and inspire citizens and companies to take action to decrease their burgeoning carbon footprint.

These activists, who belong to an organization called the Indian Youth Climate Network, chronicled their entire 2100-mile trip on YouTube, creating 35 videos about how Indians were tackling energy problems in rural villages, on college campuses, and in overpopulated cities:

As the group posted footage to YouTube, other people joined their movement. Says Friedman, "A Bollywood dance group joined at different stops and a Czech who learned about their trip on YouTube hopped on with his truck that ran on vegetable-oil waste."

For full coverage of the journey, please visit the Indian Youth Climate Network's YouTube Channel.


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