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Building 'World Environment School' To Teach Sustainable Living, Environment Welfare

Speaking at BW Sustainability Dialogues, Pradip Burman shared his various plans towards building environmental sustainability

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No person possibly stands a better testament in taking decisions of grand scale and making an impact that Pradip Burman. The ex-director of Dabur India and present chairman of Dabur Nepal chairs privately held herbal products manufacture and exporter Ayurnet. Being a passionate environmentalist, Burman founded a non-profit organization Mobius Foundation in 2015 for improving environmental sustainability. Burman has taken a plethora of decision that has made an impact and built our understanding of environment and sustainability.

Pradip Burman, Chairman, Mobius Foundation speaking at the BW Sustainability Dialogues virtual event organized by the BW Businessworld announced, “I am starting a World Environment School, a long-cherished dream of me and my team.” The school aims to provide a holistic understanding of sustainable living and environmental welfare. Burma shared, “The school will have a curriculum specifically on sustainability.” Besides, academic departments are being built divided into ‘pods’ for Mathematics, Physical and Environmental Sciences, English, Languages, Social Sciences, Design and Innovation Centre, Expressive and Performing Arts. Besides core academics, the school is said to impart life-skills of leadership, communication, and management. Reportedly, the first of its kind school in India and South Asia is being built in Coorg and to start functioning from 2021.

The BW Sustainability Dialogues virtual event was organized by the BW Businessworld on the eve of World Environment Day, June 5th. In the event, industry leaders shared views on how India can put systems in place in every sector to make it an overall more sustainable ecosystem. 

Burman further shared on various work being done by his Mobius Foundation, said, “The foundation focuses on two main areas: Conservation and Education.” Reportedly, the non-profit has Project Aakar and Project Sanjeevani working to promote stabilization and ecological conservation. In the department of education, the Foundation has been giving mobile health camps, school support programs, and training and awareness programs on food safety and natural farming practices. Burma believes that there are limits to making growth (in the materialistic sense) and is often shackled by severe environmental (and otherwise) consequences like pollution. Arguably, hence the need to impart solid environmental education and take actions that set up the foundation for a better sustainable future.