The 7 days challenge was held from January 17-23, inviting youth between 14-24 years of age around Delhi-NCR to practice sustainable lifestyles focused on three categories: EAT, MOVE and LIVE. The event was organized by the Embassy of Sweden in partnership with TERI School of Advanced Studies and Eco-Club initiative of Department of Environment, Government of NCT of Delhi. The event was part of the Embassy’s 11th edition of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week. Thirteen hundred and thirty students participated from Delhi-NCR and more than three hundred innovative ideas were received.
Some of the other innovative ideas were sustainable development mobile application, intelligent dustbin, calcium from eggshells, affordable slippers, alarm in the mobile phones for completion on charging, organic charcoal, dustbin with a hemispherical top, cars run on super conductors and microfrost.
Dr. Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of TERI School of Advanced Studies said, “Out of-the-box thinking is what we were looking for from our young competitors of the 7 Days challenge and that is what we got! Responses of the kind we received assure us that planet Earth’s future will be more sustainable than the state in which earlier generations are leaving it in.”
The challenge aided in encouraging both innovation and awareness about lifestyle choices that contribute to sustainability not only for 7-day but beyond for a lifetime.