At the Earth Day function organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a book 'Enviro-Challenge', which is a compilation of quiz questions on various aspects of the environmental was launched by renowned polar explorer Sir Robert Swan.
Sir Robert Swan, OBE is a polar explorer, environmental leader and the first person ever to have walked to the North and South poles. He is an exceptionally gifted communicator and is regarded as one of the world's top motivational speakers.
In 1992, on completion of the walks to both poles, Sir Robert Swan was charged by world leaders at the first 'World Summit for Sustainable Development', held in Rio de Janeiro, to undertake a ten year global and local environmental mission involving industry, business and young people.
Upon the successful completion of the missions, Swan reported back to world leaders at the second World Summit in 2002, held in Johannesburg. Here he committed to a further ten-year mission to inspire youth to become sustainable leaders and promote the use of renewable energy for a sustainable future.
Swan's unique insights and lessons learned have enabled him to educate and stimulate young people and business leaders all around the world. He compares his icy experiences to boardroom manoeuvres and his inspirational addresses on leadership and teamwork have received acclaim from discerning audiences worldwide.
TERI has been generating awareness amongst the students and youth by celebrating Earth Day since the year 1996 and Sir Robert Swan's presence furthers the mission.
'Enviro-Challenge', the latest publication from TERI Press, the publishing arm of The Energy and Resources Institute, is a collection of over 500 quiz questions on the environment. The questions, divided into two sections, namely, Multiple-Choice and Short Questions, cover a wide range of topics, such as Agriculture, Air, Biodiversity, Energy, Fuel and Transport, Personalities, Policies, Waste, Water etc. Published under the Terrapin imprint of TERI Press, the purpose of the book is to assess and improve the 'environment quotient' of students in the 12-15 age group, and to expand the understanding of issues pertaining to environment education, primarily at the school level. While essentially serving the purpose of a ready resource kit on environmental topics-with particular emphasis on mainstreaming environment in the formal education structure- the questions included in 'Enviro-Challenge' compiled by TERI's Educating Youth for Sustainable Development (EYSD) division.
Enviro-Challenge is priced at Rs 150.00.
Meant for avid "green" quizzers, the book will also satisfy the curiosity of anyone who is keen on adding to his/her knowledge about the environment.
About TERI Press:
TERI Press is the publishing arm of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a premier research institute in the area of energy, environment, and sustainable development. Over the years, the Press has metamorphosed into a world class publisher of book, journals, and magazines ranging from reference titles to popular and general interest books.
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