Today, November 27, is celebrated as World Handprint Day gathering all the positive actions taken by the people around the globe towards sustainability. This day highlights the importance of various positive actions taken by an individual and community, together to set a long journey towards sustainability. The second ‘Global Handprint Day’ is be organized at CEE Ahmedabad on November 27, 2018.
On the day, Handprint actions of the schools, teachers and students across the country are recognized at national level. The event sees felicitation of ‘Paryavaran Mitra Puraskar’ exemplar of 2018. ‘Paryavaran Mitra Puraskar’ provides a rich platform for schools across the country to share and learn from the hands on experiences in environment education from each other.
The Handprint was launched by Centre for Environment Education (CEE) on 27th November, 2007 at UNESCO’s 4th International Conference on Environmental Education held at Ahmedabad, India. The concept emerged from one of the CEE’s Programmes- Environmental Education in Schools of Andhra Pradesh (EESAP 2000 to 2008). Handprint represents positive actions taken by the people around the globe towards sustainability.