DIMAPUR, Dec 13 (NNN): The Sustainable Development Gaols (SDG) Coordination Centre, Planning & Coordination department, government of Nagaland, has launched the second edition of the ‘Nagaland for Green Christmas’ campaign this year.
The campaign focused on mobilizing all the residents of Nagaland to celebrate a sustainable and environment-friendly Christmas. The key objective of this campaign is to align the Christmas festival celebration to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals dissemination and spark action among the residents in Nagaland for making this Christmas, and beyond, sustainable.
“Nagaland for Green Christmas is the need of the hour for our state primarily because, while it is the most wonderful time of the year, it’s not the most environmentally friendly. With a little know-how, we can host a state-wide sustainable and eco-friendly Christmas. From the type of tree we buy to the food we eat, everything – no matter how big or small – can make a huge difference. The key is to incorporate small changes and considerations into our normal routine- think about the items we buy, how we use them and how we dispose of them as well,” said a DIPR report.
As part of this campaign, SDG Coordination Centre has opened up the ‘Green Christmas Contest 2021’ which will be taking applications till December 25, 2021. The theme for this year’s contest is ‘Minimalism’-involving celebrations to the maximum by using minimum and locally available resources. Residents/ communities of Nagaland can apply sharing 1-5 photographs and one video of not more than a minute to showcase the best practices of how they are celebrating a Green Christmas. The same may be also shared on social media platforms with #NagalandForGreenChristmas #NagalandForSDGs. Three winners will be awarded Rs 10,000 each, the DIPR report also said. To participate in the contest, log on to: https://bit.ly/flreenchristmascontest2021. For more information, any person can visit SDG social media handles @sdgccnagland.