Project Jatropha: Global Citizenship In Action

Trust. Collaboration. Action. United against environmental destruction and poverty, we stand.

That is the mission of Project Jatropha, a remarkable collaboration between two College Prep students. Along with his sister Apoorva (’12), Adarsha S. (’11) created the ambitious Project Jatropha not just to protect the physical environment in rural south India, but also to boost the local economy.

The Brower Youth Awards honor young, emerging environmental leaders in North America, raising their profiles and furthering their work. Since 2000, 55 young people have received the Brower Award, and this year Adarsha S. was honored for his work with Project Jatropha.

As you can see from the video, Adarsha’s project is about so much more than the individual communities he is affecting. This is global citizenship in action and will hopefully inspire other young people to go out and change the world for the better.

Project Jatropha has a fantastic website where you can learn in great detail about this amazing work and get involved yourself!

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