Dr Vinita Apte
Dr Vinita Apte is the founder director of Terra Policy Centre, an international organization working for environment protection and conservation. The organization has taken up largescale work in rural parts for water conservation and increasing tree cover. The organization is working for rejuvenation of wells in rural areas with the participation of reputed companies and local groups. The organization has represented the country at the national and international platforms. Terra Policy Centre had an active role in securing the UNESCO’s ‘World Heritage Site’ tag for Kaas plateau. The organization takes special efforts to create environment awareness among children. For this, several programs are held for the children all through the year. The organization holds Student Terra Olympiads and environment activity camps to create environment awareness among youth.
Dr Vinita Apte has herself worked in the Environment Department of the United Nations office located in Paris. Dr Apte was facilitated with a special award of the United Nation’s Ozone Action Department in 2007. Dr Apte has delivered a lecture in the British Parliament on the subject ‘Geeta and Environment’. Dr Apte is a regular participant of the annual World Climate Change (Conference of Parties) organized by the United Nations. She held programs showcasing the successful models of environment conservation executed in India. Through this new initiative of NisargaRanga, Dr Apte is taking the concept of nature and environment to children in simple and easy Marathi and English language.