About

The Small Earth Nepal (SEN) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) established in March 2001 to promote Sustainable Lifestyles and to reduce the Global footprint of Nepal. It was established as a sister organization of the Dutch nonprofit De Kleine Aarde.

SEN Key objective is to promote sustainable lifestyles through education and promotion of activities that reduce adverse impact on the environment. SEN especially aims to motivate youth and students by organizing varieties of programs to motivate them through its Students-Teachers-Scientists (STS) network.

 Vision
“Working towards sustainable lifestyles that make daily routines healthier for individuals and friendlier to the environment.”

SEN’s core mission is to focus on conservation activities, such as campaigning against the over exploitation of earth’s limited resources and in engaging the public through programs that teach individuals of all ages and background on how to minimize their impacts on those resources. Such activities are intended to motivate individuals and organizations, private business and government agencies to pursue sustainable development and system-resilient choices in their day to day workings. Since SEN is committed to achieve a balance in human –environment interactions through original research that enhances the knowledge framework that inform both policy and advocacy and through diffused activities that affect changes in the everyday lives of individuals regardless of background.

SEN mission is to direct its activities towards:
• Promoting sustainable lifestyles
• Encouraging climate resilient livelihoods
• Supporting capacity building
• Motivating individuals to make more earth-friendly choices
SEN deploys a multi-dimensional and comprehensive approach in its advocacy not only developing far-reaching programs in Nepal but also collaborating with organizations and researchers from around the region and across the world to fulfill its vision of sustainable human-environment interactions.
At present, SEN’s programs are divided into four general categories: research, publication, capacity building, and awareness.

SEN Priorities are:
• Climate Change (Mitigation and Adaptation)
• Water ,Weather and Climate Information
• Natural Resource Management
• Conservation  Education
• Weather, Water and Climate  Induced Disaster Management
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Sustainable Lifestyles
• Waste Management
• Renewable Energy And Appropriate Technology

Core Principles
• People and the Environment, Our First Priority: Every activity of SEN should be oriented towards both people and the environment. Recognizing the realities of human-environment interactions, SEN designs its activities in such a way that both the needs of people and the health of the environment are balanced, with neither begin overstrained by considerations of the other.

• Working in Partnership: SEN creates its programs in collaboration with stakeholder groups forming environmental coalitions with affected peoples who are often motivated to tackle local issues but might not have had the capacity to do so with their own effort .Through such collaborations, local stakeholders often develop the capacity to solve the problems in the long term.

 A Concern for Future Generations: SEN was founded on principles of sustainability. It makes every effort to operate on the Future Generations principle, which considers their needs in making decisions for the present.

Activities carried out by SEN are as follows:
• Awareness Efforts: SEN has been promoting sustainable lifestyles through different campaigns and programs to create awareness on people to minimize their impacts on the earth.

• Capacity Building: SEN helps to build up capacity of students and community people through different activities like trainings, workshops, conference etc.

• Researches: SEN has strategically focused on research activities on different aspects of environment and livelihood such as Natural Resource, Climate Change, and Water Qualities etc.

 Publications: Through the publication of different materials, SEN helps to inform and educate people on a wide range of issues related to environment.

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