Discover Enviro established in 2016 with a motto of addressing issues of environmental and social justice. It soon attracted others who wished to create and promote strategies that secured environmental and social justice in a rapidly transforming India.
We believe that it is increasingly critical to work directly with the poor and marginal communities in India and form new kinds of partnerships to move us closer to our vision of an environmentally and socially just world. Our grassroots experience informs all of our work, right up to advocating for better policy at the state and central level.
As articulated by the Earth Charter, we recognise that every form of life has value regardless of its worth to human beings, and the need to protect and restore the integrity of our ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life, while at the same time providing for social and economic justice.
We respect the rights, interests and perspectives of India’s diverse communities, now and in the future. We recognise India’s Indigenous peoples as the original custodians of this land.
We are informed by the best thinking available, including scientific and Indigenous knowledge.
We are solutions-oriented and committed to real-world delivery without compromising our goals.
We actively seek to identify common cause with others, including businesses, other community groups and Indigenous peoples.
We support individuals and communities as essential agents in transformation.
We will stick with our goals in the face of adversity and setbacks. We are prepared to challenge ourselves, conventional wisdom and established power structures in our proposals and actions.