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Research & Knowledge Creation
  1. Sustainable Tourism Clubs
    Sustainable Tourism Club engages youth and communities of Nepal to promote sustainable tourism in Nepal. It promotes the culture of learning through exploration and AVNI socio-cultural intermingling among youths. It makes them more aware of the rich social, cultural, spiritual heritages including indigenous knowledge and local values of Nepal by engaging them in documenting such knowledge with the goal of reviving such knowledge. In the next 3 years, ACS aims to run 500 Sustainable Tourism Clubs in all 7 provinces of Nepal.
  2. Research & Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge
    ACS is engaged in the research and documentation of indigenous sustainable agriculture practices of Neapal. Through its research, it identifies and documents native species, varieties of different flora and fauna; Indigenous knowledge and technologies of Nepal with the goal of mainstreaming them.
  3. Sustainability Themed National Competitions
    By organizing different sustainability themed national competitions, ACS is engaging youth in creating content and promoting sustainability.
    • Spread your Sustainability Message’ National Art Competition
      It engaged 107+ youths inside and outside Nepal to create different forms of art that promoted the message of sustainability.
    • National Video Competition: Sustainable Efforts of My Palika
      Its goal was to document sustainable initiatives of local governments so that best practices could be promoted and replicated by other local governments of Nepal. Youth from all over Nepal documented the sustainable and climate-smart projects implemented by their Palika in the form of videos.
    • National Video Competition: 'Yatra: Udhyami Didi Bahiniko'
      The competition documented the stories of small-scale, female-led sustainable enterprises of Nepal, highlighting how they carried their entrepreneurial journey despite the challenges brought by COVID-19, with the goal of raising consumer awareness and creating market linkages to support these entrepreneurs.
Sustainability Education
  1. Formal Education Support for Children and Youth
    ACS partners with different educational institutions, private sectors and foundations to ensure better access to formal education for underprivileged children. In partnership with the schools, ACS also designs and delivers climate and sustainability related curriculums and practical sessions for school going children, which can be delivered both in-person and online. In partnership with colleges and universities, ACS also offers credited, elective courses on Climate and Sustainability to High-school, undergraduate and masters level students.
  2. Sustainable Career Dialogues
    To guide and motivate youth to choose sustainable career paths and become leaders in their respective careers, ACS organizes Sustainable Career Dialogue Series. Practicing leaders from different sectors are invited to share their experiences and insights to youths looking for guidance.
  3. Modular Sustainability Education
    In order to make youths from all backgrounds aware of the problems like Climate Crisis that impact their future and well-being, and to motivate them to be a part of the solution, ACS offers modular, interdisciplinary courses on topics of Sustainability, Green and Circular Economy, Entrepreneurship, etc. These courses with cutting-edge knowledge, which are not offered by any formal education curriculum in Nepal, are delivered by passionate experts and practitioners. Despite the COVID pandemic, in 2020 alone, 900+ youths from all corners of Nepal have graduated from these courses.
    Courses currently offered by ACS:
    • Understanding Sustainability: Creating Local Leadership for a Sustainable Future
    • Towards a Green Economy
    • High School Course - Engineering a Sustainable Future
    • Sustainability and Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainability and Public Health
Sustainability Action
  1. Green Fellowships with Local Governments
    Green Fellowship was implemented in partnership with Himalayan Climate Initiative. Through Green Fellowships, ACS provided a platform for youth to identify the pressing problems and to envision climate-smart and sustainable projects for their Local Governments. 60 fellows were mentored to help strengthen 40 project ideas, which were then presented and adopted by their local governments for funding and implementation.
  2. Ecological restoration and Livelihood creation through Community Engagement in Chure hills
    In partnership with the ‘President Chure Terai Madesh Conservation Development Board, ACS is engaging local communities in the Chure region for collective action on water and biodiversity conservation; ecosystem and livelihoods restoration; and disaster prevention & adaptation using cost-effective technologies and practices.
  3. Zero Waste Initiatives
    • Zero-Waste Himalayas
      ACS has partnered with Nepal Army, Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoFE), Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Tourism Department, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Local Government partners and Local Organizations to carry out a clean-up campaign in six mountains of Nepal viz., Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori and Mt. Dhaulagiri. By June 5, 2021,the campaign will remove 35,000 kgs of waste and dead bodies from these mountains.
    • Zero-Waste Heritages
      ACS aims to establish zero-waste heritages through source segregation, 3R practices and local employment generation, starting from Baglung Kalika Temple.
    • Zero-Waste Rivers
      ACS is working to create zero-waste rivers, starting with youth and community engagement in Bagmati River Basin and Gandaki River Basin.
    • Zero-Waste National Parks
      In partnership with Ministry of Environment, Nepal Army and other partners, ACS is planning launch a Zero-Waste National Park Initiative through volunteer engagement, awareness, waste collection, management and recycling in National Parks.
    • Zero-Waste Municipalities and Cities
      ACS aims to establish zero-waste municipalities and cities through community participation in source segregation and 3R practices, starting from Budhanilkantha and Baglung Municipalities. ACS supports waste entrepreneurs and waste workers involved in the waste value chain to increase their capacity to manage waste. To promote sustainable lifestyles, ACS has been carrying out second-hand collection drives in urban centre's of Nepal including Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Zero-Waste Businesses
      Depending on different types of corporates (e.g. restaurants, industries, banks, etc) ACS is working to develop Zero Waste/Carbon Neutral Standards and verification process for implementation in different types of businesses.
On a regular basis ACS organizes and delivers educational sessions to young and senior politicians of all political parties and policy makers from all three levels of government (central, provincial and local) on topics spanning SDGs, Sustainability, Green and Circular Economy, Disaster, Climate Policies and Action in a post-COVID world for climate smart and sustainable recovery. More than 240 politicians and policy makers have attended the sessions organized by ACS in 2020 alone.
Topic Audience
Supporting SDGs in the light of COVID-19 pandemic Sustainability Committee of National Assembly
Climate Change Lawmaking in the Context of COVID-19 National Assembly’s Legislative Management Committee (In person)
Politics and Sustainable Development Post Corona Nepali Congress Senior Leaders (In person)
Making Climate Laws in the Context of COVID-19 Nepali Congress Senior Leaders
COVID-19 and Climate Crisis NCP senior members
COVID-19 and Sustainable Development NCP Provincial MPs
COVID-19 and Sustainable Development NCP Provincial MPs
Disaster and Sustainability Lower house and upper house members from Disaster hit districts
Leaving no one behind: SDGs & Dalit Women Intraparty Dalit Women Alliance(IPDWA)