कहानी ਕਹਾਣੀ কাহিনী Story کہانی
The Center began as a website in the summer of 2021 in the midst of the pandemic in India. We decided early on to invest in first understanding ongoing environmental issues of the Himalayas. We achieved this by seeking out information made available by the community & Government, systematically recording our findings, and sharing them widely.
This process attracted top talent from universities across India towards our paid internship program and in turn led to credible open source knowledge resources. At the Center, we have shared these resources with hundreds of decision makers, including parliamentarians, officers and judges, and experts in universities across the planet.
Throughout, we were aware of the need to walk the talk and ground this process in the Himalayan region. By early 2022, we signed the lease for a barebones unit in beautiful Dharamshala, now a well equipped office and community library. The process, combined with an address, helped us secure registration as a nonprofit company.
We strongly believe that our journey till now has equipped us with the tools to address complex environmental issues of the third pole in an authentic, bold and unique way that balances legal action with community advocacy. We are proudly building in India, with Indian money and for + from the Indian Himalayas.