Organizational Profile

Registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI, 1860, the Indian Environmental Society (IES) is a dynamic and flexible organization with a global vision and local focus. It was set up in 1972 to increase the consciousness and knowledge about the environment and the major environmental problems. Indian Environmental Society has been providing leadership role in the field of environment and resource management since its inception. IES has been actively doing environmental development activities with a philosophy of community participation and self help. The projects and programmes undertaken by IES progresses from local and national level strategies to suggesting global solutions on critical environment related issues. IES has created widespread environmental and civic awareness by promoting community based environmental improvement efforts. The aim of the Society is to reach out to general masses, youth, students with the messages and services, build-up grass-root movement, and influence need based policy formulation.

Our Goal

To provide development framework which is ecologically sound, self sustaining and equitable in the distribution of resources and opportunities.

Our Mission

  • To promote, inculcate knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of nature;
  • To propagate eco-technology to enhance efficient resource use;
  • To undertake pilot projects for demonstration of feasible developmental options;
  • To promote and provide training, research and development on environment;
  • To promote community action for socio-economic development and sustainable development;
  • To disseminate information and sensitize masses through workshops, conferences, audiovisuals etc.;
  • To eradicate gender disparity, child labour, promote equity and social harmony;
  • To collaborate with like-minded institutions in creating network

Programme Profile

The programmes and projects implemented during the reporting year include the following:

Environmental Education and Awareness

  • National Environmental Awareness Campaign (NEAC)
  • ENVIS (Environmental Information System) Centre
  • The GLOBE Program
  • Water Quality Monitoring of River Yamuna and Awareness Building Programmes for Schools
  • Capacity Building for Hands-on Environmental Learning Programme Under
  • Environmental Education in School System
  • Environmental Orientation at School Education Scheme
  • GLOBE Initiative – Its Uses in Environmental Education and Conservation of Heritage Sites
  • National Green Corps

Training, Demonstration and Community Participation

  • Community Based Solid Waste Management
  • Heritage Conservation and Environment at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Recycling of Marble Slurry Waste for Environmental Improvement at Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Research and Development

  • Environmental Friendly Architecture – Harvesting the SUN for Sustainable Future
  • Development of Sustainable Strategies for Protection and Conservation of Medicinal Plants
  • Improving Environmental and Health Condition of Children Working in the Glass Industries at Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh

Policy and Law

  • Improving Environmental Policy and Law for Promoting Sustainable Industrial Development in India

Other Programmes

  • Women Empowerment and Relief Measures
  • Library and Resource Centre
  • Coordination on MoEF’s Project