GREEN Olympiad 2022

Background

GREEN Olympiad is a leading school-based initiative of TERI. The journey started in 1999 as India’s premier environment quiz for school students. It has since then incorporated within itself several stages of initiatives at TERI in the field of sustainability transformation to match the aspirations of the academic community to establish as an Environment Education brand. Reaching out to nearly 2000 schools annually in India and abroad, this Olympiad is designed for students of Std. 4–12. The overall objective of this initiative is to sensitize and build capacity of students on environment, sustainability, and green skills.

The importance of organizing Olympiads is articulated in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, as a medium to minimize rote learning and instead encourage holistic development and enhance 21st century skills. GREEN Olympiad is the first Olympiad on environment studies in India and draws its linkages towards 'Goal 4 - Target 7' (SDG 4.7) which states, ‘ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development’ by 2030.

Implementation Model of GREEN Olympiad

GREEN Olympiad examination addresses a range of topics such as water, energy, air, forest, biodiversity, climate, global warming, sustainable development, culture and current affairs pertaining to environment and additionally theme of green skill is also covered. The paper comprises objective questions that test students’ knowledge, application and analytical skills and simultaneously spreads awareness through informative questions. There is no negative marking and students can answer from the comfort of their homes as the paper is online.

Important information under GREEN Olympiad 2022 can be viewed as follows:

Mode of Examination Online
Last Date for Registration August 31, 2022
Tentative Dates of Mock Test and Examination 1. Environment & Sustainable Development: Mock Test: October 7–8, 2022 │Examination: October 12–15, 2022

2. Environment & Sustainable Development + Green Skills: Mock Test: November 4–5, 2022 │ Examination: November 9–12, 2022
(Students will choose their examination date and slot at the time of registration)
Duration 60 minutes
Number of Questions 50 questions
Platform On all devices including mobile phone/ laptop/ desktop
Registration Fee

One theme (Environment and Sustainable Development): ₹100 for students enrolled in schools based in India/ USD4 for students enrolled in schools based outside India Additional charges for Mock Test (optional): ₹75 for students enrolled in schools based in India/ USD 2 for students enrolled in schools based outside India

Two themes (Environment and Sustainable Development; and Green Skills): ₹150 for students enrolled in schools based in India/ USD 6 for students enrolled in schools based outside India Additional charges for Mock Test (optional): ₹75 for students enrolled in schools based in India/ USD 2 for students enrolled in schools based outside India

Medium of Examination English
Certificates
  • All participants will receive e-Certificates
  • Merit and distinction certificates will also be awarded based on performance score
Other Incentives
  • e-Certificates for coordinating teachers
  • TERI publications at discounted rates
  • Book vouchers
  • Invitation to attend environment and sustainability-related events conducted by TERI and related institutes
  • Opportunity to participate in capacity building workshops on environment themes

GREEN Olympiad 2022 registration to commence in July 2022