Meghalaya government is planning to set up a museum on climate change
The Meghalaya government is planning to set up a museum on climate change to sensitize people, explore pineapples for vegetarian leather, and build a consensus to include climate change as a subject in the school curriculum.
Delivering a keynote address on the first day of TiE Sustainability Summit 2021, organized by TiE Hyderabad, Meghalaya’s Minister of Forests and Environment and Power, James Sangma, mentioned, “76 per cent of our land is forested. It is likely one of the high 5 states for biodiversity. We’ve a unique forest economic system. We wish to be a Silicon Valley for green-based products. Forests are one of the best carbon removal investment and reforestation methods and improving forest management has an awesome potential to remove CO2 from the environment,” he mentioned.
Meghalaya is likely one of the main pineapple producing states of India. It contributes to 8% of the total pineapple produced in India. Pineapple is the most important fruit crop of the state. We’re working on Pineapple for vegan leather. We’re also building a consensus to include climate change as a subject within the school curriculum to sensitize children. A climate change museum can also be around the corner. We hope to encourage action on the climate disaster via this museum. Climate change is a defining problem of our times. Sangma mentioned, we now have to rise collectively to fight this.
He mentioned the Climate Museum is building a culture for motion on climate, inviting people from all walks of life into dialogue and constructing community around solutions. Most people in America are concerned about the climate disaster but are silent and passive. Building on the popularity and trust of museums, we bring people collectively to find out about options and be part of the fight for a brighter future, providing multiple avenues in civic engagement.