Sustainable Packaging Innovations

Sustainable Packaging Innovations

By Jason Chiang  July 2022

Ecovia and Dharaksha Ecosolutions offer sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging for the e-commerce industry.

Green Cooling Solutions

Green Cooling Solutions

By Natasa Milas July 2022

As summer temperatures rise, EESL’s super-efficient air conditioning program aims to encourage energy-efficient cooling.

POWERing Up Change

POWERing Up Change

By Jason Chiang July 2022

Through the POWER initiative, women are taking charge of their futures in a climate-positive way.

The Future of Food

The Future of Food

By Michael Gallant July 2022

The Good Food Institute India works with innovators and market leaders to create plant-based meat alternatives for sustainable eating habits.

Waste to Wricks

Waste to Wricks

By Trevor L. Jockims July 2022

Angirus uses waste to create a low emission and ecofriendly alternative to traditional clay bricks.

World Food Prize: Honoring Innovation

World Food Prize: Honoring Innovation

By Michael Gallant July 2022

The World Food Prize recognizes and encourages innovations to increase the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

Urban Heat Stress

Urban Heat Stress

By Jason Chiang June 2022

Researchers explore the relationship between heat stress and carbon emissions, and why heat waves are felt strongly in urban areas.

Scientists Work to Stave Off Desertification

Scientists Work to Stave Off…

By ShareAmerica June 2022

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.

Effective Forest Management Through Forest PLUS 2.0

Effective Forest Management Through Forest…

By Paromita Pain June 2022

Scaling up efficient forest management increases forest sustainability, economic opportunities and community livelihoods.

Protecting the Ocean

Protecting the Ocean

By Lauren Monsen May 2022

Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health and what you can do to help.

Working to Stop Food Waste

Working to Stop Food Waste

Noelani Kirschner May 2022

Food waste is harsh on the environment and worsens world hunger. But activists and organizations are now recycling "rejected" produce to feed hungry communities.

Learn How Air Quality Improved in These Cities

Learn How Air Quality Improved…

By ShareAmerica May 2022

Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York have turned their story around over decades by reigning in air pollution with the help of government initiatives and new technology.

U.S. Protects Endangered Species

U.S. Protects Endangered Species

By Noelani Kirschner April 2022

Since passing the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the United States has helped save nearly extinct creatures. Meet six of them here.

The United States Also has Rainforests

The United States Also has…

By Noelani Kirschner April 2022

From Puerto Rico to Alaska, there are a number of rainforests located within the United States. Learn more about them here.

Invest in our Planet on Earth Day

Invest in our Planet on…

By Lenore T. Adkins April 2022

Earth Day is on April 22. Spend the day thinking about how you can reduce your carbon footprint and support our planet.

Combating the Climate Crisis Through Communication

Combating the Climate Crisis Through…

By Trevor L. Jockims October 2021

Interactive storytelling can drive climate action by raising awareness of how the climate crisis affects everyday life.

Combating Droughts

Combating Droughts

By Trevor L. Jockims October 2021

Megacities such as Delhi, Chennai, Karachi, Madrid, and Istanbul are already experiencing an extremely high risk of droughts, and many other regions could follow suit over the next few years.

The Time for Climate Action is Now

The Time for Climate Action…

By Noelani Kirschner September 2021

An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report details how extreme fires, heat and flooding are in our future unless we act now.

Studying Coral Reefs

Studying Coral Reefs

By Natasa Milas May 2021

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Afreen Hussain assesses the impact of climate change and human disturbances on coral reefs to assist in the conservation of this highly vulnerable ecosystem.

Bending the Curve

Bending the Curve

By Veerabhadran Ramanathan May 2021

The strategic partnership between India and the United States can drive urgent progress in this critical decade for climate action.

Food for Thought: What’s on Your Plate Matters to the Planet

Food for Thought: What’s on…

May 2021

Jonathan Safran Foer and Jeffrey Gettleman discuss how daily actions can make an impact in the efforts to combat climate change.

Greening the Map

Greening the Map

By Michael Gallant May 2021

With support from the U.S. Department of State, Swechha harnesses technology, inspires individuals and advocates for environmental change across India.

Managing Food for Sustainability

Managing Food for Sustainability

By Candice Yacono May 2021

Reducing food wastage can help conserve resources and the environment.

Adaptive Urban Planning

Adaptive Urban Planning

By Steve Fox May 2021

Cities need to implement adaptive strategies that are responsive to local circumstances to mitigate the climate crisis.

A New Direction for Solar Efficiency

A New Direction for Solar…

By Jason Chiang March 2021

Renkube, a Bengaluru-based start-up, has developed a mechanism which can increase the efficiency of solar panels by redirection of sunlight and contribute to lowering of carbon footprints.

Building Capacity to Tackle Climate Change

Building Capacity to Tackle Climate…

By Steve Fox March 2021

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Dr. Sonja Klinsky works on building analytic capacity to enable climate action in ways that also address human development needs.

Collaborations for Clean Air

Collaborations for Clean Air

By Michael Gallant September 2020

Air pollution in India is a severe and persistent problem that affects the health of millions. But an innovative new partnership shows signs of addressing this massive issue through raising awareness of air quality at the local level.

Saving Forest Resources

Saving Forest Resources

By Megan McDrew July 2020

Forest-PLUS, launched by USAID and the Government of India, aims to improve the management of forests to combat climate change, conserve biodiversity and enhance livelihood benefits.

The Drop That Lasts Forever

The Drop That Lasts Forever

By Brindha Jayakanth May 2020

Water Matters, a collaborative project between the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, the Smithsonian Institution and Care Earth Trust, explores challenges and opportunities related to sustainable water management in South India and worldwide.

Studying the Climate

Studying the Climate

By Jason Chiang January 2020

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Tamanna Subba explores the links between aerosols, air pollution and climate change, to build a better understanding of the Indian summer monsoon.

From Trickle to Stream

From Trickle to Stream

By Hillary Hoppock January 2020

Pramod Deshmukh, part of the 2010-11 Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program, develops water conservation projects in rural India.

Giving Wings to Natural Interests

Giving Wings to Natural Interests

By Candice Yacono January 2020

Isaac Kehimkar, known as India’s Butterfly Man, talks about his work and his takeaways from studying American NGO’s as part of his 2006 Fulbright Fellowship.

Fashioning Sustainability

Fashioning Sustainability

By Candice Yacono November 2019

LIFAFFA partners with ragpickers to convert plastic waste into a leather-like material and create upcycled products.

Engineering Pure Air

Engineering Pure Air

By Jason Chiang November 2019

Nexus-trained Schillings Air offers products and services to eliminate air pollutants, reduce cost and help monitor clean air.

Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Zero-Waste Lifestyle

By Candice Yacono November 2019

Sahar Mansoor’s start-up, Bare Necessities, offers personal and home care products that are ecofriendly and use biodegradable packaging.

Green Goods

Green Goods

By Trevor Laurence Jockims November 2019

Nexus-trained bioQ redesigns daily-use products to create ecofriendly options.

Solving the Burning Problem

Solving the Burning Problem

By Michael Gallant May 2019

Kriya Labs, a New Delhi-based start-up, transforms agricultural waste into a valuable resource to make paper and biodegradable products.

From Dirt to Art

From Dirt to Art

By Michael Gallant May 2019

Graviky Labs transforms harmful pollution particles into tools for artists.

Measure to Manage

Measure to Manage

By Steve Fox May 2019

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Joshua Apte’s research group at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a collaborative effort to understand the relationships between urban air pollutant emissions, population exposure and human health.

Cleaning Through Light

Cleaning Through Light

By Jason Chiang May 2019

Adarsh Shukla's Photolite surface enhancement coating helps curb air pollution using visible light.

Green via Separations

Green via Separations

By Jason Chiang May 2019

Shreya Dave’s Via Separations could eliminate up to 90 percent of the energy used in industrial processes to separate chemicals for the food and beverage industry.

Flower Power

Flower Power

By Ranjita Biswas May 2019

HelpUsGreen creates a range of products made from reprocessed floral and agro-waste, including an ecofriendly substitute for thermocol.

Working for a Cause

Working for a Cause

By Suparna Mukherji May 2019

Fulbright-Nehru research scholar Alexander O’Neill has worked to support environmental conservation efforts in India.

Integrated Waste Management

Integrated Waste Management

By Hillary Hoppock March 2019

Jasmeet Kaur’s Nexus-incubated start-up designs and creates effective waste management solutions.

Science of Conservation

Science of Conservation

By Natasa Milas March 2019

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Uma Ramakrishnan works to conserve the tiger population in India using population genetics.

Emotions and the Environment

Emotions and the Environment

By Natasa Milas November 2018

What are the biases that shape people’s judgments and decisions about use of resources and systems, especially energy and water? Shahzeen Z. Attari of Indiana University explores this topic in her research.