Come Be A Greenpeace Rainspotter


Be a “RAINSPOTTER” with GREENPEACE INDIA from 5th June to 30th July, 2009

Monsoon Delhi

Wanted: Monsoon-related stories from different corners of India

What is Rainspotting? India depends on the predictability and the stability of the monsoon system as the lives of millions and the economy of the country depends on this. Climate change is altering the monsoon in strange and unpredictable ways. Scientists are unable to estimate the future of the monsoons in the context of climate change.

In this era of ambiguity, Greenpeace is trying to capture how climate change and the resulting variations in the monsoon affect the common man and woman. Greenpeace is tyring to bring together stories/ photographs and conversations on the changing monsoon from the businessman in Mumbai to the apple orchard farmer in Himachal on ONE web platform termed the ‘Rainspotting’ blog.

To keep the site alive and dynamic Greenpeace requires ground reporting of people’s memories, concerns, hopes, photos, conversations and  sketches from key monsoon hotspots.

Time period: Rainspotting will run from 5th June – 30th July, 2009

Stories should be written in English or could be recorded in the regional language in digital format.

Story lines:

  1. Monsoon connect with the lives of the people across the country-poems, nostalgia, crisis, loss, anecdote, analysis, expert comment
  2. Changing monsoon patterns and the effects on the peoples lives, livelihood
  3. Technical aspects / blogs on the monsoon
  4. News reports on the present monsoon occurrences

Photographs should contain Caption, Location of story, Date and Time, Names of people on the photograph, location of photograph, brief story behind the photograph.

Interested writers are requested to mail 10 blogs of 250-300 words each on monsoon. Once blog each has to be submitted to Greenpeace on a weekly basis.  (Starting from the 25th of May)

Honorarium: For those who would like to get paid, Greenpeace will be offering Rs. 1/- per word on the final edited blog that will be uploaded.

Photographs: Rs. 150/- will be paid for every photograph uploaded

Mode of Payment: Payment will be made through cheque after the submission of 10 stories/photos and after 30th July, 2009.

Story Format: Will be sent to you once you are mutuallyappointed/ confirmed by Greenpeace as a rainspotter.

Vasudha Mehta
Communications Officer, Greenpeace India
Call at +91(0) 99589 80909

Image Courtesy sunjayausta via Flickr

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

One thought on “Come Be A Greenpeace Rainspotter

  1. Hi ,As you know July is very hot season so you can go to the cloeor places. Some of them are Shimla , Nanital, Naukuchiatal, Srinagar, Jammu, Gangtok, Darjeeling etc. all these are beautiful places and their beauty increases more with the rains.RegardsHimanshu

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