Sunday, April 17, 2016

WIO's Beat The Heat Campaign 2016: Join now, take action!

Dear Friends/Co-sailors,

Greetings from Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO)!

The year 2016 is all set to become the hottest year in world's history, we are already witnessing acute water crises and other problems from across the state of Odisha.  

Looking into the alarming situation, we at Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO), the leading network of people and organisations working on water, environment and climate change, have decided to start a citizen's campaign to help people beat the heat.  This campaign will promote both grassroots actions and advocacy campaigns.  

The action campaign will strive to promote initiatives, through our member organisations and others concerned, to save water bodies, rivers and biodiversity.

The advocacy campaign will revolve around digital and social media actions including twitter storms and other such methods to raise vital issues to educate people as well as seek action from the authorities.  

As always, WIO campaigns are purely voluntary ones and depend on your support.  

This email is to request you to kindly join hands with us and help Odisha beat the heat.  

We are attaching herewith two posters:

1. An inaugural poster with a request for participation in the campaign. 

2. A Call To Action poster requesting you for a twitter storm asking the Chief Minister of Odisha as to why he has got different 'tree felling' policies for different cities.  It is also to request you to call up the Sambalpur DFO asking him to immediately stop felling of huge age old trees at a time when people are dying for shelter under green cover as the entire state is under grip of killer heat waves.

We request you to please join the campaign by writing back to us, and also take the Action requested in the poster.

We also request you to please come up with new ideas/actions so that we can work on those together.

In Facebook, you can join our campaign pages and start sharing these ideas as well. Our pages are: 

1. Save Mahanadi River @

2. People's Manifesto on Water Sanitation and Climate Change @

3. Save Rivers to Save Civilizations @

4. Clean Water Bodies are Children's Rights @

5. Children Need Water To Play @

You can also share your ideas/actions at our twitter handles mentioned below:


Please always use the Hashtag #BeatTheHeat2016 in all your communications to us, posts in the above pages and in twitter posts as well.

Look forward to hear from you and your active support.

Thanks and regards,


Ranjan K Panda
Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO)
Convenor, Combat Climate Change Network, India
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance)

Tweet @ranjanpanda
Tweet @MahanadiRiver

Skype: ranjan.climatecrusader


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