About

India’s First Green Literature Festival
curated by
SustainabilityNext

Mission

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To celebrate the best of Green Literature in India
To promote reading, writing, teaching, and publishing green literature through a vibrant platform
To curate honour lists for environmental literature.

Vision

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To build a robust ecosystem of green literature for readers, publishers, authors, NGOs, business bodies, public policy forums, education institutions, among others.

As the world grapples with questions around the fate of planet Earth, it’s quintessential to mainstream green literature for people of all ages.

The climate crisis demands that people are woken from their inertia and compelled to change their consumption behaviour. It urgently needs people to push for earth-friendly policies, strengthen community initiatives, volunteer more, invest more time, money, and energy in mitigating it. To do this, it’s important that we read more, write more and speak more about the environment.

The Green Literature Festival (GLF) was born when Benedict Paramanand, founder of India’s most-read SustainabilityNext e-magazine and co-founder of the Bangalore Business Literature Festival broached the idea to a team of enthusiastic writers in November 2020.

GLF aspires to build a robust ecosystem of green literature for readers, publishers, authors, NGOs, business bodies, public policy forums, education institutions, among others. It aims to become a multifaceted platform that amplifies the role of green literature in shaping dialogues, debates, environmental consciousness, education, and call-to-action from political, business and civil society leaders.

Towards this end, GLF will host a year-long series of dialogues, discussions and other artistic endeavours around the environment, review books for readers of all ages, release newsletters and hold a 3-day fest in December. The highlight of the fest will be the roll-out of annual honour lists of Green Literature for Adults, Sustainable Businesses and Children.

Join us in this journey.