International Green Warrior Olympiad (IGWO), a joint initiative of Association of Indian Principals (AIP) and CREST Olympiads, is conducted in association with the Office of PSA (Principal Scientific Advisor) to the Government of India and Water Bank Foundation. This event aims to have like-minded organizations and schools become part of broader global efforts to address climate challenges and to create awareness about United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through various community activities and conducting exams.
GWO will focus on 8 out of 17 goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This exam will help in raising awareness, educating individuals, and mobilizing action which are indeed essential components of driving positive change. By conducting exams and competitions related to these 8 SDG goals, GWO will draw attention to these topics and encourage participants to become more conscious of their ecological footprint. Also, this program has the ability to create a significant impact in the battle against climate change and in the quest for a more sustainable future.
As the future of our planet lies in the hands of young leaders, we can be certain that they will be fully ready to tackle the urgent environmental challenges. Engaging the students in sustainability efforts is particularly important, as they will inherit the consequences of current environmental decisions.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations provide an admirable approach to tackle worldwide issues, including climate change and environmental degradation. By highlighting the interdependence of these issues, Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO) helps participants grasp how solving one problem can positively affect other areas.
8 SDG Goals are part of GWO: Below are a few facts which compelled Association of Indian Principals and CREST Olympiads to introduce GWO and the Green Warrior Community to help the world move a step closer to sustainability. We strive to captivate and inform our audience by presenting a diverse selection of reading materials including articles, press releases, blogs and compelling stories. Stay tuned for an exceptional learning experience!
→ Zero Hunger: “Waste less food and support local farmers” By 2022, approximately 735 million people – or 9.2% of the world's population – found themselves in a state of chronic hunger – a staggering rise compared to 2019. If we don’t act now 600 million people will face hunger by 2030. Our main goal is to eradicate hunger, ensure food security, and enhance nutrition, while simultaneously emphasizing the significance of sustainable agriculture by imparting knowledge to our future leaders.
→ Clean Water and Sanitation: “Avoid wasting water” In 2022, 2.2 billion people still lacked safely managed drinking water, including 703 million without a basic water service; 3.5 billion people lacked safely managed sanitation, including 1.5 billion without basic sanitation services; and 2 billion lacked a basic hand washing facility, including 653 million with no hand washing facility at all. We must prioritize the accessibility and long-term conservation of water and sanitation for everyone.
→ Affordable and Clean Energy: From 2015 to 2021, the proportion of the global population with access to electricity has increased from 87 per cent to 91 per cent. We must guarantee that everyone has access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.
→ Sustainable Cities and Communities: Cities represent the future of global living. The world’s population reached 8 billion on 2022, over half living in urban areas. This figure is only expected to rise, with 70 percent of people expected to live in cities by 2050. Approximately 1.1 billion people currently live in slums or slum-like conditions in cities, with 2 billion more expected in the next 30 years. Promote the development of cities and human settlements that are inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
→ Responsible Consumption and Production: Our planet is running out of resources, but populations are continuing to grow. If the global population reaches 9.8 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles. “Consume responsibly for our planet, Our common future depends on it” Recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminium. We should actively promote and wholeheartedly embrace sustainable practices in both consumption and production.
→ Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. To preserve a livable climate, Greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut 43% by 2030. The time to act and stop global warming is now.
→ Life Below Water ( “Avoid plastic bags”): Every year, an estimated 5 to 12 million metric tonnes of plastic enters the ocean, costing roughly $13 billion per year – including clean-up costs and financial losses in fisheries and other industries. About 89% of plastic litter found on the ocean floor are single-use items like plastic bags. Now is the moment to give priority to conserving and sustainably utilizing our oceans, seas, and marine resources in order to guarantee long-term and sustainable development.
→ Life on Land (“Plant a tree and help protect the environment”): Between 2015 and 2019, at least 100 million hectares of healthy and productive land were degraded every year, impacting the lives of 1.3 billion people. Join us in making a commitment to safeguard, revitalize, and advance the responsible utilization of land-based ecosystems, effectively administer forests, eradicate desertification, reverse the decline of land quality, and put an end to the depletion of biodiversity.
The above UN SDG goals will form the basis of Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO) as well as other community activities. We invite schools, parents, students, social organizations and corporations to join hands in creating awareness and in generating impact that we can jointly make for future generations.
Other Important Information:
|Conducted for Grades||1-12|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Mode of Registration||Individually and through schools|
|Exam Duration||1 hour|
|Exam Dates||17th, 18th and 19th January, 2024|
|Fee||Individual registration fees is INR 225 and through schools free of cost, for students studying and residing in India. For International students, the fee is USD 15.|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Levels of Examination||2 levels|
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to create a better and more sustainable future for all. And this is the reason, International Green Warrior Olympiad (IGWO) becomes even more important. Stating below a few points which will help the students to
→ Stay connected with green growth and foster their understanding of sustainable development.
→ Prepare better for environmental awareness and sustainability.
→ Grow and thrive in the face of climate and environmental shocks.
Follow the steps to register for International Green Warrior Olympiad (IGWO) -
Step 1: Visit the registration link.
Step 2: The registration form opens up.
Step 3: Fill in all the registration form details.
Step 4: Select the subject.
Step 5: Read the instructions carefully.
Step 6: Proceed to make the payment.
Step 7: Registration is complete.
Note: Schools looking to conduct CREST Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO) can email us at email@example.com or call/WhatsApp on +91-98182-94134.
The complete information on the syllabus and exam pattern for Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO) is available class-wise for Grades 1-12. Students are advised to check the syllabus & exam pattern before attempting the exam.
|Green Olympiad Syllabus for Class 1||Green Olympiad Syllabus for Class 2|
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|Green Olympiad Syllabus for Class 7||Green Olympiad Syllabus for Class 8|
|Green Olympiad Syllabus for Class 9||Green Olympiad Syllabus for Class 10|
|Green Olympiad Syllabus for Class 11||Green Olympiad Syllabus for Class 12|
|Practice Test 2 Dates||14th and 20th Dec 2023|
|Level 1 Exam Dates||17th, 18th and 19th Jan 2024|
|Level 2 Exam Dates||10th and 16th Feb 2024|
The results of Level 1 will be announced by first week of February and that of Level 2 by first week of March. The awards will be sent in a month’s time after the result is declared.
The exam fee is INR 225 for students studying and enrolling from India individually. For students studying and residing outside of India, the fee is USD 15. For Indian students, registering through school, the exam is free of cost.
The complete information on the syllabus and exam pattern for Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO) is available class-wise for Grades 1-12. Students are advised to check the syllabus & exam pattern before attempting the exam. The sample papers are available as per links below:
|Olympiad Exam||Sample Paper|
|Green Olympiad for class 1||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 2||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 3||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 4||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 5||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 6||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 7||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 8||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 9||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 10||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 11||Check here|
|Green Olympiad for class 12||Check here|
International Green Warrior Olympiad (IGWO) answer key dates for all the classes can be checked on the Exam Schedule page. Students appearing for the exam can only check the answer keys. The answer keys will be shown on Jan 23 and 24, 2024. The Level 1 result will be announced by first week of February.
Top 55.56% of the students will qualify for the Level 2 exam. CREST Olympiads will award top 50% of the students appearing for Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO) exam. The top 3 international rankers will get trophies, top 10% of the students will be given medals, top 25% of the students will get a merit certificate and students between 25% to 50% will get honourable mention certificate. The remaining students will get a digital copy of the participation certificate.
For more details, check the complete details on awards here.
Q1. What is the meaning of the International Green Warrior Olympiad (IGWO)?
The term "Green Warrior" typically refers to individuals or groups who will actively engage in environmental conservation and advocacy. These noble "warriors" will dedicate their efforts to safeguard and uphold the environment through a range of impactful initiatives. They will passionately promote sustainable practices, ignite global awareness about environmental issues, and advocate fervently for policies that address climate change and protect biodiversity. Hence, International Green Warrior Olympiad will help students to take a step forward towards sustainability.
Q 2. How can I enhance my knowledge about the International Green Warrior Olympiad (IGWO)?
Improving your knowledge about climate and greenery involves a combination of research, education, practical experiences, and staying updated on the latest developments in these fields.
Here are some steps to help you enhance your understanding:
→ Enrol in online courses related to climate science, sustainable cities, and communities.
→ Participate in environmental events, papers and activities etc. related to climate and greenery.
→ Get involved in practical activities like gardening, tree planting, and conservation projects. Hands-on experience can provide valuable insights and a sense of connection to nature.
→ Climate science and green practices are constantly evolving fields. Be open to new information and research findings, even if they challenge your existing belief..
→ Participate in upcoming key initiatives, activities, projects, etc. to keep yourself connected with the community.
Q3. Where can I find complete details of class-wise International Green Warrior Olympiad competition?
Explore class-wise GWO complete information -
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Q4. How can I access sample papers for the International Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO)?
International Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO) sample papers for Grades 1-12 can be checked using the below links -
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|International Green Warrior Olympiad Sample Paper for Class 11||International Green Warrior Olympiad Sample Paper for Class 12|
Q5. How can I attempt the International Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO)?
AIP CREST International Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO) can be taken on a Laptop/Desktop. Students will not be able to attempt the test on mobile.
Q6. Is there any free trial available for the International Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO)?
1 Free Trial is available for the International Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO). Click here to take the Free Trial.
Q7. Is there any negative marking in AIP CREST International Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO)?
For every incorrect answer, there's a penalty of 1/3rd of the total marks allotted to that question.
Q8. Whom do I contact if I have any questions related to AIP CREST International Green Warrior Olympiad (GWO)?
For queries, kindly write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/WhatsApp at +91-98182-94134.
International Green Warrior Olympiad is a joint initiative of Association of Indian Principals (AIP) and CREST Olympiads. This event is conducted in association of the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India and Water Bank Foundation.
Association of Indian Principals (AIP) is a non-profit organization for education leaders and other stakeholders, with purpose to facilitate knowledge sharing, empower education leaders and instil leadership in education sector.
AIP provides a platform to Principals/ Heads of educational institutions and other stakeholders to discuss and explore opportunities to strengthen the education system while collectively addressing the challenges in order to shape India in the 21st century.
AIP offers an opportunity to the education leaders to work in groups at district, state and national level to exchange ideas supported by India’s top minds from education, government, industry, social, cultural sectors to shape the critical thinking and strengthen India’s social fabric through education.
AIP also focuses on creating a robust infrastructure to develop sustainable solutions meeting needs of Principals community and strengthening the participation from education leaders and other stakeholders to collectively meet India’s future needs.
The Government of India established the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) in November 1999. The PSA’s office aims to provide pragmatic and objective advice to the Prime Minister and the cabinet in matters of Science and Technology. The Office of PSA was placed under the Cabinet Secretariat in August, 2018. Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood is currently serving as the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.
With a vision to value pure, safe & healthy drinking water as the basis of local-sustainable economy, to educate, empower, enable, and then engage the local community into the actions related to the agendas of Sustainable Developement Goals, Water Bank Foundation is designing and executing missions and projects related to eco-centric developements. Water Bank Foundation and CREST Olympiads are partners for a UN Initiative to create awareness about Water Sustainability in the academic world (UN Event Id: V267).