Welcome to Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group
In 1975, a motivated group of students, researchers and faculty of the Ecology lab of the Botany department of Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur University, influenced by the Chipko Movement at home and the Stockholm Conference of 1972 formed the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) to preserve the local environment and conserve natural resources. Many local awareness and environmental education campaigns in solidarity with various contemporary national and international environmental movements widened the ideological horizons of the GEAG. In 1983 the informal organization was registered as a non-profit organization under the Society's Registration Act, 1960. Since then GEAG has emerged as a well established implementing, resource, consultative and support organization in northern India on sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihood models, adaptation to climate change, gender equity and rights of small and marginal farmers across the state.