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Volunteer introduction

Thank you for exploring volunteer opportunities at CSE.
Our planet is in trouble! It is faced with a long list of problems such as pollution, climate change, forest destruction and extinction of plants and animals etc. The good part is that most of us know that these threats exist and that humans have caused them. And we also know that every one of us, has a responsibility for our environment.  
By volunteering at CSE you can, whatever your age, do something to help slow down and reverse some of the damage. In the process you will enrich yourself with a wealth of knowledge and a perspective that will enable you to contribute meaningfully to society and to your profession.
We’ll find a good match for your talent and time.
One that, you will enjoy.
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We look forward to meeting you.


Anil Agarwal


Anil Kumar Agarwal was the founder-director of the Centre for Science and Environment, India’s leading environmental NGO. Agarwal spent his lifetime advocating policies that involve the people in natural resource management and learn from India’s own traditions.

Sunita Narain


Sunita Narain has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) since 1982. She is currently the director general of the Centre and the director of the Society for Environmental Communications and publisher of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.


  • The financial institutions have an important role to play when it comes to reducing environmental and social risk associated with a project. Their role becomes significantly important considering severe capacity gap with different institution entrusted with the job. Therefore, it is imperative for the financial institutions to conduct a proper due diligence of a project before financing them. This will not only save them from reputational risk but also from financial risk.

  • Date:  November 30 – December 3, 2015
    Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
    Language: English

  • Date: 7-9 December, 2015

    ‘Septage’ is both solid and liquid waste that accumulates in onsite sanitation systems (OSS) e.g. septic tanks. This has three main components – scum, effluent and sludge. It has an offensive odour, appearance and contains significant levels of grease, grit, hair, debris and pathogenic micro organisms. The construction and management of OSS are left largely to ineffective local practices and there is lack of holistic septage management practices.

About CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.

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