Every Monday
Wear Non-Ironed Clothes

Take Part in This Month’s CCD

Take Part in This Month’s CCD

Each one of us contributes to pollution and climate change every day. Let's do our part in correcting the change. Take part in Climate Correction Day (CCD). Taking part in CCD is the smallest possible action that you can take. This could be the beginning of your journey towards a more sustainable life. We celebrate CCD on the 1st Wednesday of Every Month.

Climate change is real!

The planet has become warmer by 1.1 degrees centigrade. This global warming has caused climate change. The frequency and intensity of natural calamities like heat waves, cyclones, floods, droughts, and forest fires due to human induced climate change have also...Read More

Business as usual approaches are not working!

The international climate agreements, conferences, deliberations, and devising frameworks started as early as 1998 with the Kyoto Protocol, up to the Paris Agreement in 2015, there are COP meetings held every year and thousands of NGOs are working to correct c...Read More

We are running out of time!

The IPCC report affirms that temperature rise beyond 1.5 degree celsius will start irreversible climate change. The 1.5 degree celsius is the most important number for every human being. It is the number that all climate scientists are keeping an eye on. Did you know how much time is left before global warming touches the 1.5 degree celsius limit?

There is a need for a Public Movement!

Efforts made by governments, international bodies and NGOs all over the world are not providing enough to mitigate climate change. Every individual, rich or poor, from a developing country or a developed country is using energy and therefore contributing to cl...Read More

Energy Swaraj as a public movement!

It is the use of carbon based energy that has created the problem of climate change and it is the use of clean or renewable energy that would solve the problem, provided the generation and consumption of energy for local people is done locally, with local reso...Read More

Targets of The Energy Swaraj Movement

Through the Energy Swaraj Movement, the Foundation aims to achieve two main targets towards Awareness and Action.

Imparting Energy
Literacy Training to

1,000,000,000 People

Encouraging people to surrender electricity
connection and switch 100% on solar energy:


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Activities for Creating Energy Swaraj Movement

Energy Swaraj Yatra

The yatra is planned across the country starting from November 2020 until December 2030, nearly 11 years long, to create Energy Swaraj as a public movement.

Energy Literacy Training

To fulfil the energy requirement, humans have exploited Earth’s resources which in turn has led to climate change! Want to know how much energy we use & how one can adopt Solar Energy & save our Mother Earth - Become Energy literate & do your part!

Wah! Wrinkles Achhe hai

Description: In 2023, on the eve of Dussehra, an initiative was launched to encourage people to wear non-ironed clothes every Monday. This campaign, known as "Every Monday - Wrinkle Day - Green Today," aimed to inspire millions to adopt this eco-friendly practice. Organizations and individuals alike are invited to participate in this movement, recognizing the importance of reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainability for the betterment of our planet.

Be a part of the Energy Swaraj Movement, and contribute to save life on planet Earth!

Every user of energy needs to take part in climate corrective action, It means every individual, institution, and industry needs to take part. In what way would you like to be part of the movement?

Why Solar Man decided to leave home for 11 years?

Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki is a Professor at the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. He is also Founder of Energy Swaraj Foundation and Brand Ambassador of Solar Energy for Govt. of MP in India. He is deeply worried by climate change and decided to take the 11 years long Energy Swaraj Yatra through a solar bus. He decided to live in a solar bus, without going home for 11 long years. Watch the video to know why he made such a decision.

    • Number of days travelled

      1,335 Days

    • Number of days remaining

      2,351 Days

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    Entrepreneur and Author

    About Founder

    A renowned solar scientist, a professor of IIT Bombay, Dr. Solanki has been referred to as “Solar Man of India” by Times of India, The Hindu and India Today. Some people also call him “Solar Gandhi”. Known for his remarkable work in the field of Solar, he is an educator, innovator, researcher, author and and loves to talk about the philosophy of life. He is the author of 8 books and over 100 research papers.Following Gandhian ideals, he has coined the word ‘Energy Swaraj’. His Energy Swaraj Movement is a stepping stone towards energy access, energy sustainability, and climate change mitigation.

    Currently he is on an 11 years long Energy Swaraj Yatra through a solar bus to bring awareness about climate change to masses and encourage them to switch towards 100% solar powered life. During this 11 years of yatra he has pledged to live on a bus and not go home until the goal is achieved. Prof. is Solanki believes in practising yoga, breathing exercises and meditation for physical and mental well-being as a teacher of Art of Living.

    Provide funding support to Energy Swaraj Movement

    Energy Swaraj Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works mainly from the contributions from the general public. We do not seek government support. To create an Energy Swaraj Movement and spread awareness about climate change among the masses, we seek your support! Any contribution to the Energy Swaraj Movement will be highly appreciated!


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    Become a Solar Ambassador on Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd Oct, 2024

    Have you ever assembled any #solar product? Here is an opportunity for all organizations including academic, social, and corporate to participate.

    2nd Oct, #Gandhi Jayanti, is also celebrated as International Non-Violence Day. In today’s degrading climate, non-violence to the #environment should become a top priority.

    Become a Solar Ambassador and take a pledge of non-violence to the environment on this Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd Oct, 2024.

    On Gandhi Jayanti – wherever you are, join us in an interactive one-day hands-on Solar Ambassador Workshop. In this workshop, everyone learns and assembles their own multi-purpose solar lamp. The solar lamp can be used in multiple ways: for studying, as a torch, as a night lamp, etc.

    All the programs of the Energy Swaraj Foundation are free. However, there is a fee associated with the hardware involved in this workshop.

    So far, we have trained over a million students and hold three Guinness World Records.

    #Register your organization today. Link to the registration form : https://bit.ly/EOI-SAW-2024.


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    Energy Swaraj Foundation Leads World Environment Day with Call to Action: '5 Years: Yours, Mine, and the Planet’s'

    The next five years are crucial for our planet's health. The Energy Swaraj Foundation is marking World Environment Day on June 5th with the theme “5 Years: Yours, Mine, and the Planet’s.” This initiative calls for monumental changes in energy and material consumption to combat climate change. On this day, particularly the younger generation will write 10,000 letters to the newly elected Prime Minister, urging for collective climate action. Join us and register as an organization or individual at https://bit.ly/YouMePlanet to contribute to a sustainable future. 

    The time for action is now, or it will be never.


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    Launching WAH! - Wrinkles Achhe Hai Campaign on February 12th: Embrace Sustainability, Wear Non-Ironed Clothes Every Monday!

    Get ready to revolutionize your Mondays with the National WAH! - Wrinkles Achhe Hai Campaign, starting February 12th, 2024, and celebrated every Monday thereafter. Did you know that ironing just one pair of clothes emits a staggering 200gms of CO2? 🌬

    Join this impactful movement by wearing non-ironed clothes every Monday! https://es-pal.org/ccd

    Let’s amplify our cause by displaying eye-catching posters across our campus, sparking awareness, and igniting the spirit of sustainability. On Mondays, make a fashion statement with a purpose! Wear your non-ironed clothes proudly and share your commitment with the world. 

    Use the hashtags #WrinklesAchheHain and #NoCO2 on social media, showcasing our collective dedication to a greener lifestyle. Join us in making a significant impact on the environment and turning Mondays into a day of purposeful fashion!