The Indian state of Goa’s economy depends on its beaches, which attract millions of tourists every year. Vacationers want clean beaches and cities, but Goa is burdened with mountains of garbage.
If the garbage is allowed to simply rot, climate-damaging gases like methane develop. The biggest problem is that the people here have little environmental consciousness. So the state is now targeting young people. At more than 1,000 schools, they are learning about climate change and how to protect their environment.