India’s Chipko Movement is a Model for Effective Activism

Prasanna N S, G. Ravikanth

Nature |  April 25, 2024

The 50-year-old Chipko movement shows the power of collective action and the potential of community-driven efforts to raise environmental awareness and bring about policy changes (S. Mundoli Nature 627, 730–732; 2024). Grass-roots movements empower communities, foster a sense of ownership and instil a sense of responsibility for the sustainable use of resources.