GREEN Olympiad 2023

04 Jul 2023
Green Olympiad

GREEN Olympiad is a leading school-based initiative of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The journey started in 1999 as India’s premier environment quiz for school students. It has since incorporated within itself several stages of initiatives at TERI in the field of sustainability transformation matching the aspirations of the academic community and established itself as an Environment Education brand. Reaching out to nearly 2000 schools annually in India and abroad, GREEN Olympiad is designed for students of Standard 4–12 with its objective being to sensitize and build capacity of students on environment, sustainability, and green skills.

The importance of organizing Olympiads is articulated in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, as a medium to minimize rote learning and instead encourage holistic development and enhance 21st century skills. GREEN Olympiad is the first Olympiad on environment studies in India and draws its linkages towards 'Goal 4 - Target 7' (SDG 4.7) which states, ‘ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development’ by 2030.

GREEN Olympiad examination addresses a range of topics such as water, waste, energy, air, biodiversity, climate, global warming, sustainable development, culture, green skills and current affairs pertaining to environment and sustainable development.

The paper comprises of multiple choice questions that test students’ knowledge, application, analytical skills and simultaneously spreads awareness through informative questions. There is no negative marking and students are expected to appear for a paper based examination within the confines of the school.

In 2023, GREEN Olympiad will be held OFFLINE on September 1, 2023 and October 12, 2023. Schools have an option to choose any one date for conducting the examination. Last date for submitting registration along with supporting details is 31 July, 2023.

For more details and online registration, please visit

Environment education
Energy efficiency
Environmental awareness
Renewable energy
Waste management