To create a better world than the one we’ve inherited, we have to dig deeper, look at life through someone else’s lens, ask questions of people who don’t look like us, don’t live where we live, and don’t experience everything the same way we do.

Every single person’s story matters. And when you feel that about yourself, that you have a right to matter, that you have a right to live a healthy, sustainable life, you will want that for others.

Check out these stories from across the country, and then share your own.

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Stories from across India

Swati Puchalapalli’s Storigins

Terra Viridis, Hyderabad

Rajnish Jain and Rashmi Bharti

Berinag, Uttarakhand

Janak Palta McGilligan’s Storigins

Indore

Seno Tsuhah

Chizami, Nagaland

Shyam Sunder Paliwal’s Storigins

Piplantri, Rajasthan

Samhita Venkaatesh

Ela Green School, Tamil Nadu

Mangalam Balasubramanian

Pammal, Tamil Nadu

Shyam Sunder Paliwal

Piplantri, Rajasthan

Janak Palta

Sanawadia, Madhya Pradesh