Thursday, January 24Delhi Greens Blog: Greening the World, One Post at a Time!

Month: October 2017

Energy Efficient Lighting of North and South Blocks From This Diwali

Energy Efficient Lighting of North and South Blocks From This Diwali

Green Lens
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi witnessing the new dynamic facade lighting of North and South Blocks that offers an enhanced visual treat . The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh and the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri are also seen. The famous Central Vista of the National Capital just got dynamic! The present famed special lighting has moved from being static to dynamic, offering an enhanced aesthetic experience. The new dynamic façade lighting, over an area of 21,450 sq. m has the potential to present an amazing 16 million colour combinations, displaying a wide range of patterns and themes during the night time with colours changing every few seconds. The entire network of new dynamic lighting using the state of the art RGB L
Nothing Hindu About Bursting Crackers, Light Diyas and Distribute Sweets Instead

Nothing Hindu About Bursting Crackers, Light Diyas and Distribute Sweets Instead

Articles
The January of 2017 saw an environmental flashpoint in Delhi, when schools in Delhi were shut down for the first time due to alarming levels of air pollution. Air pollution was declared as an emergency in Delhi. It had become dangerous for children and adults to go out in the city and breathe. The concentration of Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), those toxic particles that go straight to our lungs and reduce our lifespan, increased more than 10 times the prescribed standard between November 2016 and January 2017. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) have been consistently monitoring air pollution levels in Delhi after Diwali. The level of air pollution reaches beyond alarming after every Diwali. The festival of jo...
Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Not Burst Crackers This Diwali

Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Not Burst Crackers This Diwali

Green Living
The festive season has commenced and celebrations are in full swing. From Durga Puja to Dussehra to Diwali, everyone can be seen reveling in the festive mood. Diwali, a festival marking the victory or good over evil, is a major Indian festival celebrated with great amount of zest and zeal across the country. People coming from different walks of life, leave no stone unturned in decorations and preparations for the festival. However, since the past few years, the purpose of the festival has shifted focus from being an occasion of enjoyment and bonding to one of lavish-spending and a mark of one's societal status. Families these days spend exorbitant sums of money on firecrackers and fireworks. This may bring a few seconds of joy for some, but also brings permanent damage to the lungs...
MoEFCC Launches App on Wildlife in India, Action Plan 2017-2031

MoEFCC Launches App on Wildlife in India, Action Plan 2017-2031

Green Alert
The Environment Minister of India Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the Global Wildlife Programme Conference at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi on 2nd October 2017. He appealed to the fraternity of wildlife experts and scientists to deliberate on various wildlife-related laws with a modern and scientific outlook. "If you can blend science and technology to the cause of wildlife, it will produce a drastic difference to the outcome of the Conference," he said. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also emphasised that modern technology must be used to counter poachers and wildlife crimes. The Minister informed that India has the largest participation of people living in the forests towards conservation efforts. Two documents: 1) India's National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) 2017-2031 and 2) Secure Himalaya were rele...
Turtle Sanctuary to be Set up at Allahabad under Namami Gange

Turtle Sanctuary to be Set up at Allahabad under Namami Gange

National
A Turtle Sanctuary along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam, Allahabad has recently been approved under the Namami Gange Programme of the Government of India. The objective behind setting up this Turtle Sanctuary is to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of River Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures. The estimated cost of the Project is Rs 1.34 crore and it includes the development of River Biodiversity Park at the confluence (sangam) of River Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, establishment of a Turtle Rearing Centre (permanent nursery at Triveni Pushp and makeshift annual hatcheries) and to raise awareness about the importance of River Ganga and the need and importance of conservation of the riverine ecosystem. The sustenance of more than 2,000 aquatic s...
Gandhi, Environment and the Sustainable Development Pathway

Gandhi, Environment and the Sustainable Development Pathway

Articles
Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, is recognized the world over for his teachings on peace and non-violence. His birth anniversary, 2nd October, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations. Gandhi's teachings on non-violence were not limited to conflicts between human beings but also highlighted the need for living in harmony with Nature and Natural Resources. His teachings are therefore even more relevant today, at a time when the world is grappling with an imminent environmental crisis in the form of global warming and climate change. Almost a century ago, in 1909, Mahatma Gandhi had already envisioned and identified the insatiable and unending pursuit of material pleasure and development in the Western Society as a threat to the Planet and it...
India to Host Global Wildlife Program to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

India to Host Global Wildlife Program to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

Green Alert
The Government of India, jointly with the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be hosting a Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Conference starting 2 October 2017. The objective of hosting this programme is to address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa. The Global Wildlife Programme will be inaugurated by India'a Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. India is already playing a leadership role in management of wildlife through involvement of local communities. Pointing out that no programme can succeed solely based on Government policies, the Environment Minister briefed the media that people's participation at societal level is very necessary for the success of any wildlife protection project. "Five crore people living around natio...
Ambuja Cement Bags Yes Bank Natural Capital Award 2017

Ambuja Cement Bags Yes Bank Natural Capital Award 2017

Green Alert
YES BANK Natural Capital Award is a platform that recognizes efforts made by corporate houses to create awareness, promote best practices and build capacities towards environmental sustainability. Ambuja Cements Ltd., one of India's leading cement manufacturers, has - for a second time in a row - bagged the prestigious YES BANK Natural Capital Award 2017 in the Eco-Corporate category under Manufacturing Sector. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Environment Minister of India presented the award to Ambuja's Environment & Sustainability Head Sandeep Shrivastava, at a ceremony held in New Delhi recently. On hearing the news, the MD & CEO of Ambuja, Ajay Kapur shared his happiness and stated, "We are greatly humbled and honored by this award. Winning this prestigious accolade for the second...

Last updated by at .