The Delhi Greens (DG) Blog is an information portal for green news, events and activities in Delhi NCR and is at the forefront of the global and Indian environmental movement. The Blog is a flagship project of the Delhi Greens organisation and is a pioneering initiative under its ‘Green Media Network’ Project.
We disseminate green news and views that you can (and should) use, and keep you updated with the latest on green happenings especially with ‘respect’ to Delhi city! Backed by the belief that sustainable urban development is only possible through an overall development of the country, we bring to you some of the burning environmental issues that concern urban ‘and rural’ India. ‘Our common environment’ needs (y)our involvement and we show you how!
The Delhi Greens Blog was founded by Govind Singh in March 2007. The Blog was a knee-jerk reaction to two separate yet related incidents, along with the love and passion for Delhi and trees, which led a young ecologist pursuing his masters in Environmental Studies to launch an online ‘green outreach platform’ for the city (Read: Blog History). The Blog has since then inspired many others to use blogging and New & Social Media as a tool for raising awareness leading to a chain reaction of green blogs by individuals and organisations alike.
Ever since its launch as an ‘online green outreach platform’ for generating environmental awareness and ‘creating’ more responsible ‘citizens’, the Delhi Greens Blog—one of the first of its kind attempt—has engaged and involved a large number of citizens in environmental events and activities while inspiring several others to initiate green actions.
The DG Blog is the first green Blog of Delhi NCR, dedicated exclusively to environmental issues.
The DG Blog is an award winning initiative working to spearhead the environmental movement.
The DG Blog has raised several pressing environmental issues with the public and in mainstream media.
The DG Blog has had measurable Blog Impact in transforming information into action.
The DG Blog is hosted on a completely green server.
In July 2008, as the citizens movement got stronger, the Delhi Greens Blog was acquired by the Delhi Greens organization, a registered Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with Ravinder Bawa, Aastha Kukreti and Govind Singh as its Founding Members. Delhi Greens is set up with a vision of ensuring environmental harmony and promoting sustainable development in the country (Visit Delhi Greens’ website for further details). The Blog is now maintained by the members of the Delhi Greens organisation.
With the threat of climate change looming large, and a consequent urbanizing trend that is here to stay, sustaining our urban centers (of which Delhi is one) is becoming more and more challenging. According to UN-Habitat, cities occupy only 2% of the world’s land, but contribute to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions thus contributing majorly to global warming.
Addressing urban environmental challenges is therefore the need of the hour and will go a long way in tackling the climate crisis. This can only be done by ensuring greater citizens’ participation in governance as well as policy implementation which in turn requires our cities to have better informed and more aware citizens. Ensuring that is the underlying objective of the Delhi Greens Blog.
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