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Author: Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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Invite: Save Tiger, Save Humanity Rally in Teen Murti Bhavan

Invite: Save Tiger, Save Humanity Rally in Teen Murti Bhavan

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Even as there is no reliable estimate on the number of tigers that walk the jungles of India, and no agreement even on how to carry out the census - the tiger population in the country is on the expressway to extinction. Tigers and the large number of ecosystem services they provide are being lost at an unprecedented rate. This has put the future of our generation and the generations to come, under grave danger. The tiger is facing threats from poaching, habitat destruction owing to urbanisation, climate change and a mismanagement that has plagued the country ever since. Unfortunately, the efforts being made to help the tiger fight for survival (his and ours) are but a drop in the ocean. Thus, Delhi Greens, and a series of organisations have come together and have called for a Rally...
Light A Candle for the Kondhs And Niyamgiri

Light A Candle for the Kondhs And Niyamgiri

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Orissa‘s Niyamgiri mountains are going to be mined for bauxite and the Kondh tribal community who have been living in these forests for generations in a sustainable manner will be dislocated. A pristine forest will be bulldozed to ground and with it humanity will lose a mountain that is a treasure of biodiversity and our collective ecological future in these times of climate change. As a show of solidarity and to appeal to the consciousness of the policymakers, five tribal Kondhs and people of Delhi will join hands for a candle light vigil gathering and staging of shows on Monday, 27th of July at Dilli Haat (opp INA market). Date: Monday, 27th July, 2009 Time: 6.00 pm Venue: Dilli Haat A Kondh representative will be in London on the same day to appeal to the shareholders of

ITDP India Requires Programme Associates

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The ‘Initiative for Transportation & Development Programmes’ is an NGO engaged in research and advocacy for traffic and transportation programmes/policies which are safe, environment-friendly, sustainable and equitable. Our present activities include promotion and capacity building for bicycle, non-motorised transportation, public transport, road safety and traffic demand management related issues. The ‘Initiative for Transportation & Development Programmes’ is urgently looking for ONE Full-time and ONE Part-time Programme Associate at its Delhi Office. Eligibility: Applicants should have concern for the environment, road safety, and sustainable transport issues and a desire to contribute in bringing a positive change in the society. Should be minimum Graduate. Applican
Volunteer: Bagh Bachao, Bharat Bachao Rally at Teen Murti Bhavan

Volunteer: Bagh Bachao, Bharat Bachao Rally at Teen Murti Bhavan

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"I see you, but do you see me??" Delhi Greens, Sanctuary Asia, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), The Shri Ram School (TSRS), The Climate Project-India (TCP-I), Nature First, Green India States Trust (GIST), Center for Social Markets (CSM), Wildlife Conversation Trust, Bengal Tiger Campaign, National Tiger Conservation Authority etc. are all coming together for a Rally and a Tiger Consultation - for what is perhaps the LAST CALL FOR SAVING THE TIGER. The current rate of decline of tiger population in the country is alarming. For this reason, a rally demanding the Tiger's Right to Live, and a secure FUTURE fo rall us is beign called for. Some 3000 school children from across Delhi and the NCR are joining us in demanding this Right to Life (and habitat) for the Tiger. Date:
Invite: (Saving the) Brinjal (As We Know It) Festival in Dilli Haat

Invite: (Saving the) Brinjal (As We Know It) Festival in Dilli Haat

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Brinjal, baingan, is the king of vegetables which comes with its own crown! The Conveying Collective of Delhi for I am No Lab Ratis organizing a day long event that will celebrate the diversity of Brinjals and contemplate our role in protecting them. Come and interact with Brinjal’s to learn more about it’s culture! Venue: Dilli Haat Date: 18th July, 2009 Time: 10:30 hours to 21:00 hours Inauguration by Kiran Walia, Minister of Health, Delhi State @ 11.30 AM Sunita Godara, 1992 Asian Marathon Champion will be the chief guest and the judge of cooking competition at 17.30 hours Why a Brinjal Festival? With Bt-Brinjal on the verge of approval as the first GM food into Indian Food Chain, Genetically Modified (GM) food crops pose a grave threat to the diversity and to our he
Public Lecture: Floods in India, A Recurring Nightmare

Public Lecture: Floods in India, A Recurring Nightmare

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The geoclimatic conditions of India make the country prone to natural disasters like floods and tsunamis. The frequency and intensity of floods has grown in the country over the years primarily because of the increased encroachment of flood plains. India receives an annual rainfall of 400 million hectare meters. 75 per cent of the annual rainfall is received during monsoon (from June to September) and, as a result almost all the rivers carry heavy discharge during these four months. Floods being a natural phenomena, total elimination or control of floods is neither practically possible nor economically viable. Hence, flood management aims at providing a reasonable degree of protection against flood damage at economic cost
Training: Drinking Water Quality Monitoring & Management

Training: Drinking Water Quality Monitoring & Management

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Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) on Experiential field based training on Drinking Water Quality Monitoring and Management. Objectives of the Training: To help organizations understand the importance of Water Quality Monitoring in Water Quality Management To impart Technical Skills on various practical aspects of water quality monitoring and management To Promote Surveillance of Drinking Water Course Eligibility This programme is designed for Development Professionals from NGOs, academic institutions, CSR Professionals, officers from Central and State governments, and international development organizations who are working on water qua
Annoucement: Fellowships Available with EEJP

Annoucement: Fellowships Available with EEJP

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Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) is an independent grant-making program of the Just Environment Charitable Trust and supported by the Ford Foundation. The initiative is dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the area of environmental justice by catalysing grassroots initiatives; triggering new imagination; bringing in new perspectives; encouraging crossover linkages; promoting community participation, and providing greater opportunities to connect to the environmental thinking. EEJP is currently inviting proposals for the year 2009 under the Environmental Small Grants (for grassroots organisations) and Environmental Fellowships (for young individuals) scheme. The focus under the current phase of EEJP (2009-2012) is on the c
Public Lecture: GM Foods and Our Health

Public Lecture: GM Foods and Our Health

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'DOCTORS FOR FOOD & BIO-SAFETY' cordially invite all to a public lecture on “GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GM) FOODS & OUR HEALTH” The lecture will be delivered by Prof Michael Antoniou, Reader, Dept of Medical & Molecular Genetics, King’s College London, UK and Prof Eric-Gilles Seralini, Chair, Dept of Molecular Biology, University of Caen, France Date: 10th July, 2009 Time:  5.30 PM Venue: International Youth Center, (Vishwa Yuvak Kendra) Auditorium, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi For more information, contact: Rajesh Krishnan at 098-456-50032; Kavitha Kuruganti at 093-930-01550 Below is an image from a recent demonstration as part of the "I am no Lab Rat" Campaign Image Courtesy AID India Also Read: Film Review: Poison on the Platter
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