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Author: Aradhana Sharma

Aradhana Sharma is a nature lover based in South Delhi and takes keen interest in urging people to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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Young Champions of the Earth Prize Announced by UNEP

Young Champions of the Earth Prize Announced by UNEP

Green Jobs
The United Nations Environment Program invites applications for its Young Champions of the Earth Prize 2019. The Young Champions of the Earth is a Prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Managed by UN Environment in partnership with Covestro, Young Champions is inspired by the long-running Champions of the Earth Award, which remains the UN's highest environmental honour. It aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 with outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact. About the Young Champions of the Earth Prize Global warming is forcing our societies, our economies and our world to change. Our way of doing business; our careers and job opportunities need to change too. With this change comes unpr...
TATA Starbucks to Go Fully Green by Environment Day 2019

TATA Starbucks to Go Fully Green by Environment Day 2019

Corporate Greening
Tata Starbucks has recently announced that it will completely transition to compostable and recyclable packaging solutions across its stores in India by World Environment Day, 5 June 2019. Starbucks claims to have a 30-year track record of focusing on sustainability across all aspects of its business, including achieving 99 percent sustainable coffee and committing to eliminate single-use straws globally by 2020. Starbucks entered the Indian market in October 2012 through a 50/50 Joint Venture with Tata Global Beverages and currently operates 138 stores across the country. In India, the company is further advancing this commitment to serve its sustainable coffee in sustainable ways across the market. Tata Starbucks Pvt. Ltd. has been working to eliminate the use of single-use plasti...
Think Global Act Local on Food, FAO Chief Tells World Mayors

Think Global Act Local on Food, FAO Chief Tells World Mayors

Global
The UN Agriculture Agency Chief has called on world’s Mayors to make global commitments local realities. It is important to make “global commitments local realities,” José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), announced in a meeting while discussing common challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as climate change and food security. The special event where this announcement was made, From Global Issues to Local Priorities, was co-hosted by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the UN General Assembly, alongside Mr. Graziano da Silva. About 68 per cent of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2050 – mostly in Africa and Southeast Asia, where hunger and poverty are highest. Mr. Graziano
Prem Jain Memorial Trust Celebrates Harit-Prem Bharat Utsav

Prem Jain Memorial Trust Celebrates Harit-Prem Bharat Utsav

Events
Prem Jain Memorial Trust organised week long celebrations titled Harit-Prem Bharat Mahotsav from January 23 to 29, 2019. A Memorial Address on 28 January 2019 at India Habitat Center (Delhi) was also part of the celebrations. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Dr. V. K. Saraswat, presently member of NITI Aayog and Chancellor, JNU. Padma Shri Architect G. Shankar also graced the occasion. Dr. Prem C Jain is known to be the key architect of the modern green building movement in India. He ushered in a paradigm shift in the way buildings are conceived and designed worldwide. He worked to facilitate India's tall stand in the global green building movement and always aspired for "Bharat to emerge as jagat guru in Sustainable Built Environment”. “It is my h
Delhi Greens Releases Info Brochure Ahead of Wetlands Day 2019

Delhi Greens Releases Info Brochure Ahead of Wetlands Day 2019

Green Alert
2nd February is celebrated as World Wetlands Day around the world. It is this date on which an International Convention for the protection of wetlands was signed at the Iranian city of Ramsar. In India, the Ramsar Convention has identified 27 wetlands of international importance and they are being rigorously monitored. However, there are thousands of wetlands around the country which are being rapidly degraded, and whom depends the lives of many more thousand people. Delhi itself has lost hundreds of wetlands in the recent past. This is a dangerous situation for the city. Anybody who works with Nature understands well the importance of wetlands. There is also need to raise awareness about these wetlands with the general public as well as with the bureaucrats and politicians. This re...
PCRA Short Film-making Competition on Benefits of Cycling

PCRA Short Film-making Competition on Benefits of Cycling

Events
The Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas calls for entries for a Short Film-making competition on the Benefits of Cycling. The objective of the competition is to create awareness on the relevance of fuel conservation. The underlying message of the film should be able to highlight and focus on various benefits of cycling for the people. The role that cycling can play in protecting the environment for future generations may also be showcased. The short-film should highlight and promote the benefits of cycling such as fuel conservation and environment protection, etc. About the Competition The Short Film-making Competition is open only for Indian Citizens. The theme of the Short Film-making competition is “Cycle Ki Kahani Aap
Nominate Your RWA for the National Water Awards

Nominate Your RWA for the National Water Awards

Events
The National Water Awards is a Scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. The objective of the Awards is to encourage all stakeholders to adopt holistic approach towards water resources management in the country. The National Water Awards along with the Ground Water Augmentation Awards and  were launched in the year 2007. All stakeholder including the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Water User Associations, Institutions, Corporate Sector, Individuals etc. were invited to nominate themselves for adopting innovative practices for conserving and augmenting water resource. These include ground water augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, promoting water use efficiency, recyc
Pride of Cows Comes to Delhi, But Needs to Optimize its Ecological Footprint

Pride of Cows Comes to Delhi, But Needs to Optimize its Ecological Footprint

Green Alert
We are what we eat (and drink). A healthier life is a reflection of what we consume on a daily basis. Milk has always been an essential part of our diet since ancient times. However, adulteration and contamination of milk in recent times has been a pressing concern. To address this concern, Parag Milk Foods has now launched premium milk 'Pride of Cows' in Delhi. Parag Milk Foods Ltd's Pride of Cows milk was launched in Delhi by Bollywood Actress Soha Ali Khan. It is hoped that milk consumers in Delhi will now be able to better experience the goodness of cow’s milk delivered to their doorsteps. Pride of Cows strives to encourage people who believe in finer things of life. The brand provides milk that defines the edge of purity and high quality. It involves zero human intervention and
Logo Contest for National Biodiversity Authority Can Win You 50,000

Logo Contest for National Biodiversity Authority Can Win You 50,000

Green Jobs
The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), a statutory body under Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) is inviting citizens to a logo contest for biodiversity conservation. The selected logo/ mark will be used as a mark on products to certify that the manufacturer have complied with Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) obligations under Indian law. Participants of the logo contest shall submit a design which is capable of being used as a mark on products. About National Biodiversity Authority The NBA was established in 2003 to implement the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. It is headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. As a Statutory Body, NBA performs facilitation, regulatory and advisory functions for the Government of India on issues of conservati...
Watch this Smart Food Reality Show and Learn to Eat for a Cause

Watch this Smart Food Reality Show and Learn to Eat for a Cause

Green Living
Fourteen young chefs from across India are firing up their burners to compete for becoming India's Star Smart Food Student-chef. After reaching the final round and Paired as seven teams, they will take on the challenge of pleasing the palate of celebrity judges at the Grand Finale of India's first Smart Food Culinary Challenge during taking place in Bengaluru. Smart Food Culinary Challenge The Smart Food Culinary Challenge is India's first-ever culinary Reality Show for a Cause. An underlying focus of this challenge is to boost and promote millets among the culinary community. The Grand Finale will be held live as part of the Organics & Millets International Trade Fair 2019 which will take place at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on 19 January 2019. The Organics & Millets ...