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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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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 ...
Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Green Alert
River Yamuna is a tributary of the Holy River Ganga. It is also the river that keeps the city of Delhi alive. Yet, the river flows polluted through a major part of Delhi and we are yet to clean the river and keep it flowing. The Government of India has now launched the Third Phase of the Yamuna Action Plan, an ambitious scheme of actions to clean River Yamuna. The phase three has been launched despite considerable debate around the success of the first two phases. Foundation stone of nine projects for Yamuna Rejuvenation under Namami Gange Programme was laid on 27 December 2018 by the Water Resource Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. A total of 11 projects have been taken up by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to conserve River Yamuna ...
Mitsubishi Electric India Plants Trees As Part of CSR Strategy

Mitsubishi Electric India Plants Trees As Part of CSR Strategy

Corporate Greening
Mitsubishi Electric India has made consistent efforts towards making positive contributions to the society through its products and technology. In order to boost this objective, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. has conceptualized its CSR plans for the next Financial Year and will focus on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by supporting the initiative of Government of India. The initiatives selected cover the broad areas of Skill Development, Community Development & Climate Action. These activities support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Quality Education, Clean Water & Sanitation, Good Health & Well-Being and Climate Action. The programs in-turn relate to Government of India's missions like Skill India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, National Rur...
FAO Webcast on Integrating Food into Urban Planning

FAO Webcast on Integrating Food into Urban Planning

Events
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations invites everyone to a Webcast presentation of its new publication entitled Integrating Food into Urban Planning. The presentation will be made by Prof. Yves Cabannes, UCL, and Cecilia Marocchino, FAO, both of whom have coordinated the preparation of this Book publication. They will be joint by FAO managers and experts from UNDP, ECOSAD, UNHABITAT and the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate as well as an intervention by the Mayor of the city of Valencia. The event will be webcast with simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish. Date: 13 December 2018 Time: 5.30 pm IST (1.00 pm CET) URL for Webcast: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4912/icode/ The Webcast Presentation will put a spotlight on emer
Delhi Government Invites Proposal on Assessing Plastic Waste

Delhi Government Invites Proposal on Assessing Plastic Waste

Green Jobs
The Government of NCT of Delhi invites research proposals for assessing and characterizing plastic waste in the NCT of Delhi. Research and academic Institutions of national repute, Consultancy Organizations and NGOs working in the field of Environment for a minimum period of 10 years and having experience in conducting waste management related projects are invited to apply. The scope of the study will include assessment of total quantum of Plastic Waste being generated in the NCT of Delhi as well as characterization of plastic waste. Plastic waste due to tourism in Delhi and brand audit of plastic waste in Delhi are also part of scope of this study. The research should culminate with policy recommendations on addressing the problem of plastic waste in Delhi. The last date for app...
Draft India Cooling Action Plan Out, But Its Not What You Think It Is

Draft India Cooling Action Plan Out, But Its Not What You Think It Is

Green Alert
In a world fighting for survival amidst global warming and the climate crisis, cooling the Planet sounds like a very good idea. So when the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of the Government of India releases a 107 page long Draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), one can only appreciate the vision and foresight with which it was conceptualized. But a second look at the document reveals that this Draft Action Plan actually talks about the Cooling of our houses, cars, etc. through air conditioning and refrigeration! "India is a growing economy characterized by low penetration of air-conditioning, rising per capita income, rapid urbanization and a largely tropical climate, which would lead to rise in the requirement for cooling," the draft India Cooling Acti...
Ambuja Foundation Wins Best CSR and Sustainability Award 2017

Ambuja Foundation Wins Best CSR and Sustainability Award 2017

Corporate Greening
Ambuja Cement Foundation, the CSR arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd. has been conferred with the prestigious Best CSR & Sustainability Practices Award 2017 in recognition of its concerted efforts that transformed lives by energising, enabling and involving the rural communities, thus facilitating economic progress and contributing to nation-building. Ambuja Cements Ltd., a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, is one of the leading cement companies in India. Established in 1993, Ambuja Cement Foundation is the social development arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd. exclusively working with rural communities to make them self-reliant and help them utilize their potential for a prosperous life. The award was received by Ambuja Cement's MD & CEO Ajay Kapur and Ambuja Cement Foundatio...
Govt of India Hosts Swacch-O-Vation Competition for Improving Sanitation

Govt of India Hosts Swacch-O-Vation Competition for Improving Sanitation

Events
The Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation invites affordable, scalable and innovative solutions from technical institutions, academia, startup, the Government, NGO's/ CSOs and innovators on sanitation. Submissions can be technical or concerning other aspects of the programme, and can be submitted by officials, partner organisations, NGOs, technical institutions, academia, CSOs, the government, private sector or others. The competition will conclude at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation (MGISC). MGISC will be a 4-day event that will bring together sanitation ministers and sector specialists from around the world. The Convention aims to share sanitation success stories and lessons from the participating countries, and will culminate on Oct...
Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

Articles
Speech of former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the High Level Segment of the Eighth Session of Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 30th October 2002. India is privileged to host the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. I welcome our foreign guests to this land of rich cultural and natural heritage. Climate Change has emerged as one of the most serious environmental concerns of our times. It is a global phenomenon with diverse local impacts. In 1992, we adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has provided us with a sound basis for global cooperation. It reflects the consensus that addressing the challenge of climate change is...