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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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MoHUA Announces Smart Cities Fellowship for Involving Youth in Planning

MoHUA Announces Smart Cities Fellowship for Involving Youth in Planning

Green Jobs
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) of the Government of India is inviting applications from youth for its India Smart Cities Fellowship. According to the Urban Affairs Minister Shri Hardeep S Puri, the Smart Cities Fellowship programme will provide the youth an opportunity to experience the (various) aspects of Urban Planning and Governance. The India Smart Cities Fellowship Programme is designed to provide valuable experience to the youth interested in Smart Cities specifically, and urban renewal sector in general and is aimed at bringing in new ideas, passion and energy to the challenging but exciting work of implementing cutting edge, high-impact solutions to key urban problems. It is hoped that the programme will cultivate young leaders, strengthen their understan...
24 Degree Celsius to Solve India’s Energy Crisis

24 Degree Celsius to Solve India’s Energy Crisis

Green Alert
The Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R.K Singh has recently launched a campaign to promote energy efficiency in the area of air-conditioning. According to him, "Every one degree increase in the air-conditioner temperature setting results in saving of 6% of electricity consumed. Normal human body temperature is approximately 36-37 degree Celsius, but large number of commercial establishments, hotels and offices maintain temperature around 18-21 degree Celsius. This is not only uncomfortable but is actually unhealthy. Setting the temperature in the range of 18-21 degree Celsius compels people to wear warm clothing or use blankets; therefore, this is actually wastage of energy. Some countries like Japan have put in place regulation to keep the temperat
Honble Vice President Advocates Cycling for Good Health

Honble Vice President Advocates Cycling for Good Health

Green Lens
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu flagged-off a Bicycle Rally and inaugurated Smart Cycle Station for Public Bike Sharing in New Delhi on 3rd June 2018. While addressing the gathering of cycling enthusiasts and environmentalists, Shri Naidu advocated that cycling is the best and cheapest form of exercise to keep ourselves healthy and people must be encouraged to adopt such environment friendly mode of transport. Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation Shri Vijay Goel were among the other dignitaries who were present during this event and who supported the opinion of the Hon'ble Vice President. The Vice President further added that the campaign to promote the use of bicycle...
MoEFCC Organises Knowledge Coalition for Environment Day 2018

MoEFCC Organises Knowledge Coalition for Environment Day 2018

Green Lens
The Secretary, Steel, Dr. Aruna Sharma addressing the session on Sustainable Lifestyles towards enhancing Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy as the part of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 02, 2018. India is a host country for the World Environment Day this year. The thematic session on Sustainable Lifestyle towards Enhancing Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy was organised jointly by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The Session brought together policy-makers, regulators, international organisations, businesses, civil society and academia for a discussion on the pathways and key elements for shifting consumption patterns and lifestyles towards
Painting and Slogan Competition Under Clean Air for Delhi Campaign

Painting and Slogan Competition Under Clean Air for Delhi Campaign

Events
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of the Government of India, under its National Museum of Natural History invites entries for Painting Competition, Slogan Writing Competition and Poster Making. The Painting Competition and Slogan Writing Competitions are meant for School students while the Poster Making Competition is for College Students. The Theme for all competitions is Clean Air for Clean Environment. Entries are Invited for the Following Competitions I. Painting Competition for School Students (Class VI to VIII) II. Poster Making Competition for Graduate Level Students III. Slogan Writing Competition for School Students (Class IX to XII) 1. The eligible participants of the Painting and Poster Making Competitions may send one Entry each on Draw...
Shutting Markets Goes Against Traders as Delhi Rejoices Spacious Roads

Shutting Markets Goes Against Traders as Delhi Rejoices Spacious Roads

Green Alert
The two day Bandh (market shut down) called by traders against sealing of illegal shops seems to have backfired on the traders and shopkeepers of Delhi. The closing of shops, most of which protrude out all the way to the road, after covering the entire footpath, has now enabled the citizens of Delhi to see spacious roads and usable footpaths for the first time. The market places in all parts of Delhi, North, South, East and West have never been as accessible, and the limited shops that have opened are doing brisk business. Most shops in Delhi have, by habit, taken over the areas around the shops for putting containers, generators and for displaying items for sale. Since shopkeepers are scared of this being exposed, they have hidden all this inside their shops and have downed the sh...
Six Websites to Find Out Real Time Air Quality Index Around You in Delhi

Six Websites to Find Out Real Time Air Quality Index Around You in Delhi

Green Alert
The air pollution in Delhi has reached alarming proportions and every winter brings with it lung diseases, asthmatic attacks, coughing, teary eyes and long queues of the sick and elderly at hospitals complaining of chest congestion. Everything from vehicular exhaust, to bursting of crackers during Diwali, the burning of crop residue in nearby states of Punjab & Haryana, burning of leaves and waste and the ongoing construction work contributes to the air pollution in Delhi. Temperature inversion during the winter months does not let these pollutants get dispersed easily and they linger on for longer periods in Delhi's air. The trend is not new and a graded response by the Government to address Delhi's air pollution problem also does not seem to be helping. Thus, it does not seem ...
9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival Highlighted the Looming Water Crisis

9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival Highlighted the Looming Water Crisis

Articles
The CMS Vatavaran is India’s only International Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum that has been using film as a medium for raising environmental awareness since over a decade. This year, the theme of the 9th CMS Vatavaran Festival, held between 2 to 6 November at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Rajghat) was Conservation for Water. Delhi Greens was happy to partner with the 9th CMS Vatavaran and encouraged all our members to participate in this meaningful Film Festival in the best interest of Delhi and the global environment. The Five Day Long 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival included not just Film Screenings from across the Indian sub-continent and the world, but also Seminar, Workshops, Exhibitions of Green & Eco-friendly products, in addition to award distribut
Paid Internship Opportunity at NMML, Teen Murti

Paid Internship Opportunity at NMML, Teen Murti

Green Jobs
The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) Teen Murti invites applications from candidates wishing to pursue an internship in its Research and Publications Division and Library Division. The six months long internship is non-extendable and selected interns will be provided with necessary logistical support. The intern will be attached to different Sections of the NMML keeping in view the areas of interest and preference of the candidates. A token remuneration @Rs. 10,000/- per month will be given to selected interns and Certificate will be issued to the Interns after the satisfactory completion of internship as per the recommendation of the Division Head. Research and Publications Division of NMML lays considerable emphasis on research activities and facilitates splendid oppo...
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...
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