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Author: Ayushi Srivastava

Ayushi Srivastava holds a Master's in Environmental Studies at the University of Delhi and has been associated with Delhi Greens as an intern with the Delhi Greens Blog project.

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A Learning Journey: From Garden Sheds to $300 Affordable Housing

A Learning Journey: From Garden Sheds to $300 Affordable Housing

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Christian Sarkar: Click here to watch this TEDx Event Talk Every individual has a fundamental human right of having a safe, secure and an affordable housing. But the world is currently experiencing a global housing crisis. People come to large cities in the hope of getting jobs, but they don’t make enough income to have a basic house. This gives rise to deplorable living conditions, to slums. The poor cannot afford adequate housing today, or bear the increasing cost of construction and maintenance of a safe house. A similar realization was experienced by Christian Sarkar, the Co-founder of the $300 House project in Haiti after he saw people living in houses made of perishable materials. These houses had no concrete roof or floor, were extremely small in size and housed around twelve
Celebrate Van Mahotsav: Bring Alive the Spirit to Plant and Save Trees

Celebrate Van Mahotsav: Bring Alive the Spirit to Plant and Save Trees

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Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit Makes that extra effort to ensure the proper plantation of saplings during a Government led tree plantation drive. “Sir santhe rooke rahe to bhi sasto jaan“ (If a tree is saved even at the cost of one’s head, it’s worth it.”), noted Amrita Devi Bishnoi as she hugged the trees to stop them from being felled. Trees have been serving humanity since times immemorial. The very existence of man would not have been possible without trees and other green plants. Trees also play an important role in the achievement of human security. Whether it is through the provision of livelihood resources (e.g. food, medicine, cooking fuel, construction materials etc) or ecosystem services such as water and air purification, climate regulation and erosion control, trees
‘Mastering’ Environmental Education in Delhi

‘Mastering’ Environmental Education in Delhi

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Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh bearing the green flag, being shown the way by the Eco Clubs Coordinator in Delhi Government Dr. B.C. Sabata. This image is metaphorical since interest in environment has been at its peak from the time Shri Jairam Ramesh were appointed the Environment Minister while the tremendously successful decades long Eco Clubs programmes of the Government of Delhi is responsible for environmentally aware and sensitive Delhi youth of today. Our planet today is facing several environmental problems due to an ever increasing population and rapid pace of ‘development’. This calls for developing a responsible behavior towards Nature and Natural Resources and it is now essential to adopt a harmonious and solution-oriented approach towards the environmental i
Invasion Alert: Crop Circles Appear Across the Country

Invasion Alert: Crop Circles Appear Across the Country

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Giant crop circles reported in Najafgarh to warn against the invasion by genetically modified foods. Crop circles in the farms in peri-urban Delhi have startled the people! But they are actually meant to startle the policy makers even as the Government seems keen to introduce the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, which will provide for a single window easy approval mechanism to controversial Genetically Modified (GM) crops. Similar crop circles were formed in Ahmedabad and Bangalore by Greenpeace volunteers who came from various corners of the country to generate public awareness against the ‘imminent invasion of GM crops in India.’ The crop circle initiative by Greenpeace has been undertaken as a symbol of protest against the Government’s decision to introduc