Sunday, May 19DG Blog: Greening the World, One Post at a Time!

Author: Chaman

Chaman is pursuing Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Delhi and is a firm believer that words of wisdom can enlighten the masses and bring positive social change.

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How Green Are the Election Manifestos of BJP, INC and AAP?

How Green Are the Election Manifestos of BJP, INC and AAP?

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The Environment around us hugely impacts our lives in different ways. Pollution and climate change are impacting the lives of people immensely and have become one of the most talked about topics worldwide. Environment has finally made its way as an election issue, which is only an indication of how much it has degraded. Consequently, Environment is now also a separate section in the Election Manifestos of political parties. Chaman from Delhi Greens carries out a preliminary review of the Election Manifestos of Delhi's three major political parties BJP, INC, and AAP ahead of 12 May 2019 when Delhi goes to polls. Here are the promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in their respective Election Manifestos released befo...
List of Padma Awardees 2019 Honoured for Environmental Protection Activities

List of Padma Awardees 2019 Honoured for Environmental Protection Activities

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Saalumarada Thimmakka receiving the Padma Shri Award 2019 from the President of India for planting and taking care of thousands of trees during her lifetime. The Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards of India. The awards are usually announced on the eve of Republic Day every year. The Padma Awards are conferred in three categories. These are, the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Padma Awards are given in various disciplines such as art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. In recent years however, there has been an increase in individuals receiving the Padma Awards for the exemplary work they are doing for environmental protection. This is perhaps an indic...
Waste to Energy Plants and Why are People Protesting Against Them

Waste to Energy Plants and Why are People Protesting Against Them

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A Waste-to-Energy Plant is a waste management system where waste is burnt to produce electricity. These plants usually burn municipal waste. The various techniques used in Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plants are biomethanation, combustion, gasification, pyrolysis. Non-recyclable and not-hazardous wastes should ideally be burnt in this process. The waste to energy plants comparatively release less pollution than a coal-based plant. Recently, residents of Okhla region and nearby areas in Delhi have been protesting against WTE plants in their vicinity. Why India Urgently Needs a Waste Management Plan?  Increasing urbanization and industrialization has paved the way for greater economic growth in India. This is only augmented by increasing purchasing power of the average citizen. Simultaneou
Panasonic Launches Harit Umang, Joy of Green Initiative

Panasonic Launches Harit Umang, Joy of Green Initiative

Corporate Greening
Panasonic India announced its ambitious Project Harit Umang (Joy of Green) on 22 February 2019. Among the attendees included Mr. Ritesh K. Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change; Mr. Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India and Ms. Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs and CSR, Panasonic India along with school children and representatives from Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs). The event began with the announcement that over one lakh trees will be planted as part of the initiative with the help of schools and RWAs. Harit Umang Project will also work towards promoting the 5 Rs being Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle. Harit Umang, in its first phase, will partner with 200 schools and 50 RWAs. With a focus on waste management ...
Mahindra World City Confluence 2019 Pushes Towards The Rise of Resilience

Mahindra World City Confluence 2019 Pushes Towards The Rise of Resilience

Corporate Greening
Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, the Real Estate and Infrastructure Development arm of the Mahindra Group, successfully concluded the fifth edition of Confluence (2019), its thought leadership platform on 13 February, 2019. The knowledge forum took place in New Delhi on the theme of Thinking Cities: The Rise of Resilience mainly focusing on the role of society, policy-makers and corporate in making cities more resilient to shocks, stress and uncertainty. The event was joined by various national and international leaders and experts from different fields such as Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government, London School of Economics & Political Science; Mr. Arun Maira, Management Consultant and Former Member of Planning Commission of India; Dr. Tia Kansa...