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Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

Events
The survival of Delhi depends on its two lifelines, the River Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge. Of these, the Delhi Ridge is the extension of the Aravalli mountains that, above the surface of the Earth, terminate in North Delhi and go all along to neighbouring Faridabad, Gurgoan all the way till Jaipur and beyond. Due to rampant construction activities, the Aravallis are being built upon, destroyed and removed as mountains. This has direct consequence for Delhi and is yet another factor causing the local weather, and resulting climate, change in Delhi. The Compassionate Living organisation invites everyone to Mangar Bani Tree Walk as part of its Tree Warrior Series. The Walk will introduce the participants to Mangar Bani, the last remaining forest of the Aravalli close to Delhi. Dat...
First Day of DYSoC 2018 Concludes with Green Ideas and Sustainability Solutions

First Day of DYSoC 2018 Concludes with Green Ideas and Sustainability Solutions

Articles
The first day of the two-day long 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change concluded today in Miranda House with young people sharing ideas and green solution for protecting ‘our common environment’ and for sustaining the urban growth of Delhi. The Youth Summit began with remembering the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings on Environment and with Shlokas that call for environmental harmony. The Chief Guest of the occasion Padma Shree Awardee Dr. Anil P. Joshi called for the youth of Delhi to wake up and come to terms with the ecological crisis that Delhi and India are facing and start acting. He said that the onus is more on the youth of the Delhi, since they can represent their voices better. He called for the youth to prepare themselves on war scale for fighting
Earth Water Conferred Water Company of the Year Award

Earth Water Conferred Water Company of the Year Award

Corporate Greening
Earth Water Ltd., a leading provider of technological and business innovation in the areas of industrial and consumer water services, solutions and products, has received the Water Company of the Year Award. The Award is conferred as the National Award for Excellence in Water 2018 for the work that the company is doing to address key issues facing the world today. Upon receiving the award, Mr. Sunil Gorawat, Managing Director, Earth Water Ltd. said, "We are extremely delighted to have received this award which is recognition of the quality of work that we are doing. About 1,945 of our Water Vending Machines are providing safe drinking water to a large population comprising of rural, semi-urban and urban population across 12 states in India, touching and improving the lives of nearly...
Eco Grants Invites Proposals from Youth for Environmental Projects

Eco Grants Invites Proposals from Youth for Environmental Projects

Green Jobs
PVR Nest, Plan India and Centre for Youth are looking for applications for Eco Grants - Incubating Youth Ideas. Curated as an end-to-end solutions programme, ECO Grants hopes to address the most pressing environmental needs in our community via citizen participation. Eco Grants will give up to INR 5 Lakh per project for 10 projects on environmental sustainability. Submissions are being invited for on-ground environment-friendly solutions by youth-led/youth driven teams from Organisations, Independent Teams and Groups in five categories related to environmental issues. The five topics are: Accessible Green Spaces Air Pollution & Health Impacts Sanitation and Hygiene Waste Management; and Water Security The Project is open to youth in the age group of 18-29 yea...
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Urges Everyone to Plant Trees

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Urges Everyone to Plant Trees

Green Lens
The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has urged the citizens to plant trees. This is as part of a Mega Plantation Drive initiated by the Delhi Government. The objective of the Plantation Drive is to make Delhi green and pollution free. More than 5 lakh saplings are being planted in different parts of the city. Schools are also making arrangement to ensure that more and more students participate. Image courtesy AAP.
MoEFCC Medini Award Scheme for Environmental Books in Hindi

MoEFCC Medini Award Scheme for Environmental Books in Hindi

Green Jobs
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated a Medini Puraskar Yojana starting from 1 April 2018. Under this Scheme, original books written in Hindi, published after April, 2015 and having at least 100 printed pages would be accepted for consideration for the Award. The First prize is Rupees One Lakh, the Second prize is Rs. 75,000/-, the third prize is Rs. 50,000/- and one Consolation Prize of Rs. 25,000/- will also be given. The objective of this Award Scheme is to promote writing of original books in Hindi on Environment and related subjects such as (i) Environment Protection; (ii) Pollution Control; (iii) Environmental Impact Assessment; (iv) Ecological Restoration and Development; (v) Forest Conservation; (vi) Forest Resources and Development; (...
Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change Now Open for Registrations

Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change Now Open for Registrations

Events
The Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC) is a pioneering initiative of Delhi Greens towards engaging, inspiring and training the youth for taking up Environmental Leadership at local, national and global levels. The Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2018) will take place on 3rd and 4th October 2018 at and in collaboration with the MH Vatavaran Eco Club of Miranda House, University of Delhi. The two-day event will include interactive lectures, panel discussions, focused working groups and some hands-on learning. It will also discuss both the problems and solutions to the ongoing environmental crisis. In the climate constrained world of today, 'development' itself has become a threat to the environment. However, development - in the real sense of the word
Alibaba Group Unveils Its Philanthropy Roadmap in India

Alibaba Group Unveils Its Philanthropy Roadmap in India

National
The Alibaba Group, through its private charity fund Alibaba Foundation, along with UCWeb hosted XIN Philanthropy Conference on 5 September 2018. The date marks the UN International Day of Charity, which has been created in the memory of Mother Teresa. This was the first time that this Biennial Conference was held out of China. Launched in 2016, the XIN Philanthropy Conference is an important representation of Alibaba Group’s commitment to encouraging inclusive, universal and sustainable growth for businesses and communities alike – all for the greater benefit of people. The Global Forum held in Delhi under the theme of Love and Infinity advocated for a wide public awareness and actions on Education, Children Protection and Women Empowerment. Hosted by Indian actress and Founder o
Delhi Greens Partners with HackerEarth for Blue Planet Hackathon

Delhi Greens Partners with HackerEarth for Blue Planet Hackathon

Events
Delhi Greens has partnered with HackerEarth's Blue Planet Hackathon to bring together and award developers, designers, thinkers and creators to build a better and more sustainable future. If you have a technology based idea for protecting the environment and natural resources, apply today and win up to $500 as award. The HackerEarth interface will enable you to connect with other like minded people, who may have the skills you need to implement your idea. Or you can meet people with ideas where your skills can come of use! The environmental crisis is real and the situation is critical. This makes it important for us as a human family to gather all our resources and work cohesively towards protecting this beautiful planet. This is the central idea of the Blue Planet Hackathon. Hacka...
PM Narendra Modi Conducting Aerial Survey of Kerala Floods

PM Narendra Modi Conducting Aerial Survey of Kerala Floods

Green Lens
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi conducting aerial survey of flood affected areas in Kerala on August 18, 2018. Kerala has been hit by one of the worst flood the world has seen till date, with many having lost their lives and many others losing their houses and belongings. The Kerala Flood Tragedy is a reminder to all of us that Nature's fury is supreme and we must learn to live in harmony with nature.