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Intercontinental Hotels Group Celebrates Green Week at Crowne Plaza

Intercontinental Hotels Group Celebrates Green Week at Crowne Plaza

Corporate Greening
Actor Om Puri and Mr. Greesh Bindra (General Manager, Crowne Plaza, Greater NOIDA) planting a yellow rose for the environment. Hotel Crowne Plaza® Greater Noida, part of InterContinental Hotels Group's Global portfolio, recently celebrated its first ever Green Week. The celebration of the Green Week by Crowne Plaza was carried out as part of its philosophy underlined by their understanding that "Caring for the environment goes hand in hand with our purpose of creating Great Hotels Guests Love". In doing so, Hotel Crowne Plaza has indeed shown the way forward for other hotels and industries by accepting the responsibility of contributing positively to the environment and community. The Green Week celebrations at Crowne Plaza took place from 18th to 22nd August, 2014. The objectiv
NMML Public Lecture on ‘A Disconnect in Need of Urgent Repair: Scientific Thinking and Policy-making’

NMML Public Lecture on ‘A Disconnect in Need of Urgent Repair: Scientific Thinking and Policy-making’

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture, in its ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series, on ‘A Disconnect in Need of Urgent Repair: Scientific thinking and policy-making’. The Lecture will be delivered by Prof. K. Vijayraghavan, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi. In this lecture, the speaker will address a global problem. Governments, the world-over, aim to serve people through crafting of policy. Scientific evidence can play a key role in policy making. Science is not the only component in policy-making, indeed it is usually a minor one. Several other factors, social, historical and economic perhaps play far more important roles. Yet, disconnecting science and evidence from policy making can have disastrous shor
Environmental Studies Teaching Opportunity at Ramanujan College, DU

Environmental Studies Teaching Opportunity at Ramanujan College, DU

Green Jobs
Ramanujan College (formerly known as Deshbandhu Evening College), University of Delhi has invited suitable and eligible candidates for an interview for the post of Assistant Professor on Guest basis to teach the subject of Environmental Studies. There are three vacancies for the said post and  all the vacancies fall in the Unreserved (UR) category. Date and Time: 23.08.2014 at 10.00 a.m. onwards Venue: Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, Kalkaji, New Delhi – 110019. Candidates who are listed in all categories of the adhoc panel are eligible for the interview. No TA/DA shall be paid for attending the interview and candidates are supposed to carry their C.V. at the time of the interview. For further information, contact: Ramanujan College Tel.: 011-26430192 Email: rama
Adah Sharma Launches PETA’s Go Vegetarian Campaign

Adah Sharma Launches PETA’s Go Vegetarian Campaign

Green Lens
After her sizzling appearance in the box-office hit Hasee Toh Phasee, Bollywood and Tollywood actress Adah Sharma is now busy swimming with the fish. Adah features in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recent ad as a mermaid surrounded by her finned friends. The caption of the ad has Adah motivating everyone to go veg by urging everyone to "Try to relate to who is on your plate."
NMML Public Lecture on The Fields Beneath – London & Delhi

NMML Public Lecture on The Fields Beneath – London & Delhi

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library invites all interested to a Public Lecture, as part of its ‘Cities in History’ series, on "The Fields Beneath - London & Delhi" by Prof. Narayani Gupta. Indian urban historians recognise and study built towns, or networks of towns, but do not for most part examine why and how rural areas became  ‘urbanised’. This is largely because of the lack of archival records for the centuries before the 20th. This Public Lecture will be a tribute to the fine work of Gillian Tindall on the history of Camden Town, and written in the hope that researchers working on Delhi will be tempted to delve into the pasts of the villages that have lost their landscapes and often their very names over the last 100 years. Date: Thursday, 21st August, 2014 Time: 3.0
Invitation to Release of Booklet on the Trees of Delhi

Invitation to Release of Booklet on the Trees of Delhi

Events
Delhi Greens, Compassionate Living and a series of like minded organisations and individuals invite all concerned citizens of Delhi to the release of a booklet listing the 100 most suitable trees for Delhi NCR by Pradip Krishen. The booklet is entitled, "Pradip Krishen's List of 100 most suitable trees for Delhi NCR". Date: 16 August 2014 Time: 6.00 pm Venue: Lecture Room 2, Indian International Centre Annexe, New Delhi. Delhi has many trees, and we need many more. With increased pressure on the availability of  land for plantation, it becomes essential to plant the right trees. The booklet entitled "Pradip Krishen's List of 100 most suitable trees for Delhi NCR" introduces some common and some very rarely spotted trees that survive best and more potential to contribute to the
NMML Seminar on ‘The Colonial Hunt:  Metropole, Colony and Wildlife in India

NMML Seminar on ‘The Colonial Hunt: Metropole, Colony and Wildlife in India

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Seminar on The Colonial Hunt: Metropole, colony and wildlife in India, 1850-1950’. The speaker during the Seminar will be Dr. Swati Shresth of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. Dr. Shresth works on colonial culture and wildlife management and is currently finishing her monograph on colonial governance and hunting. Date: 19th August, 2014 Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi Seminar Abstract: The self-ascription as sahib-shikaris (officer-hunter) in colonial India, was important to British identity and to claims of benevolent, paternalistic exercise of power. The memorialization of British hunting from
Invite to Flower Show and Antardhvani 2014 at University of Delhi

Invite to Flower Show and Antardhvani 2014 at University of Delhi

Events
The University of Delhi invites the citizens of Delhi and around to the Flower Show and Antardhvani Cultural Festival. The University of Delhi is the most popular university in all of India, attracting students from across the country and world.  It is that time of the year again in the university! Antardhvani 2014 is a three days Cultural Fest and Flower show will begin from 14 February 2014 and will continue till 16 February 2014. Promoting clean energy in the university through shift to cycles needs to be encouraged: bicycle ads in India. The DU Antardhvani Cultural Festival was conceptualized and started in 2011 and has become the showpiece event of India's highest rated university. In just two years, it has emerged as the medium for profiling the university’s cultural, sports,
Kofi Annan on 5 Day ‘Environmental Mission’ Visit to India

Kofi Annan on 5 Day ‘Environmental Mission’ Visit to India

Green Alert
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan will arrive in New Delhi today to deliver the inaugural address at the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). Mr Annan will also meet the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to exchange views on political and economic developments in the region, climate change and opportunities for south - south cooperation. Founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Mr. Kofi Annan is a firm believer of the fact that India plays a key role in addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges such as peace and stability, poverty alleviation and climate change. “India itself is amongst the countries most affected by climate change as various droughts and floods have shown. Its leadership, within
Public Lecture on Governing South Asia’s Forests at NMML

Public Lecture on Governing South Asia’s Forests at NMML

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on the topic 'Governing South Asia’s Forests: Does women’s presence make a difference?’ as part of the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ Series. The Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Bina Agarwal of the University of Manchester, UK and Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. Date: 5 February, 2014 (Wednesday) Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, NMML, New Delhi Abstract: Forests in South Asia are largely state owned but a fair proportion are community governed. Women’s presence, however, has been sparse in community institutions involved in such governance, and most research on gender and forest governance has focused on women’s absence. This presentation reverses that