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Hotels Going Green As Business Travellers Preferring Green-Certified Hotels

Hotels Going Green As Business Travellers Preferring Green-Certified Hotels

Corporate Greening
An increasing number of business travellers are opting for green-certified hotels in an effort to curb the impact of their frequent travelling. A new survey (Global Business Traveler Survey 2013) by market research firm Timetric indicates that 47% of respondents confirmed that it is ‘important’ for them to stay in green-certified hotels during business trips. 7% of the respondents consider green certifications to be an ‘extremely important’ factor in their choice of hotel. This is indeed a healthy trend and the awareness on reducing individual footprint now seems to be having an impact! How are hotels going green? Survey results show that for a hotel to be considered green, respondents consider ‘low-energy light bulbs’ and ‘reduced use of plastic materials’ to be the main sustainab
NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’. Abstract: The importance of restoring extensive natural landscapes with full complement of wild species is now well-recognized as an integral part of any development process hoping to maintain planet earth in a state conducive to human existence in the long run. Such natural diversity of plants and animals includes many species that can be wisely harvested for human uses, tolerates human impacts or even thrives under them. However, there are also animal and plant communities that are ecologically fragile in the face of human impacts or come into serious conflict with human interests, leading to their rapid ex
Invitation to 3rd Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2013)

Invitation to 3rd Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2013)

Events
Delhi Greens, in collaboration with Miranda House (DU) and with support from dataserv APAC invite the youth of Delhi and India to the 3rd Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2013), to be held on the 24th and 25th of August 2013 at Miranda House, University of Delhi. Project partners for the Summit include Compassionate Living, Vindhyan Ecology & Natural History Foundation and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) supported South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN). The atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration has now exceeded the 400 parts per million (ppm) level indicating that human impacts on the environment are significantly more than envisaged. This is an alarming bell for all nations and individuals and the youth – who will bear the maximum brunt of this ch
Ambedkar University Invites Applications from Environmental Researchers for Mine Restoration in Orissa

Ambedkar University Invites Applications from Environmental Researchers for Mine Restoration in Orissa

Green Jobs
Ambedkar University, Delhi invites applications from Environmental Researchers for a project launched under a grant received from SAIL. The project is entitled, "Ecological Restoration of Degraded Landscapes in Bolani Iron Ore Mine of SAIL, A model for sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and carbon dioxide mitigation strategy". The University intends to appoint One Research Officer (Remuneration Rs. 30,000 consolidated), Two Research Assistants ( Remuneration: Rs. 25,000 consolidated), One Field Supervisor (Remuneration: Rs. 16,000 consolidated) and One Senior Field Worker (Remuneration: Rs. 8,000 consolidated) for the duration of the projects which is 2 years and 3 months. The project is being undertaken at SAIL Bolani Iron Ores Mines, Orissa. The project team would ...
Compassionate Living Invites to RTI Workshop for Green Activists

Compassionate Living Invites to RTI Workshop for Green Activists

Events
The Compassionate Living organisation, which is working for an inclusive world, invites all interested to a workshop on the topic "RTI for Green Activists". The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Aditya Prasad, an upcoming young lawyer and his associates.  The objective of the workshop is to help people understand and use the Right To Information (RTI) tool for protecting the environment. Venue: Ahimsa Bhawan, F-125, Lado Sarai, Near CNG Pump and the Crescent Qutub Mall Time: 10.30 am to 12.00 noon Date: 3 August, 2013 All those who are interested to participate need to pre-register by sending their name and phone number and confirm their registrations. These can be sent to Ms. Padmavati Dwivedi on the email: compassionate.living@rediffmail.com Image by Stephen & Claire F
NMML Public Lecture on the Use & Abuse of Science in Marine Conservation in Orissa

NMML Public Lecture on the Use & Abuse of Science in Marine Conservation in Orissa

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Wagging the Dog: The use and abuse of science in marine conservation in Orissa’ by Dr. Kartik Shanker of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Context: The Olive ridley sea turtles nest en masse at a few sites in the world, including Pacific Central America, and Orissa on the east coast of India.  More than a hundred thousand turtles nest at these beaches each year, but several tens of thousands are also killed in mechanised fisheries, while habitats are degraded by coastal development.  Alongside the various threats that have affected this population over the past three decades, there has been a slew of research and a suite of conservation re
Permanent Commission in Indian Air Force for Young Environmental Scientists

Permanent Commission in Indian Air Force for Young Environmental Scientists

Green Jobs
The Indian Air Force invites young and enterprising men to join it as Commissioned Officers in its Meteorology Branch. Applications are invited from Male Indian Citizens as per Citizenship Act 1955 for the following courses commencing in July 2014 for grant of Permanent/ Short Service Commission in Meteorology Branch. COURSES COMMENCING IN JULY 2014 - METEOROLOGY BRANCH (a) No. 136 Ground Duty Officers’ (136 GDOC) Course (Permanent Commission) (b) No. 29 Short Service Commission (29 SSC) Course Last date for receipt of applications: 31 August 2013 Last date for receipt of applications for the candidates who are residing in remote areas: 07 September 2013 ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS (a) Age: 2 0-2 5 Years as on 01 July 2014, i.e. born in between 02 July 1989 and 01 July 1994.
Public Lecture on ‘Dancing With the River’ at NMML

Public Lecture on ‘Dancing With the River’ at NMML

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in its ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on the topic: ‘Dancing with the River: Hybrid landscapes and livelihoods of Chars in Bengal’ by Dr. Kuntala Lahiri Dutt from Australian National University, Australia. Lecture Abstract: In their efforts to redefine the physical-human split in geography, a number of geographers have in recent years contested the nature-culture binary in understanding the environment. The ‘hybrid landscapes’ they imagine are where nature is neither entirely autonomous of human endeavour nor entirely a ‘social nature’ in which human agency constructs all environments. Following this line of argument, the Lecture will present the chars, small pieces of low-lying, sandy, all
NMML Invite to Public Lecture on Science, Democracy & Ecology in Contemporary India

NMML Invite to Public Lecture on Science, Democracy & Ecology in Contemporary India

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library invites all interested to a Public Lecture on Science, democracy and ecology in contemporary India' by Prof. Madhav Gadgil. The public lecture is being organised as part of NMML's ‘Science, society and nature’ series. Today’s environment- development debate is cast in inappropriate terms of just two choices. This is a false contradiction; the real issue is not whether India can afford the so-called luxury of worrying about environment, but whether India can afford to slide into a lawless, tyrannical society that abuses the liberating spirit of science. Economics, properly interpreted, tells us that any country should aim at ensuring a harmonious development of the sum total of nation’s capital stocks of natural, man-made, human and social capita