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Ganga Quest 2019 National Online Quiz for School Students

Ganga Quest 2019 National Online Quiz for School Students

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The National Mission for Clean Ganga is organising Ganga Quest, a National Online Quiz on Ganga and rivers in general. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation agency for Namami Gange Programme and Ganga Quest is also partnered with other organisations like Wildlife Institute of India. Ganga Quest is being built as a competitive knowledge-building platform, an awareness initiative and scientific baseline determination exercise to assess the knowledge gaps and attitude orientation about Ganga and Rivers. It has been launched as a national bilingual (Hindi and English) online quiz on Ganga and awareness about rivers. To participate, all you have to do is to Register on the Ganga Quest website. There are prizes for all grades and even for school pass out...
Burari Wakes Up to Environmental Awareness Through RWA Action

Burari Wakes Up to Environmental Awareness Through RWA Action

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Dr. Faiyaz A. Khudsar, Scientist In-Charge of Yamuna Biodiversity Park inaugurating the Flower Show and related events at Burari. Burari, the high population density part of North Delhi has now woken up to the need for taking care of its local environment. Burari faces similar challenges as faced by people in other parts of Delhi. Waste management is a crisis and the polluted air requires planting of more and more trees. Another issue, unique to Burari and some urban villages, is that of open sewer lines carrying waste water emerging from individual households. Taking cognizance of these environmental challenges, and inspired by global action for environmental protection, an RWA in Burari organised a flower show and painting competition in February this year. The objective of the two...
Prem Jain Memorial Trust Celebrates Harit-Prem Bharat Utsav

Prem Jain Memorial Trust Celebrates Harit-Prem Bharat Utsav

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Prem Jain Memorial Trust organised week long celebrations titled Harit-Prem Bharat Mahotsav from January 23 to 29, 2019. A Memorial Address on 28 January 2019 at India Habitat Center (Delhi) was also part of the celebrations. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Dr. V. K. Saraswat, presently member of NITI Aayog and Chancellor, JNU. Padma Shri Architect G. Shankar also graced the occasion. Dr. Prem C Jain is known to be the key architect of the modern green building movement in India. He ushered in a paradigm shift in the way buildings are conceived and designed worldwide. He worked to facilitate India's tall stand in the global green building movement and always aspired for "Bharat to emerge as jagat guru in Sustainable Built Environment”. “It is my h
PCRA Short Film-making Competition on Benefits of Cycling

PCRA Short Film-making Competition on Benefits of Cycling

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The Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas calls for entries for a Short Film-making competition on the Benefits of Cycling. The objective of the competition is to create awareness on the relevance of fuel conservation. The underlying message of the film should be able to highlight and focus on various benefits of cycling for the people. The role that cycling can play in protecting the environment for future generations may also be showcased. The short-film should highlight and promote the benefits of cycling such as fuel conservation and environment protection, etc. About the Competition The Short Film-making Competition is open only for Indian Citizens. The theme of the Short Film-making competition is “Cycle Ki Kahani Aap
Nominate Your RWA for the National Water Awards

Nominate Your RWA for the National Water Awards

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The National Water Awards is a Scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. The objective of the Awards is to encourage all stakeholders to adopt holistic approach towards water resources management in the country. The National Water Awards along with the Ground Water Augmentation Awards and  were launched in the year 2007. All stakeholder including the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Water User Associations, Institutions, Corporate Sector, Individuals etc. were invited to nominate themselves for adopting innovative practices for conserving and augmenting water resource. These include ground water augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, promoting water use efficiency, recyc
FAO Webcast on Integrating Food into Urban Planning

FAO Webcast on Integrating Food into Urban Planning

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The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations invites everyone to a Webcast presentation of its new publication entitled Integrating Food into Urban Planning. The presentation will be made by Prof. Yves Cabannes, UCL, and Cecilia Marocchino, FAO, both of whom have coordinated the preparation of this Book publication. They will be joint by FAO managers and experts from UNDP, ECOSAD, UNHABITAT and the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate as well as an intervention by the Mayor of the city of Valencia. The event will be webcast with simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish. Date: 13 December 2018 Time: 5.30 pm IST (1.00 pm CET) URL for Webcast: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4912/icode/ The Webcast Presentation will put a spotlight on emer
Invitation to Quotes from the Earth Environmental Film Festival at IIC

Invitation to Quotes from the Earth Environmental Film Festival at IIC

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Toxics Link and India International Centre with support from The Swedish Society For Nature Conservation will be organising the eighth edition of Quotes from the Earth - an Environmental Film Festival. Quotes from the Earth is one of the oldest environmental film festivals in the country and has been organized in the Capital since 2004. The objective of the Festival is to sensitize the masses towards the critical environmental issues plaguing the world today. Click here to browse previous Quotes from the Earth Film Festival posts. Dates: 6 - 8 December, 2018 Time: 10.00 am onward Venue: Auditorium, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi This year as many as 28 films will be screened including Award winning films like The Pangti Story by Sesino Y
Delhi Greens Announces Results of Photography and Essay Competition 2018

Delhi Greens Announces Results of Photography and Essay Competition 2018

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Delhi Greens had recently organised an Essay and Photography Competition along side the 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2018). The Results of this Competition have now been declared and are available below. Results of Essay Competition The First Prize goes to Chingkheinganbi L. for her Essay on I Am the Change. The Second Prize goes to Sakshi Antil for her Essay on the Delhi of My Dreams. No third prize is being given in the Essay category. Results of Photography Competition The First Prize goes to Niranta Angom Caption: A Wonderful Work of Nature. Human beings often forget that the very oxygen we breathe is derived from the greens and destroy Nature without giving a single thought. It is a moment of awe to see this amazing creation of Nature which ...
Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

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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

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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

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