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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...
Delhi Greens Invites Entries for Photography and Essay Competition

Delhi Greens Invites Entries for Photography and Essay Competition

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They say words have the power to make things happen. And that a picture is worth a thousand words. In an attempt to harness both these powerful tools for environmental conservation, Delhi Greens invites citizens from across India to participate in Photography and Essay Competition. The Prize Winning Entries will be displayed and presented during the 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2018) to be held on 03-04 October 2018 at an in Collaboration with Miranda House, University of Delhi. Photography Competition The Theme of the Photography Competition are: Greenliness; or Green Cities; or Green in You(th) Any one of the above themes can be selected by interested individuals. Rules of the Photography Competition: Each individual can submit only one pho...
Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change Now Open for Registrations

Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change Now Open for Registrations

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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
Govt of India Hosts Swacch-O-Vation Competition for Improving Sanitation

Govt of India Hosts Swacch-O-Vation Competition for Improving Sanitation

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The Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation invites affordable, scalable and innovative solutions from technical institutions, academia, startup, the Government, NGO's/ CSOs and innovators on sanitation. Submissions can be technical or concerning other aspects of the programme, and can be submitted by officials, partner organisations, NGOs, technical institutions, academia, CSOs, the government, private sector or others. The competition will conclude at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation (MGISC). MGISC will be a 4-day event that will bring together sanitation ministers and sector specialists from around the world. The Convention aims to share sanitation success stories and lessons from the participating countries, and will culminate on Oct...

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