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How Would You Like Your Name Carved On Your Body?

How Would You Like Your Name Carved On Your Body?

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When I returned from my field trip last month I noticed that someone had scraped off a part of the lower trunk of all the trees in and around North Campus and numbered them. Delhi University Nursery Garden After I enquired about it from one of the gardeners, he pointed towards the Kamla Nehru (North Delhi) Ridge and informed that sarkari karamchaaris from janglaat (Forest Department I believe) have done this so that no tree can be cut without their permission. Lately I have been noticing this in several other places of the capital as well. Cavalry Lane This is a horrifying way of protecting trees (if it is for that purpose). The bark has been removed to a considerable depth in some of the trees making them vulnerable to pest attack. At places it is so deep that it may have ...
“I Have Never Been To a More Green City” Says Prof. Wangari Maathai

“I Have Never Been To a More Green City” Says Prof. Wangari Maathai

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Photo Courtesy: HT The Eighth Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Meet (held on 21st March 2007 at the Jawahar Bhawan) invited Nobel Peace Prize winner, Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai. At a time when the world is facing a global warming crisis, Prof. Maathai’s lecture on ‘Environment, Democracy & Peace: A critical link’ could not be better timed. Through her Green Belt Movement, Prof. Maathai has planted billions of trees and cared for million others. Prior to her lecture, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi welcomed the guests and reminded us of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote which has literally become the punch line of present day environmentalism, “The World has enough for everybody’s need but not enough for everybody’s greed.” “I have never been to a more green city”, was Prof. Maathai’s complement to New
Delhi Greens Blog: One for the Greens of Delhi!

Delhi Greens Blog: One for the Greens of Delhi!

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One for the Greens (of Delhi) ! The Delhi Greens Blog is being launched as an effort to highlight the green spaces, flora and fauna of Delhi and sensitise people about the pressing environmental and social issues in and around the capital city.   Please send in your contributions, suggestions, articles to govind@delhigreens.org   Translate this Blog: This Blog is run by The Al Gore/ Climate Project Presenters