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Interview with President-CEO Kazutada Kobayashi on CSR Initiatives of Canon India

Interview with President-CEO Kazutada Kobayashi on CSR Initiatives of Canon India

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Canon has been working in India with a simultaneous and consistent focus on social development and environmental protection as not just a corporate social responsibility but also as a mandate. Canon India's view of CSR extends beyond charity and focuses on means to create self-sustaining communities that can be nurtured for a long period of time. On World Environment Day 2017, Delhi Greens catches up with Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO of Canon India, in an attempt to understand the motivation behind Canon India's dedicated commitment towards society and environment, Canon's Kyosei philosophy and existing and future action plans. Delhi Greens: Canon India has taken considerable steps towards environmental protection and preservation. Can you list some prominent green st
An Interview With V.K. Jain of Tapas NGO on the Banning of Polythene Bags in Delhi

An Interview With V.K. Jain of Tapas NGO on the Banning of Polythene Bags in Delhi

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The non-biodegradable polythene bag was banned in Delhi in January 2009. While a blanket ban on plastic was never going to be easy, biodegradable carry bag alternatives that emerged after the ban helped bring about a green change in the city. A PIL filed by Tapas NGO in the Delhi High Court was instrumental in the banning of the plastic bag. Jincy Joy at Delhi Greens speaks to Mr. V.K. Jain, Founder of Tapas NGO on the journey from filing the PIL to ensuring the implementation of the ban. Jiny Joy: A warm greetings from Delhi Greens and thank you for the opportunity to interact with you on the initiatives you have been taking to protect the environment through both legal and awareness generation means. V. K. Jain: Thank you! Jincy Joy: Since when have you been working on environme...
WED 2011 Special: An Interview With Delhi Government’s Eco Club In-charge Dr. B.C. Sabata

WED 2011 Special: An Interview With Delhi Government’s Eco Club In-charge Dr. B.C. Sabata

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The Environment Department of the Government of NCT of Delhi has been coordinating the Eco Clubs Programme since over a decade now. The large number of Eco Clubs in different schools and colleges across Delhi have played an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst school children and youth. On the occasion of World Environment Day, Aastha Kukreti at Delhi Greens catches up with Delhi Govt's Eco Clubs In-charge Dr. B. C. Sabata who is also a Senior Scientific Officer in the Government's Department of Environment. Aastha Kukreti: What are the major initiatives taken by your Department to spread awareness about environmental protection especially with respect to children and youth? Dr. B.C. Sabata: The Department of Environment has been very active in spreading awarene...
Delhi Greens Catches Up With Nikhil Devasar On the Big Bird Day 2011

Delhi Greens Catches Up With Nikhil Devasar On the Big Bird Day 2011

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Tomorrow is the Big Bird Day! A day when different group of people will come together to look for our feathered friends and count the different types of birds they see. A day when everyone is invited to join in and experience the avian diversity with whom we share this Planet. Jincy Joy at Delhi Greens interviews Nikhil Devasar, the lead organiser of the Big Bird Day (BBD) event, to get some insights into the organisation of the BBD 2011! Delhi Greens: What motivated you to initiate the concept of ‘Big Bird Day’? Nikhil Devasar: The basic motivation behind this idea was to have a particular day in the year where all bird lovers could come together and explore their love for birds on a common platform. Also this event would serve as a great motivation to bird lovers, by people parti
Celebrating the Man Behind Delhi Greens!

Celebrating the Man Behind Delhi Greens!

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Conventional is what he doesn’t look for in life….attracted to nature…and in love with environment. Asked him what his ideal way of spending Valentine ’s Day and without a blink of his eyes he will tell you, “Visiting the Yamuna, walking in the Delhi Ridge …” That’s the man behind Delhi Greens, Govind Singh. As an answer to my question whether he believes in celebrating birthday, he replied saying ‘life is too big a thing to be celebrated just a day ….it needs to be celebrated each day’. But a day like today in all days of the year can be counted worthy enough putting a blog post celebrating the man who gave birth to this blog. The struggle to save trees in north campus Delhi University where he was pursuing his masters resulted in a beautiful outcome, the very platform I take the

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