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Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated a novel concept to promote tree plantation in the general public. Starting this World Environment Day, the Environment Minister of India is asking all citizens to plant a sapling and take a selfie with it and share it on a Governmental portal created especially for this campaign. The campaign is called WEDSelfie and the MoEFCC invites a selfie from all citizens on the theme Plant a tree and create your own Oxygen Bank. Hundreds of citizens have posted and share their WEDSelfies with the Ministry through this portal already Stressing that the green mission can succeed only through active people's participation, the Environment Minister has come up with this idea and has urged the citizens to plant tr...
Ola Share Promotes Car Pooling Like Never Before

Ola Share Promotes Car Pooling Like Never Before

Corporate Greening
Ola Share, the automated ability to share your cab with others in your area, has helped keep more than 9 lakh vehicles off the road in Delhi alone in the last 5 months. Ola Share, the app-aided car pooling, is one among the many options that users can choose while booking a cab through Ola App. Sharing a cab is cheaper and is hassle free since all the work has to be done by the app (and the driver). Ola Share claims to have saved more than 5 lakh litres of fuel because of customers opting for Ola Share in Delhi in last five months. This shared mobility solutions from Ola is definitely enabling India to go green. Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is a popular mobile app for meeting urban transportation needs. On this...
Living With Leopards Leaflet for Residents of North Mumbai

Living With Leopards Leaflet for Residents of North Mumbai

National
In what may be seen as an acceptance to continuous and greater human encroachment into the wilderness, the Environment Minister released a leaflet entitled,  Living With The Leopards for the residents of North Mumbai. The Living with the Leopards leaflet was introduced on 5th June, World Environment Day and lists out practical tips to minimize danger to self in case of leopard spotting. The leaflet is said to be of utmost utility for the residents of North Mumbai suburbs which is located adjacent to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). It needs to be noted that this part of the country has high density of human population and also reports high incidences of leopard entering housing colonies. Some Practical Ways suggested to Live With Leopards and Minimize Danger to Ourselve
Dwarka Celebrated World Environment Day With Greenothon

Dwarka Celebrated World Environment Day With Greenothon

Events
World Environment Day was celebrated in Dwarka through the organisation of Greenothon, a cycling event on theme, "Care for Delhi's Air"! The event was organised by the Greenlco Eco Foundation and brought together thousands of Delhiites to cycle and show the path to a green future. The Greenothon cycling event covered a distance of 10 km and was organized with full support and cooperation from Delhi Police, MCD and the DDA. A thousand cycle enthusiasts thronged the venue while many others came to cheer the participants. The event was thoughtfully organised and the cycle run was divided in two categories: junior and seniors. The cyclists were escorted by the Delhi Traffic Police and three ambulances. The junior round was approximately 2.5 km and the purpose here was to promote cycl...
Unique Environment Day Celebrations at Cadila Pharmaceuticals

Unique Environment Day Celebrations at Cadila Pharmaceuticals

National
With an aim to increase awareness on environmental issues and the citizen’s responsibilities towards it, Ahmedabad based Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. celebrated World Environment Day 2016 in a unique way. The company launched a number of activities to conserve natural resources that are fast depleting. Activities like poster competition, essay contest, quiz and slogan contest were also organised in the various facilities of the company. A tree plantation drive at Senior Citizen Home at Kasindra Village, located near Cadila Pharmaceuticals' Bhat campus, was also organised. About 20 senior citizens from 'Matrudham' Institution planted saplings in their campus and with a message to the society to protect the environment and create green cover for the children and coming generations.
General Motors Conducts PUC Drive on Environment Day

General Motors Conducts PUC Drive on Environment Day

Corporate Greening, National
Automobile giant General Motors (GM) organised various activities focusing on environment safety and conservation on World Environment Day 2016. The day was also marked with a pledge to spread awareness around environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth. Chief among these activities was the collaboration of General Motors with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) to organize PUC drives across its dealerships PAN India. Other unique initiatives taken to celebrate World Environment Day 2016 included providing environment conservation tips to customers, sapling distribution, tree plantations, green processions and awareness rallies. The objective of these drives was to create awareness among motorists so they could take those little steps towards red...
Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Green Lens
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar disposes off confiscated Wildlife Articles during the World Environment Day celebration in Mumbai on June 05, 2016. The theme for World Environment Day 2016 is Go Wild for Life and focuses on stopping the illegal trade in wildlife parts world over. Drawing attention to this year's theme of the World Environment Day – "Go Wild For Life", Mr. Javadekar underlined government’s resolve for protection of wildlife. Speaking on Environment Day, he informed that the Government began this year's World Environment Day celebrations by launching Asia's first Vulture Re-introduction Programme at Pinjore in Haryana. Mr. Javadekar said vultures – the true Swachch Bharat volunteers – had become endangered since 1990, after eating carcasses of cattle which w
Akshaya Patra Foundation Receives Nikkei Asia Prize 2016

Akshaya Patra Foundation Receives Nikkei Asia Prize 2016

National
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, recognised for its contributions in the field of Economic and Business Innovation, has been honoured with the Nikkei Asia Prize. Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation received the honour which includes three million yen along with a certificate by Naotoshi Okada, President, CEO of Nikkei Inc. Headquartered in Bengaluru, The Akshaya Patra Foundation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government schools and Government aided schools, The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been working round the clock to only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and they attract curious visitors from aro
Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone Happy World Environment Day

Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone Happy World Environment Day

Green Lens
Environment Day Greetings to All! This year's theme for World Environment Day (WED) is Go Wild for Life! Everyone the world over is being encouraged to make yourself aware of all those species who are under threat and take action at your own level to help safeguard them for future generations. The illegal trade in wildlife is pushing many species of animals and plants toward local or global extinction. The extinction of iconic species such as elephants, tigers or sea turtles would be a disaster for conservation efforts. But the loss of any species, even at a local level, is an erosion of the biodiversity that underpins the natural systems upon which we all depend for our food security, medicines, fresh air, water, shelter and a clean and healthy environment. Wildlife crime also...

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