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100 Marathons in 100 Days for Raising Awareness on Water Crisis

100 Marathons in 100 Days for Raising Awareness on Water Crisis

Green Alert
Human civilization is facing an unprecedented crisis: a projected 40% shortfall in the availability of fresh water by 2030 under current business-as-usual projections of population and economic growth. In the first week of November this year, at the New York Marathon, international water advocate and founder and CEO of Thirst initiative, Mina Guli, set out on an ambitious challenge of running 100 marathons in 100 days to highlight this global water crisis. Mina’s Indian Marathon started on 23 November in New Delhi and after running through various parts of Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujrat Mina concluded the Indian leg at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai. Having already completed more than 30 of the 100 marathons, through the UK, France, Italy, Uzbekistan and now India, Mina has ex
Help UNFCCC Choose Climate Video Competition Winner

Help UNFCCC Choose Climate Video Competition Winner

Global
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be hosting the 21st UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in December this year. As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, the UNFCCC invites all global citizens to help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). As part of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, young people from around the globe have been invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change, for example convincing their parents, school or college to take climate action, or taking part in a campaign. Two winners of the t...
IAP HealthPhone, World’s Largest Digital Mass Education Programme on Nutrition Launched

IAP HealthPhone, World’s Largest Digital Mass Education Programme on Nutrition Launched

Corporate Greening
Malnutrition is a very real challenge being faced by both rural and urban India. Despite sincere efforts by the Government of India in addressing this issue, malnourishment continues to plague a large part of India. The most affected are the women and children and the number of citizens affected with malnourishment is well above a crore. The primary reason for such high rate of malnutrition in the country is definitely poverty and the inadequacy of Government's development policies reaching the masses. Another equally relevant reason for such high prevalence of malnutrition in India is lack of education and awareness. To address this issue, the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) in partnership with HealthPhone, today announced the formal launch of the IAP HealthPhone programme,...
Science Express Biodiversity Special to be Flagged Off on Environment Day

Science Express Biodiversity Special to be Flagged Off on Environment Day

Green Alert
In an effort to create widespread awareness on the unique biodiversity of the country, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) jointly with the Department of Science & Technology (DST) will be running a ‘Science Express – Biodiversity Special (SEBS)’ train across India covering over 100 stations in the next two years. Eight out of the sixteen coaches of the SEBS are solely dedicated to showcasing the myriad biodiversity spread across the bio-geographical zones of India. These include the trans-Himalaya & the Himalayas, the Gangetic Plain, North East India, the Desert & Semi-Arid Zone, the Western Ghats, the Deccan Peninsula, the Coasts & Islands. These 8 coaches will focus on the range of Biological diversity, critically endangered species (IUCN Red list), biod
DST Calls for Applications for Science (Biodiversity) Communicators

DST Calls for Applications for Science (Biodiversity) Communicators

Green Jobs
The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India is looking for science communicators with key skills in the field of biodiversity to come on board its Science Express project! The Science Express is a unique exhibition train, traveling across India. After four successful tours, its next phase will be a "Biodiversity Special" and will travel to around 55 locations across India between June to December 2012. The objective of the Science Express is to develop awareness about biodiversity, climate change and similar issues among students and general public. The DST has entrusted the Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad to manage this project. The job position is open to young science postgraduate/graduate students or equivalent, preferably with experien...
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

Green Personas
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...
Paper on Delhi Greens Blog Presented at a Delhi University Conference

Paper on Delhi Greens Blog Presented at a Delhi University Conference

Green Alert
A two days National Seminar on the topic "Media and The New World Order" was organized on 4 & 5 February 2011 by the University of Delhi in its North campus situated Conference Center.  The seminar was aimed at highlighting the work done by various research and academic institutes in the field of media and its relevance in the present day. A paper on the role of new and social media was presented by me at the Conference, with this blog as a case study. My paper entitled “The Role of New & Social Media in generating environmental awareness: A case study of the Delhi Greens blog” was the only paper which spoke about New & Social media with a comparison to conventional media. Since other presenters at the Conference were mainly professors and teachers from across India, a need

DoE to Host Annual Eco-Clubs Meet & Exhibition

Events
The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been successfully running Eco-Clubs in the schools and colleges of Delhi under the National Green Corps (NGC) programme. These Eco-Clubs are playing an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. Over 2000 Eco-Clubs have been established in Government, Aided, Private and Public Schools and Colleges in the NCT of Delhi. The DoE provides a token grant to each Eco Club School/College for undertaking various eco-friendly activities during each academic year. From time to time, the DoE also hosts meetings of such Eco-Clubs in order to bring together all the green work and inspire more and more students to come forward for green action. The next such Annual “Eco-Meet cum Exhibition” in
Opening for Environment Trainer at I-Dream

Opening for Environment Trainer at I-Dream

Green Jobs
I-dream is an environment education initiative for schools and school students. Set up in 2008, I-dream works in the field of environment education, energy conservation and waste management. The organisation is currently looking for an environment trainer to conduct environment education courses with students of class VI to X in schools in Delhi. The details are as hereunder: Job Profile Understand the content developed by I-Dream team Deliver workshops/ sessions in schools as per the time table for students of classes VI to X Manage and handle various environment initiatives happening in the schools Other Details The trainer would be handling two schools located in Delhi (North-West Delhi) The time of work would be from 7:30 AM till 2:00 PM Candidate Profile ...

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