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Announcing: UK Environment Film Fellowships 2010

Announcing: UK Environment Film Fellowships 2010

Green Alert
The UK Environment Film Fellowships have been awarded every year since 2005 to Indian environmental filmmakers, to create 12 minute impactful documentaries. Till date, 20 filmmakers have been awarded with these fellowships. Every year, a theme is decided and filmmakers are encouraged to submit proposals for films which depict originality in research work in terms of topical relevance to the theme. Filmmakers identify and team-up with subject experts/ professionals/ institutions and work closely with them during the making of the film to ensure a well-researched and high quality film. The purpose of UKEFF is to build capacity and encourage the environment filmmakers’ community in India. The films made by these filmmakers are important communication tools that drive awareness and a
Opening at CSE for Programme Coordinators and Researchers

Opening at CSE for Programme Coordinators and Researchers

Green Jobs
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an established policy research institution based in New Delhi, is expanding its work on aspects of industrial pollution, domestic sewage, water management, green urbanization. In this regard, CSE is looking for individuals with knowledge of environmental issues or pollution science or engineering or journalism combined with passion and commitment. The teams at CSE are small but focused on the need to bring policy and practice change. So the job will demand that you work in a collegiate environment and under pressure of deadlines. Water programme: Researches and campaigns and trains on community based rainwater harvesting, groundwater policy, water pollution and decentralized sewage technologies etc. Green rating programme: Prepares techni
Invite: Save Tiger, Save Humanity Rally in Teen Murti Bhavan

Invite: Save Tiger, Save Humanity Rally in Teen Murti Bhavan

Events
Even as there is no reliable estimate on the number of tigers that walk the jungles of India, and no agreement even on how to carry out the census - the tiger population in the country is on the expressway to extinction. Tigers and the large number of ecosystem services they provide are being lost at an unprecedented rate. This has put the future of our generation and the generations to come, under grave danger. The tiger is facing threats from poaching, habitat destruction owing to urbanisation, climate change and a mismanagement that has plagued the country ever since. Unfortunately, the efforts being made to help the tiger fight for survival (his and ours) are but a drop in the ocean. Thus, Delhi Greens, and a series of organisations have come together and have called for a Rally...
Top Five Reasons Why You Must Act to Save the Tiger

Top Five Reasons Why You Must Act to Save the Tiger

Articles
1. Tiger Supports Livelihood Tourism is the world's biggest industry. On the ecotour front, the tiger is a star attraction for not just the Indian tourists but also for the people coming from other countries. There are foriegners who come to India only to have a glimpse of the tiger and then there are others who return more than once for another such opportunity. The look in the eyes of a canter that has just come out of a National Park after sighting a tiger is very different from the look and feel of a canter that could not sight any. This eventually impacts the tourist influx thus impacting everyone from the tour companies to the local tour guides. A healthy tiger population thus supports livelihoods as well. 2. Tiger Protects Genetic Diversity Tiger is an umbrella species. It's
Why is Delhi So Hot This Summer?

Why is Delhi So Hot This Summer?

Green Alert
A tree hangs not knowing where to go (and neither able to): an art piece from the 48c Public.Art.Ecology Festival  The summer this year has been unusually--yet predictably--very hot. Hotter than previous Delhi summers in ways more than one: with not just a peak daily hot session but the high heat intensity starting earlier in the day and not giving any real relief until long after dusk. The city has become an ideal case study for the proponents of climate change, and with the monsoon both arriving late and only giving a guest apperance, the impact of global warming has never been so evident to so many. But is there more to the Delhi summer (heat) of 2009? The city is clearly under construction at present: both under and over ground. Delhi Metro, BRT corridor, Games Village, Malls a
30 Green Tips on World Environment Day!

30 Green Tips on World Environment Day!

Green Alert
This year’s theme for World Environment Day (WED) is Your Planet Needs You! UNite to Combat Climate Change. But too often we are presented with environmental problems without being given the tools to act. WED is about taking action to be a part of the solution. And the 30 Daily do something Tips below are a great start. We can all do our part to protect the planet by using less and acting more. Going green is not as difficult as you might think. Here we walk you through 30 easy ways to green your daily routine, from the moment you hit snooze on your solar-powered alarm clock to the point when you crawl into your eco-washed, organic cotton sheets. Make your WED commitment today. But don’t stop at today and don’t stop here. Try to incorporate all of these into your life as a matter of
Come Be A Greenpeace Rainspotter!

Come Be A Greenpeace Rainspotter!

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CALL FOR FREELANCE JOURNALISTS/WRITERS/STINGERS Be a "RAINSPOTTER" with GREENPEACE INDIA from 5th June to 30th July, 2009 Wanted: Monsoon-related stories from different corners of India What is Rainspotting? India depends on the predictability and the stability of the monsoon system as the lives of millions and the economy of the country depends on this. Climate change is altering the monsoon in strange and unpredictable ways. Scientists are unable to estimate the future of the monsoons in the context of climate change. In this era of ambiguity, Greenpeace is trying to capture how climate change and the resulting variations in the monsoon affect the common man and woman. Greenpeace is tyring to bring together stories/ photographs and conversations on the changing monsoon from
350.org Recruiting Multi-Lingual South Asia Organizing (Paid) Interns

350.org Recruiting Multi-Lingual South Asia Organizing (Paid) Interns

Green Jobs
They call it "global" warming for a reason. Over the next 8 months, 350.org aims to spark a truly international movement to confront the climate crisis. The 350.org team is composed of organizers from every continent (except Antarctica) and we work with hundreds of organizations around the world. In preparation for an International Day of Climate Action this October 24, we are looking to hire a number of Multi-lingual South Asia Organizing Interns to help us recruit and support event organizers in the South Asia region. Multi-lingual South Asia Organizing Intern Location: Delhi, India Duration: July – October, 2009 Stipend – $400 US/month (approx. Rs. 19,200/-) Responsibilities will include: outreach to organizations in their native language; communication with event organizers; s
Oxfam India’s Climate Change Campaign: Palash Sen Live in Concert!

Oxfam India’s Climate Change Campaign: Palash Sen Live in Concert!

Events
This is to invite everyone to the premier launch of Palash Sen and Euphoria's next big launch - 'Payenge aisa ek Jahaan' - a music video on climate change.  Composed and sung by Dr. Palsh Sen and directed by Akbar and Azam Quadri, this video song produced by Oxfam India hopes that the music video will impress upon the listeners and viewers the urgency to join Oxfam’s climate change campaign, learn and spread awareness on the issue and galvanise others to act at the national and global level to help lower emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Also present will be Oxfam India's brand ambassador Rahul Bose who will urge the citizens to join the campaign against climate change. Event Details: Venue: FICCI Auditorium, Near the Mandi House Metro Station Date: 17th A
The Day After Tomorrow?

The Day After Tomorrow?

Articles
Historically megacities with the spread and population matching that of Delhi or Mumbai has been a very 20th Century phenomenon, mainly built by migrants. Until then the most stable human settlements have been agrarian villages, which were primary producers of agricultural products that took care of food, clothing, and locally produced tools and crafts. House or road contractions were community activities. Local trade in surplus or value added products were supported by trading centres that allowed for some exchange of goods and services. These were self sufficient administrative centres that served the neighbourhood villages. It is now predicted that by 2020, 60% of the world's population will be living in cities. In a situation like this ever thought if something like the ‘The Day