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Come Be A Greenpeace Rainspotter!

Come Be A Greenpeace Rainspotter!

Green Alert
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
Environment Sustainability Leadership Programme at Sanskriti School

Environment Sustainability Leadership Programme at Sanskriti School

Events
The Climate Project – India (TCP-I)  is holding an Environment Sustainability Leadership Program aiming to equip teachers  and volunteers with inspiring and comprehensive tools for the teaching of environmental subjects, especially in relation to climate change. Through inspired teachers and volunteers, TCP-I hopes to create student leadership on tackling environmental issues. Date: Friday 17th April 2009 Venue: Sanskriti School, Dr S. Radhakrishnan Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi- 110021 Time: 9 am to 1 pm Cost per teacher: Rs. 250/- (Payment is during registration on 17th April itself) Teachers can register with Mrs. Nita Ganguly of Sanskriti School either by e-mailing her at nitag4@hotmail.com or contacting her on +91 9811258447. Download detailed information-letter by cli
Summer Training at the Climate Advocacy Institute

Summer Training at the Climate Advocacy Institute

Events, Green Jobs
Wondering what to do this June? Hoping to understand more about climate change and learn grassroots organizing skills from experts? We’ve got your ticket! Join us at this year’s Climate Advocacy Institute, sponsored by Bloomfield College, the International Debate Education Association and 350.org. The Climate Advocacy Institute will be held in Decemco, Turkey, on the Aegean coast, and will run for nearly three weeks, from June 28 - July 18, 2009. APPLY NOW for the Climate Advocacy Institute! The Institute will have three tracks to choose from: Debate and Argumentation Journalism and New Media, and Performance and Art Advocacy In addition, all participants will take part in a series of climate organizing workshops run by 350.org and our international team of pr
Earth Hour at Dilli Haat Amidst Rain and Lightning

Earth Hour at Dilli Haat Amidst Rain and Lightning

Events
Braving the Rain to Keep the Torch Burning Rain and thundershowers rocked Dilli Haat minutes before the stage was set for the formal launch and the curtain raiser of the Earth Hour. The launch had invited everyone from Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director-General TERI and the Chairperson of the Intergovernmnental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to Mr. J.K. Dadoo, Environment Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi in addition to the host CEO & Secretary General of WWF-India, Mr. Ravi Singh. A series of talks, dance performance etc. had also been organised. But apparently the Earth had an understanding with the Atmosphere and had a different plan altogether. And as if to say that enough has been said and discussed and that it is time to either act or face the music, heavy downpour accompanied w
Earth Hour – Saturday 28 March, 8.30 PM Your Time

Earth Hour – Saturday 28 March, 8.30 PM Your Time

Events
Earth Hour is an annual international event organised by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), and held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. THIS SATURDAY 28 MARCH AT 8.30 PM, YOU CAN VOTE EARTH BY SWITCHING OFF YOUR LIGHTS FOR ONE HOUR!
Climate Change Adaptation

Climate Change Adaptation

Green Alert
There is a bridge in Lodhi Gardens and there is a plaque that declares that this bridge was constructed in 1556 by Akbar’s minister over a tributary of Yamuna river that used to flow from here toward what is now known as South Delhi. The river since has changed its course and there is no water under the bridge. This is a typical example of what happened in the past when mitigative actions of bounding the river sides of the tributary were not taken, and the river changed its course.  Of course the context was that density of population was low, therefore the infrastructure damage that a river would cause due to course change was manageable. While mitigation is ideal, adaptation in the short run is necessary to cope with the floods that may happen in the course of climate change. Rece
Eco-Spirituality Amidst the Fight Against Climate Change

Eco-Spirituality Amidst the Fight Against Climate Change

Events
Seeking Divine Intervention In a Global Crisis An International Conference on "Combating Challenges of Climate Change" was organised by the SEW (Scientific and Engineering Wing) of Prajapati Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vidyalaya: an International organisation working towards global peace and harmony through spiritualismconcluded today at the Vigyan Bhavan. The program was inaugurated by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. Mr. Sibal began his address to the gathering by highlighting the direct link between the present economic crisis and global warming. The critical issue of climate change cannot be tackled without taking economic crisis into the consideration. He also talked about global food crisis as one of the major impacts of climate
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