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Delhi Greens Releases Info Brochure Ahead of Wetlands Day 2019

Delhi Greens Releases Info Brochure Ahead of Wetlands Day 2019

Green Alert
2nd February is celebrated as World Wetlands Day around the world. It is this date on which an International Convention for the protection of wetlands was signed at the Iranian city of Ramsar. In India, the Ramsar Convention has identified 27 wetlands of international importance and they are being rigorously monitored. However, there are thousands of wetlands around the country which are being rapidly degraded, and whom depends the lives of many more thousand people. Delhi itself has lost hundreds of wetlands in the recent past. This is a dangerous situation for the city. Anybody who works with Nature understands well the importance of wetlands. There is also need to raise awareness about these wetlands with the general public as well as with the bureaucrats and politicians. This re...
First Day of DYSoC 2018 Concludes with Green Ideas and Sustainability Solutions

First Day of DYSoC 2018 Concludes with Green Ideas and Sustainability Solutions

Events
The first day of the two-day long 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change concluded today in Miranda House with young people sharing ideas and green solution for protecting ‘our common environment’ and for sustaining the urban growth of Delhi. The Youth Summit began with remembering the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings on Environment and with Shlokas that call for environmental harmony. The Chief Guest of the occasion Padma Shree Awardee Dr. Anil P. Joshi called for the youth of Delhi to wake up and come to terms with the ecological crisis that Delhi and India are facing and start acting. He said that the onus is more on the youth of the Delhi, since they can represent their voices better. He called for the youth to prepare themselves on war scale for fighting
Delhi Greens Invites Entries for Photography and Essay Competition

Delhi Greens Invites Entries for Photography and Essay Competition

Events
They say words have the power to make things happen. And that a picture is worth a thousand words. In an attempt to harness both these powerful tools for environmental conservation, Delhi Greens invites citizens from across India to participate in Photography and Essay Competition. The Prize Winning Entries will be displayed and presented during the 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2018) to be held on 03-04 October 2018 at an in Collaboration with Miranda House, University of Delhi. Photography Competition The Theme of the Photography Competition are: Greenliness; or Green Cities; or Green in You(th) Any one of the above themes can be selected by interested individuals. Rules of the Photography Competition: Each individual can submit only one pho...
Urban Affairs Ministry Accepts That It Is Cutting 14,031 Trees in Delhi

Urban Affairs Ministry Accepts That It Is Cutting 14,031 Trees in Delhi

Green Alert
File photo of Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, addressing a press conference on the initiatives & achievements of the Ministry during the last four years in New Delhi. In a bizarre press release, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs of the Government of India has agreed that it will be cutting 14,031 trees in and around Sarojini Nagar in South Delhi (technically in South-west district of Delhi). "All the trees are not being cut," the statement begins with some relief. However it then clarifies, "Only 14,031 nos. trees are to be cut out of the existing trees of 21,040 nos." The press release further goes on to say that, "against the 21,040 nos. of existing trees; 23,475 nos. of trees shall be available in these colonies duri...
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Reaches Faizabad

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Reaches Faizabad

Events, National
The Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra by Mr. Gyan Prakash Pandey, which had started from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 5th June (World Environment Day), has now reached Faizabad (the old capital of Awadh). Prior to reaching Faizabad, and after leaving Basti District Headquarter, Mr. Gyan Prakash had reached and stopped over at Chhawani Bazar, Faizabad Road. He spent the night here with support from Mr. Maya Shanker Tripathi, Professer of a local degree college. Chhawani Bazar is also the place which has a "Shaheed Smarak" which reminds us of the martyrs of 1857. 400 freedom fighters were hanged till death here by the Britishers in that year. After the night stay at Chhawani Bazar, Mr. Gyan Prakash reached Faizabad at 10.00 am on 7 June. Mrs. Bharti Singh, Convener of Mahila Sena, Faizab...
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Begins from Gorakhpur on WED

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Begins from Gorakhpur on WED

Events, National
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra (Save Earth Cycle Journey), a one man initiative to raise awareness for protecting Mother Earth, started today from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The Journey is being undertaken by Mr. Gyan Prakash Pandey and is being provided social media support by Delhi Greens in collaboration with the Earth Day Network. The Cycle Yatra will cover 30 districts of India in 30 days and the theme of this Yatra is to sensitize people about saving water, conserving and growing more trees, stopping open defecation and related sanitation issues. The Yatra was inaugurated today on World Environment Day 2016 after which Gyan Prakash Pandey began the month long journey. The Dharti Bahaco Cycle Yatra was flagged off by Mr. Seetaram Jaiswal, President of Sanyukt Vyapar Mandal of Gora...
Applications Invited for Summer Internship at Delhi Greens

Applications Invited for Summer Internship at Delhi Greens

Green Jobs
Delhi Greens carries out internship programmes from time to time with an objective of engaging the youth from Delhi, India and across the world in helping green India and in creating more responsible, aware and active global citizens! Most of our interns usually develop a long-term relationship with the organisation and continue to tread on the green path until long after the internship period. Delhi Greens now invites applications for its Summer Online Internship Programme 2016 (SOIP 2016). The internship will be for a period of six weeks starting from the 4th of June 2016 and more than 80% of the work will be online. The internship is open to school students, college/university students and young professionals and an initial screening process will be put in place. Selected c...
Last Call: Photo and Essay Competition to Commemorate Earth Day

Last Call: Photo and Essay Competition to Commemorate Earth Day

Events
Delhi Greens, in collaboration with Earth Day Network invites citizens from across India to participate in Photo and Essay Competition to commemorate Earth Day 2016. Photo Competition The theme of the Photo Competition is My Favourite Tree. The submitted photograph should depict any tree that you consider your favorite, or find most beautiful around you. The rules of the photography competition are as follows: The Photo Competition is open to all citizens of India only. The photograph/ image must be original and person submitting the photograph/ image must have clicked the photo/image her/himself. Each citizen can submit only one photo/ image to this competition. Entries will only be received online and must only be submitted as an email, which is sent to contact@delhig...
To Keep the Trees Alive, It’s Becoming A Struggle Against the Civic Agencies. Why?

To Keep the Trees Alive, It’s Becoming A Struggle Against the Civic Agencies. Why?

Articles
Are the authorities themselves listening? Trees are a symbol of healthy ecosystem and the presence of large number of trees in any locality, town, district or city is an indicator of good health and prosperity. The Constitution of India provides for the Right to Life, which has also come to mean the Right to healthy environment. The latter can only be secured through maintaining existing trees and planting new ones. Yet, the various municipal and civic agencies in the NCT of Delhi continue to remain oblivion to the sorry state of concretized trees across India's National capital. It is most unfortunate to note that action for the protection of trees is coming only when concerned citizens are moving the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and urging the Court to ensure the protection of the tr...

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