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Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

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The survival of Delhi depends on its two lifelines, the River Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge. Of these, the Delhi Ridge is the extension of the Aravalli mountains that, above the surface of the Earth, terminate in North Delhi and go all along to neighbouring Faridabad, Gurgoan all the way till Jaipur and beyond. Due to rampant construction activities, the Aravallis are being built upon, destroyed and removed as mountains. This has direct consequence for Delhi and is yet another factor causing the local weather, and resulting climate, change in Delhi. The Compassionate Living organisation invites everyone to Mangar Bani Tree Walk as part of its Tree Warrior Series. The Walk will introduce the participants to Mangar Bani, the last remaining forest of the Aravalli close to Delhi. Dat...
To Beat the Heat, A Monkey Grabs Cola Bottle In Delhi Ridge

To Beat the Heat, A Monkey Grabs Cola Bottle In Delhi Ridge

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The Delhi summer this year is harsh and a warming climate is leading to each passing year becoming hotter than the one immediately preceding it. Amidst the Delhi heat, we find a monkey grabbing on to a cola bottle inside the North Delhi (Kamala Nehru) Ridge. Monkeys have long been known to imitate man, but this is not an imitation we would like our primate friend to exhibit.
Monkeys in North Delhi Ridge Continue to Create Menace

Monkeys in North Delhi Ridge Continue to Create Menace

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The monkey population in North Delhi (Kamala Nehru) Ridge continues to create trouble not just for those visiting or passing by the Ridge, but also in nearby hostels and colleges of University of Delhi's North campus. The origin of this problem remains man-made with people stopping their cars on the roads along the Ridge and feeding these monkeys. This has been disturbing the natural habits of the monkey and making them dependent on processed food, something which should is only going to make them weak and lose their survival instincts. Image by Tamanna Rafique, First Year English (Hons.) student of University of Delhi.
NMML to Host Day Long Workshop on Ecology and Society

NMML to Host Day Long Workshop on Ecology and Society

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The environs of Delhi Ridge: now getting infested with polythene and other waste material. The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library invites all interested to a day long workshop on 'Ecology and Society'. The workshop will bring together historians and biologists, conservationists and ecologists, scholars of rivers and forests, animals and coastlines. The reviews of ongoing work will help open up new questions and stimulate a fresh look at old ones. Date: 24 May, 2013 (Friday) Time: 9.00 am Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), New Delhi For long it was assumed that there existed a hard ‘dividing line’ between nature and culture and consequently between the scientific and humanistic disciplines. Scholarship, in recent
Delhi Greens To Take Forward WED Green Messages from the India Gate Rally. Literally!

Delhi Greens To Take Forward WED Green Messages from the India Gate Rally. Literally!

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World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. This WED when India has been chosen as the global host, Delhi Greens invites everyone to participate in the WED 2011 Rally at India Gate on the 5th morning! And we ask all of you to find the Delhi Greens' Bus at the venue and leave us with your green messages. And for the rest of the day, we will take your messages forward by taking them to different public spaces across the city! So, come out in the lush greens of India Gate and smell the air to ensure it always remains clean! On this World Environment Day, Delhi Greens will also be launching an yearlong campaign: Earth-o-Care, to highlight the need to protect "our common environment" ...
Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge: Delhi Greens Urban Ecotour Re-Connected Citizens to the City’s Lifelines

Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge: Delhi Greens Urban Ecotour Re-Connected Citizens to the City’s Lifelines

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To commemorate Earth Day 2011, Delhi Greens made an attempt to re-connect the citizens of Delhi with the very lifelines that support them and the city. In partnership with the Earth Day Network and 'Jamghat a group of street children', Delhi Greens organized an urban ecotour focused on the two lifelines of Delhi: River Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge. We received scores of applicants who showed interest to be a part of the urban ecotour, out of which 45 citizens were selected on a first come first serve basis. Under-privileged children from Jamghat a group of street children were also a special invite to the Earth Day urban ecotour. Each participant was thus enable to contribute their bit in achieving the Billion Acts of Green that was targeted by the Earth Day Network earthwide. The urb...
Invite to Enumerate Our Feathered Friends: Big Bird Day 2011

Invite to Enumerate Our Feathered Friends: Big Bird Day 2011

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Leading environmental and birding groups in Delhi invite all of you to join us on 13th February, 2011 (Sunday) for the BIG BIRD DAY 2011. On this day, different teams comprising birding enthusiasts will cover different parts of the Delhi city and around (and even other parts of the country), to inventorize a list of sighted birds. The idea is to record as many bird species for the day as we see. The tally would be of all the teams to see how many species we get collectively. Interested citizens can join any of the teams mentioned below. Two years ago the count was 227, last year it was 225. Some results from earlier years: 2010, 14th March - 225 species 2009, 22nd February - 227 species 2008, 24th February - 203 species 2006, 12th November - 183 species 2006, 22nd F...

Delhi: 100 Years of Being the National Capital, Time Now to Save its Lifelines

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Delhi, as the National Capital of modern day India turns one hundred years old (or some would say young) today. On 12 December, 1911 the National Capital of the then colonized India was shifted by the British from Kolkata to Delhi. With this, the political focus also shifted and Delhi was re-established as the center for ruling the Indian sub-continent. This was not the first time that Delhi, which has reference dating back to 1450 BC, became a capital. Between the 12th and the 19th century AD, Delhi was the capital for many rulers. Siri, Tughlakabad, Jahanapanah, Ferozabad, Dinpanah, Shergarh and Shahajahanabad are the historic 'seven cities' that took shape in Delhi. Shahajahanabad, built by Shah Jahan between 1639 and 1648 AD remained the capital of the Mughal Empire until 1857. ...
CM Sows Seeds of City Forest on World Forestry Day

CM Sows Seeds of City Forest on World Forestry Day

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Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Shiela Dixit planted saplings to create an urban forest at ITO chungi intersection on World Forestry Day 2010 Originated at the 23rd General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture in 1971, the World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them. The event saw participation from various members of the civil society and also volunteers from Delhi Greens. Also present along with Smt. Shiela Dixit were Hon'ble MP (Lok Sabha) Shri Sandeep Dixit, Hon'ble Minister of Finance and Urban Planning Dr. A.K. Walia, Hon'ble MCD Councillor Shri Sohan Lal and senior officers from the Dept. of Environment. All of them engaged themselves with tre...

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