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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...
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Urges Everyone to Plant Trees

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Urges Everyone to Plant Trees

Green Lens
The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has urged the citizens to plant trees. This is as part of a Mega Plantation Drive initiated by the Delhi Government. The objective of the Plantation Drive is to make Delhi green and pollution free. More than 5 lakh saplings are being planted in different parts of the city. Schools are also making arrangement to ensure that more and more students participate. Image courtesy AAP.
Chipko Movement at Sarojini Nagar for Saving the Trees of Delhi

Chipko Movement at Sarojini Nagar for Saving the Trees of Delhi

Green Alert
Residents and environmental groups came together yesterday evening near Sarojini Nagar police station to save thousands of fully grown trees from being chopped down in the National Capital. People hugged the trees and campaigners sang together and also raised slogans against the felling of trees. The campaign began at 4.30 pm and continued till late in the evening. Delhi's own Chipko movement took place in order to spread awareness and protest against Government's decision to chop down 14,031 trees in and around Sarojini Nagar for the purpose of redeveloping this area. The campaign also had booths that showcased the importance of the environment. Campaigners at booth discussed the possible threats and conservation methods with people. There was an interactive board also to share
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...
Is This the Main Cause of Air Pollution in Delhi?

Is This the Main Cause of Air Pollution in Delhi?

Articles
A Picture Worth A Thousand Words: Google Earth image showing a green West Kidwai Nagar (an original Government colony in Delhi) on the left and the redeveloped East Kidwai Nagar "Project" of the MoHUA on the right. Where is the compensatory afforestation? Of the many things Delhi is famous for, the most spacious are its Government colonies located in New Delhi. These include residential areas such as Lodhi Colony, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, parts of Chanakyapuri, the neighbourhood of India Gate and a few adjoining areas. Most of these have been two-storied structures with abundant parks (and parking) all around. These Government colonies have therefore acted as green buffers for Delhi against air pollution, noise pollution and the congestion and traffic of the...
Environment Day Reminder of the Status of Environment in Delhi

Environment Day Reminder of the Status of Environment in Delhi

Articles
5th June is celebrated as the World Environment Day since 1972. It marks the day when the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (or the Stockholm Conference) convened with participation from 113 nations. This further led to the setting up of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 5th June is the date when global action towards environmental protection receives a fresh impetus. The Environment Day each year usually revolves around a specific theme. The Environment Day theme this year is Beat Plastic Pollution, and the host country of this event this year happens to be India! The celebrations have already begun in New Delhi, with the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) hosting a four day long International Event talking about various asp...
Shimla Does a Cape Town. (And What You Can Do to Help)

Shimla Does a Cape Town. (And What You Can Do to Help)

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Not many would know that Shimla derives its name from Shimlah or Shumlah, a middle-sized village around which the city developed and which was famous for a Fakir who used to give water to travellers. The Shimla of today is urging travellers to not come to their city and to not drink their water. 2018 began with fears of taps in Cape Town, a port city in South Africa, running dry making it the world's first city to completely run out of water. The first deadline for Day Zero was 16 April 2018 and sent alarm bells ringing in Cape Town and across the world. Day Zero would be the day when the water level in the dam that stores drinking water for the city would go so low, that the Cape Town administration will have to shut down water supply to all taps. Drastic water conservation meas...
Painting and Slogan Competition Under Clean Air for Delhi Campaign

Painting and Slogan Competition Under Clean Air for Delhi Campaign

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of the Government of India, under its National Museum of Natural History invites entries for Painting Competition, Slogan Writing Competition and Poster Making. The Painting Competition and Slogan Writing Competitions are meant for School students while the Poster Making Competition is for College Students. The Theme for all competitions is Clean Air for Clean Environment. Entries are Invited for the Following Competitions I. Painting Competition for School Students (Class VI to VIII) II. Poster Making Competition for Graduate Level Students III. Slogan Writing Competition for School Students (Class IX to XII) 1. The eligible participants of the Painting and Poster Making Competitions may send one Entry each on Draw...
Two Week Long Clean Air Campaign Underway in Delhi

Two Week Long Clean Air Campaign Underway in Delhi

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched a two week-long Clean Air Campaign in Delhi. The Campaign started on 10 February 2018 and is presently ongoing. Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has already clarified that this Clean Air Campaign is not just a symbolic exercise, but a serious effort to drastically bring down pollution levels in the National Capital. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also stated that air pollution is a serious economic and health issue and that the campaign will not be restricted to these two weeks only, but taken throughout the year on a continuous basis. The air in Delhi has been heavily polluted since the past few weeks now. Episodic high pollution event (Severe+) in Delhi NCR commenced on Nov 07, 2017 and ended on Nov 13, 2017. Ai...
Earthwatch Institute India is Looking for a Communication Professional

Earthwatch Institute India is Looking for a Communication Professional

Green Jobs
Earthwatch Institute India (EII) is a premier Scientific Research, Educational and Skill Development institution in the field of Environment. EII works with scientists, technologists and educators to implement various projects and programmes. Earthwatch Institute India is seeking a Communication Professional (as consultant on freelance basis). The Communication professional will help Earthwatch Institute India in developing content for website; developing communication and outreach material; documenting success stories and inspiring case studies in conservation, editing of flyers, brochures etc. The Communication Professional will ensure that activities are carried out according to agreed standards. The candidate should have about 10 to 15 years of professional experience working...