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Delhi Monsoon 2010: Come Join Us in Exciting and Fun-filled Interactions with the Rain!

Delhi Monsoon 2010: Come Join Us in Exciting and Fun-filled Interactions with the Rain!

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The sound of the rain drops tickling and relaxing the mind The refreshing sweet smell of the wet air after the fall The dry cleaned green trees and grass soothing the eyes Cracking silly jokes over tea and its perfect match of pakora A celebrated way of spending time inside the house Washing the car as an excuse for getting wet in the rain Thinking I am too old to play in the rain While the kids jump and run around the garden For many it’s a vacation from the heat and the tired city Buy hundred reasons to enjoy and bath in its bliss The Monsoon countdown has ended as the first drops of the South-west monsoon hit Delhi’s soil and raised excitement among the citizens. As promised, Delhi Greens kicks off its seasonal celebration “Delhi Monsoon 2010” and extends the inv
On Being an International Climate Champion 2010

On Being an International Climate Champion 2010

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Youth today are the agents of change and I am fortunate and excited to belong to same enthusiastic age group! Life is a precious gift, so everyone can and should contribute their part to make this world a better place to live in, in every way that one can. This is our world and our people so lets join hands and work for a better tomorrow. That’s my vision and I want to be part of facilitating this transformation. And that is what led me to apply for, pursue and become the International Climate Champion 2010, as part of a British Council Programme. First of all, I would like to thank the entire Delhi Greens team and specially Govind Sir for his continuous support and guidance. My association with Delhi Greens was my first countable step towards environment which brought me closer to
Invite: Solar Training Workshop in Delhi by TRA International

Invite: Solar Training Workshop in Delhi by TRA International

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“Solar energy is the energy source which is there forever and at no cost. I don’t understand why we look for anything else for energizing the world”, proclaimed Mr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, CEO of TRA International Ltd. while announcing the upcoming Solar Training program to be held in Delhi for two days. TRA International Ltd. works to advocate the idea that ‘investment in training for the right audience with the right content and delivery mechanism can be one of the single most significant factor in the success of Solar Technology adoption’. Supporting the initiative, Delhi Greens organisation has come on board as the event outreach partner. Talking about the collaboration, Govind Singh, Founder-Director of Delhi Greens said, "An energy policy based on decentralization is the only effic
Monsoon Delhi 2010: An Urban Ecology Experiment by Delhi Greens

Monsoon Delhi 2010: An Urban Ecology Experiment by Delhi Greens

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The recent announcement at the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2010 in Singapore crowning New Delhi among the top four global cities on the one hand and the burns of the construction work as well as ad hoc planning for the Commonwealth Games that the city is grilling under on the other makes a perfect base to study and understand the city’s relation to its physical, biological and social environment. And with the monsoon around the corner, what better way to do explore the urban ecology than through the Monsoon bioscope. And why not! After all, the Monsoon provides critical ecosystem services to Delhi city each year. The Govt. may have spent crores of rupees on the cleaning of Yamuna River in Delhi, all of which went, for lack of a better phrase, down the drain. But the
Delhi Marked World Environment Day 2010 in Style

Delhi Marked World Environment Day 2010 in Style

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Having almost always taken pride in being one of the greenest capital cities in the world, and led by a green Chief Minister as well, Delhi took the lead again in celebrating 5th June as the World Environment Day (WED) 2010...in style! The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit "kickstarted" the day by launching an electric vehicle rally from her residence in order to promote zero emission pollution free 'green transport' in the city. Supported by Hero Electric, a subsidiary of Hero Group, the rally saw participation from large number of people from all age groups.  From the CM’s Residence on Motilal Nehru Marg, the rally crossed Akbar Road, Shahjahan Road,  Aurangzeb Road, Samrat Hotel to reach the NDMC Commonwealth Garden where a token plantation  drive took place. What a day also
“To Be the Change”…that’s what DYSoC 2010 Delegates Pledged For!

“To Be the Change”…that’s what DYSoC 2010 Delegates Pledged For!

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The real challenge starts at the end. And the preparation that went in to come to such an end is indeed praiseworthy. Over hundred delegates turned up to face the challenge Delhi is in and took a stand against climate change. Harnessing the beautiful minds of the youth were prominent figures working on environmental issues across different fields in the city. The carbon map of Delhi highlighted for the first time in public by its author Dr. Chirashree Ghosh, Asst. Professor in Delhi University, raised the temperature of the summit on the first day. The youth got a guiding map on how the city suffers at the hand of the climate change causing agent ‘CO2’. The second day brought forth what many delegates termed as the most exciting part of the summit, an ‘open discussion’ regarding var
A New End – Report on Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010

A New End – Report on Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010

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“I am here because I haven’t seen any stars in Delhi,” a simple statement from Parth Joshi, one of the delegates who attended Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010, gave an in-depth meaning to the summit’s aim and objective. To be a ‘change’ in the context of utilizing existing awareness and knowledge on environmental issues of Delhi was the foundation, based on which the two days youth summit was conducted. Another delegate, Nishant Bhaskar, Asst. Manager with Maruti Suzuki, shared his general interest on environmental issue. He said, “I am here because of personal reason. I am really passionate about the green cause. In fact, I dream of starting my own venture few years down the line. As of now, I want to understand what’s being done in Delhi to address the environmental problems. I
Celebrating the Man Behind Delhi Greens!

Celebrating the Man Behind Delhi Greens!

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Conventional is what he doesn’t look for in life….attracted to nature…and in love with environment. Asked him what his ideal way of spending Valentine ’s Day and without a blink of his eyes he will tell you, “Visiting the Yamuna, walking in the Delhi Ridge …” That’s the man behind Delhi Greens, Govind Singh. As an answer to my question whether he believes in celebrating birthday, he replied saying ‘life is too big a thing to be celebrated just a day ….it needs to be celebrated each day’. But a day like today in all days of the year can be counted worthy enough putting a blog post celebrating the man who gave birth to this blog. The struggle to save trees in north campus Delhi University where he was pursuing his masters resulted in a beautiful outcome, the very platform I take the
DYSoC Day 1: Delhi Youth’s Eco-Rendezvous on Environment Day

DYSoC Day 1: Delhi Youth’s Eco-Rendezvous on Environment Day

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The urban biodiversity group at DYSoC 2010 The first day of “Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 (DYSoC)”, witnessed a new phase in the environmental movement among the youth in the city. The youth who attended the summit meant and were ready for action. Without doubt it’s the youth who will inherit the city and with doubt and uncertainty around, they are debating their future. Throughout the day the delegates comprising school/ college students and young professionals kept their energy levels high to drive home their concerns and derive solutions to many of the pressing environmental issues the city is facing. The day started with a panel discussion with Dr. Chirashree Ghosh (DU), Gaurav Gupta, Jaimala Iyer and Madan Mohan. The Carbon Map of Delhi was the attraction of the day. Shar
Register Yourself: Delhi Youth Summit on Climate 2010

Register Yourself: Delhi Youth Summit on Climate 2010

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has", a famous quote by Margaret Mead has been the inspiration to many beautiful minds and heroes in the society. If you belong to this group and if your mind agrees to such calling in Life, we welcome you to join us and Vote for Green. Delhi Greens is thrilled to announce its upcoming two days action packed event “Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 (DYSoC 2010)”. We are hopeful that our blog readers and contributors, who have been with us all through this time, will once again join hands with us to achieve what the summit purposes.  DYSoC 2010 will be an action oriented and solutions based event for the greens of Delhi. The first ever Delhi Yo