The winning entry of the Department of Environment, Government of NCT of Delhi's poster making competition on Earth Day. This winning entry has been drawn by Rishita Mehta of East Point School, Delhi.
The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been carrying out an effective plantation driver in Delhi during every monsoon. Saplings are distributed free of cost at various centers across the capital for being adopted and planted by citizens who are invited to enrich Delhi's green legacy. The first week of July is also celebrated as the Van Mahostav across India. However, the delayed monsoon this year makes the first week of September an excellent time for this plantation work, giving you time to go adopt a sapling and plant it somewhere close to you! Happy Greening! For more info on finding a nearest free sapling pick up point near your house, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your locality in the subject line.
World Environment Day is celebrated each year on June 5 in order to remind us all that our fragile and common environment needs to be protected. Delhi has always been on the forefront of the celebrating the Environment Day, largely as a day to highlight the several green initiatives across the National Capital Territory. Government agencies, citizens, civil society groups, RWAs, Eco-clubs and NGOs all either come together or individually celebrate the day by carrying out plantation activities or eco-workshops. This year, like any other year, the Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) will be celebrating the World Environment Day and has invited school children to join in the celebrations! The Environment Day this year is being observed at the Garhi Mandu...
The Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Management Center of the Department of Environment, Government of NCT of Delhi has opened applications for the (contractual) post of Project Engineers and Project Trainees. The selected candidates will be required to assist in the implementation of various Energy Efficiency activities & Renewable Energy Programmes. Position: Project Engineer (Three vacancies) - Eligibility: Graduate in Engineering /Technology or equivalent or Master’s degree in Science from recognized university. 1-2 years experience in formulation/appraisal/evaluation of scientific /technical projects in the fields of Renewable Energy System & Energy Conservation. Age-Not above 27. Position: Project Trainee (One vacancy) - Eligibility: G
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 40 (starting October 3), 2011. 1. Save the environment, say students of Indraprastha Intl. School, Dwarka More than 200 students accompanied by 20 teachers and the Delhi Traffic Police spread the universal message of the three R's — reduce, reuse and recycle. (Dr.) B.C. Sabata, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Environment, office of Chief Minister of Delhi was the guest of honour. 2. Ganga Ram study finds high levels of superbug NDM1 India might have vehemently opposed an antibiotic-resistant superbug being named New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM1), but a study in a leading city hospital has found a worryingly high prevalence of the deadly gene. 3. Jindal Group's upcoming waste-to-e
Monitoring of Antarctic ozone hole by Global Ozone Monitoring Instrument since 1995 September 16 is declared as the International Ozone Day (International Day for the Preservation of Ozone layer) by the United Nations and is celebrated across the planet as a day for generating awareness on the delicate ozone layer that surrounds the Earth and protects us from harmful solar radiations. Ozone, a triatomic molecule consisting of three Oxygen molecules is a pollutant in the lower atmosphere ("bad ozone") and poses health and environmental risks. However, ozone in the upper atmosphere is critical to our existence ("good ozone") as it prevents potentially damaging electromagnetic radiation from reaching the Earth's surface. The standard way to express total ozone levels (the amount of ozo...
The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi is encouraging and inviting citizens of Delhi to come out and plant as many trees as possible during the ongoing monsoon season. Led by none other than Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit, the campaign is using an interactive online blogging platform to reach out to citizens and inspire them to green the capital city. Delhi Greens participated in the tree plantation activity adjacent to Rajghat with Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit last week as part of the Green Leap Delhi campaign of the DoE. The event was joined by large number of students, teachers and citizens from all walks of life. The Chief Minister urged everyone present to take a pledge to plant trees and add to the greens of Delhi city. The ambitious “Green
Hand..err..Heart and Mind at the Right Place: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh at the Green Walkathon India played the global host to the World Environment Day (WED) for the first time this year, an year for which the WED theme was chosen to be 'Forests: Nature at your service". Shifting from the past practice of organizing WED at New Delhi only, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India organized a series of activities, events and campaigns across the country during the first week of June 2011. Notable among these were events, activities and campaigns at Bhubneshawar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Bengaluru and the Nilgiri Biosphre Reserve etc. The underlying objective of all such activities was to highlight the int
Let the Sun Rise to a Green Morning at India Gate this World Environment Day! The Union Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) and the Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi invite every resident of Planet Earth to a Green Walkathon on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. The Green Walkathon will be flagged off from India Gate at 6.30 am and will go on till Rafi Marg before returning to the India Gate lawns. Date: 5th June, 2011 (Sunday) Time: Registration begins at 5.30 am, Walkathon begins at 6.30 am Venue: India Gate, New Delhi A walk through the lush greens of India Gate gives an insight to the environment of New Delhi but also reminds of the degrading status of green spaces and environmental resources in the rest of Delhi and the countr
The Environment Department of the Government of NCT of Delhi has been coordinating the Eco Clubs Programme since over a decade now. The large number of Eco Clubs in different schools and colleges across Delhi have played an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst school children and youth. On the occasion of World Environment Day, Aastha Kukreti at Delhi Greens catches up with Delhi Govt's Eco Clubs In-charge Dr. B. C. Sabata who is also a Senior Scientific Officer in the Government's Department of Environment. Aastha Kukreti: What are the major initiatives taken by your Department to spread awareness about environmental protection especially with respect to children and youth? Dr. B.C. Sabata: The Department of Environment has been very active in spreading awarene...