“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
Delhi Greens, with support from the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) and Oxfam India, in partnership with the South Asia Network for Social & Agriculture Development (SANSAD), Global Climate Campaign (GCC), North East Center for Environmental Education & Research (NECEER), India Action Network, Center for Climate Justice & Equity (CCJE), YouthV and several other groups invite you to the Delhi Youth Summit on Climate 2010. DYSoC 2010 will be a two day event to be held on the 5th and 6th of June, 2010 in the Auditorium of India's first PM's residence at Teen Murti House. The place is a stone's throw from both the residence of the President of India and the Parliament of India. (Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat). Delhi, the seat of power of the world's la
Commonly these trees are called “Amaltas or Laburnums”, but lovingly I call them “yellow bliss”. Travelling the Delhi’s road has never been so delightful making the traffic madness a bit lighter to bear. Looking at the yellow flowering Amaltas trees, I bet you can’t help but be delighted and whisper a silent thanks to the hands that planted them and bless the minds that drove such initiative of planting. The Department of Environment, GNCT has been one of the dedicated departments in terms of tree plantation and greening of the capital city. Also, a lot of other social organizations working hard to make the city a better place need a special acknowledgment. A simple word like ‘thank you’ could do magic and act as balm of encouragement to many tiring souls and hands. So here I am doi
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...
As per the following advertisement published in Public interest by the Department of Environment (Delhi Government), the Chief Secretary of Delhi has issued directions to local bodies, PWD and Horticulture Department against the disposal of fallen leaves by burning. Previously on DelhiGreens: Leaf litter - we are no less! The Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000 and the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) also prohibits the burning of leaves. Composting of leaves and giving back to nature its due, by converting the pits into rich natural manure has been suggested by the Department of Environment. Image source: Times of India epaper