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Global Day of Action at the University of Delhi (North Campus)

Global Day of Action at the University of Delhi (North Campus)

Events
Global Day of Action International Demonstrations on Climate Change On 6th December 2008, the Saturday midway through the UNFCCC Climate Talks (COP 14/MOP 4), in Poznan, Poland. 'Indian Protest against Climate Change' under the Global Climate Campaign have planned a mass demonstration in Delhi. The march will start at 9.30 am. Youth from different universities and people from other organisations will congregate in a prearranged area before the march. At 10.30 there will be a street play on climate change. There will be speeches on climate change and justice from some important players on climate change. Some colleges and societies will arrange something with a climate change theme. There will also be an exhibition of paintings about climate change. Date: 6th December 2008 Tim
Open letter to the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University

Open letter to the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University

Articles
Vice-Chancellor University of Delhi Delhi - 110 007 INDIA Dear Sir, Hope you are doing good and keeping well. Unfortunately, and much to the shock of many, the green cover and the 'heritage' trees in the university campus, about 500m from your office are not. A little over an year ago, the unscientific marking and the felling of a large number of trees in the campus was highlighted by the students and the faculty of Delhi University. This was well appreciated by you sir, with an assurance that the matter would be adequately probed. Also, after carrying out signature campaigns and submitting petitions to your office, we were further assured that the trees in the campus will be given the due importance that they deserve. However, the situation today is far from that. The tress...
Leaf Litter – We Are No Less!

Leaf Litter – We Are No Less!

Articles
This season every year Delhi experiences beautiful leaf fall throughout the city! Old leaves fall from the trees making way for newer - fresher ones. It's as if the trees are giving us a message to freshen up and make a new start towards everything in life! However, this is also followed by the ground full of litter which needs to be taken care off. So, how do you think Delhi - en route to becoming a World class city deals with this - Composting? - NO WAY! This is how: Behind Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Bus Stand - with a certain MP's house in the vicinity All through the Lutyens' Zone, this is the trend that is followed. Leaves are collected at a spot and are burnt. Rarely if ever, have I spotted NDMC trucks that come and pick up these heaps. What the city planners do not r
How Would You Like Your Name Carved On Your Body?

How Would You Like Your Name Carved On Your Body?

Green Alert
When I returned from my field trip last month I noticed that someone had scraped off a part of the lower trunk of all the trees in and around North Campus and numbered them. Delhi University Nursery Garden After I enquired about it from one of the gardeners, he pointed towards the Kamla Nehru (North Delhi) Ridge and informed that sarkari karamchaaris from janglaat (Forest Department I believe) have done this so that no tree can be cut without their permission. Lately I have been noticing this in several other places of the capital as well. Cavalry Lane This is a horrifying way of protecting trees (if it is for that purpose). The bark has been removed to a considerable depth in some of the trees making them vulnerable to pest attack. At places it is so deep that it may have ...