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Earth Day Network Announces Commitment to Environmental Literacy

Earth Day Network Announces Commitment to Environmental Literacy

Green Alert
Earth Day Network (EDN) is the world’s largest recruiter for the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy worldwide. On Global Citizen India Festival in Mumbai recently, Earth Day Network announced its commitment to global environmental literacy, including educating 10 million youth and one million Panchayat women leaders, rural women, and girls about the environment and sustainable development over the next decade. Earth Day Network’s commitment to global environmental literacy was announced by its Ambassador, Actress and Activist Sonam Kapoor, during the Global Citizen India Festival. Sonam Kapoor said, "Earth Day Network’s commitment to global environmental literacy will empower youth as well as rural wome
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Crosses Bareilly, Creates More Awareness

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Crosses Bareilly, Creates More Awareness

Events
The Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra reached Bareilly on 11th June. Prior to this, Mr. Gyan Prakash had reached Barabanki District on 8th June 2016. At Barabanki, Mr. Gyan Prakash met the District Magistrate (DM) of Barabanki and presented her the campaign petition. Mr Gyan Prakash also met media persons in a public meeting event organised by local social workers of the district. Mr. Gyan Prakash left Baranki at 3 o' clock and reached Etauja, Lucknow where Mr. Nagendra Singh Chauhan and his team greeted him after congratulating him for his initiative. Mr. Nagendra Singh Chauhan and his team carry out some amazing work for restoration of water bodies like the Bakhsi ka Talab in Lucknow. After night stay at Etauja in Lucknow, Mr. Gyan Prakash reached Sitapur at 10 o' clock on 9 June. H...
Report on Earth Day 2016 Celebrations at SES, JNU

Report on Earth Day 2016 Celebrations at SES, JNU

Events
The Eco Club of the School of Environmental Sciences (SES), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) celebrated the Earth Day 2016 with a university level event bringing together all researchers working to address global environmental concerns. The theme for Earth Year 2016 was Trees for the Earth. The Eco Club of SES, JUN celebrated the Earth Day on 22 April 2016 with this event. The aim was to provide a common platform for all individuals who are directly or indirectly involved in nurturing our dear Mother Earth. This was the first event of the Eco Club of SES, JNU at the university level. Despite this, the event saw wide participation of students from different areas of study and was successfully able to integrate them for the common cause. Distinguished speakers from diverse fiel...
WWF and Ricoh India Collaborate For Better Wildlife Conservation

WWF and Ricoh India Collaborate For Better Wildlife Conservation

Corporate Greening
The Earth Day has, several times in the past, become an occasion for initiating environmental causes across the globe. This Earth Day was no exception, when the World Wildlife Fund-India (WWF-India) and Ricoh India joined hands to strengthen wildlife and marine conservation in India, by signing the ‘Project Nature Watch’ partnership. WWF-India has been working towards wildlife and environment protection in the country since 1969. Ricoh is a global technology company. Together, they aim to contribute towards the environment by bringing in technology for better monitoring efforts across conservation projects in India. The aim is to provide need-based infrastructure support to frontline and field staff working in the forest and marine areas respectively, for monitoring  species such
Top Ten Reasons Why You Must Celebrate Earth Day 2016

Top Ten Reasons Why You Must Celebrate Earth Day 2016

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Most of us can begin listing dates of festivals and public holidays as soon as we're asked. Why? – Because we simply love having a day off from work, love gorging on sweets, and love celebrations. But, lost in infatuation with festivals, we often forget to celebrate a day which probably holds the most significance in our lives, and the future of our planet – The Earth Day. The idea for a day to focus on the environment came to its founder G. Nelson, then a U.S. Senator, who was inspired by the 1970 student anti-war movement. He realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the political agenda. The idea clicked, it garnered national and international support over the y
Last Call: Photo and Essay Competition to Commemorate Earth Day

Last Call: Photo and Essay Competition to Commemorate Earth Day

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Delhi Greens, in collaboration with Earth Day Network invites citizens from across India to participate in Photo and Essay Competition to commemorate Earth Day 2016. Photo Competition The theme of the Photo Competition is My Favourite Tree. The submitted photograph should depict any tree that you consider your favorite, or find most beautiful around you. The rules of the photography competition are as follows: The Photo Competition is open to all citizens of India only. The photograph/ image must be original and person submitting the photograph/ image must have clicked the photo/image her/himself. Each citizen can submit only one photo/ image to this competition. Entries will only be received online and must only be submitted as an email, which is sent to contact@delhig...
Have You Sent Your Entry for Earth Day Shehar Green Karo Contest

Have You Sent Your Entry for Earth Day Shehar Green Karo Contest

Green Alert
April 22, 2016 will mark the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day. Growing out of the first Earth Day 46 years ago, Earth Day Network, a global NGO that works on environmental issues, engages today with over 22,000 organizations in some 192 countries for Earth Day commemorations. To mark its 46th Anniversary, Earth Day is running a 46-city campaign in India titled शहर GREEN करो (Green Your City). Delhi Greens urges all citizens and organisations living in the 46 cities mentioned below to participate in this contest and compete for making a better Planet! If you are a resident of one of the 46 cities listed below, do take the lead to make your city 'Swachh' and 'Green'.  Clean it, beautify it, ensure its waste is managed, sustain resources, add to its green cover, reduce carbon emissio
Delhi Greens to Promote Environmental Laws Starting Earth Day 2013

Delhi Greens to Promote Environmental Laws Starting Earth Day 2013

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Earth Rise: The Apollo 8 image of the Earth from lunar orbit (Dec 24, 1968). "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." - Apollo 8 broadcast 22nd April is celebrated as Earth Day, a day when more than one billion people come together to take part in calling for action for protecting the only Planet we call 'Home'.  The history of Earth Day dates back to 1970 when, after the 1969 massive oil spill in California, Santa Barbara, the then U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson founded the concept of Earth Day. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, Gaylord Nelson realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto
This Earth Day, Help Take Legal Action for Freedom of Trees

This Earth Day, Help Take Legal Action for Freedom of Trees

Green Alert
The concretisation of trees in Delhi is rampant amidst the ad hoc urbanisation taking place in the city. The concretisation is proving to be an imminent threat to the survivability of the heritage trees in Delhi and is leading to their choking and consequent death. This is despite the fact that existing policies and laws do not allow such concretisation and choking of the trees to take place. However, as is true for many other cases, the sighting of large number of concretised trees in Delhi indicates that the law is not being implemented. Fortunately, on 18.10.2010, the Government of India set up the National Green Tribunal (NGT) under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010. The setting up of the NGT has been the most significant milestone as it is set out to play a critical role for t...

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