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Shimla Does a Cape Town. (And What You Can Do to Help)

Shimla Does a Cape Town. (And What You Can Do to Help)

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Not many would know that Shimla derives its name from Shimlah or Shumlah, a middle-sized village around which the city developed and which was famous for a Fakir who used to give water to travellers. The Shimla of today is urging travellers to not come to their city and to not drink their water. 2018 began with fears of taps in Cape Town, a port city in South Africa, running dry making it the world's first city to completely run out of water. The first deadline for Day Zero was 16 April 2018 and sent alarm bells ringing in Cape Town and across the world. Day Zero would be the day when the water level in the dam that stores drinking water for the city would go so low, that the Cape Town administration will have to shut down water supply to all taps. Drastic water conservation meas...
This Summer Make An Ideal Yatra to Imphal, Manipur

This Summer Make An Ideal Yatra to Imphal, Manipur

Green Living
We have already established that the Summer months are the undeclared travel months for most Delhiites. Travelling is an important aspect of human life and it is said that life is a book and those who do not travel keep on reading the same page again and again. All Delhiites are urged to make a regional, national or international trip this summer. We have already shared with you the international destination of the Green City-State Singapore. We now share with you a beautiful and unexplored Indian destination full of beauty and diversity. The travel destination we are introducing is Imphal, the capital of Manipur located in North-east India! Reaching Imphal is easy, easiest among all the other North-eastern state capitals. You can book a direct flight from New Delhi to Imphal. Yo...
Sponsored Video: A Visit to Garden City Singapore Has Much to Offer!

Sponsored Video: A Visit to Garden City Singapore Has Much to Offer!

Green Living
// The ongoing summer months of May to July are the undeclared travel months for most Delhiites. Some travel around Delhi, other choose destinations around the country. Still others search for green paradises as far away as Europe and Australia. One international destination, not very far from Delhi, that is worthy of being explored is the Garden City-State of Singapore! Singapore is a one-stop-shop for sights, sounds, tastes and cultures and you will realize this the moment you land at the amazingly maintained Changi Airport - a tourist destination in its own right! Singapore is a global city and you can find a mix of every Asian culture here. The everyday Singaporean lifestyle is thus uniquely diverse, modern yet rooted in its heritage and culture. The greenscape of Singapor...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 39 (starting September 24, 2012) 2012. 1. Solar power for 25 government schools, 10 hospitals The Delhi environment department has identified 25 government schools and 10 government hospitals that will get independent solar power systems. 2. DDA Master Plan experts call for low-rise high-density development, mixed-land use The Delhi Development Authority on Monday completed a significant milestone in its ongoing review of the Delhi Master Plan-2021. 3. Vertical growth will stress resources in Delhi Even as Union urban development minister Kamal Nath continues to push for vertical growth in Delhi, urban planners and experts say the city's most basic infrastructure — power, water and parking
Tourism Ministry Holds National Workshop to Initiate Clean India Campaign in 2012

Tourism Ministry Holds National Workshop to Initiate Clean India Campaign in 2012

Green Alert
Former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the Union Tourism Minister, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Dinesh Trivedi, the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed and other dignitaries, at the All India workshop on Campaign Clean India organized by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi The Ministry of Tourism organized an All-India workshop in New Delhi today to initiate discussions on its forthcoming "Campaign Clean India". The objective of the campaign is to create awareness about hygiene and cleanliness at tourist destinations and monuments in order to promote these in an even more effective manner. Speaking during the workshop, the Union Minister for Tourism Shri Subodh Kant Sahai said, "Cleanliness and proper hygiene are universally
Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge: Delhi Greens Urban Ecotour Re-Connected Citizens to the City’s Lifelines

Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge: Delhi Greens Urban Ecotour Re-Connected Citizens to the City’s Lifelines

Green Alert
To commemorate Earth Day 2011, Delhi Greens made an attempt to re-connect the citizens of Delhi with the very lifelines that support them and the city. In partnership with the Earth Day Network and 'Jamghat a group of street children', Delhi Greens organized an urban ecotour focused on the two lifelines of Delhi: River Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge. We received scores of applicants who showed interest to be a part of the urban ecotour, out of which 45 citizens were selected on a first come first serve basis. Under-privileged children from Jamghat a group of street children were also a special invite to the Earth Day urban ecotour. Each participant was thus enable to contribute their bit in achieving the Billion Acts of Green that was targeted by the Earth Day Network earthwide. The urb...
Invite to Urban Ecotourism Bus Tour Exploring the Lifelines of Delhi

Invite to Urban Ecotourism Bus Tour Exploring the Lifelines of Delhi

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Have you ever touched the Yamuna? Have you ever entered the Ridge? Are you aware that not only are these two landscape features the life-lines of Delhi, they also provide critical ecosystem services to each one of us without which life would not be the same in the city. If you are, we invite you to come on board the urban ecotourism bus tour this Earth Day, to do a status check of the lifelines of Delhi. If you aren't, hop on still and get introduced to the natural heritage around you. This Earth Day 2011, all of us must take out time to say a BIG THANK YOU to Mother Earth and all that it provides without asking for anything in return. The 'Earth Day' urban ecotour will be an attempt to explore the political ecology of Delhi, and bring the citizens closer to the two lifelines of the...
World Tourism Day 2010 Calls for Biodiversity Conservation

World Tourism Day 2010 Calls for Biodiversity Conservation

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World Tourism Day (WTD) is celebrated each year on the 27th of September with an objective of fostering awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. The date marks an important milestone in world tourism the adoption of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Statutes on 27 September 1970 and is being celebrated since 1980. The timing of WTD is particularly appropriate in that it comes at the end of the high season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern hemisphere, when tourism is of topical interest to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. If the world is indeed a book, and those who do not travel read only a page, India indeed has several chapters ...
Online Chat on “Responsible Tourism – Way Forward to Conservation?”

Online Chat on “Responsible Tourism – Way Forward to Conservation?”

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Feeding the Rufous Treepie is a common practice inside the Ranthambore National Park even as feeding any kind of animals is prohibited. The Park Management is not too strict about this as they think for most of the disappointed tourists who could not get to see the tiger, at least this could be something they can take back. The Indian Wildlife Club in an attempt to spread the message of conservation & environment education organises an online chat session every month - moderated by a chosen personality from a chosen field. This free wheeling chat is an opportunity to get first hand knowledge on various topics of interest to wildlife and nature lovers. The chat room opens for one hour on the 18th of every month between 7.30 PM (IST) and 8.30 PM (IST). Click here to
Invite to Register: NECEER’s Enviro Lecture Series

Invite to Register: NECEER’s Enviro Lecture Series

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The North East Center for Environment Education & Research (NECEER), Imphal in association with Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Greens and World Institute of Nature, Pune invite concerned citizens to the Enviro Lecture Series, a quarterly lecture series starting from September 2010 in Delhi. Academicians, scientists, researchers and experts/activists will deliver lectures on different issues of Environment and Biodiversity of the country especially with respect to Northeast India. Northeast India is the most biodiversity rich region in the country and comprises eight states, viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. It occupies 7.7% of India’s total geographical area supporting 50% of the flora (approx 80

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