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A New End – Report on Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010

A New End – Report on Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010

Green Alert
“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
DYSoC Day 1: Delhi Youth’s Eco-Rendezvous on Environment Day

DYSoC Day 1: Delhi Youth’s Eco-Rendezvous on Environment Day

Green Alert
The urban biodiversity group at DYSoC 2010 The first day of “Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 (DYSoC)”, witnessed a new phase in the environmental movement among the youth in the city. The youth who attended the summit meant and were ready for action. Without doubt it’s the youth who will inherit the city and with doubt and uncertainty around, they are debating their future. Throughout the day the delegates comprising school/ college students and young professionals kept their energy levels high to drive home their concerns and derive solutions to many of the pressing environmental issues the city is facing. The day started with a panel discussion with Dr. Chirashree Ghosh (DU), Gaurav Gupta, Jaimala Iyer and Madan Mohan. The Carbon Map of Delhi was the attraction of the day. Shar
Call for Nominations: Sierra Club’s Green Energy & Livelihoods Achievement Awards

Call for Nominations: Sierra Club’s Green Energy & Livelihoods Achievement Awards

Green Alert
Delhi Greens is the official nominator organisation for the Sierra Club's Green Energy & Green Livelihood Achievement Awards. Launched in 2009, the objective of these Awards is to build public support for community organizations that are fighting climate change through grassroots projects that create green livelihoods. The award will be given to one or more exemplary environmental, or environmentally-related organizations that satisfy pre-determined criteria for constructive community-based work. In this regard, Delhi Greens requests the help of concerned citizens in gathering information about grassroots organisations that are working on environment in a dedicated manner. We would like to invite you to join us in recognizing India's other outstanding environmental lea...
Awareness Programme on Energy Efficiency by Advit Foundation

Awareness Programme on Energy Efficiency by Advit Foundation

Green Alert
Advit Foundation is a non government development organization established in 2004 for environment conservation and livelihood enhancement. Delhi Greens had previously partnered with Advit Foundation for hosting the Energy Fair 2010. Now, Advit Foundation calls for a day long awareness programme on Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency. The programme is designed to give an insight on the need to conserve energy, subsides available from the government, the available technology options, information sharing and the way forward. Date: 22 May, 2010 Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm Venue: Club Patio, South City - I, Gurgaon The programme will largely include, but not limited to: Renewable energy for societies, flats, homes & apartments Energy efficiency in buildings, homes and ...
Take an Earth Day Pledge: Energy Conservation Amidst the Heat of Delhi

Take an Earth Day Pledge: Energy Conservation Amidst the Heat of Delhi

Articles, Events
The scorching 40+ heat of the Delhi summer evidently leads to a tremendous load on the city's energy supply. This is especially because the rising standard of living over the past few years, coupled with more intense summers has led to a tremendous shift from water coolers to ACs across the NCT of Delhi. The ever increasing population of Delhi is another factor which makes the the energy demand go up each consecutive year. This increased pressure on the energy infrastructure furthers its impact on the environment by increased pollution and enhanced carbon emissions. Since the government is not able to match the pace of infrastructure development with the rise in demand, people often have to face severe power cuts. Those who can afford, adapt by installing inverters, etc. ...
Renewable Energy Should be the Way Forward for Delhi’s Satellite Towns

Renewable Energy Should be the Way Forward for Delhi’s Satellite Towns

Green Alert
Haryana State Renewable Energy (Akshay Urja) Minster Mahender Pratap Singh, along with other guests at the Energy Fair 2010 in Gurgoan Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and is already a megalopolis of a large magnitude. The rapid urbanization of the city has put a tremendous pressure on the resources which has made the city an energy guzzler. The ecological footprint of Delhi is increasing each passing day and the city has now spread to include even the neighbouring towns. The National Capital Region (NCR) status that the capital city and its satellite towns enjoy, comes with much strain on the natural resources of not just the Delhi conurbation, but that of almost the entire nation. With this as the backdrop, Delhi Greens partnered with Advit Foundation...
Invitation to Energy Fair 2010 in Leisure Valley, Gurgaon

Invitation to Energy Fair 2010 in Leisure Valley, Gurgaon

Events, Green Jobs
Delhi Greens and Advit Foundation invite you to The EnerGy Fair 2010, Gurgaon's first energy efficiency & renewable energy fair making corporate & community responsible and giving them the right tools and information to fulfill their responsibility! With growing emphasis on energy efficiency and the need to become carbon responsible, THE ENERGY FAIR is aimed at bringing the exhibitors and renewable energy (RE) products close to the communities. The FAIR will have Renewable Energy products, livelihood products targeting climate change adaptation, information material about energy efficiency and climate change by civil society organizations, sustainable building technologies, film festival - screening a few nominated environment films, street plays, workshops and lo...
Trip to the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

Trip to the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

Articles
'Naturol' the biofuel outlet at the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies The invitation by the NEN to deliver a talk on environment and entrepreneurship at the University of "Petroleum" & Energy Studies (UPES) came as a surprise for most of us at Delhi Greens, while others saw it as an opportunity to sow the 'green' seeds in the students there. Nevertheless, we accepted the invitation and were on our way to the capital of Uttarakhand, located in the beautiful Doon valley. The name 'Doon', meaning a river valley between the small Shivalik ranges on one side and the mighty Himalayas on the other, initiates a picturesque thought process in the head! It is said that the present town of Dehradun was founded in the early eighteenth century by Guru Ram Rai, the elder son of seve
Large is Alternate in Energy

Large is Alternate in Energy

Articles
Palwal is a small town on Delhi-Agra highway and one among many other small towns that are fast developing because these are now within commuting distance from Delhi city. So people can afford to continue to stay in these towns and leave their families there, while they go for a day’s job to Delhi and back. These towns have very irregular electric supply from the regular distribution companies that are supposed to supply electricity. On the other hand people who live here have more money than they used to have. So they can afford to buy electricity for their domestic usage. Since the power supply is erratic, they prefer to have diesel generator sets. Sometimes there is one enterprising person who operates a large GenSet and provides it to shop keepers operating in local markets, mor
Introducing: New Legal Bio-Way to Cut Your Electricity Bill By 70%

Introducing: New Legal Bio-Way to Cut Your Electricity Bill By 70%

Articles
Editor's Note: Guest post, cross-posted from IBNLive. Karma Paljor works with Network 18 and is the face of news on CNN-IBN. When not on TV, he can be found at an airport near you, remotely flying his planes over the Delhi sky! Election gone, subsidy gone. Like everything you will now have to pay more for power. In future, if things go this way, electricity will perhaps constitute about 40% or even more of your home operating costs. So, if you are one of those into heavy forward planning you will perhaps invest in non conventional modes of energy. I found this rather interesting piece of equipment that immediately helped me lower my electricity bill by over 70%. The best part is that I invested just under Rs 200; could have been cheaper had I bought it off the street. It's also br