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Nestlé India Rededicates Itself Towards Environmental Sustainability

Nestlé India Rededicates Itself Towards Environmental Sustainability

Corporate Greening
On World Environment Day 2017, Nestlé India took a stock of its environmental achievements and rededicates itself towards environmental sustainability. Nestlé India strengthened its commitment to protecting and preserving the environment and to continuously work towards sustainable use of natural and non-renewable resources. During the last 15 years, for every tonne of production, Nestlé India claims to have reduced energy usage by 47% and CO2 emissions by 55%. According to Mr. Sanjay Khajuria, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Nestlé India, "We have always strived to improve operational efficiencies, use natural resources sustainably and reduce water, energy and CO2 emissions while doing business. Every effort to reduce, recycle and reuse natural resources can make a differe
Indian Railways Launches its Sustainability Report on Environment Day

Indian Railways Launches its Sustainability Report on Environment Day

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The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu releasing the Annual Report 2016-17 on Environment Sustainability of Indian Railways on World Environment Day in New Delhi on June 5, 2017. The theme of the Report Release Event was “Towards a Low-Carbon Mass Transportation System”. Speaking on the occasion, Suresh Prabhu highlighted that the challenge for the planet in the present day is Climate Change. It is therefore the duty of everyone to come forward and play their own part in conservation of environment. Proper awareness needs to be created. He also highlighted the role of railways in environmental protection. He informed that as far as Railways is concerned, it is the best environment friendly medium of transport. A lot of efforts have been made for environment conservat
Environment Day Message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Environment Day Message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in his message on World Environment Day 2017, saluted the will and determination of all those individuals and organisations working towards protecting the environment. He emphasized that this day is the right time to reaffirm our commitment to protecting our environment and nurturing a better planet. Following is the text of Prime Minister's message on World Environment Day: "World Environment Day is the right time to reaffirm our commitment to protecting our environment and nurturing a better planet. We salute the will and determination of all those individuals and organisations working towards protecting the environment. This year's theme of 'Connecting People to Nature' is nothing but getting connected with ourselves." Above: Prime Ministe
Interview with President-CEO Kazutada Kobayashi on CSR Initiatives of Canon India

Interview with President-CEO Kazutada Kobayashi on CSR Initiatives of Canon India

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Canon has been working in India with a simultaneous and consistent focus on social development and environmental protection as not just a corporate social responsibility but also as a mandate. Canon India's view of CSR extends beyond charity and focuses on means to create self-sustaining communities that can be nurtured for a long period of time. On World Environment Day 2017, Delhi Greens catches up with Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO of Canon India, in an attempt to understand the motivation behind Canon India's dedicated commitment towards society and environment, Canon's Kyosei philosophy and existing and future action plans. Delhi Greens: Canon India has taken considerable steps towards environmental protection and preservation. Can you list some prominent green st
Environment Minister Encourages Nation to Participate in WED 2017

Environment Minister Encourages Nation to Participate in WED 2017

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan visiting an exhibition at a function on the eve of World Environment Day (WED), in New Delhi on June 04, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha is also seen. Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan; Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha among others administering the pledge at a function on the eve of World Environment Day, in New Delhi on June 04, 2017.
Tughlaqabad Biodiversity Park to Celebrate Its First Environment Day

Tughlaqabad Biodiversity Park to Celebrate Its First Environment Day

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The District Park at Tughlaqabad (Tehkhand Phase II) is located in the Southern Ridge and spreads over an area of 200 acres. Recently the Tughlaqabad District Park has been notified as Tughlaqabad Biodiversity Park by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on the direction of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi. This year, the Tughlaqabad Biodiversity Park is celebrating the World Environment Day on 5th June. The World Environment Day is a great annual event worldwide and is celebrated to raise awareness about environmental issues and to conserve nature and natural resources. The theme of this year's World Environment Day is Connecting People to Nature. World Environment Day celebrations at Tughlaqabad Biodiversity Park will be attended by school/ college students, experts from diverse ba...
Gandhi Bhawan DU Invites All to Special Talk on Environment Day

Gandhi Bhawan DU Invites All to Special Talk on Environment Day

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The Gandhi Bhawan of the University of Delhi will be celebrating World Environment Day, 5 June 2017 by Tree Plantation activity and a Special Talk. All interested are invited to attend the Environment Day celebrations. Date: 5 June 2017 Time: 10.00 am onwards Venue: Gandhi Bhawan, Chhatra Marg, North Campus, University of Delhi The Special Talk on Medicinal Plants: Booster of Human Health & Clean Environment will be delivered by Prof. Veena Agarwal, Member, Managaing Committee, Gandhi Bhawan. Image by S. Cozens
Ahead of Environment Day, Delhi Fares Well in Uber Green Index Data

Ahead of Environment Day, Delhi Fares Well in Uber Green Index Data

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Uber, the ride-sharing App that is redefining urban mobility across the globe, released its Green Index Data ahead of the World Environment Day. According to data released by Uber, the launch of uberPOOL scheme in Delhi saved appropriately 9,36,000 litres of fuel as 19,901,000 km distance was travelled due to this. This, according to Uber's Green Index data, curbed 22,03,000 kg CO2 emissions in Delhi alone. On releasing the Green Index, Prabhjeet Singh, GM, Uber Delhi and North India said, "Using public transportation and ride-sharing is a responsible way to combat traffic congestion and rising pollution levels in the city. With the launch of uberPOOL in Delhi, our goal was to get more people in fewer cars at the tap of a button. The results show that 28% of the total Uber trips in ...
Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated a novel concept to promote tree plantation in the general public. Starting this World Environment Day, the Environment Minister of India is asking all citizens to plant a sapling and take a selfie with it and share it on a Governmental portal created especially for this campaign. The campaign is called WEDSelfie and the MoEFCC invites a selfie from all citizens on the theme Plant a tree and create your own Oxygen Bank. Hundreds of citizens have posted and share their WEDSelfies with the Ministry through this portal already Stressing that the green mission can succeed only through active people's participation, the Environment Minister has come up with this idea and has urged the citizens to plant tr...
Ola Share Promotes Car Pooling Like Never Before

Ola Share Promotes Car Pooling Like Never Before

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Ola Share, the automated ability to share your cab with others in your area, has helped keep more than 9 lakh vehicles off the road in Delhi alone in the last 5 months. Ola Share, the app-aided car pooling, is one among the many options that users can choose while booking a cab through Ola App. Sharing a cab is cheaper and is hassle free since all the work has to be done by the app (and the driver). Ola Share claims to have saved more than 5 lakh litres of fuel because of customers opting for Ola Share in Delhi in last five months. This shared mobility solutions from Ola is definitely enabling India to go green. Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is a popular mobile app for meeting urban transportation needs. On this...
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