Growing urbanization has resulted into increased generation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) which needs to be managed by adopting environmentally sustainable technologies so as to keep our cities clean and protect the environment. Use of landfills may not be sustainable as it requires land which is scarce and also associated with a potential risk of surface and groundwater pollution due to leachate generation and deteriorated ambient air quality due to bad odour, flies, methane emission, fires etc. There is also a growing need to minimize the cost of managing MSW through recovery of resources and energy instead of disposal into landfill. Giving utmost importance to the Municipal Solid Waste Management, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) celebrated the occasion of World
Residents of Bhopal gather atop the mound overlying the hazardous toxic waste with the banner asking when will the toxic mess be cleaned up and forming a big concerning question mark. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, one of the worst industrial disasters that India has witnessed till date, took place on the night of 2nd December 1984 in the Indian capital city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. While the cause of the disaster has been kept under debate, it is largely accepted and believed that the Union Carbide accident took place due to poor maintenance of the industrial plant which so as to avoid the cost of maintenance and prevent expenditure made for making the industrial plant safe for its workers and surrounding population. Twelve years later, in 1996, several thousand tons of hazardous w...
The otherwise sleepy Dilli Haat, Janakpuri came alive on June 5th, World Environment Day with ECORUN, a movement to create awareness about air pollution. Organized by Greenlco Eco Foundation, the ECORUN campaign was flagged off from Dilli Haat Janakpuri by Mr. Rajesh Rishi (MLA from Janapuri, New Delhi). Around 300 people participated in the. 3.5 km run. The ECORUN was followed by painting/ poster competitions for children of all ages on the topic of environment and air pollution. Approximately 250 children participated and expressed themselves, making use of flamboyant colours. Other events included Snakes and Ladders, a campaign to save the Yamuna called Hamaari Yamuna - (Lifeline Delhi Ki), launching of a Made in India LED Bulb and a similar campaign to promote the use of LEDs in
The Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari inaugurating the India’s first state-of-the-Art Tier-I Oil Spill Response Centre for Mumbai June 05, 2015. The World Environment Day was celebrated with great fervour and interest by India Inc this year! Companies and brands geared up to go live with their initiatives that contribute positively to environment conservation. From growing trees, displaying electrical vehicles to encouraging the use of organic food, the corporates did it all! Today, companies are looking at various ways to mitigate the problems arising out of changing environment and are rigorously working towards saving the planet. Making sustainability their top priority, India Inc is certainly treading the eco-friendly route. At the same ti
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar presenting a sapling to the Captain of Indian Test Cricket Team, Virat Kohli, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, in New Delhi on June 05, 2015. The Secretary, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Ashok Lavasa is also seen.
If it was a regular Environment Day, I would have asked you to take a break from what you are doing to look at the image above. I would have then reminded you of the beautiful bounty of Mother Nature, and asked you to take a deep breath and let Nature rejuvenate yourself. But wait, I cannot do that because the deep breath that you will take could impair your lungs beyond repair. It would also shorten your life span by a few days and put you at risk of a large number of pulmonary disorders. The World Environment Day is an annual celebration made on the 5th of June since 1972. On this day, individuals, organisations and governments remind themselves about the role of a healthy environment and cherish the bounty of Mother Nature. UNFORTUNATELY, Delhi has been devoid of that luxury
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a panel discussion on the topic of Paryavaran aur Hamara Bhavishya on World Environment Day, June 5 2015! Mr. Rajiv Bhartari, I.F.S. and Chief Conservator of Forest, Dehradun and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Mishra, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), Raipur will preside on the panel for the discussion. Date: Friday, 5 June 2015 Time: 3:00 p.m. Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi The panel discussion will bring forth meaningful insights on the development challenges being faced by India, especially in ensuring sustainable development for the country.
The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi will initiate a tree plantation campaign on June 5, the World Environment Day! What's more, the first sapling will be planted by the Hon'ble Prime Minister at his official residence, 7 RCR. To commemorate World Environment Day further, the Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli and international wrestler Sushil Kumar will also join in and plant saplings at Paryavaran Bhawan. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is celebrating the World Environment Day on June 5, 2015 by planting saplings across the country. On the evening of June 5, Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rane and Rohit Sharma, along with Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar and Maharashtra Minister for primary, higher and technical & Medica...
5th June - Environment Day - serves as a day in focus when the world's attention is drawn towards the otherwise urgent issue of environmental protection. Global citizens unite on this day for this cause and are engaged by Governments, active media agencies, non-profits and environmental organisations and are urged to pledge their support in protecting our environment. Led by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the day also acts as a common binder for the global community working for the protection and conservation of nature, natural resources and our common environment. This year, the theme chosen for the Environment Day was Think > Eat > Save. The chosen theme is very important since capitalistic media backed retail stores have altered our thinking capacity (on...
Delhi Greens wishes a very HAPPY and GREEN ENVIRONMENT DAY to all its readers, subscribers and members! We hope this one day of celebrations will translate into an year long practice of saving water and energy, reducing (reusing and recycling) waste, greater use of public transport over private vehicles and action for protecting our trees and biodiversity!