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When Will the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Toxic Waste Be Cleaned – An Environment Day Appeal

When Will the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Toxic Waste Be Cleaned – An Environment Day Appeal

Green Alert
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...
Dilli Haat, Janakpuri Came Alive with ECORUN on Environment Day

Dilli Haat, Janakpuri Came Alive with ECORUN on Environment Day

Green Alert
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
India Inc Geared Up to Celebrate World Environment Day 2015

India Inc Geared Up to Celebrate World Environment Day 2015

Corporate Greening
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
This Environment Day You Will Have to Do More Than Just Planting Trees

This Environment Day You Will Have to Do More Than Just Planting Trees

Articles
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
Invite to NMML Panel Discussion on Paryavaran Aur Hamara Bhavishya

Invite to NMML Panel Discussion on Paryavaran Aur Hamara Bhavishya

Events
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.  
PM Narendra Modi to Initiate Nation-Wide Tree Plantation Drive on Environment Day

PM Narendra Modi to Initiate Nation-Wide Tree Plantation Drive on Environment Day

Green Alert
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...
Status Check of ‘Our Common Environment’ Worrisome

Status Check of ‘Our Common Environment’ Worrisome

Articles
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...
DoE to Celebrate World Environment Day at Garhi Mandu City Forest

DoE to Celebrate World Environment Day at Garhi Mandu City Forest

Green Alert
World Environment Day is celebrated each year on June 5 in order to remind us all that our fragile and common environment needs to be protected. Delhi has always been on the forefront of the celebrating the Environment Day, largely as a day to highlight the several green initiatives across the National Capital Territory. Government agencies, citizens, civil society groups, RWAs, Eco-clubs and NGOs all either come together or individually celebrate the day by carrying out plantation activities or eco-workshops. This year, like any other year, the Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) will be celebrating the World Environment Day and has invited school children to join in the celebrations! The Environment Day this year is being observed at the Garhi Mandu...
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