World Environment Day and the shades of ‘Green’ has been the talk of this blog over the last week. Ever considered the non green, ‘garbage’ part of environment? What is it that we know of this phenomenon? As much as garbage is a function and reality of man-made systems, it has always been a cultural fact and is, since the very beginning, part of the cultural history. Garbage is all pervasive in that each cultural system, or sub-system such as art, society, religion, including sociocultural and physical environment defines it, with its own logic, category and reality. Thus, garbage is defined and identified in quite different ways by different systems. This means that anything can be considered, or becomes garbage (or more appropriately 'waste') under certain systemic conditions.
To celebrate World Environment Day and to keep the momentum going, Time Out Delhi's recent (June) edition has brought together the whole palette of green: hardliners, pragmatists, those who fight in the courts and those who make money off their green beliefs. The question it asks is, where do you fit in? Click here to Subscribe to Time Out Delhi The middle path That environmental degradation has a human cost is by now universally accepted. That the eco-movement may have one as well is something that those walking the middle path strive to keep in mind, says Avtar Singh. Practical environmentalism. Thank 24-year-old Govind Singh of Delhi Greens for, if not coining the term, then at least bringing it to this magazine’s attention. As far as Singh is concerned, that phrase encapsulates
The Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) invites the citizens of Delhi to celebrate the World Environment Day amidst the urban biodiversity and natural heritage that is supported and upheld by the Park. Date: 5th June, 2009 Time: 0730 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park (Click to find clickable road map) An excursion and a complete tour of the Park will be followed by a lecture by Dr. Faiyaz and his coordinators. For more information, and to confirm your participation, please contact (Dr. Faiyaz): 9810511552 The Yamuna Biodiversity Park is a joint venture between the University of Delhi (DU) and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)
Just one of the banners put up at the Siri Fort Crossing TreesForDelhi Protest A lot of students, organisations, and local residents turned up for the 'Trees For Delhi' Protest against the felling of as many as 500 Trees, to make way for a squash court at Siri Fort for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. 'Jungle' Jaya giving a brief introduction about the proposed construction and tree massacre to all those who turned up for the protest. Lokesh can be seen in the vicinity. While some of the people did street acts, others went from car to car distributing pamphlets and collecting signatures. Still others shouted slogans and held posters and banners in order to inform general public about the damage being done. Mr. Parvinder Singh being interviewed by a reporter from AajTak.