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Lecture on Environment, Democracy, Authority: The Meaning of Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi

Lecture on Environment, Democracy, Authority: The Meaning of Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi

Events
Not so long ago, in a village named Ralegan Siddhi, poverty and indebtedness made people helpless often leading them to desperation and ultimately to alcoholism. Quarrels and street fights were daily chores and the village itself was in a pathetic state of mere existence. This was the distressed Ralegan Siddhi which made one man stand out and 'be the change.' Anna Hazare took upon himself to rid Ralegan Siddhi of its miseries and transform it into a prosperous village which feeds into the development of India. Through watershed management and improvement in the overall environment, he could bring about a change in the social structure of the village and became a leader that everyone came to respect. Thirty six years from then, this same Gandhian moved the nation from Rajghat and Ramlil

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 33, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (starting August 15), 2011 1. Posco: Green ministry ignored own objections Through every stage of environmental clearance, the Prime Minister's Office and the finance ministry tracked the Rs 54,000-crore Posco integrated steel plant with keen interest even as the environment ministry sidestepped its own reservations to let the project pass, records with TOI show. 2. 2609 highly polluting industrial units identified: Natarajan The Central Pollution Control Board has identified 2,609 highly polluting industrial units across the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. 3. Parking charges need to be hiked as a deterrent Even as a high-level committee deliberates over the parking rate p...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 32, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 32 (starting August 08), 2011. 1. Proposed NEAMA may subsume environment, forest committees The proposed Environment Appraisal and Monitoring Authority (NEAMA), once it comes into existence, may subsume the existing environment appraisal committees (EAC) and forest advisory committee (FAC) of the environment ministry. 2.  Vodafone to set India-specific GHG emission reduction target Telecom services provider Vodafone Essar is looking to set India-specific greenhouse gas emission mitigation targets for itself as part of an initiative to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 per cent globally by 2015. 3.  Experts say oil spill to impact marine life, environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan rules out any
Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone a Happy 65th Independence Day!

Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone a Happy 65th Independence Day!

Green Alert
Delhi Greens wishes all its readers a Happy and more hopeful Independence Day! The Nation today is going through a slow and steady transformation, one that we all should feel lucky to be witnessing. There are going to be challenges and indeed there really are, but let us hope we shall overcome all these and that each one of us will contribute in ensuring an overall development of India, while ensuring that every development process respects 'our common environment' and is sustainable. Our two heads-of-the-State, President of India, H.E. Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh discussed some of these issues in their speeches on the occassion of India's 65th Independence Day.  The President highlighted, among other issues, the issue of ensuring food securit
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Highlights India’s Commitmment to the Environment

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Highlights India’s Commitmment to the Environment

Green Alert
The following is an interview of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh by the United Nations Environment Programme's Director of Communications Satinder Bindra. Jairam Ramesh speaks on India's commitment to the environmental cause on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. http://vimeo.com/24554724 Further to the interview, while chairing a one day civil society seminar on “Nature & Livelihood: Women’s Perspective” called for also as part of the the World Environment Day celebrations, Jairam Ramesh said that conservation of forests is crucial for sustainable development and green economy of the country.  He emphasized that the role of women and Gram Sabha is very crucial for forest conservation. He elaborated on the "Gram Sabha” and its greater role in the recently launched “Gr
Invitation to Green Walkathon at India Gate on World Environment Day 2011

Invitation to Green Walkathon at India Gate on World Environment Day 2011

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Let the Sun Rise to a Green Morning at India Gate this World Environment Day! The Union Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) and the Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi invite every resident of Planet Earth to a Green Walkathon on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. The Green Walkathon will be flagged off from India Gate at 6.30 am and will go on till Rafi Marg before returning to the India Gate lawns. Date: 5th June, 2011 (Sunday) Time: Registration begins at 5.30 am, Walkathon begins at 6.30 am Venue: India Gate, New Delhi A walk through the lush greens of India Gate gives an insight to the environment of New Delhi but also reminds of the degrading status of green spaces and environmental resources in the rest of Delhi and the countr
WED 2011 Special: An Interview With Delhi Government’s Eco Club In-charge Dr. B.C. Sabata

WED 2011 Special: An Interview With Delhi Government’s Eco Club In-charge Dr. B.C. Sabata

Green Personas
The Environment Department of the Government of NCT of Delhi has been coordinating the Eco Clubs Programme since over a decade now. The large number of Eco Clubs in different schools and colleges across Delhi have played an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst school children and youth. On the occasion of World Environment Day, Aastha Kukreti at Delhi Greens catches up with Delhi Govt's Eco Clubs In-charge Dr. B. C. Sabata who is also a Senior Scientific Officer in the Government's Department of Environment. Aastha Kukreti: What are the major initiatives taken by your Department to spread awareness about environmental protection especially with respect to children and youth? Dr. B.C. Sabata: The Department of Environment has been very active in spreading awarene...
India to Play the Global Host for World Environment Day 2011

India to Play the Global Host for World Environment Day 2011

Articles
It is that time of the year when activities carried out towards environment protection climax, and rejuvenate with even greater enthusiasm. As the calendar changes to the month of June, concerned people from around the world await the 5th date of the month to be celebrated as the World Environment Day (WED). WED is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action, involving everyone from everywhere. WED celebrations first began in 1972 and has since then grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. The WED 2011 is even more special for those living in India and in the India
Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Program Invites Green Dream Applications!

Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Program Invites Green Dream Applications!

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The Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Program (BYEEP) is a global environmental education program for the youth organized by Bayer and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) with the aim of developing young environmental leaders and boosting the level of awareness among the youth. The BYEEP invites applications from Indian students between the age of 18 and 24 years to be the next Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and represent India along with pioneers from across the globe. If you fall within this age group, are passionate about the environment and are definitely doing something about it, this is your chance to make an all-expenses paid trip to Germany from October 16 - 21, 2011. Who can participate? Indian students within the age of 18 to 24 years (as on October 1, ...
Delhi Greens Wishes Earth Day Greetings to All

Delhi Greens Wishes Earth Day Greetings to All

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Delhi Greens wishes all its readers and subscribes a very Happy and Green Earth Day 2011. With environmental problems increasing by the day, and the challenge to ensure a pathway to sustainable development getting more complex, the need for taking local actions is now of utmost importance. This Earth Day 2011, Delhi Greens urges all of you to plant at least one tree and contribute to the greening of the Planet. The Planet has always been busy working to ensure our survival and well being. On this day, the one day we dedicate to remind ourselves of the beautiful blue-green planet we call home, let us contribute our bit for our own survival, and the survival of generations to come. On this day, let us remember the Planet, and Mother Nature, as the greatest magician of all times! We wou...
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