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Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

Invitation to Mangar Bani Tree Walk by Compassionate Living

Events
The survival of Delhi depends on its two lifelines, the River Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge. Of these, the Delhi Ridge is the extension of the Aravalli mountains that, above the surface of the Earth, terminate in North Delhi and go all along to neighbouring Faridabad, Gurgoan all the way till Jaipur and beyond. Due to rampant construction activities, the Aravallis are being built upon, destroyed and removed as mountains. This has direct consequence for Delhi and is yet another factor causing the local weather, and resulting climate, change in Delhi. The Compassionate Living organisation invites everyone to Mangar Bani Tree Walk as part of its Tree Warrior Series. The Walk will introduce the participants to Mangar Bani, the last remaining forest of the Aravalli close to Delhi. Dat...
Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

Green Alert
Trees and plants are the only source of food and oxygen for us and their growth and protection is a prerequisite for human survival on this Planet. It is for this reason that it is believed that for a country to be sustainable, it must have at least 33 of its area under forest cover. Consequently, several measures are being taken across the world to carry out tree plantation activities and also to protect the existing green cover. The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan recently informed the Members of the Lok Sabha about the ongoing national afforestation schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in India. To achieve the targets mentioned in the National Forest Policy of maintaining 33% forest...
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Conducts Reforestation Drive at Bannerghatta NP

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Conducts Reforestation Drive at Bannerghatta NP

Corporate Greening
Toyota has been working with top priority to environment management and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at all stages of vehicle life cycle. The company has also been focusing on reducing its overall carbon footprint and conducting tree plantation and related activities for ensuring the same. In this regard, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) organized a reforestation drive at the Bannerghatta National Park near Bengaluru in Karnataka. The event witnessed participation from 600 TKM employees with their families, along with 150 students from Delhi Public School, Bangalore South, and 100 members from the Karnataka Forest Department. About 500 saplings were planted by the members who participated in this noble cause. Planting trees and restoring the green is one of the most effective means...
12 Broad Steps of Environment Ministry You Should Know About

12 Broad Steps of Environment Ministry You Should Know About

Green Alert
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference to mark the completion of one year of the NDA government in New Delhi on June 08, 2015. Environment Secretary Shri Ashok Lavasa and other dignitaries are also seen. The Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar recently made a powerpoint presentation to highlight the achievements of the Government of India in the last one year in protecting the environment and wildlife of India. The Minister mentioned several pointers, achievements, proposals and plans which have been highlighted below. On the face of it, it does seem that the present Government is trying its level best to protect and safeguard the environment and natural resources of India. However, it becomes the responsibility of each and every citizen...
Invitation to the Screening of The Lost Forest (of Mangerbani)

Invitation to the Screening of The Lost Forest (of Mangerbani)

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Located in Gurgaon, a 500 acre forestland, a complete ecological system in itself, Mangarbani has been the bone of contention between the environmentalists who have been fighting to conserve it, and builders who have been coveting this land to make millions out of it. Date: 21 May, 2015 Time: 7.00 pm Venue: Gulmohar Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi While no-one could deny that the forest was there because it was there for everyone to see, whether the Bani could be defined as a 'forest' became a big bone of contention. The Haryana government's most recent volte face on Mangerbani, saying that this land is not to be classified as forest and cannot be granted conservation status, has once again endangered this sacred land, one of the last surviving patches of gre
Delhi Greens Greets Everyone on International Biodiversity Day 2011

Delhi Greens Greets Everyone on International Biodiversity Day 2011

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In definition, biological diversity (biodiversity) is the ‘variety of life’ and refers collectively to variation at all levels of biological organization. In our daily life, it is everywhere around us! It doesn’t matter if you live in a city, a town or a village, you are almost always surrounded by some degree of biodiversity and your survival on this Planet is ensured by the services provided by both the existing as well as yet to be discovered biodiversity. Such is the importance of the biodiversity services that even if a fraction of these services are removed, e.g. pollination by bees and other insects, human survival and growth will come to a standstill in no time. This year’s observance of the International Day for Biodiversity by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) c
Public Screening at IIC: The Land of Vanishing Lakes

Public Screening at IIC: The Land of Vanishing Lakes

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The most popular lakes of NCR have disappeared. The 2 billion year old water bodies of the Aravallis – Surajkund, Badkhal and Damdama, have all dried up. This film looks at the nexus between the corrupt bureaucracy with the construction and the mining mafia. With exclusive bytes from Retired Forest officers, Environmentalists and Scientists, we piece together the whole story behind the current mess. This film opens with a few short interviews, which talk about what led to the disappearance of the lakes due to illegal & irresponsible mining and construction of farm houses in the notified forest area of the Aravallis. We talk to experts on the principle of sustainable mining and through their comments, the land-mafia-ad
Light A Candle for the Kondhs And Niyamgiri

Light A Candle for the Kondhs And Niyamgiri

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Orissa‘s Niyamgiri mountains are going to be mined for bauxite and the Kondh tribal community who have been living in these forests for generations in a sustainable manner will be dislocated. A pristine forest will be bulldozed to ground and with it humanity will lose a mountain that is a treasure of biodiversity and our collective ecological future in these times of climate change. As a show of solidarity and to appeal to the consciousness of the policymakers, five tribal Kondhs and people of Delhi will join hands for a candle light vigil gathering and staging of shows on Monday, 27th of July at Dilli Haat (opp INA market). Date: Monday, 27th July, 2009 Time: 6.00 pm Venue: Dilli Haat A Kondh representative will be in London on the same day to appeal to the shareholders of
Tribal Rights, Forests and the Tiger!

Tribal Rights, Forests and the Tiger!

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Tribal Rights....Forests.....and the ! On 15th of December 2006 the Lok Sabha passed by voice vote the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005, seeking to recognise and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land of forest-dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest-dwellers. Draft Scheduled Tribes Bill (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005 Dated 03/06/2005: Bill put to public for Views/Suggestions. Once the Draft Bill was out.....Social groups and environmentalists believed that the Bill, if implemented in the present form, could lead to social division while wildlife enthusiasts feared that access to the forest would harm wildlife. The Draft Act dropped forest-dwellers, including tribes not ...

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