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FireKiller: World’s First Green Fire Extinguisher Launched in Delhi

FireKiller: World’s First Green Fire Extinguisher Launched in Delhi

Green Alert
Darvesh Fire and Safety Industries, a division of Darvesh Group has launched its ultra portable flame inhibitor - 'FireKiller' in the Indian market. The newly launched 'FireKiller' is a revolutionary aerosol dispenser that is of tremendous value while subduing and extinguishing fires. What's unique about the product--as against the conventional mobile fire extinguishers--is that once bought, it requires absolutely no maintenance, and hence has no hidden or additional costs. 'FireKiller' is light, compact, handy and that's not all. As an internationally patented product of Space Age Technology, the 'FireKiller' is a non toxic,  non-pressurized, leaves no "organic accumulation" and is thus being marketed as a completely green product that comes with a life time guarantee. Explaining t
Call for Nominations: Sierra Club’s Green Energy & Livelihoods Achievement Awards

Call for Nominations: Sierra Club’s Green Energy & Livelihoods Achievement Awards

Green Alert
Delhi Greens is the official nominator organisation for the Sierra Club's Green Energy & Green Livelihood Achievement Awards. Launched in 2009, the objective of these Awards is to build public support for community organizations that are fighting climate change through grassroots projects that create green livelihoods. The award will be given to one or more exemplary environmental, or environmentally-related organizations that satisfy pre-determined criteria for constructive community-based work. In this regard, Delhi Greens requests the help of concerned citizens in gathering information about grassroots organisations that are working on environment in a dedicated manner. We would like to invite you to join us in recognizing India's other outstanding environmental lea...
A New Stalker on the Block!

A New Stalker on the Block!

Articles
I have often heard and read about stalkers, the so called crazy people. That they haunt you and follow you like a shadow tearing apart the privacy wall you carry around yourself. But I have never heard or read of ideas or a trend stalking you…I have to admit that it’s something I have crazily been forced to declare. You will see it on the roadside, malls, posters, billboards, taxis, dhabas…name any space where, we Indians carve out our creativity for advertising and you will get a trace of the stalker. Recently on my way back from Select Citywalk, as we stop at the red light, a taxi pulls up next to us and there it was! It has been following me everywhere and keeping a tap on my mind. The ad reads, “Tata Green Batteries…” No way am I going to buy the mindset they seem to be selling
Invite: Talk on Green Education, Green Jobs and Teaching Sustainability with Kapil Sibal

Invite: Talk on Green Education, Green Jobs and Teaching Sustainability with Kapil Sibal

Events, Green Jobs
Education for Sustainability - in an Era of Climate Change The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), Teen Murti Bhavan in collaboration with a series of organisations invites everyone interested in green education, green jobs, and sustainable development to a talk by: Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Science & Tech and Ministry of Earth Sciences. The talk will be followed by a short interactive session. Date: July 29, 2009 Time: 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM Venue: Main auditorium, Teen Murti House, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library For more information, and to RSVP contact: Vidya Subramanian vidya@delhigreens.org
Development Alternatives: Training on Green Buildings

Development Alternatives: Training on Green Buildings

Events, Green Jobs
Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) for Green Buildings: Designing a Sustainable Future Globally, around 40 % of virgin materials and energy and 16 % of the annually available fresh water are consumed by the construction sector. The construction and operation of buildings together trigger a number of environmental problems such as indiscriminate mining and quarrying, deforestation and non-renewable fuel based electricity consumption. Urbanization and economic growth in Asia will only intensify in the foreseeable future, thus placing an even greater demand on finite natural resources and energy. Many Asian countries have begun to put in place strateg
Garbage

Garbage

Articles
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.
Shades of Green: An Environment Day Cover Story!

Shades of Green: An Environment Day Cover Story!

Articles
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
30 Green Tips on World Environment Day!

30 Green Tips on World Environment Day!

Green Alert
This year’s theme for World Environment Day (WED) is Your Planet Needs You! UNite to Combat Climate Change. But too often we are presented with environmental problems without being given the tools to act. WED is about taking action to be a part of the solution. And the 30 Daily do something Tips below are a great start. We can all do our part to protect the planet by using less and acting more. Going green is not as difficult as you might think. Here we walk you through 30 easy ways to green your daily routine, from the moment you hit snooze on your solar-powered alarm clock to the point when you crawl into your eco-washed, organic cotton sheets. Make your WED commitment today. But don’t stop at today and don’t stop here. Try to incorporate all of these into your life as a matter of
International Essay Competition on Climate Change

International Essay Competition on Climate Change

Green Alert
WANTED: The Next Generation of ‘Green’ Entrepreneurs The World Bank and its partners invite youth between the age of 18 and 25 years of age, to share their ideas on: How does climate change affect you? How does climate change affect you, your country, town or local community? How do you think it will affect you in the future? Think about the consequences for employment, health, security and other areas of your life. How can you tackle climate change through youth-led solutions? What can you do, working together with your peers, to address the problem of climate change in your country, town or local community? Think specifically about the role of youth-led initiatives in the ‘green economy’. Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest global threats of our
Blue Green Delhi

Blue Green Delhi

Green Alert
Lovely, clear, warm, winter morning, temperatures in the tweens, a public holiday…. What does an average teenager from a local Basti do, on a day like this in Delhi? To my surprise I found out that he heads out to the local pond or lake. With a loaf of (local bread) Pav, a nylon twine, a fishing hook and some earthworms, he is all set to spend a lazy afternoon away from the Basti and yet be well fed at no extra cost.  The fish he gets, if small is used as bait. The big fish is roasted on open fire of twigs or eaten raw along with the Pav. Sounds like a great day out right? So my curiosity aroused and I surfed the internet. After all we all talk of Clean and Green Delhi, surely these lakes ponds would be listed and plus there is Yamuna and plenty of ground water so these water bodies