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Invite: Public Lecture on Nuclear Safety and India

Invite: Public Lecture on Nuclear Safety and India

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The nations around the globe are looking for options to meet their future energy demand to sustain the economic growth. Nuclear energy is being considered as one of the major and most talked options globally. India too has opted nuclear as one of the critical alternatives to quench its growing energy thirst in the coming days. However, in the wake of the recent disasters, especially what has been witnessed in the city of Fukushima, Japan, certain critical questions have been raised on the overall nuclear safety regime worldwide. Since India is one of the front-runners in expanding its nuclear energy programme, its imperative that the nation must discusses the issue of safety in holistic terms. With this as the backdrop, T
Public Lecture on The Urban Tree – Lost in Concrete at IIC

Public Lecture on The Urban Tree – Lost in Concrete at IIC

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Urban Tree— Lost in Concrete? ‘If you are determined you can find a wilderness close to you, no matter where you live.’ (Ruskin Bond) The tree has great significance in our lives. But the loss of this identity has its origin within the heroic nature of architecture and its stipulated growth especially in urban areas. The plausibility of making an honest inclusion of trees in the urban spaces is the need of the time for the sustainability of resources. The entire 7,777-hectare of protected area in the Delhi Ridge is facing acute danger from all corners in the name of urbanization and construction. Its therefore an appropriate time to discuss what measures can be taken both individually and collectively to prote
Quotes from the Earth: The Environment Film Festival 2010

Quotes from the Earth: The Environment Film Festival 2010

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Started in 2007, the Environment film festival “Quotes from the Earth” is a platform to highlight the environmental challenges at the national and international level through films. Conducted over a period of two days, the film festival goes beyond just viewing films as it is aimed to bring under one umbrella the persistent and the persuasive, with each day culminating into a panel discussion on the day's theme. The festival will be organised on the 4th and 5th of December this year. The first day will be marked with discussions on the relevance of environment education while the Politics of Environment will be dealt with on the second with panelists from education, media, film-making and policy field. The festival will focus on different issues, regions and struggles to give the audien
Invite: Public Lecture on Traditional Water Systems of Delhi

Invite: Public Lecture on Traditional Water Systems of Delhi

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series Traditional Water Systems of Delhi - New Challenges “A little water is a sea to an ant.” An ecosystem is made up of many small parts, which could be erroneously thought of as insignificant. Within the intersection of mega scale urban planning and the impacts of climate the almost lost traditional water systems of Delhi need to be revisited urgently.  The imminent challenge is to explore these water systems in the context of new urbanizations and evolve meaningful ways in which they can coexist, for ecological security. According to the GIS Development report, the number of people living in urban areas in India has gone up from 79 million in 1961 to more than 285 million today. This will further increase to over 40
Call for Entries for Environment Film Festival: Quotes from the Earth 2010

Call for Entries for Environment Film Festival: Quotes from the Earth 2010

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Toxics Link and India International Centre (IIC) invite entries from green film makers for “Quotes from the Earth”, an environmental film festival. Its time again for green filmmakers to show that they care for the environment, want and will make a difference! The Environment Film Festival, 2010 will be held on 4th-5th Dec 2010 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The films should be in and around the environmental milieu and be able to bring to the fore a subject/issue/concern on it. The films should preferably be recent, however a film from the past not gained much public attention but deserves it is an amiss. Of the entries, the films to be screened will be selected by a panel that includes experts from the field. Quotes from the earth is a discursive platform to highligh
Public Lecture on Radioactive Hazards: A Pertinent Issue Facing the Country

Public Lecture on Radioactive Hazards: A Pertinent Issue Facing the Country

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series “We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity.” - Marie Curie The role of radioactive substances is largely hidden especially in developing countries like India. With radiation becoming a key concern in today’s time, bringing information in the public domain is needed. The recent radiation exposure and loss of life has caught not only people’s
Invite: Talk on Wetland Ecology and Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: Talk on Wetland Ecology and Yamuna Biodiversity Park

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The India International Center invites all concerned citizens to a talk on "Wetlands Ecology and the Yamuna Biodiversity Park", as the fourth lecture in the series on 'Water: the stuff of life". The talk will be delivered by Professor C.R. Babu, Emeritus Professor, Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi, and Project Incharge, Yamuna Biodiversity Park. The session will be chaired by Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy of the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nerhu University. Date: 12th April, 2010 (Monday) Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Conference Room No. 1, Indian International Center, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi The Yamuna Biodiversity Park has been an innovative project, an open laboratory for the students of environmental and biol
Invite: Public Lecture on Australian Rainforests and Gandhi

Invite: Public Lecture on Australian Rainforests and Gandhi

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series How the Australian Rainforests were saved - the influence of Gandhi Australia-India Council, Kalpvriksh and Toxics Link cordially invite you to an evening imbued in film, music and ecology by renowned conservationists Speaker: John Seed Very few of us are aware that the world's first direct action in defence of rainforests took place at Terania Creek in northern New South Wales (NSW) Australia in 1979. Strongly influenced by Gandhi's principle of Satyagraha, the movement hugely influenced the drafting of a historic legislation by NSW government in 1982 to protect the rainforests there. John Seed, the founder-director of the Rainforest Information Centre, Australia, has been involved in direct actions that have result
SADED Invitation for Sustainable Futures

SADED Invitation for Sustainable Futures

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The South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy (SADED) invites you for a Seminar and Dialogue on Sustainable Futures: Learning from Diverse Pro-People Traditions & Launch of Two Books Published by SADED. Date: January 5, 2010 Time: 10 am to 7.30 pm Venue: India International Centre (I IC) Annexe, Conference Room No. III, Lodhi Road, New Delhi For more information and to participate, contact: Mr. Ajay Mahajan - 9891282118 Mr. Bhuwan Pathak- 9555445350 Sh. Vijay Pratap- 9313344402; SADED office: 011-26101580
Toxics Link Public Lecture on GM Food: Is India Ready?

Toxics Link Public Lecture on GM Food: Is India Ready?

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series GM Food : Is India Ready? Film screening followed by panel discussion The genetically modified food controversy is a dispute over the relative advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified (GM) food crops and other uses of genetically-modified organisms in food production. The dispute involves biotechnology companies, governmental regulators, non-governmental organizations and scientists. Right to choose safe food is a fundamental right of consumers in a democracy. However, the onslaught of GM crops has been robbing the people of their right to choose. In fact according to some experts the production and promotion of Genetically Modified foods as an act of Bio-terrorism. Safety is a major issue in this controvers