Canon has been working in India with a simultaneous and consistent focus on social development and environmental protection as not just a corporate social responsibility but also as a mandate. Canon India's view of CSR extends beyond charity and focuses on means to create self-sustaining communities that can be nurtured for a long period of time. On World Environment Day 2017, Delhi Greens catches up with Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO of Canon India, in an attempt to understand the motivation behind Canon India's dedicated commitment towards society and environment, Canon's Kyosei philosophy and existing and future action plans. Delhi Greens: Canon India has taken considerable steps towards environmental protection and preservation. Can you list some prominent green st
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
Tomorrow is the Big Bird Day! A day when different group of people will come together to look for our feathered friends and count the different types of birds they see. A day when everyone is invited to join in and experience the avian diversity with whom we share this Planet. Jincy Joy at Delhi Greens interviews Nikhil Devasar, the lead organiser of the Big Bird Day (BBD) event, to get some insights into the organisation of the BBD 2011! Delhi Greens: What motivated you to initiate the concept of ‘Big Bird Day’? Nikhil Devasar: The basic motivation behind this idea was to have a particular day in the year where all bird lovers could come together and explore their love for birds on a common platform. Also this event would serve as a great motivation to bird lovers, by people parti
The week starting September 20th until September 26th marks the 'World Green Building Week' and is celebrated annually to draw attention to the role of green buildings in the creation of healthier and more sustainable communities. The Indian Green Building Council defines a green building as one which uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building." We at the Delhi Greens Blog spoke to Daman Sood, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), to learn about his views on the benefits, trend and future of green buildings in India, upcoming 'eco' real estate and the 'Green' claimed Commonwealth Games 2010. IEEE is th...