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Invite to Public Lecture: Yamuna and the City – Natural or Ornamental

Invite to Public Lecture: Yamuna and the City – Natural or Ornamental

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series "Yamuna & the City : Natural or Ornamental" Landscapes of rivers, ecology and nature have been shaped by institutions of "progress" through science, engineering and politics, over time. Nature has 'served' humankind to become ornamental rather than exist as an entity in its own right. The river Yamuna when it flows through a city like Delhi, has to content with being a controlled waterbody, rather than a free flowing entity with its rich biodiversity and shifting river bed. What is its future, and can it navigate between the streams of institution imaginations? Speakers: Mr. Manoj Mishra, Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan Prof. A. L. Ramanathan, Professor, Environmental Sciences, JNU Mr. Kuldeep Singh, Town Planner Modera
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
DU Hosts Public Lecture on Politics of Nature: East-West Perspective

DU Hosts Public Lecture on Politics of Nature: East-West Perspective

Green Alert
The University of Delhi hosted its first public lecture of 2011 today, on 'The Politics of Nature: East- West Perspective in the Viceregal Lodge of the University. The event was marked by the presence of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Singh and Director of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Dr. Sunita Narain. The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Vivek Suneja, was also present on the occasion which witnessed participation of scholars and professors from DU and JNU and from other social science research facilities as well. The key speaker of the lecture was Prof. Bruno Latour, Professor at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France. Prof. Latour is a renowned French sociologist and anthropologist and an influential theorist in the field of Science and Technology Studies. No
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
Invite to Register: NECEER’s Enviro Lecture Series

Invite to Register: NECEER’s Enviro Lecture Series

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The North East Center for Environment Education & Research (NECEER), Imphal in association with Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Greens and World Institute of Nature, Pune invite concerned citizens to the Enviro Lecture Series, a quarterly lecture series starting from September 2010 in Delhi. Academicians, scientists, researchers and experts/activists will deliver lectures on different issues of Environment and Biodiversity of the country especially with respect to Northeast India. Northeast India is the most biodiversity rich region in the country and comprises eight states, viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. It occupies 7.7% of India’s total geographical area supporting 50% of the flora (approx 80
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
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
Invite: Perspectives Public Meeting on India’s Rivers

Invite: Perspectives Public Meeting on India’s Rivers

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River Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh - a dam in the pipeline... as is the case for rivers across the Himalayas Perspectives is a non-funded group of students and teachers working to create a space for debate and discussion in the University on issues of social, economic and political relevance. Perspectives Invites you to a Public Meeting on "Down the Drain: Looking for Justice along India’s Rivers". Led by: Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth and Editor of “Waterlines: The Penguin Book of River Writings” Date: Monday, 7th December 2009 Time: 2:30 p.m. Venue: Students’ Activity Centre (above the Holistic Canteen), Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi For further information and to participate, please contact: Mobile: 97171-14182 Email: contac
Public Lecture on Niyamgiri: The Last Stand of Niyamraja

Public Lecture on Niyamgiri: The Last Stand of Niyamraja

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Last Stand of Niyamraja In defense of their faith and our collective future, one of the world’s earliest indigenous groups, the Kondhs, in Orissa’s Niyamgiri are fighting to save the Niyamgiri Hills from being dug out for bauxite by a multinational mining giant. This struggle has taken the voice of a small community that has lived a sustainable life for many generations from the pristine forests of Orissa to the head office of the company in London. The Kondh tribal worship the mountain as their God and know that its perennial streams and bountiful forests have allowed them to live with dignity for thousands of years. This is in sharp contrast to their fellow tribesmen who live downhill -- displaced, battered an
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