The CMS Vatavaran is India’s only International Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum that has been using film as a medium for raising environmental awareness since over a decade. This year, the theme of the 9th CMS Vatavaran Festival, held between 2 to 6 November at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Rajghat) was Conservation for Water. Delhi Greens was happy to partner with the 9th CMS Vatavaran and encouraged all our members to participate in this meaningful Film Festival in the best interest of Delhi and the global environment. The Five Day Long 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival included not just Film Screenings from across the Indian sub-continent and the world, but also Seminar, Workshops, Exhibitions of Green & Eco-friendly products, in addition to award distribut
President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama planting a sapling at Rajghat in Delhi on January 25, 2015.
Not so long ago, in a village named Ralegan Siddhi, poverty and indebtedness made people helpless often leading them to desperation and ultimately to alcoholism. Quarrels and street fights were daily chores and the village itself was in a pathetic state of mere existence. This was the distressed Ralegan Siddhi which made one man stand out and 'be the change.' Anna Hazare took upon himself to rid Ralegan Siddhi of its miseries and transform it into a prosperous village which feeds into the development of India. Through watershed management and improvement in the overall environment, he could bring about a change in the social structure of the village and became a leader that everyone came to respect. Thirty six years from then, this same Gandhian moved the nation from Rajghat and Ramlil
Kisan Swaraj Yatra is a pan-Indian outreach and mobilization effort to draw fresh attention of the nation to the continuing agrarian crisis in India. The Yatra, organized by ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture), a loose network of hundreds of organizations across the country, had set off on Gandhi Jayanti at Sabarmati Ashram and will now be reaching Rajghat on December 11th 2010. The Kisan Swaraj Yatra, which found a loud response with farmers and others all over the country so far, is calling for a comprehensive new path for Indian agriculture – a path that will provide livelihood and food security for our farmers, keep our soils alive, and our food and water poison-free. So far, scores of farmers and other citizens have traveled across the country with a messag
The Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture, a loose network of individuals and organizations who believe that sustainable agriculture is the only way forward are calling for a Kisan Swaraj Yatra (literally, Farmers Freedom Journey) from Sabarmati in Gujarat all the way to Rajghat in Delhi. The Yatra is an outreach effort across India towards self-reliant, ecological farming and for securing farming communities’ rights and will commence on October 2, 2010 on Gandhi Jayanthi from Sabarmati and will conclude in Delhi on December 11, 2010. It will cover the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Raj
The scorching 40+ heat of the Delhi summer evidently leads to a tremendous load on the city's energy supply. This is especially because the rising standard of living over the past few years, coupled with more intense summers has led to a tremendous shift from water coolers to ACs across the NCT of Delhi. The ever increasing population of Delhi is another factor which makes the the energy demand go up each consecutive year. This increased pressure on the energy infrastructure furthers its impact on the environment by increased pollution and enhanced carbon emissions. Since the government is not able to match the pace of infrastructure development with the rise in demand, people often have to face severe power cuts. Those who can afford, adapt by installing inverters, etc. ...
As appropriately put by Yvo De Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, "the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) will be a turning point in the fight to prevent (the) climate disaster. The science demands it, the economics support it, (and) future generations require it." COP15 will begin in a few hours from now. The final week of the Copenhagen summit is the 12th hour: the defining, crucial moment for leaders to sign on to a treaty to avert climate catastrophe and unleash a low-carbon future. In communities everywhere on earth, we can lead the way by showing the leaders exactly what we want them to do. But they will not act until they hear us. So, it is ti...