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TATA Starbucks to Go Fully Green by Environment Day 2019

TATA Starbucks to Go Fully Green by Environment Day 2019

Corporate Greening
Tata Starbucks has recently announced that it will completely transition to compostable and recyclable packaging solutions across its stores in India by World Environment Day, 5 June 2019. Starbucks claims to have a 30-year track record of focusing on sustainability across all aspects of its business, including achieving 99 percent sustainable coffee and committing to eliminate single-use straws globally by 2020. Starbucks entered the Indian market in October 2012 through a 50/50 Joint Venture with Tata Global Beverages and currently operates 138 stores across the country. In India, the company is further advancing this commitment to serve its sustainable coffee in sustainable ways across the market. Tata Starbucks Pvt. Ltd. has been working to eliminate the use of single-use plasti...
In Pictures: First Look at Delhi’s Waste to Wonder Park

In Pictures: First Look at Delhi’s Waste to Wonder Park

Green Lens
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) inaugurated Delhi's First Waste to Wonder Park on 21 February 2019. The Waste to Wonder Park was opened to public by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in the presence of Delhi's Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal and other dignitaries. The Waste to Wonder Park includes a replica of some of the Wonders of the World, all of which have been made from waste. These include, the Taj Mahal (20 feet), Great Pyramid of Giza (18 feet), the Eiffel Tower (60 feet), Leaning Tower of Pisa (25 feet), Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue (25 feet), Rome’s Colosseum (15 feet) and New York’s Statute of Liberty (30 feet). The seven replicas have been made with the scrap of automobile parts and other metal waste like fans, rods, iron sheets,
Kaagaz: A Bold New Innovation to Save Paper and Trees

Kaagaz: A Bold New Innovation to Save Paper and Trees

Green Living
By the time you finish reading this post, more than 199 tons of paper will have been produced. About 3,068,381 trees will already have been chopped down for those sheets. And since making each kilogram of paper requires a whopping 324 liters of water – 58,479,732 liters will have been soaked up by the very same paper. 42% of all global wood harvest is eaten up by our paper needs. Is this easily replaceable commodity really what we want to spend our forest resources on, seeing as now we have plentiful technological alternatives? Maybe, we do want that. Because even though a reduction in paper usage was predicted due to the electronic revolution, that never actually happened. In fact, the demand for paper is expected to double by 2030. People simply don't want to stop using paper.
Waste to Magic Workshop in Bal Bharti Public School

Waste to Magic Workshop in Bal Bharti Public School

Green Alert
It is indeed rightly said that childhood is a magic period! It is a time when when the child's imagination has no limits and her thinking is most beautiful. Given anything to make something creative out of anything, she will without doubt come out with some or the other adorable souvenir! This is what was experienced by the members and volunteers of the Delhi Greens 'Waste to Magic' project team while conducting a workshop at the Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura. The Waste to Magic workshop turned out to be (what is usually is) an exciting and interactive exchange of concerns and ideas about creative ways of reducing, reusing and recycling our 'waste'. Its conclusion was the very redefinition of the word 'waste', from something that is not needed and should be discarded to something...
Delhi Greens Wishes Earth Day Greetings to All

Delhi Greens Wishes Earth Day Greetings to All

Articles
Delhi Greens wishes all its readers and subscribes a very Happy and Green Earth Day 2011. With environmental problems increasing by the day, and the challenge to ensure a pathway to sustainable development getting more complex, the need for taking local actions is now of utmost importance. This Earth Day 2011, Delhi Greens urges all of you to plant at least one tree and contribute to the greening of the Planet. The Planet has always been busy working to ensure our survival and well being. On this day, the one day we dedicate to remind ourselves of the beautiful blue-green planet we call home, let us contribute our bit for our own survival, and the survival of generations to come. On this day, let us remember the Planet, and Mother Nature, as the greatest magician of all times! We wou...
Be Water Wise: Delhi Greens Invites All to Dilli Haat, Pitampura on World Water Day 2011

Be Water Wise: Delhi Greens Invites All to Dilli Haat, Pitampura on World Water Day 2011

Events
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme of the WWD 2011 is 'Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge'. Delhi Greens and the Dept. of Environment, Govt. of NCT of Delhi invite all to come take the "BE WATER WISE" pledge on this day and become a water warrior! Delhi is the most rapidly urbanizing mega center in the country with an ever increasing population pressure which makes sustaining its urban growth a big challenge. A key factor determining urban sustainability is water and ensuring adequate water for all is indeed a task which is easier said than done. This challenge may only deepen and take the f...
Is Life Dispposable? Film Screening by Toxics Link

Is Life Dispposable? Film Screening by Toxics Link

Events
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series ‘Disposable’ is an attempt to identify and acknowledge the journey waste and the people who spend their lives in our waste. Disposable traces the many ways in which our madness of consumption and disposal has added to piles of trash in overflowing Landfills, and the unsung heroes who process our waste and recycle it relentlessly, everyday. The Film is an attempt to put a name, a face and an identity to thousands of people who are the true Eco- Warriors whilst the rest of us only Research and Learn. Disposable is the story of our Lifestyles and Goods that are inevitably disposable, and the disposable people who are indeed inseparable and indispensable to our Waste Management Systems. The Film raises pertinent questions of the
Environment Vs Development

Environment Vs Development

Articles
Ecology and Economics are closely related issues. Being a student of Economics, I have studied that inclusive development is not possible without adequate emphasis on environmental protection. Development and environment need to be seen as complementary, not antagonistic terms. After all, if there is no Earth left, where will development take place?! Today, when the world is facing the harmful consequences of global warming and depletion of resources, environment conservation has become a topic of global significance, not just an issue with local importance. The matter is of paramount relevance in a developing economy like ours, as environment degradation drastically offsets improvements achieved by economic prosperity, apart from having serious implications for distributive just...
“Sanitation for Dignity and Health”, Third South Asian Conference on Sanitation Concludes in Delhi

“Sanitation for Dignity and Health”, Third South Asian Conference on Sanitation Concludes in Delhi

Events
Prime Minister of India inaugurating the Third South Asian Conference on Sanitation “Sanitation has a strong connection not only with personal hygiene but also with human dignity and well-being, public health, nutrition and even education. Mahatma Gandhi had once said “Sanitation is more important than independence”. He made cleanliness and sanitation an integral part of the Gandhian way of living. His dream was total sanitation for all.” With these words, the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the third South Asia Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) in New Delhi. The Conference holds a special significance because the year 2008 has been declared as the International Year of Sanitation. Themed on Sanitation for Dignity and Health, the conference is being attended b

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