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Ten Ways How You Can 3R Your Waste

Ten Ways How You Can 3R Your Waste

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Right from our very childhood, we are taught why and how we should reduce, reuse and recycle (the 3R) waste. However, very few of us implement this in our daily life perhaps because we find it to be inconvenient or because we do not want to put in extra efforts. It is interesting to note that when it come to selling recyclables to the local retailer or the kabadiwallah, we are all ready to put in that extra effort of separating the recyclables from the waste largely because it brings us monetary benefits. What we must realize and remember is that if we follow the 3Rs of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle in our daily life, it will definitely benefit our society while also helping us save money. Looking at the waste load generated by our civilization today and the very limited capacity we ...
Waste to Magic Workshop in Bal Bharti Public School

Waste to Magic Workshop in Bal Bharti Public School

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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

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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

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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...
Paper Wastage: What We Can (and Should) Do About It

Paper Wastage: What We Can (and Should) Do About It

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My exams concluded recently, and the whole process, apart from making me dizzy (!), led me to think about the issue which stares us in our face, yet gets unnoticed so easily: paper wastage. All of us are aware that the ultimate source of paper is the forest. There is a direct correlation between the amount of paper used and the number of trees felled to obtain it. Although everyone talks a lot about "saving trees" and "deforestation", most of us don’t think twice about wasting paper. Paper is used everywhere - in schools, colleges, homes and offices - and very often, the wastage is much more than the usage. The reason for this is simply a careless and callous attitude: we use the whole sheet of paper just to note down a shopping list; we use a crisp new sheet to print a small paragraph; w
Environment Vs Development

Environment Vs Development

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Ecology and Economics are closely related issues. Being a student of Economics, I’ve 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 justice. I
“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

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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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