Panasonic India announced its ambitious Project Harit Umang (Joy of Green) on 22 February 2019. Among the attendees included Mr. Ritesh K. Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change; Mr. Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India and Ms. Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs and CSR, Panasonic India along with school children and representatives from Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs). The event began with the announcement that over one lakh trees will be planted as part of the initiative with the help of schools and RWAs. Harit Umang Project will also work towards promoting the 5 Rs being Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle. Harit Umang, in its first phase, will partner with 200 schools and 50 RWAs. With a focus on waste management ...
Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dixit ma'am encouraging school students during Earth Day 2007. CM's green agenda has greatly contributed to increased environmental awareness in the students. Children, by their very nature, are impressionable. Right from bare infancy to early adulthood, the experiences that the child undergoes lays the foundation for her core value system. This is because it is only during these early years that the mind is extraordinarily open to learning and assimilating knowledge. Therefore, in today’s fast-moving and goal oriented world, inculcating environmental values into individuals when they can be taught best is of utmost importance. Consequently, Environmental Education is a vital part of education as it not only encourages awareness of the natural world bu
The issue of waste is not a topic that many of us like to talk about, discuss or even mention as a passing remark in our day-to-day lives. This issue neither evokes the passion as does the topic of water and energy (which are now our basic requirements) nor does it have the magnificence and charm associated with the issue of wildlife and biodiversity conservation. Yet, Delhi wakes up to over 7,000 tonnes of solid waste everyday and overflowing garbage dumps are but a common sight in many parts of the city. There is thus an urgent and strong need to address the issue of waste generation and management and create widespread awareness on it. There is nothing called ‘waste’ in Nature, everything has its creative role. Everything can be living & beautiful. - Tsunamika (Auroville)
The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been successfully running Eco-Clubs in the schools and colleges of Delhi under the National Green Corps (NGC) programme. These Eco-Clubs are playing an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. Over 2000 Eco-Clubs have been established in Government, Aided, Private and Public Schools and Colleges in the NCT of Delhi. The DoE provides a token grant to each Eco Club School/College for undertaking various eco-friendly activities during each academic year. From time to time, the DoE also hosts meetings of such Eco-Clubs in order to bring together all the green work and inspire more and more students to come forward for green action. The next such Annual “Eco-Meet cum Exhibition” in
i-dream is an environment education initiative set up in October, 2008 working in the field of environment education and training for schools/colleges, energy auditing & carbon footprint calculation and manufacturing of products made from recycled/handmade paper. i-dream invites applications for the following positions under its ongoing project e-waste collection project specifically designed for school students. Project Coordinator: The project coordinator would be responsible for contacting schools, coordinate and hold the workshops in schools and manage setting up of and collection of e-waste recycling bin from the schools. The project is of three months duration from October to December, 2010. The role may be extended beyond three months depending upon the performance of ...
The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) has joined hands with the Ministry of Power to announce a painting competition on Water Conservation. This competition will be conducted on the parameters similar to the ongoing competition of Bureau of Energy Efficiency to hunt for India’s Energy Efficiency Star. The method of participation and other modalities will remain the same. The Ministry of Water Resources is responsible for laying down policy guidelines and programmes for the development and regulation of country's water resources. And this step has been taken to raise awareness and seriousness among the young generation about the importance of water conservation and issues that the nation as a whole is facing at present. The themes selected for the painting competition are as
The Ministry of Power and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is greening many beautiful minds in various schools across the country through its hunt for "India's Energy Efficiency Star" Painting Competition. Three children will be selected from each state to compete at the national level to win the title of India’s Energy Efficiency Star. The Ministry conducts this competition every year as part of the National Awareness Campaign on Energy Conservation. Reaching out to the young generation in such an innovative and wide scale manner is indeed a power packed campaign to save and conserve energy for our future. The painting competition is based on three selective themes viz. More stars, more savings Today’s energy wastage is tomorrow’s energy shortage Energy saved is future saved
The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of Delhi will be organizing the 8th Vacation Programme on Environment Resources (VEPR) for Eco-Club students, in association with Aravali Foundation for Education, with the objective to expose the students to various environmental issues. The Eco-Clubs Programme of the DoE is part of the National Green Corps (NGC) that has played an instrumental role in generating environmental awareness in the schools of college across the National Capital. The programme is designed for students of Class VII and VIII and will be conducted in two batches, which will run concurrently for both Private and Government school (40 each). The structure of the programme is as follows:- Module 1 of VPER (comprising lectures and institutional/ field visits) will ...
Last week, Central Board of Secondary-school Certification Examinations (CBSE) began in Delhi and all over India. It is the first public examination for the children of 10th standard. This is the first among various other public exams that a child will face in her/his life. Almost all of us have gone through such a phase in our lives. Remember our parents accompanied us mostly with our younger siblings in the tow, for the exams. Most of us are children of families where there are two or at best three children with both parents working. Our parents heavily emphasized the importance of these exams right from the day we joined the schools we went to. So did our schools and its faculty. Remember the rush outside the assigned schools that is our centre? No matter how broad the roads o
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Inviting All to Come Under the "Green Umbrella" Nature Foundation (India) is a Non Governmental Organization in tune with nature and dedicated towards nature conservation. The foundation recently invited the eminent Dr. M. S. Swaminathan among others, to launch a Green Umbrella project at the Russian Cultural Center in Delhi. With “Green” standing for clean and green environment and “Umbrella” symbolizing protection, conservation and coming together of like minded individuals, the programme will be executed with the co-operation and blessings of Sh. M.L. Dewan and the Global Warming Reduction Centre. The mindless exploitation of nature and natural resources has put the present and the future generations at considerable ecological disadvantage, risk and shock. The f