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Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Green Lens
Winters in Delhi was once a time of cheer and joy. Many would remember the cold, foggy winter mornings and the taste of a warm cup of tea or coffee while standing in the balcony. Still others would remember the excitement of taking a quick job or brisk walk in the nearby park, if not to the more prominent ones, just to regain the body heat. Inhaling the fog, and exhaling the white misty spirit of Delhi was once part of the winter experience in Delhi. Not anymore. Delhi's October smell, the fragrance of the blooming Alstonia, was once an exciting announcement of Delhi's winters. The winter, amidst the alarming air pollution in Delhi, has become a fight for survival. The day has to be planned so that one spends maximum times indoors. Breathing out in the open, without a face mask has ...
Ahead of Diwali, Eco Clubs Urged to Campaign Against Crackers

Ahead of Diwali, Eco Clubs Urged to Campaign Against Crackers

Green Alert
The festival of Deepawali is no longer just about sweets and celebrations. It is also about the fear and anxiety of coping up with the tremendous amount of air and noise pollution that it will bring, to an already polluted Delhi city. While majority of the people may not feel any major immediate impact of this pollution, a large number of people in the city are significantly impacted due to it. Even those who are not immediately impacted, suffer long term health problems due to the smoke and pollution. Expressing concern over the rising pollution in Delhi, and the role Deepawali may play in it, the Deputy Chief Minster of Delhi Government Shri Manish Sisodia has written to the Eco Clubs of all schools in Delhi. He has urged all the Eco Clubs to play active role in the Anti-Cracke...
Stop Burning Leaves Delhi, Its Against the Law And Against Your Health

Stop Burning Leaves Delhi, Its Against the Law And Against Your Health

Green Alert
FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR AND YOUR CHILDREN's HEALTH, please call 011-49993555 if you find anyone burning leaves around your house on a regular basis. You ca also approach that person, explain her/him the health impacts (lung disorder and respiratory problems that reduce a person's life span by many years) of leaf burning and suggest alternate measures (like composting or even dumping the leaves in a municipal bin). A complete ban on burning of leaves or any kind of waste or garbage in public spaces like parks and gardens has been around for quite some time now. However, its implementation has been wanting and maalis and other individuals have continued this habit of burning leaves after sweeping them on one corner. As a result, Delhi's air gets even more polluted from leaf burning, a...
Can Delhi Afford to Pollute This Diwali?

Can Delhi Afford to Pollute This Diwali?

Articles
The festival of Diwali marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The festival has always been an occasion for celebrating happiness, prosperity and well being of one and all. However, the situation in Delhi today is such that the celebrations revolving around this festival are becoming a threat to the health and well being of the society at large. Take, for example, the sweets which are manufactured and distributed specifically to meet the high demand during Diwali. The news of toxic laden ingredients as well as chemical treated dry fruits etc. becomes the talk of the town days before the onset of the festival preparations. The consumption of sweets and other eatables made from these ingredients leads to considerable loss of health and happi...
Unabated Burning of Leaves Calls for Urgent Attention

Unabated Burning of Leaves Calls for Urgent Attention

Articles, Green Lens
Smoke from burning leaves engulfing a residential block in Lodhi Colony. The air pollution levels in the National Capital area are among the highest in the country. The addition of an ever increasing number of cars and other automobiles in Delhi only make the situation worse. However, and as if that wasn't enough, the Spring season in Delhi witnesses large scale burning of fallen leaves by citizens and institutions alike. The Spring  season in Delhi is otherwise beautiful with flowers of every colour dotting the city's  landscape. It is also the time when trees shed their old leaves either to grow new ones or as an adaptation to beat the heat of the approaching summer months. The fallen leaves of the Spring season collect in large numbers and are unfortunately treated as litter.
Spend One Day As an ‘Environment Friendly Person’

Spend One Day As an ‘Environment Friendly Person’

Articles
Editor's Note: Sampa Kundu has been working in the development sector for the past few years and after having finished her M.Phil from the University of Calcutta, has just moved into Delhi and has already begun exploring the city. After the sunset, its time to green the sunrise, the very next day! We all agree that a clean and safe environment is our first priority and requires immediate attention. But do we really bother about this issue? We all love to give advice and suggestions. We also love to make comments and criticize others and do not take into account our own faults. This is common and general human nature. So don’t feel bad and don’t put pressure on yourself by thinking "Yes, I did this wrong thing and I polluted my own environment...I threw up a plastic bag on the ro

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