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Tourism Singapore Goes Green: Invites Indian Travelers to the City in a Garden

Tourism Singapore Goes Green: Invites Indian Travelers to the City in a Garden

Green Alert
Singapore’s ‘The Holiday You Take Home with You’ campaign offers much to the evolved Indian traveller Singapore Tourism Board’s customised and differentiated marketing campaign for India: “Singapore - The Holiday You Take Home With You” recognises the travel habits of the sophisticated Indian traveller. In its latest phase, the campaign is now focusing on Singapore’s emergence as a City in a Garden and throws the spotlight on its latest attraction, the acclaimed Gardens by the Bay. It is now inviting visitors from India to “Go as parents, return as children” and is rooted in the attraction’s ability to engage, excite and captivate travellers of all age groups. Mr. Chang Chee Pey, Executive Director, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board, together with the r
President of India Confers CII-ITC Corporate Sustainability Awards 2012

President of India Confers CII-ITC Corporate Sustainability Awards 2012

Corporate Greening
The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development rewards Indian corporate houses that have developed sustainability strategies through tangible green initiatives and are creating real impact. The awards recognise the foresight of such companies which are driving an agenda that goes beyond incremental change, and also serves the purpose of motivating others. The awards are conferred to Indian business that demonstrate excellent performance in the area of Sustainable Development. The corporate greening Award ceremony for INDIA’S MOST SUSTAINABLE companies during the year 2012 took place in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on January 14, 2013. The ceremony was held in the presence of dignitaries and representative from the Government of India as well as leaders from the corporate worl
Earth Hour 2012: Uniting People to Protect the Planet

Earth Hour 2012: Uniting People to Protect the Planet

Events
Earth Hour is a global initiative for uniting to spread awareness towards protecting the Planet. Earth Hour calls in individuals, businesses, government, community, young, old and the vibrant youth to turn out their lights for one specific hour. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world have united each year to support this historical event of global environmental importance. On 31st March, 2012, the spirit of Earth Hour is back and all concerned citizens across the globe are called forward to unite to spread awareness on the ongoing environmental crisis and for ensuring sustainable development. Along with you, at 8.30 pm local time on Saturday 31 March, Earth Hour 2012 will see hundreds of millions of people around the world cross borders...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 05, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 05 (starting January 30) 2012. 1. Flyovers, pedestrian bridges to go green Dull and boring concrete structures in the city might soon don a green look with the Delhi Government planning to cover flyovers and pedestrian bridges with creepers, shrubs and potted plants. The Public Works Department has drawn up a proposal under which 70 flyovers and pedestrian bridges will be beautified in a phased manner. 2. Abhishek to receive award from Arnie The actor will be honoured for his efforts towards creating a greener environment at a function in New Delhi and Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger will present him the award. 3. Pollution, loss of habitat drive away feathered guests The high poll...
CII-ITC Hosts Unique Sustainability Solutions Conference in the Capital

CII-ITC Hosts Unique Sustainability Solutions Conference in the Capital

Corporate Greening
Union Minister for Law & Justice and Minority Affairs, Government of India Salman Khurshid speaking at the Sustainability Summit The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, an India-based apex body that creates a conducive, enabling climate for Indian businesses to pursue sustainability goals recently organized the sixth edition of the one-of-its-kind Annual Conference on sustainable development in the capital city. The two-day event called "Sustainability Solutions: Summit & Exhibition" was held at The Lalit Hotel on 25th and 26th November, 2011 and explored challenges, opportunities, and strategies for bringing sustainability solutions to Indian Businesses. The Summit was essentially a dialogue in a conference style where CEOs of leading organizations wer...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 45, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 45 (starting November 7), 2011. 1. CWG construction added to pollution Frenzied construction activities carried out for the Commonwealth Games last year, and increasing number of vehicles being added to the city roads every year are some of the factors responsible for polluting Delhi's air. 2. DTC headquarters to be modernised The decks have been cleared for giving the Delhi Transport Corporation headquarters at I.P. Bus Depot on Ring Road a new look with the construction of a modern green building and introduction of a new traffic circulation plan within and around the depot premises. 3. NDMC mulls hike in charges New Delhi Municipal Council is planning to increase parking charges at NDMC pa...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 42, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (starting October 17), 2011. 1. Delhi Govt’s Dil se Diwali on Facebook In order to keep pollution level low this Diwali, the Delhi government has decided to use social networking site Facebook to reach out to people. The environment department of the government has come up with a page on Facebook —‘Dil Se Diwali’ — asking people to say no to crackers. 2. 12th Five-Yr-Plan: CM invites suggestions The Delhi government has prepared a background paper identifying public transport, water supply and sanitation, housing, medical and public health, education and environment as the focus areas for the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-2017). 3. Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor to be completely green: Farooq A

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 41, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (starting October 10), 2011. 1. Confiscated Bullock torture devices to go on public display Seized during the Chinchali Animal Fair and at sugarcane factories, dozens of cruel devices used to whip and painfully restrain bullocks will be on display near the office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Delhi on Wednesday. 2. Powerless festive season The festival season has been marred by a spate of power cuts in the city. As the situation stands, the present power crisis in the city is unlikely to improve in the coming few days. The power department officials said that load-shedding will continue till the supply of coal is resumed. 3. Metro’s heritage corridor delay may hit 2016 deadline

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 40, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 40 (starting October 3), 2011. 1. Save the environment, say students of Indraprastha Intl. School, Dwarka More than 200 students accompanied by 20 teachers and the Delhi Traffic Police spread the universal message of the three R's — reduce, reuse and recycle. (Dr.) B.C. Sabata, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Environment, office of Chief Minister of Delhi was the guest of honour. 2. Ganga Ram study finds high levels of superbug NDM1 India might have vehemently opposed an antibiotic-resistant superbug being named New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM1), but a study in a leading city hospital has found a worryingly high prevalence of the deadly gene. 3. Jindal Group's upcoming waste-to-e
Painting Competition at School Level on Energy Conservation 2011

Painting Competition at School Level on Energy Conservation 2011

Green Alert
The Ministry of Power, Government of India invites school children to paint a world of imagination and discover the magic of clean, green and energy efficient future; a future, which they will inherit. In this process, the Ministry hopes that school children will not only learn a few good things but will also teach the world a few new things.  The Painting Competition on Energy Conservation 2011 makes a call to all little artists of the nation to come forward and participate at the school, state and national level. The best energy artists will be invited to an all expenses paid trip to Delhi in December, 2011 and will be felicitated with cash awards and certificates. The themes for School Level Painting Competition this year are: Save electricity to avoid power cuts; Use energy w