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Is Life Dispposable? Film Screening by Toxics Link

Is Life Dispposable? Film Screening by Toxics Link

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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
Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Eco Dharma

Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Eco Dharma

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series Eco- Dharma reveals eco- approach associated with Indian concept of sacredness of the nature as well as concern in development of public environmental awareness. India today brings the picture of deep ecological crisis as a consequence of over population, aggressive implementation of technology and climate change. The living matter strives in attempt to share life space with human constructions and machinery. Bishnois from Western Rajasthan since 16th Century effectively continues their Eco- Dharma - sacred duty of protecting environment. Bishnoi villages oases are easily distinguishable with plenty of trees and wild life. The community is known for sacrificing their wealth and life to guard them. Toxics Link invites you for
Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Hot as Hell

Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Hot as Hell

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series Hot as Hell Screening : Hot as Hell; Directed by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta Mining and industrial projects marginalise the poor and exasperate inequalities in the name of development allover the world. Although mining has been promoted as a livelihood option it employs less than 5.6% people in India today. Jharia in Jharkhand which is known for its massive store of primary coking coal and for raging underground coal fire has a different story to tell. The small township with billions of worth of coal is reeling under poverty. The prevailing lawless situation and thriving mining mafia apart from the coal fire literally turned life here a hell. Experts say it is the unscientific mining cause the inferno in Jharia. The life of mor
Quotes From the Earth 2008: Environmental Film Festival

Quotes From the Earth 2008: Environmental Film Festival

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Toxics Link and India International Centre (IIC) invite all to the "Quotes from the Earth", a biannual environmental film festival. The festival, held since 2004, would showcase 20 exemplary works on celluloid, by some of country’s most renowned environmental filmmakers, that portray the global struggle against climate change, hunger, unclean water, polluted urban scapes and difficult survival. Categorized under 5 subheads namely Climate change and Energy Efficiency, Survival, Hunger, Urban Scapes and Water, the film festival would also host expert panel discussion on burning issues like Sustainability and Globalisation. Date: 19th and 20th December, 2008 Venue: Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre(IIC) 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 The Fes
Dissemination Workshop on ‘Study on Radioactive Waste in India’

Dissemination Workshop on ‘Study on Radioactive Waste in India’

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Toxics Link invites all to participate in a dissemination workshop on the ‘Study on Radioactive Waste in India’ as part of the recently concluded study taken up by Toxics Link, with support from Heinrich Boll Foundation, aimed at mapping the civilian nuclear fuel cycle in India with a clear focus on waste generation and management practices and flagging critical issues therein. Date: 2nd December, 2008 Time: 11 am to 4 pm Venue: PHD House, (Mohta Room), Siri Institutional Area, New Delhi The workshop seeks to bring together an eclectic mix of experts from the nuclear establishments, scientific community, academia, civil society, international agencies and media. The objective is to share the initial findings with the participants and seek inputs that can be incorporated in finalisi
South Asian Conference on Alternatives Mecury in the Health Care Sector

South Asian Conference on Alternatives Mecury in the Health Care Sector

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Mercury pollution is a serious global environmental and human health problem which causes various adverse impacts throughout the world. The healthcare industry is one of the glaring examples of mishandling of mercury. Healthcare uses mercury in many ways like in thermometer, sphygmomanometer, dental amalgam, chemicals etc. The scattered source combined with lack of awareness regarding mercury among the healthcare workers is of grave concern in South Asian Region. Viable alternative technologies are readily available and are increasingly being used by the health care sector in countries around the world. The World Health Organization’s policy is to promote a transition to these alternatives. To address the issue it is important to engage with key stakeholders in health sector in South
Toxics Link’s Public Lecture Series: Use Renewable Energy – Make your house energy-efficient

Toxics Link’s Public Lecture Series: Use Renewable Energy – Make your house energy-efficient

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series Use renewable energy - Make your house energy-efficient Over the last century, consumption of non-renewable sources of energy has caused more environmental damage than any other human activity. Electricity generated from fossil fuels such as coal and crude oil has led to high concentrations of harmful gases in the atmosphere. This led to many problems being faced today such as ozone depletion and global warming. Vehicular pollution has also been a major problem. As a matter of fact, the recent world is going through a severe energy crisis. Under such circumstances alternative sources of energy can play a key role. These sources, such as the sun and wind, can never be exhausted and therefore are called renewable. They cause l