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NGT Issues Directions for Immediate Deconcretisation of Trees

NGT Issues Directions for Immediate Deconcretisation of Trees

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The Hon'ble Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) heard the deconcretisation of trees in Delhi case on the 23rd of May, 2013. The concretisation of trees in Delhi has come as a huge menace and has posed a great threat on the survivability of healthy trees in the city. Consequently, the NGT was moved vide Application No. 82/2013 through the 'Aditya N. Prasad & Others. Vs Union of India & Ors.' case. A parallel online citizens' petition to the NGT was also put together in the form of a signature campaign. This became the Earth Day campaign for Delhi and was supported by several active citizens and organisations in addition to Delhi Greens. The campaign was also picked by mainstream media and saw wide coverage. The campaign was also broadcasted via Radio One and saw
Delhi Greens to Promote Environmental Laws Starting Earth Day 2013

Delhi Greens to Promote Environmental Laws Starting Earth Day 2013

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Earth Rise: The Apollo 8 image of the Earth from lunar orbit (Dec 24, 1968). "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." - Apollo 8 broadcast 22nd April is celebrated as Earth Day, a day when more than one billion people come together to take part in calling for action for protecting the only Planet we call 'Home'.  The history of Earth Day dates back to 1970 when, after the 1969 massive oil spill in California, Santa Barbara, the then U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson founded the concept of Earth Day. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, Gaylord Nelson realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 15, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 15 (starting April 8,  2013) 2013. 1. 'Develop around greens, not through it' Govind Singh, who works with Delhi Greens, a non-governmental organisation working on biodiversity and tree conservation issues, spoke to Darpan Singh on the need to change our policies and priorities. 2. Residents join hands to save Mehrauli park A group of Delhiites came together to highlight the poor condition of the Mehrauli Archaelogical Park on Sunday. They also held a ‘Save the Park’ protest in front of the municipal garbage dump adjacent to Qutub Green Apartments in Mehrauli. 3. RWAs want concrete action to save trees Don't choke trees on concrete. This plea topped a number of recommendations made by citizens
This Earth Day, Help Take Legal Action for Freedom of Trees

This Earth Day, Help Take Legal Action for Freedom of Trees

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The concretisation of trees in Delhi is rampant amidst the ad hoc urbanisation taking place in the city. The concretisation is proving to be an imminent threat to the survivability of the heritage trees in Delhi and is leading to their choking and consequent death. This is despite the fact that existing policies and laws do not allow such concretisation and choking of the trees to take place. However, as is true for many other cases, the sighting of large number of concretised trees in Delhi indicates that the law is not being implemented. Fortunately, on 18.10.2010, the Government of India set up the National Green Tribunal (NGT) under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010. The setting up of the NGT has been the most significant milestone as it is set out to play a critical role for t...
Invite to the Release of First Tree Census Report in Delhi at IIC

Invite to the Release of First Tree Census Report in Delhi at IIC

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India International Centre and The Green Circle of Delhi invites all interested citizens to the release of a first of its kind initiative - the "First Tree Census Report of Delhi by Citizens: Sarvodaya Enclave". The Report is a compilation of the rigorous, consistent and focused tree census survey by volunteers which was led by Padmawati Dwivedi of Compassionate Living and a resident of the area. It also speaks about the determination, the will and also the need to document the trees of Delhi before we lose them to mindless and unplanned construction activities. The Report will be released by Shri Praveen Kumar Tripathi, Chief Secretary of Delhi and a key presentation on the Report will be delivered by Ms. Padmavati Dwivedi. Date: 17 October, 2012 (Wednesday) Time: 6.30 pm (Please ...
Green Leap Delhi: CM Sheila Dikshit Urges Citizens to Plant Million Trees This Monsoon

Green Leap Delhi: CM Sheila Dikshit Urges Citizens to Plant Million Trees This Monsoon

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi is encouraging and inviting citizens of Delhi to come out and plant as many trees as possible during the ongoing monsoon season. Led by none other than Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit, the campaign is using an interactive online blogging platform to reach out to citizens and inspire them to green the capital city. Delhi Greens participated in the tree plantation activity adjacent to Rajghat with Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit last week as part of the Green Leap Delhi campaign of the DoE.  The event was joined by large number of students, teachers and citizens from all walks of life. The Chief Minister urged everyone present to take a pledge to plant trees and add to the greens of Delhi city. The ambitious “Green
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...
World Forestry Day Plantation with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit

World Forestry Day Plantation with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit

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The Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta and Environment Secretary (left) Dharmendra at the Inaugural plantation ceremony for the creation of urban forest on Ring Road bypass near Salimgarh Fort, on World Forestry Day 2011. The CM shares a laugh with the participants and cheers them up for the plantation drive (above). Students and their teachers water a freshly planted sapling with much enthusiasm (below).
Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

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File photo of Delhi CM Sheila Dixit planting a sapling at the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the International Biodiversity Day in 2010. Also seen is the Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Mehta World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world on 21 March each year as people take time to consider the benefits of forests to the community - such as catchment protection, providing habitat for plants, areas for recreation, education and scientific study, and as a source of many products including timber and honey. World Forestry Day also aims to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for these many purposes. The day is therefore observed to offer information on key facets of forestry: protection, production and recreation. In its attempt to reem...
Public Lecture on The Urban Tree – Lost in Concrete at IIC

Public Lecture on The Urban Tree – Lost in Concrete at IIC

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Urban Tree— Lost in Concrete? ‘If you are determined you can find a wilderness close to you, no matter where you live.’ (Ruskin Bond) The tree has great significance in our lives. But the loss of this identity has its origin within the heroic nature of architecture and its stipulated growth especially in urban areas. The plausibility of making an honest inclusion of trees in the urban spaces is the need of the time for the sustainability of resources. The entire 7,777-hectare of protected area in the Delhi Ridge is facing acute danger from all corners in the name of urbanization and construction. Its therefore an appropriate time to discuss what measures can be taken both individually and collectively to prote
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