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Delhi Greens Launches ‘Waste to Magic’ Campaign

Delhi Greens Launches ‘Waste to Magic’ Campaign

Green Alert
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)
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 34, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 34, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 34 (starting August 20, 2012) 2012. 1. NDMC leads the way in recycling e-waste In a first of its kind initiative by the civic body, the New Delhi Municipal Council has successfully disposed seven tonnes of electronic-waste in an environment friendly manner. 2. Four yrs on, BRT debate continues Delhi's bus rapid transit corridor is controversy's favourite child. It invited a lot of publicity when the first and the city's only such corridor was opened for traffic in April 2008. Four years hence, the debate on BRT's suitability for a car-crazy city still rages. 3. BRT: Ahmedabad shows the way Poor show in Delhi may have earned the Bus Rapid Transit system the tag of an alien concept for Indi...

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 21, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 21 (starting May 21, 2012) 2012. 1. Govt proposes fitness tests for private vehicles The Delhi government finally seems to be waking up to the threat of environment pollution from the expanding private vehicle pool in the city. 2. Soon, work to kickstart at Ghazipur waste plant The Ghazipur waste-to-energy plant, which will produce more than 13MW power by burning 1,300 tonne of waste daily, is all set to become operational by July-end, claims the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. 3. Shorter signals for buses, cars on BRT Learning from the seven-day experiment under which mixed vehicular traffic was allowed on the BRT corridor, the Delhi Multi Modal Transit System has decided to make changes in...

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 19, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 19 (starting May 7, 2012) 2012. 1. Rest of Delhi leaves behind south Is Delhi a better place to live in than a decade ago? The latest census report 2011 shows it definitely is. And the growing quality of life is not limited to just the 'posh' south Delhi. 2. E-waste volume set to reach eight lakh metric tonnes: Government E-waste generated in the country is expected to reach eight lakh metric tonnes, marking an increase of nearly five-and-half times of the same generated in 2005, the government told the Rajya Sabha today. 3. South Delhi wants more parking lots, multi-storey flats The Master Plan of Delhi 2021 is under review and it was the turn of south Delhi residents on Tuesday to give their

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 03, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 03 (starting January 16) 2012. 1. Living next to landfill, they seek freedom from disease Salma Khatun's husband barely manages to earn Rs 5,000 a month by preparing sticker bindis. And she spends a whopping 12% of it to buy drinking water for her family of five.  Salma's colony has hand pumps and taps and sometimes water is even brought in tankers. But all three sources of water show traces of contamination. 2. Delhi's migratory birds take hit as wetlands shrink The declining number of migratory birds in Delhi and the National Capital Region has been perturbing bird watching circles who blame it on loss of habitat due to human encroachment. 3. Sterilisation drive fails to check dog population
Tourism Ministry Holds National Workshop to Initiate Clean India Campaign in 2012

Tourism Ministry Holds National Workshop to Initiate Clean India Campaign in 2012

Green Alert
Former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the Union Tourism Minister, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Dinesh Trivedi, the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed and other dignitaries, at the All India workshop on Campaign Clean India organized by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi The Ministry of Tourism organized an All-India workshop in New Delhi today to initiate discussions on its forthcoming "Campaign Clean India". The objective of the campaign is to create awareness about hygiene and cleanliness at tourist destinations and monuments in order to promote these in an even more effective manner. Speaking during the workshop, the Union Minister for Tourism Shri Subodh Kant Sahai said, "Cleanliness and proper hygiene are universally
An Interview With V.K. Jain of Tapas NGO on the Banning of Polythene Bags in Delhi

An Interview With V.K. Jain of Tapas NGO on the Banning of Polythene Bags in Delhi

Green Personas
The non-biodegradable polythene bag was banned in Delhi in January 2009. While a blanket ban on plastic was never going to be easy, biodegradable carry bag alternatives that emerged after the ban helped bring about a green change in the city. A PIL filed by Tapas NGO in the Delhi High Court was instrumental in the banning of the plastic bag. Jincy Joy at Delhi Greens speaks to Mr. V.K. Jain, Founder of Tapas NGO on the journey from filing the PIL to ensuring the implementation of the ban. Jiny Joy: A warm greetings from Delhi Greens and thank you for the opportunity to interact with you on the initiatives you have been taking to protect the environment through both legal and awareness generation means. V. K. Jain: Thank you! Jincy Joy: Since when have you been working on environme...
Environmental Equity & Justice Partnership Fellowship Calls for Proposals

Environmental Equity & Justice Partnership Fellowship Calls for Proposals

Green Jobs
Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) is an independent grant-making program of the Just Environment Charitable Trust and supported by the Ford Foundation. The initiative is dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the area of environmental justice by catalyzing grassroots initiatives; triggering new imagination; bringing in new perspectives; encouraging crossover linkages; promoting community participation, and providing greater opportunities to connect to the environmental thinking. The goal of EEJP is ‘to secure environmental justice especially for the poor and the marginalized that are often expected to bear more than their share of environmental burdens’. EEJP is currently inviting applications under two categories: Environmental S
Waste to Energy Plant Launched Despite Opposition and Historical Failure!

Waste to Energy Plant Launched Despite Opposition and Historical Failure!

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It's almost as though it is a legend. I've heard about it from many people by now and was reminded of it last by Mr. Shashi Pandit - a panel member at the recently concluded Delhi Youth Summit on Climate 2010. There is no real written or documented evidence of it so to say, at least none that I have ever come across. And the very structure that was both the culprit and the victim, and must surely be the witness to it all, was brought down about one-two years back. Luckily I did get to to see it twice before it was dismantled--without any prior notification to anyone--to know that it was for real. The Nehru Vihar Waste to Energy Plant, that was set up in North Delhi after purchasing everything from abroad (no names, for lack of a more irrational government) and installed in full glor...
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