Wednesday, March 20Delhi Greens Blog: Greening the World, One Post at a Time!

Tag: wed

TATA Starbucks to Go Fully Green by Environment Day 2019

TATA Starbucks to Go Fully Green by Environment Day 2019

Corporate Greening
Tata Starbucks has recently announced that it will completely transition to compostable and recyclable packaging solutions across its stores in India by World Environment Day, 5 June 2019. Starbucks claims to have a 30-year track record of focusing on sustainability across all aspects of its business, including achieving 99 percent sustainable coffee and committing to eliminate single-use straws globally by 2020. Starbucks entered the Indian market in October 2012 through a 50/50 Joint Venture with Tata Global Beverages and currently operates 138 stores across the country. In India, the company is further advancing this commitment to serve its sustainable coffee in sustainable ways across the market. Tata Starbucks Pvt. Ltd. has been working to eliminate the use of single-use plasti...
Environment Day Reminder of the Status of Environment in Delhi

Environment Day Reminder of the Status of Environment in Delhi

Articles
5th June is celebrated as the World Environment Day since 1972. It marks the day when the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (or the Stockholm Conference) convened with participation from 113 nations. This further led to the setting up of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 5th June is the date when global action towards environmental protection receives a fresh impetus. The Environment Day each year usually revolves around a specific theme. The Environment Day theme this year is Beat Plastic Pollution, and the host country of this event this year happens to be India! The celebrations have already begun in New Delhi, with the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) hosting a four day long International Event talking about various asp...
Urban Affairs Minister Calls for Sustainable Urban Transition

Urban Affairs Minister Calls for Sustainable Urban Transition

Green Lens
The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri addressing the session on ‘The Knowledge Coalition-Intelligent Conversations’ as the part of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 3, 2018. The Minister highlighted how with cities emerging as the drivers of the national economy, India stands at the threshold of a critical moment in its developmental trajectory where adequate opportunities must be created for cities/towns to grow, flourish and become vibrant centers of investment and productivity. Acknowledging India's crucial role in addressing global issues on mitigating climate change, the Minister shared how India has made some far-reaching commitments towards the larger welfare of the planet like being committed to achievi
Declaration from Taj Mahal to Beat Plastic Pollution on WED 2018

Declaration from Taj Mahal to Beat Plastic Pollution on WED 2018

Green Alert
A high level stakeholders' Workshop on the problem of pollution around Taj Mahal was conducted by the Ministry of Culture in Agra on 3rd June 2018. The Workshop was Chaired by Minister of State (I/C) of Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma. The Workshop was called to discuss the issues of pollution around Taj Mahal with a focus on drawing short-term and long-term measures to deal with the problem and to protect the Taj from environment pollution. The Workshop was attended by DG, ASI, Smt Usha Sharma; Additional Secretary, M/o Environment, Forest & Climate Change Shri A. K Mehta, representatives of State Government, local administration , local administration of neighbouring districts to Agra, local MPs, MLAs, representative...
Environment Minister Encourages Nation to Participate in WED 2017

Environment Minister Encourages Nation to Participate in WED 2017

Green Lens
Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan visiting an exhibition at a function on the eve of World Environment Day (WED), in New Delhi on June 04, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha is also seen. Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan; Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha among others administering the pledge at a function on the eve of World Environment Day, in New Delhi on June 04, 2017.
Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated a novel concept to promote tree plantation in the general public. Starting this World Environment Day, the Environment Minister of India is asking all citizens to plant a sapling and take a selfie with it and share it on a Governmental portal created especially for this campaign. The campaign is called WEDSelfie and the MoEFCC invites a selfie from all citizens on the theme Plant a tree and create your own Oxygen Bank. Hundreds of citizens have posted and share their WEDSelfies with the Ministry through this portal already Stressing that the green mission can succeed only through active people's participation, the Environment Minister has come up with this idea and has urged the citizens to plant tr...
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Reaches Faizabad

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Reaches Faizabad

Events, National
The Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra by Mr. Gyan Prakash Pandey, which had started from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 5th June (World Environment Day), has now reached Faizabad (the old capital of Awadh). Prior to reaching Faizabad, and after leaving Basti District Headquarter, Mr. Gyan Prakash had reached and stopped over at Chhawani Bazar, Faizabad Road. He spent the night here with support from Mr. Maya Shanker Tripathi, Professer of a local degree college. Chhawani Bazar is also the place which has a "Shaheed Smarak" which reminds us of the martyrs of 1857. 400 freedom fighters were hanged till death here by the Britishers in that year. After the night stay at Chhawani Bazar, Mr. Gyan Prakash reached Faizabad at 10.00 am on 7 June. Mrs. Bharti Singh, Convener of Mahila Sena, Faizab...
Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Green Lens
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar disposes off confiscated Wildlife Articles during the World Environment Day celebration in Mumbai on June 05, 2016. The theme for World Environment Day 2016 is Go Wild for Life and focuses on stopping the illegal trade in wildlife parts world over. Drawing attention to this year's theme of the World Environment Day – "Go Wild For Life", Mr. Javadekar underlined government’s resolve for protection of wildlife. Speaking on Environment Day, he informed that the Government began this year's World Environment Day celebrations by launching Asia's first Vulture Re-introduction Programme at Pinjore in Haryana. Mr. Javadekar said vultures – the true Swachch Bharat volunteers – had become endangered since 1990, after eating carcasses of cattle which w
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Begins from Gorakhpur on WED

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Begins from Gorakhpur on WED

Events, National
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra (Save Earth Cycle Journey), a one man initiative to raise awareness for protecting Mother Earth, started today from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The Journey is being undertaken by Mr. Gyan Prakash Pandey and is being provided social media support by Delhi Greens in collaboration with the Earth Day Network. The Cycle Yatra will cover 30 districts of India in 30 days and the theme of this Yatra is to sensitize people about saving water, conserving and growing more trees, stopping open defecation and related sanitation issues. The Yatra was inaugurated today on World Environment Day 2016 after which Gyan Prakash Pandey began the month long journey. The Dharti Bahaco Cycle Yatra was flagged off by Mr. Seetaram Jaiswal, President of Sanyukt Vyapar Mandal of Gora...
Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone Happy World Environment Day

Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone Happy World Environment Day

Green Lens
Environment Day Greetings to All! This year's theme for World Environment Day (WED) is Go Wild for Life! Everyone the world over is being encouraged to make yourself aware of all those species who are under threat and take action at your own level to help safeguard them for future generations. The illegal trade in wildlife is pushing many species of animals and plants toward local or global extinction. The extinction of iconic species such as elephants, tigers or sea turtles would be a disaster for conservation efforts. But the loss of any species, even at a local level, is an erosion of the biodiversity that underpins the natural systems upon which we all depend for our food security, medicines, fresh air, water, shelter and a clean and healthy environment. Wildlife crime also...

Last updated by at .