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Dilli Haat, Janakpuri Came Alive with ECORUN on Environment Day

Dilli Haat, Janakpuri Came Alive with ECORUN on Environment Day

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The otherwise sleepy Dilli Haat, Janakpuri came alive on June 5th, World Environment Day with ECORUN, a movement to create awareness about air pollution. Organized by Greenlco Eco Foundation, the ECORUN campaign was flagged off from Dilli Haat Janakpuri by Mr. Rajesh Rishi (MLA from Janapuri, New Delhi). Around 300 people participated in the. 3.5 km run. The ECORUN was followed by painting/ poster competitions for children of all ages on the topic of environment and air pollution. Approximately 250 children participated and expressed themselves, making use of flamboyant colours. Other events included Snakes and Ladders, a campaign to save the Yamuna called Hamaari Yamuna - (Lifeline Delhi Ki), launching of a Made in India LED Bulb and a similar campaign to promote the use of LEDs in
This Environment Day You Will Have to Do More Than Just Planting Trees

This Environment Day You Will Have to Do More Than Just Planting Trees

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If it was a regular Environment Day, I would have asked you to take a break from what you are doing to look at the image above. I would have then reminded you of the beautiful bounty of Mother Nature, and asked you to take a deep breath and let Nature rejuvenate yourself.  But wait, I cannot do that because the deep breath that you will take could impair your lungs beyond repair. It would also shorten your life span by a few days and put you at risk of a large number of pulmonary disorders. The World Environment Day is an annual celebration made on the 5th of June since 1972. On this day, individuals, organisations and governments remind themselves about the role of a healthy environment and cherish the bounty of Mother Nature. UNFORTUNATELY, Delhi has been devoid of that luxury
PM Narendra Modi to Initiate Nation-Wide Tree Plantation Drive on Environment Day

PM Narendra Modi to Initiate Nation-Wide Tree Plantation Drive on Environment Day

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The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi will initiate a tree plantation campaign on June 5, the World Environment Day! What's more, the first sapling will be planted by the Hon'ble Prime Minister at his official residence, 7 RCR. To commemorate World Environment Day further, the Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli and international wrestler Sushil Kumar will also join in and plant saplings at Paryavaran Bhawan. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is celebrating the World Environment Day on June 5, 2015 by planting saplings across the country. On the evening of June 5, Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rane and Rohit Sharma, along with Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar and Maharashtra Minister for primary, higher and technical & Medica...
Status Check of ‘Our Common Environment’ Worrisome

Status Check of ‘Our Common Environment’ Worrisome

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5th June - Environment Day - serves as a day in focus when the world's attention is drawn towards the otherwise urgent issue of environmental protection. Global citizens unite on this day for this cause and are engaged by Governments, active media agencies, non-profits and environmental organisations and are urged to pledge their support in protecting our environment. Led by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the day also acts as a common binder for the global community working for the protection and conservation of nature, natural resources and our common environment. This year, the theme chosen for the Environment Day was Think > Eat > Save. The chosen theme is very important since capitalistic media backed retail stores have altered our thinking capacity (on...
DoE to Celebrate World Environment Day at Garhi Mandu City Forest

DoE to Celebrate World Environment Day at Garhi Mandu City Forest

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World Environment Day is celebrated each year on June 5 in order to remind us all that our fragile and common environment needs to be protected. Delhi has always been on the forefront of the celebrating the Environment Day, largely as a day to highlight the several green initiatives across the National Capital Territory. Government agencies, citizens, civil society groups, RWAs, Eco-clubs and NGOs all either come together or individually celebrate the day by carrying out plantation activities or eco-workshops. This year, like any other year, the Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) will be celebrating the World Environment Day and has invited school children to join in the celebrations! The Environment Day this year is being observed at the Garhi Mandu...
Science Express Biodiversity Special to be Flagged Off on Environment Day

Science Express Biodiversity Special to be Flagged Off on Environment Day

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In an effort to create widespread awareness on the unique biodiversity of the country, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) jointly with the Department of Science & Technology (DST) will be running a ‘Science Express – Biodiversity Special (SEBS)’ train across India covering over 100 stations in the next two years. Eight out of the sixteen coaches of the SEBS are solely dedicated to showcasing the myriad biodiversity spread across the bio-geographical zones of India. These include the trans-Himalaya & the Himalayas, the Gangetic Plain, North East India, the Desert & Semi-Arid Zone, the Western Ghats, the Deccan Peninsula, the Coasts & Islands. These 8 coaches will focus on the range of Biological diversity, critically endangered species (IUCN Red list), biod
Green Walkathon and Stakeholder Gatherings: India Paved the Way for a Green Economy this WED

Green Walkathon and Stakeholder Gatherings: India Paved the Way for a Green Economy this WED

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Hand..err..Heart and Mind at the Right Place: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh at the Green Walkathon India played the global host to the World Environment Day (WED) for the first time this year, an year for which the WED theme was chosen to be 'Forests: Nature at your service".  Shifting from the past practice of organizing WED at New Delhi only, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India organized a series of activities, events and campaigns across the country during the first week of June 2011. Notable among these were events, activities and campaigns at Bhubneshawar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Bengaluru and the Nilgiri Biosphre Reserve etc. The underlying objective of all such activities was to highlight the int
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Highlights India’s Commitmment to the Environment

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Highlights India’s Commitmment to the Environment

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The following is an interview of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh by the United Nations Environment Programme's Director of Communications Satinder Bindra. Jairam Ramesh speaks on India's commitment to the environmental cause on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. http://vimeo.com/24554724 Further to the interview, while chairing a one day civil society seminar on “Nature & Livelihood: Women’s Perspective” called for also as part of the the World Environment Day celebrations, Jairam Ramesh said that conservation of forests is crucial for sustainable development and green economy of the country.  He emphasized that the role of women and Gram Sabha is very crucial for forest conservation. He elaborated on the "Gram Sabha” and its greater role in the recently launched “Gr
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