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Top Five Ways How You Can Beat Plastic Pollution

Top Five Ways How You Can Beat Plastic Pollution

Green Living
5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day across the world. The theme for World Environment Day this year is Beat Plastic Pollution. Plastic, a man-made substance, has found its way in all parts of our lives. And before we could realize it, plastic has entered our seas and oceans and is harming aquatic life everywhere. The non-biodegradable nature of this substance ensures that once created, it will always remain around us and will not stop from entering the stomachs of animals and birds. Even on being burnt, plastic emits harmful gases such as PCBs that are toxic to human beings. There is no way of getting rid of the existing plastic, and therefore we should double our efforts in reducing the demand for more plastic so it is no longer manufactured. On World Environment Day...
Next Vacation, Take the Tiger Express to India’s Hinterland

Next Vacation, Take the Tiger Express to India’s Hinterland

Green Living
The inaugural run of the Tiger Trail Circuit Train from Delhi Safdarjung Station, being flagged off by the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, through video conferencing on the occasion of the World Environment Day, 2016. The Ministry of Railways has launched a Tiger Express train which has been conceptualized through the personal interest of the Railway Minister himself! The Tiger Express tourist train will be operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The Tiger Express itinerary for a total of 5 days/6 nights starts from Delhi followed by Katani, Jabalpur, Bandhavgadh and Kanha. The semi-luxury train will take its guests to the world famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. In addition, the trip will als...
Dwarka Celebrated World Environment Day With Greenothon

Dwarka Celebrated World Environment Day With Greenothon

Events
World Environment Day was celebrated in Dwarka through the organisation of Greenothon, a cycling event on theme, "Care for Delhi's Air"! The event was organised by the Greenlco Eco Foundation and brought together thousands of Delhiites to cycle and show the path to a green future. The Greenothon cycling event covered a distance of 10 km and was organized with full support and cooperation from Delhi Police, MCD and the DDA. A thousand cycle enthusiasts thronged the venue while many others came to cheer the participants. The event was thoughtfully organised and the cycle run was divided in two categories: junior and seniors. The cyclists were escorted by the Delhi Traffic Police and three ambulances. The junior round was approximately 2.5 km and the purpose here was to promote cycl...
General Motors Conducts PUC Drive on Environment Day

General Motors Conducts PUC Drive on Environment Day

Corporate Greening, National
Automobile giant General Motors (GM) organised various activities focusing on environment safety and conservation on World Environment Day 2016. The day was also marked with a pledge to spread awareness around environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth. Chief among these activities was the collaboration of General Motors with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) to organize PUC drives across its dealerships PAN India. Other unique initiatives taken to celebrate World Environment Day 2016 included providing environment conservation tips to customers, sapling distribution, tree plantations, green processions and awareness rallies. The objective of these drives was to create awareness among motorists so they could take those little steps towards red...
Invitation to Environment Day Celebrations by Gandhi Bhawan, DU

Invitation to Environment Day Celebrations by Gandhi Bhawan, DU

Events
Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi invites citizens to celebrate the World Environment Day on 5th June! Gandhi Bhawan will be planting saplings to celebrate the day and will also organising a talk followed by a presentation. A talk on Environment Matters for Mosquito Control will be delivered by Dr. V. Thareja, Associate Professor of Zoology in the Zoology Department, Miranda House, University of Delhi and a team of students. The talk will be followed by a presentation on Road Safety by Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Date: 5 June, 2016 Time: 9.00 am t 12.00 noon Venue: Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi (North Campus) For further information, contact: Gandhi Bhawan 32, Chattra Marg University of Delhi Delhi - 110007 Email: gandhibhawan32@gmail.com Image by Giridhar V.C.
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...
CPCB Marked World Environment Day Along Ghazipur Landfill Site

CPCB Marked World Environment Day Along Ghazipur Landfill Site

Green Alert
Growing urbanization has resulted into increased generation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) which needs to be managed by adopting environmentally sustainable technologies so as to keep our cities clean and protect the environment. Use of landfills may not be sustainable as it requires land which is scarce and also associated with a potential risk of surface and groundwater pollution due to leachate generation and deteriorated ambient air quality due to bad odour, flies, methane emission, fires etc. There is also a growing need to minimize the cost of managing MSW through recovery of resources and energy instead of disposal into landfill. Giving utmost importance to the Municipal Solid Waste Management, the Central Pollution Control Board  (CPCB) celebrated the occasion of World
When Will the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Toxic Waste Be Cleaned – An Environment Day Appeal

When Will the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Toxic Waste Be Cleaned – An Environment Day Appeal

Green Alert
Residents of Bhopal gather atop the mound overlying the hazardous toxic waste with the banner asking when will the toxic mess be cleaned up and forming a big concerning question mark. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, one of the worst industrial disasters that India has witnessed till date, took place on the night of 2nd December 1984 in the Indian capital city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. While the cause of the disaster has been kept under debate, it is largely accepted and believed that the Union Carbide accident took place due to poor maintenance of the industrial plant which so as to avoid the cost of maintenance and prevent expenditure made for making the industrial plant safe for its workers and surrounding population. Twelve years later, in 1996, several thousand tons of hazardous w...
India Inc Geared Up to Celebrate World Environment Day 2015

India Inc Geared Up to Celebrate World Environment Day 2015

Corporate Greening
The Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari inaugurating the India’s first state-of-the-Art Tier-I Oil Spill Response Centre for Mumbai June 05, 2015. The World Environment Day was celebrated with great fervour and interest by India Inc this year! Companies and brands geared up to go live with their initiatives that contribute positively to environment conservation. From growing trees, displaying electrical vehicles to encouraging the use of organic food, the corporates did it all! Today, companies are looking at various ways to mitigate the problems arising out of changing environment and are rigorously working towards saving the planet. Making sustainability their top priority, India Inc is certainly treading the eco-friendly route. At the same ti

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