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Invite to Public Lecture: Yamuna and the City – Natural or Ornamental

Invite to Public Lecture: Yamuna and the City – Natural or Ornamental

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series "Yamuna & the City : Natural or Ornamental" Landscapes of rivers, ecology and nature have been shaped by institutions of "progress" through science, engineering and politics, over time. Nature has 'served' humankind to become ornamental rather than exist as an entity in its own right. The river Yamuna when it flows through a city like Delhi, has to content with being a controlled waterbody, rather than a free flowing entity with its rich biodiversity and shifting river bed. What is its future, and can it navigate between the streams of institution imaginations? Speakers: Mr. Manoj Mishra, Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan Prof. A. L. Ramanathan, Professor, Environmental Sciences, JNU Mr. Kuldeep Singh, Town Planner Modera

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 44, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 44 (starting October 31), 2011. 1. Delhi Zoo to don a new look The National Zoological Park, popularly known as the Delhi zoo amongst city residents, is undergoing an overhauling exercise. On the 53rd Foundation Day of the park, the authorities unveiled a new master layout plan for the country’s only zoo directly under the union ministry of environment and forests. 2. Jayanthi briefs PM before BASIC meet today Ahead of the crucial BASIC countries' meeting, environment and forests minister Jayanthi Natarajan briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the upcoming UN climate talks and the emerging negotiations scenario. 3. Chhath: MCD cleans up ghats on a war footing Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Volunteers Required for Yamuna-Elbe: An Indo-German Public Art Project

Volunteers Required for Yamuna-Elbe: An Indo-German Public Art Project

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Yamuna-Elbe Public Art and Outreach Project (Project Y) is an Indo-German initiative being organised on the bank of River Yamuna in Delhi! Project Y was initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Hamburg, Germany and is being carried out in the framework of “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities”. The collaborative project is centered on the idea of creating ecologically sustainable rivers in cities. Project Y will be held in Delhi from 9th to 20th of November, 2011. For more information on Project Y, visit: http://yamuna-elbe.org/ CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Delhi Greens calls for volunteers to assist in coordination and successful organisation of Project Y from 9th to 20th November, 2011. Throughout the project, art installations by reputed artists themed on River Yamuna will be di

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 41, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (starting October 10), 2011. 1. Confiscated Bullock torture devices to go on public display Seized during the Chinchali Animal Fair and at sugarcane factories, dozens of cruel devices used to whip and painfully restrain bullocks will be on display near the office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Delhi on Wednesday. 2. Powerless festive season The festival season has been marred by a spate of power cuts in the city. As the situation stands, the present power crisis in the city is unlikely to improve in the coming few days. The power department officials said that load-shedding will continue till the supply of coal is resumed. 3. Metro’s heritage corridor delay may hit 2016 deadline
Earthquake Epicentering Closer Home, Delhi Needs All the Godliness

Earthquake Epicentering Closer Home, Delhi Needs All the Godliness

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Akshardham Temple in Delhi stands in the proximity of River Yamuna. The Commonwealth Games Village alongside it is also constructed on the Yamuna floodplain. It took an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale for Delhi to wake up to the reality that the city is located in Seismic Zone IV and lies among high-risk areas in terms of earthquake frequency and intensity. It was not really the intensity that "shook" the city as much as it was the proximity to the quake. The Wednesday earthquake event--that occurred in the late hours of September 7 2011--was epicentered at Sonipat in Haryana, a few kilometers North of Delhi.  The tremors were felt across north India, including in Kashmir and in Uttarakhand. Many people in Delhi came out of their houses into open areas and a large numb
Delhi Greens To Take Forward WED Green Messages from the India Gate Rally. Literally!

Delhi Greens To Take Forward WED Green Messages from the India Gate Rally. Literally!

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World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. This WED when India has been chosen as the global host, Delhi Greens invites everyone to participate in the WED 2011 Rally at India Gate on the 5th morning! And we ask all of you to find the Delhi Greens' Bus at the venue and leave us with your green messages. And for the rest of the day, we will take your messages forward by taking them to different public spaces across the city! So, come out in the lush greens of India Gate and smell the air to ensure it always remains clean! On this World Environment Day, Delhi Greens will also be launching an yearlong campaign: Earth-o-Care, to highlight the need to protect "our common environment" ...
DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues among the general public. Each year, the UN declares a theme for celebrating the IDB and the theme for 2011, the International Year of Forests, is Forest Biodiversity. The Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi will be organizing a workshop on Forest Biodiversity on 21st May to commemorate the International Biodiversity Day. Date: 21st May, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 09.00 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Near Wazirabad Village The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit wil...
Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge: Delhi Greens Urban Ecotour Re-Connected Citizens to the City’s Lifelines

Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge: Delhi Greens Urban Ecotour Re-Connected Citizens to the City’s Lifelines

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To commemorate Earth Day 2011, Delhi Greens made an attempt to re-connect the citizens of Delhi with the very lifelines that support them and the city. In partnership with the Earth Day Network and 'Jamghat a group of street children', Delhi Greens organized an urban ecotour focused on the two lifelines of Delhi: River Yamuna and the Delhi Ridge. We received scores of applicants who showed interest to be a part of the urban ecotour, out of which 45 citizens were selected on a first come first serve basis. Under-privileged children from Jamghat a group of street children were also a special invite to the Earth Day urban ecotour. Each participant was thus enable to contribute their bit in achieving the Billion Acts of Green that was targeted by the Earth Day Network earthwide. The urb...
Invite to Urban Ecotourism Bus Tour Exploring the Lifelines of Delhi

Invite to Urban Ecotourism Bus Tour Exploring the Lifelines of Delhi

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Have you ever touched the Yamuna? Have you ever entered the Ridge? Are you aware that not only are these two landscape features the life-lines of Delhi, they also provide critical ecosystem services to each one of us without which life would not be the same in the city. If you are, we invite you to come on board the urban ecotourism bus tour this Earth Day, to do a status check of the lifelines of Delhi. If you aren't, hop on still and get introduced to the natural heritage around you. This Earth Day 2011, all of us must take out time to say a BIG THANK YOU to Mother Earth and all that it provides without asking for anything in return. The 'Earth Day' urban ecotour will be an attempt to explore the political ecology of Delhi, and bring the citizens closer to the two lifelines of the...
Take the ‘Be Water Wise’ Pledge this World Water Day

Take the ‘Be Water Wise’ Pledge this World Water Day

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Aerial image of farms along River Yamuna near Majnu Ka Tila downstream of Wazirabad barrage. If we are what we eat, and some of what we eat comes from farming on the Yamuna River floodplains, then we are pretty much what the status of river Yamuna in Delhi is! The vegetables and produce grown on the banks of the Yamuna river in Delhi is largely irrigated by the river water which accumulate all toxic chemicals from the water into them. When we consume these vegetables, these chemicals and toxins enter our body and keep on accumulating before they cause any serious damage to our organs. Unfortunately, when you go to the market, there is no real way of telling which vegetable comes from the Yamuna floodplain and which from elsewhere.   This World Water Day 2011, we therefore urge yo