Waste

Nick Stern: WaterSpeak in Naturenomics™5.0

Nick Stern, Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics

Clean water is the most precious of resources for survival; dirty water can be dangerous or lethal.

Case Study: Sandeep Gurung Sikkim

Armstrong Pame, the first IAS officer from Zemay Tribe of the Naga people, presents the young Naturalist Award to Sandeep Gurung from Sikkim

A writer and green activist, the seeds of Mr. Sandeep Gurung’s green consciousness were in many ways laid down by his parents. Mr. Gurung run Oh My India (OMI), a social group that creates awareness on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling domestic waste, which has inspired thousands of individuals to change their lifestyles. He carved a niche for himself in the fashion world at a young age and is the owner of Green Gangtok – the first-of-its-kind eco- friendly fashion boutique in Sikkim. Mr.

Case Study: Sandeep Gurung Sikkim

Armstrong Pame, the first IAS officer from Zemay Tribe of the Naga people, presents the young Naturalist Award to Sandeep Gurung from Sikkim

A writer and green activist, the seeds of Mr. Sandeep Gurung’s green consciousness were in many ways laid down by his parents. Mr. Gurung run Oh My India (OMI), a social group that creates awareness on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling domestic waste, which has inspired thousands of individuals to change their lifestyles. He carved a niche for himself in the fashion world at a young age and is the owner of Green Gangtok – the first-of-its-kind eco- friendly fashion boutique in Sikkim. Mr.

TEN YEARS AFTER THE STERN REVIEW

TEN YEARS AFTER THE STERN REVIEW

TEN YEARS AFTER THE STERN REVIEW

Economics, Climate Change and Biodiversity

Followed by a discussion on the threats and prospects for development in an era of climate change.

LORD NICHOLAS STERN

IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government,

Director India Observatory, London School of Economics

& acclaimed author of The Stern Review

Water – A Depleting Resource

Mr Karunakara Reddy, Chairman & MD – SMAAT India

World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March to spread awareness about the significance of water in our daily lives, how every individual can save water, and the importance of drinking clean water. Studies say that 1.1 billion people in the world do not get clean drinking water; and in India, around 1800 human lives are lost daily due to contaminated water. 

Rio Olympics programme to recycle waste

Rio Olympics programme to recycle waste

A waste picker programme has been launched for the Rio Olympics, thanks to a partnership between Brazilian waste pickers, Rio authorities and Coca-Cola.

Waste picking has always been a common yet marginalised profession in Brazil, as Brazilian cities lack formal recycling programmes.

Securing the Culture of Cashmere in the 21st Century

Securing the Culture of Cashmere

If you wear a fine and soft cashmere sweater, then you are likely to contribute to the desertification of Mongolia. I did not like the idea when I stood at the edge of the Gobi Desert, but the hard reality is that we are often not aware of the unintended consequences we cause wearing some of the finest clothing. Even if that organic sweater carries an organic label,it does not automatically imply that the absence of chemicals turns the goats' hair wear sustainable. An ever rising demand puts excessive pressure on production.

Sikkim government bans styrofoam cutlery

Sikkim which sets the benchmark for maintaining cleanliness has taken an extra step in trying to ensure that they eliminate as many health and environmental hazards from the state. The government has now decided to  ban the use and sale of all disposable items such as cups, plates and all food packaging items made out of styrofoam.

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