What Organizations are Doing for Earth Hour 2012

In 2012, Earth Hour is issuing a simple promise and a challenge – I Will If You Will. Here are a few examples of some of the Earth Hour challenges in 2012: Sharan Burrow ITUC General Secretary inspires action The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) General Secretary, Sharan Burrow, has challenged trade unions around the [...]

The War Between the Earth’s Carrying Capacity and Rising Demand

Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs 2012 showcases the planet’s growing demand for food and energy, its shrinking resources, and the implications of this dilemma. The global economy continued to grow last year, world population surpassed 7 billion, and the use of energy and other natural resources generally rose. The Worldwatch Institute captures the impacts of this [...]

Earth Day 2012 on top of the World (VIDEO)

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests Pablo Neruda It was almost 9.30 p.m  as Jan Shatabdi Express from Delhi sluggishly rolled in alongside Dehradun. I left the comfort [...]

Revisiting Mountain Perspective: Reasons And Challenges

This article is in the series of responses to ongoing discussion on ‘Mountain Perspective’ at http://bit.ly/yYlbpl . It looks in to the aspects of mountain perspective and specificities as mentioned by Dr. N. S. Jodha during 1992s, and compares them in present  context. For the reference of readers and forum discussants, I am putting here [...]

How Green can be the Green India Mission?

One of the 8 Missions under National action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) is Green India Mission (GIM). Its draft Mission document states the main objective as doubling the area for afforestation in next 10 years. This mission has a budgetary proposal of Rs. 40,000 crores. As a novel initiative the Ministry of Environment and [...]

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