Simple Ways To Save Birds Around Us!
It is not just the Tigers and Rhinos that are disappearing know. Birds are also becoming rare and endangered. Read on to know more about the extinction of the species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs.
Love Your Planet, Love Your Pet
Amarildo Silva wanted to better the world and do good for stray dogs, which is why he decided to re-use used tires and convert them into comfortable beds for stray dogs to sleep in.
Cement-Free Eco Homes Rid The Jungle Of Cement
In an attempt to expand their territory, mankind has since ages been destroying the planet’s resources. Areas which were once lush green forests are now being replaced by concrete jungles. To save the planet from further devastation, Dhruvang Hingmire and Priyanka Gunjikar, both architects by profession, started ‘Building in Mud’. They have been concentrating on cement-free buildings using sustainable construction methods and resources. What is cement-free construction? Cement-free construction refers to the method of construction that uses very little to no cement. This type of construction discourages the use of steel bars or even the plastering of walls. The consumption […]
Karnataka Forest Department’s Novel Tactics For Children And Environment
The Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) has introduced a novel scheme and hit two targets at once. Board exams are always stressful for students who aim to score high grades. The KFD introduced a way students can bolster their marks while at the same time creating environmental awareness. The Karnataka Forest Department proposed the idea of allotting 10 marks through the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) if students plant a sapling and are successful in nurturing it. THOUGHT BEHIND THE IDEA The Minister of Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology, R Shankar, told the Bangalore Mirror their idea is to […]
From Courts To Empowering An Entire Farming Community: The Story Of Aparna Gopal Raj
The love for nature can be so strong at times, that it entirely changes one’s perspective on life for the greater good. Let us meet one such awe-inspiring lady, who left behind her comfortable life as a lawyer and founded ‘Beejom’; an animal sanctuary and an eco-friendly, sustainable agricultural farm. A native of Chennai, living in Noida, she graduated from National Law School, Bengaluru. Little did she know that her true story would commence from such humble backgrounds. While looking for boarding for a horse, she halted for a while and sat under a jamun tree. It was there that […]
Boond-Boond Pani: Saving Ponds! Saving Biodiversity!
Nearly everything on the plant has a story to tell. Be it a mountain of extreme proportions, or a simple small local pond, which tells the story of the people who use it every day, whose community life depends on such local ponds. Almost all ponds are man-made and are used for watering animals, extracting clay for bricks, or for fishing, or for washing clothes etc. Most ponds are in a pitiable condition. Ponds are important for biodiversity. These are abundant freshwater habitats. And though they vary significantly in their species compositions they do often contribute more to regional biodiversity […]
IIT-Delhi Alumni Convert Agro Waste Into Pulp
Delhi‘s air quality has been deteriorating since October. And has reached the ‘very poor’ level for the first time, this season, according to a report in the National Herald. One of the biggest contributors to pollution levels is stubble burning, a post-harvest custom in Punjab and Haryana villages. A team from IIT- Delhi has invented a machine for agro waste management. ENDING A CUSTOM: Agro Waste Management IIT-Delhi alumnus, Ankur Kumar, told The Better India, the main cause for burning crop stubble, especially paddy straw, is because it does not have a market. It has no use unlike other agro-residue […]
Diabolism Of Plastic Results In Loss Of Marine Life
Ancient times witnessed the pure pristine beauty of nature. There were no pollutants to degrade the value of our idyllic ecosystems. Be it air, water or soil, everything was pure and helped in maintaining life, thereby maintaining the balance of our ecological community. As the years advanced, mankind started making its mark in all fields. Technology made rapid and bold advancements, and today though we are at the frontiers of advancement, technology and industrialization have unfortunately become a necessary evil. For every step forward, be it in the fields of science, art, technology, art or health, man has become his […]
India And China Have Helped The Earth Get Greener Over The Last 20 Years!
India and China have helped the Earth get greener over the last 20 years! NASA found this and reported in the journal, Nature Sustainability. Afforestation projects in India and China have together reversed the browning of the earth and made it greener than it was in the mid-1990s. Completely away from popular perception, that says that due to rapid industrialization, India or China or both, may be the real culprits in the browning of the planet and could be the prime reason for Climate change. It’s not. NASA, a US agency, has proven so. The maps that they have come […]
6 Things You Should Know About Animal Ark At Hemalkasa
‘Animal Ark’ a place where animals and humans both live the life of their dreams.
Chennai Residents Save One Lakh Liters Of Water
India is one of the most drought-prone countries in the world. There is water scarcity in many semi-arid regions. Residents of a residential complex in Sholinganallur in Chennai, decided to harvest rainwater in a sump. WHY IS WATER CONSERVATION ESSENTIAL? Water conservation is crucial to alleviate water shortage in the country and entails limited usage and saving water for future requirements. SOME IMPORTANT BENEFITS: 1. Minimizes the effects of drought and water scarcity 2. Meets the increasing demand for water 3. Reduces groundwater contamination 4. Helps preserve the environment 5. Makes water accessible for recreational purposes IMPORTANCE OF RAINWATER HARVESTING […]
THE GIRL REUSING FLORAL WASTE PRODUCTIVELY
India is a land of diverse cultures and festivals. There are over fifty festivals, none of which are complete without floral decorations. Flowers also play a big role in wedding decorations. Did you know? Statistics reveal, flowers form one third of India’s annual solid waste, with around 2 million tonnes of waste flowers discarded every day. The waste flowers are mainly discarded in water bodies. The dumping creates pollution because it triggers the growth of algae in water, often suffocating aquatic creatures. A solution blooms Parimala Shivaprasad, a 26-year-old Chemical Engineer, has a solution. She is currently pursuing her PhD […]