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World Environment Day 2012 – Green Economy: Does it include YOU?

June 6th, 2012

The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? Evidently, there are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. This is where some people shut off their minds because they find the concept of the Green Economy a little too complex to understand.

On the contrary, the Green Economy is really something that is applicable all around you and it is easy to imagine how you fit in it. Visit the ‘What is the Green Economy?’ page to read a layman’s narrative of this concept.

The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbonresource efficient and socially inclusive.

Practically speaking, a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes.

But what does all this mean for you? Well, this essentially what the second part of the theme is all about. If the Green Economy is about social equity and inclusiveness then technically it is all about you! The question therefore asks you to find out more about the Green Economy and assess whether, in your country, you are being included in it.

To learn more about the Green Economy bookmark the World Environment Day website, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and we shall be unraveling the concept of what the Green Economy really is and what it means to you ahead of World Environment Day.

Source: http://www.unep.org/wed/theme/

CarpoolGlobal wishes everyone a Happy Earth Day 2012

April 22nd, 2012

New Delhi:  CarpoolGlobal wishes everyone a happy Earth Day 2012. Long Live Mother Earth!

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22 after it was first held on April 22, 1970. US Senator Gaylord Nelson is credited for the genesis of Earth Day as he conceived it as a tool to raise ecological awareness after witnessing a huge oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969.

2001-2012: See all Google's Earth Day doodles

The original Earth Day was attended by about 20 million Americans.

The Earth Day movement went global in 1990 and is now celebrated in over 175 countries across the globe. April 22 was officially designated as the international Earth Day by the United Nations in 2009.

“Much like 1970, Earth Day 2010 came at a time of great challenge for the environmental community. Climate change deniers, well-funded oil lobbyists, reticent politicians, a disinterested public, and a divided environmental community all contributed to a strong narrative that overshadowed the cause of progress and change. In spite of the challenge, for its 40th anniversary, Earth Day Network reestablished Earth Day as a powerful focal point around which people could demonstrate their commitment,” as stated in the official website of Earth Day.

The day is marked to raise awareness and appreciation for our planet’s environment.

Last year, on April 22nd, Google had an interactive Google Doodle to celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Ticklish pandas, frolicking penguins, a growling lion, a cascading waterfall, waterfall climbing fish, a fish devouring bear, birds, butterflies, a koala and a jumping frog got together on an animated and interactive Google logo to celebrate the 41st Earth Day on April 22, 2011.

The Earth Day Google Doodle 2012 is the 1348th Google doodle since the first ever 14 years ago.

Article Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/google-celebrates-earth-day-2012-with-animated-flowers-doodle/251041-11.html

Global GREEN Awards 2010

October 24th, 2010
Title : Global GREEN Awards 2010
Venue: Natural History Museum London
Start Date: 02 December 2010
End Date: 02 December 2010
Description: The media and marketing industry Global GREEN Awards recognise and reward creative work that communicates the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable development and ethical best practice in any sector and across any marketing discipline.Now in its 5th year the GREEN Awards has become an established event on the global eco-calendar. The Awards illustrate the crucial role that needs to be played by green marketing and sustainability communications in informing people about green issues, products and lifestyle choices, and showcase examples of excellence and best practice in communicating sustainability and green issues. Previous winners include Nokia, Marks & Spencer, UNEP and Do the Green Thing.

The GREEN Awards are going Global, this year for the first time, all the categories are opened for entry from all over the world.

Event Type: Awards
Organizer: Green Awards
Participants:
Contact: Green Awards
Contact Email: news@greenawards.co.uk
Website: Global GREEN Awards 2010
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Themes: Climate Change

Carpool – The New Buzz Word To Fight Global Warming

July 28th, 2009

Carpooling has been there for quite some time in western countries but India is still waking up to it. Recently some websites have been launched to provide online carpooling systems and response are good. http://www.carpoolglobal.com is one such website that has many useful features to bring people together for a smooth carpool ride. Corporate world is also responding well to it and few of them are tieing up with these websites for their internal carpool use. People are getting worried about global warming and seriously taking steps to fight it. Carpool is in thing now in big cities of India like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata etc

We have to seriously think about carpooling as one of the options to fight global warming before it too late.

India is up there to fight global warming!!