Over 870,000 trees planted in Maharashtra to expand and protect tiger habitat
As the ongoing pandemic rages across India’s cities and villages, an ecological crisis persists to threaten the country’s wildlife habitats and forests. Rampant afforestation, shrinking animal corridors, incessant forest fires, endangered wildlife, and a depleting green cover are all signs of the dysfunctional relationship between human beings and the environment. To remind us of what we […]Read More
A thriving environment should be a human right but are we doing enough to protect it?
The ongoing pandemic, increasingly frequent environmental disasters and the humanitarian crises triggered by an unstable ecology led The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to publish a significant study this April. The data showed how disasters linked to climate change worsen poverty, hunger and access to natural resources, stoke instability and even violence. The […]Read More
Climate Action on Earth Day: Planting 7 Million Saplings During the Pandemic
The initiative is inspired by this year’s theme, ‘Restore Our Earth’ Every year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated to refocus our collective attention to environmental issues. This year’s theme, ‘Restore Our Earth’ underscores the need to repair and harmonise our relationship with the planet. That this is not possible without synergy is a […]Read More
Are salt pans under threat?
Today we are experiencing many natural disasters globally like earthquake, storms, floods, tsunami etc. It’s all because of imbalances of environment. And what is causing this imbalance? Human encroachments, deforestation, treating creeks as dump yards, cutting mountains, treating rivers like dustbin, increasing fuel consumption, increasing machines more the human, disturbing animals natural surroundings, destroying marine […]Read More
All you need to know about Uttarakhand forest fires
The skies become orange, a raging inferno blazes across the mountains. Towers of fire reach out towards the heavens. Such a horrifying sight it is the burning of a forest. The distinct smell of burnt wood and heavy smoke can be felt miles away. Scores of animals, insects, birds perish in an intensely painful death. […]Read More
Why is ‘Environment Protection’ necessary?
We have been studying Environmental Science since the fourth standard so we all are well versed with the term “environment” and the importance of its preservation. But we fail to understand that still why is it so difficult for humankind to work for its preservation. It has been very difficult to figure out why it […]Read More
From forests to farmlands: What we learnt from the COVID-19 outbreak
Climate change and its effects have become a significant threat to the existence of life on Earth. Even as the world celebrates ‘Environment Day’ on June 5th of every year to raise awareness on the importance of protecting our planet, environmental catastrophes are increasing each year. Is COVID-19 just the beginning? The outbreak of the […]Read More
On International Day of Forests, counter climate change with eco-sensitive plantation drives
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012 to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests. At a time, when afforestation is rampant, pollution is making our cities uninhabitable and climate change is causing unprecedented natural disasters, experts are recommending a simple way forward […]Read More
Saving forests to save the earth
World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests is celebrated on the 21st of March across the world to raise awareness among communities about the values, significance, and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth. The theme for 2021 is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being.” The restoration and sustainable management […]Read More
All you need to know about the Similipal forest fire
For more than two weeks, fires were raging in Odisha’s Similipal forest area. The state government on March 8th claimed that the fire was almost under control and more staff have been deployed to extinguish it. Similipal: A critical biosphere reserve Similipal is included by UNESCO in its list of critical biosphere reserves of the […]Read More
How ‘carbon sinks’ can help India to battle climate change and become a ‘net zero’ nation
That we need climate action acceleration is an understatement. We are collectively living through a global pandemic, natural disasters across the world have become increasingly frequent and yet the collective focus of humanity remains fragmented and divided over what should be a common strategy to make the planet healthier. In 2019 though, at the UN […]Read More
World Wildlife Day 2021: ‘Forests and Livelihoods- Sustaining People and Planet’
Did you know, in less than 50 years, there has been an average decline of 68 per cent in the population of animals, birds and fish globally? (Living Planet Index report) March 3 is celebrated as World Wildlife Day globally. On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed […]Read More
Students Demand Protecting Haryana’s Forest Cover on Aravalli Black Day
On February 28, 2021, to mark the 2nd anniversary of the Punjab Land Preservation Act Amendment (PLPA) Bill which was passed on 27 February 2019, students of Grade 11th, Heritage Experiential Learning School presented a demonstration at different locations in Galleria Market in Gurgaon. They recited a poem and gave a talk on the implications […]Read More
Here’s how this community planted over 2.6 million trees in 2020
For many, 2020 was the year of reckoning when a global pandemic forced people to pause and reassess thier relationship with nature. But for rural communities, it was a time of acute economic distress, unemployment, and untold hardship. Employment for rural people during the pandemic In spite of the pandemic, Grow-Trees.com was not only supporting […]Read More
Is Union Budget 2021 environmentally inclusive?
The expectations from the budget of FY 2021-2022 had been extremely high since the country faced huge economic retardation after fighting the Coronavirus pandemic for almost a year. The strategic budget allocation for the environment had been very crucial this year. Given the country’s heavy investments for developing new entrepreneurial ventures, the natural resources were […]Read More