The world took 150 years to realize that the invention of incandescent bulbs is the most inefficient way of lighting homes, 90% of energy consumed by incandescent bulbs goe for heating and remaining only 10 % for lighting. (more…)
When President Obama alighted from his bulletproof car on Raj path of New
Delhi, on 26th January 2015, I was standing not far from there. (more…)
Happy News for OvenFresh NewYear, with some reservations. 2015 is stated to be truly year of climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (more…)
Two years of NewsLeTERRE. Two years of adding meaning sustainable living. Two years of giving back, satisfaction and rejuvenation. Two years of Emergence of ideas of giving back to our TERRE. (more…)
Is a Global Climate Treaty Only a Pipe Dream? UN Secretary General wakes up the global leaders (more…)
Come September and TERRE has lined up events-Global and Local. TERRE is invited for UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit (more…)
Rio+20 identified Poverty Eradication as essential requirement of sustainable development. (more…)
1.25 billions of Indians have date with Monsoon every year. And 196 member-states of the world had date with United Nations to discuss environmental priorities.
Raise your voice not sea level.That is the theme of WED -2014. We also have to raise our bar in our ambitious GHG reduction targets and not just a voice.Read.. (more…)
Prime Minister’s Rural Development (PMRD) Fellow is doing extraordinary work in Sarand, Jharkhand the most backward and tribal area of India. (more…)
Bucking the general financial trends, Renewables make their ‘hand prints’ . Inspiring .
CAFÉ regulations in USA are all about vehicle fuel efficiency. Healthy ecosystems make poor wealthy. Bail out on Wall Street could fill the bellies of poor! Read more in latest NewsLeTERRE. (more…)
2014 has arrived with winds of change which are quite visible across the globe, particularly in Indian social and political scenario. The question is if such sweeping changes would transform our lives and the ecosystems for sustainability ? Read the first issue of NewsLeTERRE of brand new 2014. (more…)
Resolutions, Resolutions and Resolutions. End of 2013 will result into many resolutions. Aiming for Mandela’s fortitude and resolute personality could be one of them. Read the NewsLeTERRE.
In the year 1952 with a view to preserve the wild life of India, particularly to take urgent preventive measures to counter the extinction of any species, the Government of India established an Indian Board of Wild Life (IBWL). (more…)
On the day IPCC delivers Fifth Assessment Report on Science of Climate change in Stockholm, TERRE Policy Centre is pleased to deliver special issue of its NewLeTERRE on the subject where the Scientific Assessment of Ozone layer that started generation back made the world take successful action.
World making good progress but we are not yet there. Read latest NewsLeTERRE on Organic Farming
New Energy Secretary of USA E.Moinz has priorities laid out . TERRE dedicates the latest NewsLeTERRE to energy efficiency news.Princeton University Energy and Climate Scholars ( PECS) and TERRE launch energy efficiency campus project in India .
Latest news letter on emerging possibilities in Waste Managment . It is employment creating Green Business.
Read the origins of 3R in Chairman’s message with the idea of extending it to 5R. And do not miss the news on New York city’s mayor who changed his mind for the better. Finally, would there be an entrepreneur from ‘ Young India’ intersted and willing to start a venture that consists of exporting garbage to Norway? Read inside There is strong demand in that area.
TERRE Members went in remote villages to celebrate Earth Day 2013. It engaged a leading private sector- Persistent Systems – a global company specializing in software product and technology services with its customers spread across North America, Europe, and Asia. TERRE, a global NGO with its partners in Italy, Scotland and USA jointly embarked on reaching out to local villages in India in hot summer of more than 40-degree cent temperature. This collaboration between private sector and NGO was not on Cloud Computing or on verticals. But it was to introduce solar desktop study lamps to remote villages in hilly area of Western Ghats.
TERRE and Persistent reached out to poor students, their teachers and parents and offered solar study-lamps and demonstrated how to use them. Students who travelled for hours to participate in the event returned with ‘ light’ in their hands. Public Private Partnership in action! And Earth Day well celebrated.
Message of Earth Day-2013, therefore is : Sun gives high temperature, but it also gives ‘ light’ to poor students.
Can we write about Earth Day without referring to Climate Change? Most of the International and National organizations would respond negatively. (more…)
We in India may be some times slow in making progress. But not always. Example: what happened in Rahimatpur on 29th April 2012.