Civic Sanskriti: Looking back, looking forward to best things that happened in Pune for sustainability

I asked a few people what they thought were the best things that happened in Pune for sustainability, looking back at the year gone by.

On the mobility front, Sujit Patwardhan, founder, Parisar, said that “street designs favouring walking and cycling are emerging in different neighbourhoods. But the good work happening is about 10%, while unsustainable works continue. Yet, there are nudges for change in thinking, which will hopefully become visible in the years to come. For example, the need for a structured approach to air quality improvement under the National Clean Air Programme, and recognition of pedestrian rights. But until a breakthrough happens, it can end in all talk and no action”

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Nand Vidya Niketan school in India

The Nand Vidya Niketan school in the city of Jamnagar has been carrying out actions in favor of sustainable development for more than six years. For its project last year, the establishment chose to work on the themes of biodiversity and waste. Thanks to the establishment of sorting, the reuse of waste and the planting of trees, the educational community has contributed to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 12 “Responsible consumption and production” and 15 “Life on land”.

Hindustan Times I  11 Dec 2021

Civic Sanskriti: A welcome stride towards making streets walkable
by : Sanskriti Menon

Pune has declared December 11 as Pune Pedestrians’ Day and events include rally at the pedestrians’ plaza in Aundh, a welcome stride towards making streets walkablePedestrians walking on an encroachment -free footpath in Aundh in Pune. Pune has declared December 11 as Pune

Pedestrians’ Day and events include rally at the pedestrians’ plaza in Aundh, a welcome stride towards making streets walkable. (HT FILE)

Hindustan Times I  30 Nov 2021

Civic Sanskriti: Handprint’s actions towards sustainability
by : Sanskriti Menon

The Handprint draws on wisdom from our collective heritage and represents the belief that we can make a difference. Our individual and collective actions can solve environmental problems, decrease the human footprint, and make the world more sustainable.

The Handprint draws on wisdom from our collective heritage and represents the belief that we can make a difference. Our individual and collective actions can solve environmental problems, decrease the human footprint, and make the world more sustainable. (HT)

Hindustan Times I  23 Nov 2021

Safety of child passengers still a concern, needs attention
by : Sanskriti Menon

The earliest memories of children growing up in cities like Pune include rides sitting on the petrol tank of a motorcycle, standing in the front on a scooter, or even sitting pillion facing the back to get a good view of the surrounding.

Though they provide relatively cheap and convenient mobility, motorised two-wheelers used in India are not designed for carrying children as passengers.

Forbes I  17 Nov 2021

Victory For Campaign To Recognise A Child’s Right To Clean Air

The right to breathe clean air has been acknowledged by the Committee of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), following a global campaign backed by more than 29,000 young people.

The campaign, which is run by Blueair in partnership with Global Action Plan, the Coalition for Clean Air, Centre for Environment Education and Safekids Worldwide, has now collected 29,674 signatures worldwide.

Hindustan Times I 16 Nov 2021

Demand and support culture of road safety in society
by : Sanskriti Menon

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is observed later this week on November 21, 2021. Let’s take a moment to think about all the people who lost their lives and those seriously injured in road crashes. Today’s column is in their memory.

Today’s column is in their memory. Road traffic injuries present a colossal....

The Hindu I 14 Nov 2021

A platform for students to report on environment
by : Liffy Thomas

“We engage with the student community through campaigns and competitions,” says Madhavi Joshi, senior programme director, Centre for Environment Education, which is the national operator running YRE programmes in India since 2015.

New India Times I 14 Nov 2021

HCL CEE celebrated Children's Day with children in Sector 46, gave certificate.

Noida Sector 46, Nit.:

A special prayer meeting was organized for children on the occasion of Children's Day at Sector 46 Community Center on Sunday. 70 people were present in the program. In which RWA President Vijay Rana and HCL CEE team Salman, Ali Jabran, Mujtaba, Jain, Gunjan organized entertaining games for the children. Children gave beautiful presentation of wall painting, drawing, running competition and poetry.

Sandesh News I 10 Nov 2021

Campaign for National Pedestrians' Day

                                                                                                                                 

       




SolidwasteIndia I 09 Nov 2021

SWI Interview: Prabhjot Sodhi On Circular Economy and Waste Management

Over the last four decades, Mr Prabhjot Sodhi has donned several hats in areas related to waste management, circular economy and climate change. Currently, as Senior Program Director at Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Mr Sodhi is focussing his energies on streamlining plastic waste management and recycling..

New India Times I 10 Nov 2021

HCL CEE distributes bags and sanitary napkins successfully in Garima Vihar, Domestic Helpers Program

HCL CEE distributes bags and sanitary napkins successfully in Garima Vihar, Domestic Helpers Program Noida Sector 35: HCL Foundation CEE team successfully conducted Domestic Helper SWM training at Garima Vihar, Sector-35 in the presence of Chairman and Secretary as part of Clean Noida Project. 38 women domestic helpers participated in the training.

Times of India I 02 Nov 2021

New snake house at Sundarvan

Ahmedabad: Sundarvan Zoo, run by the Centre for Environment Education in Satellite, on Monday got a new enclosure for snakes.

Wagh Bakri Tea group sponsored the project. CEE founder-director Kartikeya Sarabhai told TOI that it's a great example of CSR for conservation of wildlife

Hindustan Times I 02 Nov 2021

Hope from the extraordinary is power for ordinary people 
by : Sanskriti Menon

A declaration was made on Day 1 of COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. What is extraordinary is that the declaration is from a set of ordinary human beings, members of the first Global Citizens’ Assembly. They were joined by Nicola Sturgeon, First



Hindustan Times I 19 Oct 2021

The call for a National Pedestrians' Day by SUM Net and Pune Pedestrians' Day 
by : Sanskriti Menon

[email protected] Walking is the most basic means of transport and a fundamental element of the human condition. Countless generations of our ancestors have walked the earth. A walk – the Dandi March – is part of India’s freedom struggle. Walking enables study, livelihoods

Hindustan Times I 12 Oct 2021

Building climate action into every new construction design 
by : Sanskriti Menon

The number of warmer days and nights is going up. Due to climate change, heatwaves and other extreme weather events are longer, more frequent, and more intense in India. In highly built-up urban areas, heat and light also reflect off and radiate from buildings and roads, creating heat islands. In addition, buildings in India are the second-largest consumer of electricity. By 2030, buildings will likely become the largest consumer of electricity.

Hindustan Times I 28 Sep 2021

Why our city's biodiversity strategy is no walk in the park 
by : Sanskriti Menon

Citizens’ protests against the conversion of forests and grasslands on the hilltops and hill slopes such as Taljai or Baner into ornamental gardens and amphitheatres and channelising and concretising of streams are not just romantic fantasies or anti-development stances. They have a sound basis that considers the benefits of biodiversity for our well-being in the city.