Green School

A few schools in India are pioneering new ways of learning. As adolescent is an age of opportunity and when the mind is most impressionable, it is best that good ideas be introduced at a young age. One such school is Aman Setu School in Pune that has tried to introduce environmentally friendly practices for its students. The building itself is made from locally available recycled materials and toxic paints have been avoided.  Aman Setu, which literally means the ‘bridge40

GREEN BUILDINGS

Green buildings refer to environmentally sustainable buildings, buildings which do not utilise traditional resources that contribute to or increase pollution and the construction and subsequent operation minimises waste generation while maximising on sustainable practices. The energy requirement of a building that we live or work in is around 40% (developed country) of the total energy consumption. The construction of a building is itself energy intensive. So green building is a concept that aims at minimising wasteful activities and promotes environmentally40

Green House Gas inventory-Indian NATCOM

Note: Read snapshot of India’s Green House Gas emission Report (2007)  here Excess release of pollutants in the atmosphere is a starting point of any environmental pollution. Growing accumulation of green house gases accelerates the green house effect that further results into additional warming of the planet. Climate change is real and it’s effects have been already visible. Since past 200 years industrial revolution subsequently resulting in higher consumption of natural resources like fossil fuels and minerals. Growing concern about40

An introduction to Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2000, the Carbon Disclosure Project was launched by an UK based organization to disclose greenhouse gas emissions by the organizations. CDP is a key to accelerate the climate change mitigation initiative by providing quantitative information about the green house gas emissions. It is difficult for businesses to disclose their sensitive information through the barriers of internal policies, investment priorities and top management attitude. Investors, stakeholders, political leaders and big corporations can collectively trigger this initiative and make the requirement40