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Sustainable Luxury: Yes, It’s Possible!

THE notion of luxury harkens comfort, excess, decadence. ‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’ it rarely is. Indeed, one often feel sustainability and luxury cannot go hand in hand. But in an attempt to turn this conventional notion on its head is the Taj group of hotels. Recently, nine Taj properties were awarded with Gold Certification by...

Allcargo Logistics: Not Just Another Tree Plantation

Allcargo Logistics, through its in-house NGO Avashya Foundation has succesfuly executed an extensive tree plantation drive in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Gorai village of Mumbai. In collaboration with NGO Jaag, the team has planted over 200 trees in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and 250 trees in Gorai in the first phase of their environment sustainability...

Financing Offshore Wind

AHEAD of the Union Budget, the ministry of New and Renewable Energy is batting for several incentives for the wind power industry including providing additional funding, steps to increase the corpus under National Clean Energy Fund, enforcement of renewable purchase obligation and timely payment of electricity generated from wind projects are on the table...

Javdekar: India Ready To Tackle Climate Change

UNION Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar today met with a six member French delegation led by Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister Mr. Laurent Fabius in New Delhi. During the discussions Mr. Javadekar said part of the Green Climate Fund could be utilized to finance differential cost of IPRs (Intellectual...

Swach Himalayas!

Spiti, a remote valley tucked away in the Trans-Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh with a population of little over 11,000 inhabitants  has been attracting a large number of tourists. The region has also seen the obvious negatives of tourism, such as an increase in garbage, especially from plastic water bottles. And this, even inspite of...

Environment conservation campaign in the tribal hamlets of Mumbai

Environment sustainability & Upliftment of tribals being one of the main objectives Allcargo Logistics, through its in-house NGO Avashya Foundation has successfully executed phase II of environment conservation campaign in the tribal hamlets of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Gorai village of Mumbai. Avashya Foundation in association with NGO Jaag, organized tree plantation, solar lamp...

Marches, Speeches and Promises

‘Honored delegates, leaders of the world, I pretend for a living, but you do not… The time to answer humankind’s greatest challenge is now. I beg of you to face it with courage and honesty.’ Leonardo DiCaprio, who has recently been made the UN Climate Change representative, made a strong plea to combat Climate...

Farmers Sum Up The Irony Of Agriculture In India

‘The agricultural sector is a profitable profession. But we are not the ones reaping the profits. Traders, companies and other large interest groups are earning profit while we are bearing the losses continuously.’ This quote by Gajodhar, a farmer from Muzaffarnagar in Bihar, sums up the irony of agriculture in India today. In a...

Ricoh India Achieves Global Environmental Benchmark

NEW DELHI: Ricoh India Ltd. recently announced that it has received Silver ratings for a total of 32 of its imaging equipment products marketed in India, including MFPs and printers, as qualified by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry. Ricoh is the first manufacturer to have its Imaging Equipment products meet the stringent environmental...

New UN Energy Portal Launched For Asia Pacific

BANGKOK: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched an innovative new online portal   that will provide unprecedented access to information on the energy policies of countries in Asia and the Pacific, and advance the sustainable energy agenda in the region. The  Asia  Pacific Energy Portal, offers member  States  powerful tools,   including   highly ...

Infosys Aims To Become Carbon Neutral By 2018, Joins RE100

BANGALORE: The Climate Group has recently announced that Infosys (NYSE: INFY) has become the first Indian company to join RE100, a global platform for major companies committed to 100% renewable power. As part of its commitment to RE100, Infosys aims to become carbon neutral by 2018. The company is already working to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50 per cent from...

More Disclosures Requested From Oil Companies

By thewpjournal ThinkTank in International Stories The wp Journal is committed to assimilate and bring together the best of thinkers and advocates in the wp & Sustainability community across the world. Under this initiative w Read More Investors and nonprofits have requested five of the largest US oil companies (Valero, Exxon Mobil, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66...
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