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Air pollution is the fifth largest killer in India: Abdullah A Rehman, Anti Pollution Drive Foundation

Delhiites continue to choke on polluted air and debate over the unlivability of metro cities in India continues to rage. As part of our continuous efforts to Be the Solution, The CSR Journal had an exclusive conversation with Founder and CEO of Anti Pollution Drive Foundation, Abdullah A Rehman. Anti Pollution Drive (APD) Foundation India...
solar energy study

What are the biggest roadblocks for the adoption of Solar energy?

Kolkata uses solar lamps on a large scale for household/domestic purposes compared to other tier 1 cities; while Bengaluru constitutes the highest number of solar water heater consumers amongst all the metros. These are the findings of a pan India study to gauge the awareness and penetration of household solar energy products in urban India...
sustainable packaging

CSR: Sustainable Packaging in Response to Plastic

Use of conventional plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene are facing harsh societal and political criticism due to environmental and waste-disposal concerns. As widely reported in print, electronic, and social media, these non-degradable plastics find their way into the oceans and negatively affect marine eco system and habitats. As a result, corporations are paying...
clean environment

India Targets Better Environmental Performance

India regained its status as the world’s fastest-growing major economy at the end of  2017, posting a growth in GDP of 7.2%. Its population of 1.3 billion is also growing fast, as the country added 15 million people last year. Although welcome in their own right, these growth rates raise significant problems for the...
biodiversity

CSR: Biodiversity and our Daily Bread

“Biodiversity” is a fairly recent word, used for the first time in a publication by entomologist Edward O. Wilson in 1986. It tends to be of interest to only a few people, mainly those who study it. In reality it refers to a simple concept, relevant to everyone on the planet, because it is nature,...
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CSR: Efforts To Have A Pollution Free Diwali

Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. With the custom of bursting crackers as part of celebrations, Diwali and pollution unfortunately go hand-in-hand. The air pollution statistics in India are alarming as it is. The festival often makes things worse. There are certain things that can be done to reduce air and...
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Godrej & Boyce, WorldGBC join hands to accelerate the dialogue on net zero carbon buildings in the Asia Pacific Region

Godrej & Boyce has partnered with WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network as a Corporate Activity Partner to advance the dialogue on accelerating the uptake of net zero carbon buildings in the Asia Pacific region. The signing ceremony was attended by WorldGBC Chair, Lisa Bate and Godrej & Boyce’s’s Electricals & Electronics business’s COO, George Menezes...
Diwali Diya

CSR: Lights Up – It’s Diwali!

Diwali, known as the festival of lights, is a major festival in India. This festival symbolises the victory of good over evil. Hence, it is celebrated with people spreading as much joy as they can around them. This is why in this festive season, the activities and initiatives pertaining to Citizen Social Responsibility and...
PET bottles

CSR: Sportswear Made From Recycled PET

According to National Chemicals Laboratory, India produced about 1500 kilo-tonnes of PET in 2015-16. Recycling these bottles can generate over INR 3000 crores annually. Taking up on this opportunity, Paragon Apparels, the company producing sportswear for international brands such as Adidas and Reebok since 2001, has started to use these PET to recycle them...
air pollution

CSR: Air Pollution Statistics of India

India is facing a major pollution crisis. 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India. This has caused it to hold the burden of the highest pollution related mortality rate and disease. According to a report by the World Health Organisation, there were about 60,987 deaths of children under...

Food Wastage In India, And What You Can Do About It

INDIANS waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes – a statistic that may not so much indicative of our love of surfeit, as it is of our population. Still, food wastage is an alarming issue in India. Our street and garbage bins, landfills have sufficient proof to prove it. Weddings, canteens,...
Diwali

CSR: 7 Ideas For An Eco-friendly Diwali

There has been enough noise (apart from that of the firecrackers) about celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali. While we all wish to save the environment, a list of better alternatives to celebrate in an eco-sensitive manner can bring about a sea change. Ecosac suggests 7 ways you can preserve the environment while you rejoice. 1. Light...
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