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World Environment Day celebrated

The Hindu New Delhi, 5th June, 2015


Correspondent :

The World Environment Day was celebrated by various organisations in Coimbatore and the Nilgiris. It is observed annually on June 5 by the United Nations to stimulate worldwide awareness of environment issues.

Environment Conservation Group (ECG), a Coimbatore-based NGO, joined hands with PumpuharResidens Welfare Association in Idayarpalayam to plant 70 saplings.

Global warming

The objective is to mitigate the impact of global warming. The ECG also expressed its willingness to work with schools to raise awareness among students.

Interested schools can contact the organisation at 97878 78910, email id: ecgwild@gmail.com.

The organisation also suggested a host of ways in which the common man can reduce waste consumption and make a positive contribution to the environment.

They include purchasing locally-manufactured goods, using products with minimal packaging, recycling and reusing as much as possible.

The Nilgiris

The Nilgiri Documentation Centre will observe the World Environment Day by celebrating the success of the Save Nilgiris Campaign

Centre’s director DharmalingamVenugopal said that the campaign successfully fought to scrap a 6 MW hydro-electric project proposed at Kallarpallam near Kotagiri, which would have had a watershed area extending to 6,000 ha.

A grassroots campaign ensured that this project was shelved.

The Centre will celebrate World Environment Day at Catherine Water Falls near Kotagiri on Friday to observe the 20th anniversary of stopping the Kallarpallam Dam.

Awareness

The Niligiri Environment and Cultural Service Trust will create awareness on traditional agricultural methods.

Its founder V. Sivadas said that the district had a lot of agricultural activities ranging from tea to carrots. However, it was dominated by modern farming, which was heavily reliant on fertilizers and pesticide.

The Trust hopes to reverse this trend and will use the World Environment Day to create awareness about the traditional methods.



 
SOURCE : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/world-environment-day-celebrated/article7284301.ece