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I am in Gezi, I am in Turkey

Blog entry by Laetitia Liebert | June 9, 2013

With the eyes of the world on a small park in Istanbul, a new banner message of global solidarity in defence of our fragile planet has been born: 'I am in Gezi!'. Gezi Park is a tipping point, an awakening to years of environmental...

Surviving the drought with stale rotis

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 9, 2013

Pointing at an overhead storage tank, the villagers told me the tank was constructed 10 years ago, yet has been empty till date and never supplied a drop of water to the people. We were in Talwade village in Yeola tehsil, Nasik...

We pedalled, we powered.

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | June 7, 2013

On World Environment Day, Greenpeace organised one of a kind event - Bike-a-thon. It was hot and humid. By 6 pm, most of the volunteers and organisers were sweating and exhausted. But as the event time got closer, there was a sense...

In Maharashtra, drought is causing migration to cities in large scale

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 7, 2013

A child plays in front of a locked house whose residents have migrated. An old man was sitting on his front porch in the afternoon. The fields were barren and empty and so was the village. We were in a small village of Chandrod...

You made the Bike-a-thon in Delhi a roaring success

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | June 6, 2013

Hundred people on 25 stationary bicycles pedalled hard in the Delhi heat to 'Switch-on the Sun'. It was World Environment Day and a first of its kind bike-a-thon to show that the people of Delhi want renewable energy to power their...

In the worst-hit district, death is the only fate for animals?

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 5, 2013

When I first reached Nasik, even during the hot summer, I could feel the pleasant morning breeze. Nasik, I am told has a nicer weather. Temperatures weren't as harsh as the other places I had visited during my time in the drought-hit...

Fixing India’s electricity problem

Blog entry by Sonam Mittal | June 4, 2013

In a country of 1.2 billion people, where an estimate of 404 million have no access to electricity, and a major population sufferers chronic power cuts, how do we ensure access to uninterrupted and sustainable electricity? Adding to...

Solar as a permanent rescue from blackouts

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj & Ruhie Kumar | June 3, 2013

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) was criticised recently when they did not have a public consultation on tariff hike revision. Today, Greenpeace attended the public hearing along with a number of other concerned...

Cattle camps: the last resort

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 3, 2013

Cattle are the last means to earn a living for the drought-affected farmers of Maharashtra. Due to failed crops, there isn't much fodder left for the animals. Even though people own acres of fertile land, it is as good as barren land...

The last tree or the final straw?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 3, 2013

Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by...

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