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A people’s movement to revive a river

A group of villagers from Malakpur in Shamli district of western Uttar Pradesh, India are trying to breathe new life into Katha, a 150-km long river which is dead now. 145 more words


'Water man of India' Rajendra Singh bags Stockholm Water Prize

An award known as “the Nobel Prize for water” has been given to an Indian campaigner who has brought water to 1,000 villages. The judges of the Stockholm Water Prize say his methods have also prevented floods, restored soil and rivers, and brought back wildlife. 77 more words


Development is for the people: Madhav Gadgil

Read the full text of a recent talk given by prominent ecologist Madhav Gadgil, a former member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India and the Head of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) of 2010. 56 more words


What do you do with a broken PV panel. I have one!

Desmond did the dirty on my PV system over Christmas. One of my PV panels has been destroyed. I have seen a few cracked panels in my work and they still work but this one was mushed so much so as the frame came off and tuned the glass into a 10,000 parts (still on the panel though) took me a little while to find a replacement for the Sharp 245 with a close match to the voltage. 389 more words

National Trust

Making a Difference as Part of a (Green) Team

By Lielle Berman, Sustainability Project Coordinator

With 2016 now vying for the top spot as the new hottest year on record (see here), I am struck by this year’s coincidence of Earth Day and Passover. 292 more words


Facilities staff crash “Big Event”

It’s spring cleaning on steroids. This April, volunteers from Facilities Management worked with 85 student volunteers to remove nearly 400 pounds of trash and more than 500 pounds of invasive ivy from the campus as part of the Big Event. 172 more words