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ECO-Action Month at Ricoh India started on a green note with two prominent events held on World Environment Day on June 5, 2015.

Ricoh India commemorated the occasion by becoming the first Indian manufacturer to have its imaging equipment products registered under the country’s EPEAT rating system. EPEAT is a global environment rating system established to help buyers identify eco-friendly computers and other electronic products. Products are measured against both required and optional criteria addressing resource conservation, energy conservation and the reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials.

Ricoh India also held a panel discussion on sustainable procurement, with a view to build momentum on green procurement policies and practices and present relevant products, services and solutions pioneered by the organization. This event was held in association with the Indian Railways Institute of Logistics and Materials Management. The discussion was part of a two-day seminar on 'Creating Synergy between Industry and Public Procurements', attended by leading figures in the public, private, and NGO sectors, as well as regulatory bodies. Ricoh MD and CEO, Mr Manoj Kumar, spoke about the need for consumers to live responsibly, which must be facilitated private sector efforts to introduce green procurement policies and practices, and the incentivisation of environmental stewardship initiatives through preferential purchasing.


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São José - SC, Brazil

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César Anderle
NTM - Núcleo de Tecnologia do Município - São José - SC
Website
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Stockholm , Sweden

Greening deserts with water from nuclear power stations. Using ash from oil shale as nutrizing acidity and fertisizer. Sand movement control. ETC

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Dan Faiz
Swedenfaiz Consultant International
Website
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Kara-chi , Pakistan

IKEA Karachi Office celebrates World Environment Day Summer camp by involving children from an underprivileged School to raise environmental awareness and become a better neighbor. The day started with a brief introduction of IKEA. The children were inspired to learn about how Ingvar Kamprad, a boy from a small village in Sweden converted his early childhood days business to a big brand of 350+ home furnishing stores worldwide today. The children were made aware of this year’s World Environment Day theme “Seven billion dreams, One Planet, Consume with care”. They were given handmade pledge cards by coworker’s kids so that they could take back their promises in their own community after the day’s learnings. The kids performed plantation activity and took their vegetable plants with them back home to take care of them and grow more and more organic food. The gardener also guided them on winter and summer vegetable sowing periods. The event hosted by IKEA office co-workers and families included Environmental posters & projects which were prepared by coworker kids in the office the topics included Biodiversity, Air Pollution, Waste and Recycling. The co-worker kids made amazing recycling projects out of News paper, CDs, old bottles, Cans , Electronics and Cardboard and much more. They also made a pledge board for office coworkers so they can write their dreams and commitment for a cleaner planet. The coworkers, their family members and resource from IKEA Suppliers also conducted individual workshops for kids where they did group exercises, fun quizzes, watched videos and learned why & how to conserve Energy, Water and take care of Waste management and Housekeeping. They were also made aware of the bigger picture of the World challenges and why it is necessary for them to make a difference on individual and group level now. The kids were also given Eco bags made out of IKEA’s meter fabric so they can use less plastic bags next time they go out for shopping. They were also given certificates and participation gifts. The children enjoyed magic and clown show as fun is an essential part of IKEA culture. The Children left the office happy & committed to rescue the planet at the end of the day.

For more information, please contact:
Anum Haqqui
IKEA Trading Hongkong (Pakistan Liasion Office)
Website
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Kolkata, India

TO CONDUCT, RUN, MAINTAIN COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIVITIES RELATING TO PRIMARY HEALTH CARE MEDICAL EDUCATION TRAINING, RURAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER ( R.H.P) COURSES THROUGH THIS INSTITUTION AS A AUTONOMOUS BODY WITH BRAND NAME “INSTITUTE OF PRIMARY HEALTH TRAINING” IN ALL AROUND INDIA.

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SAROJ KUMAR CHOWDHURY
INSTITUTE OF PRIMARY HEALTH TRAINING
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Tiruvannamalai, India

we people(Baskar, praveen,Ariwarasan, Abilash, Naveen, Anand) from various background like students, storytellers, teachers joined together and doing learning via arts. On june 5 2015 we made few events in government public schools in tamilnadu with science experiment and story telling we made an awareness program for children of government schools in tamilnadu, after we gave brief intro about global warming climate change and reasons behind this pathetic condition, schools children created their own drawings, dramas regard environmental issues.. we are more than happy to be a part in global running towards sustainable green life.. thank you

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baskar arumugam
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Bogotá , Colombia

Campaña de recolección de materia de desecho tecnológico. 40 kg

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Ing Fernando Steven Pérez Llanos
Colegio Tomas Alva Edison
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Thessaloníki , Greece

seminar in healty and safety foods that are eaten by little students in public greek scools.

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STAVROULA KAPETANOU
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Thessaloníki , Greece

seminar in healty and safety foods that are eaten by little students in public greek scools.

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STAVROULA KAPETANOU
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Pune, India

We plant 40 trees ,which are bird nesting and attract the insects.

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Ajinkay Vasant Nalawade
KUEHNE+NAGEL PVT.LTD
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Pune, India

We plant 40 trees ,which are bird nesting and attract the insects.

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Ajinkay Vasant Nalawade
KUEHNE+NAGEL PVT.LTD
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Duliajan, India

Report on World Environment Day-2015 Electrical Engineering Department of OIL INDIA LIMITED, Duliajan, Assam, INDIA 5th June, 2015 Electrical Engineering Department, a division of the Indian national oil company OIL INDIA LIMITED in its Field Headquarters at Duliajan in the northeastern state of Assam, observed the World Environment Day – 2015 on 5th June, 2015 in line with UNEP’s initiatives towards making people aware of the environmental issues. The main objective of the program was to spread the message of the theme “SEVEN BILLION DREAMS, ONE PLANNET, CONSUME WITH CARE” amongst the employees of the department as well as the neighbourhood. A poster campaign was taken up prior to the World Environment Day (WED) to create awareness of the theme amongst the employees. The WED started with a tree plantation drive in the department. A Technical seminar was organized where various speakers spoke on the relevance of the day and this year’s theme. Two self composed poems on the subject of environment were recited by the authors. A flyer titled “WED A-Z” which listed some actionable points was distributed amongst all the participants and a softcopy of the same was also mailed to all employees of the organization. The song “Islands of the Future” was played at the start of the seminar. A number of video clips relevant to the subject were shown. The event was concluded with the release of an in-house documentary made on the initiatives of Electrical Engineering Department towards the cleanliness drive in the office premises as well as in the industrial township.

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Manash Protim Goswami
Electrical Department, OIL INDIA LIMITED, Duliajan, Assam, India
Website
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BATHINDA, India

Hello All. This is a harsh reality, if we want to survive, we have the save our green cover spread in millions of hectares. It is our responsibility to save the trees. Mother Nature like a mother is thoroughly spreading a lot of live on us selflessly but we humans are discriminating with her and behaving like evil to destroy all of our sources to survive means killing our every bit of survival. If we want life, give life to trees. Wishes for consistent fight against all odds Sincerely Dinesh Bassi Bathinda, Punjab (India)

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Dinesh Bassi
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Kohima, India

For the WED 2015 we the Kohima Village Students Union has planned to produce a short video to create awareness to conserve and protect our rapidly depleting Environment. Keeping in mind, our daily activities, that each one of us contributes in a little way to pollute our environment the video focus to create awareness on the small helping hand we can lend to change our environment. The video will be projected to the student’s community in all the schools and colleges that we can reach out. The Union will also be organizing an essay competition on the WED 2015 Theme. For more information, please contact: Kohima Village Students Union KVSU KVSU

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KVSU KVSU
KOHIMA VILLAGE STUDENTS UNION
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Tiruchchira-ppalli , India

SEMINAR ON “WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY & WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2015” organized by Department of Community Medicine, Chennai Medical College Hospital & Research Centre (CMCH&RC), Irungalur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India. The Programme starts with Inauguration, seminars followed by Undergraduate II & III MBBS Students' activities like Speech (English & Tamil), Short films, Animated Videos Projection, Skit, Adzap and Quiz Programme related to the topics. The scheduled activities are as follows: 1. Presidential Address by Dr.P.Ramakrishnan, Dean, CMCH&RC. 2. Topic “Environmental Pollution from a Doctor’s Perspective ” by Dr. Jeff Walter Rajadurai, Chief Executive Officer, Noble Foundation, Coimbatore. 2. Topic “COTPA” by Dr.S.Elango,Professor & HOD, Dept. of Community Medicine. 3. Topic – “Third Hand Smoke” By Dr. Ram Prabhakar V, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine. STUDENTS' ACTIVITIES RELATED TO WED 2015: 4. Speech Competition (Tamil & English) 5. Short Film & Animation Projection 6. Skit Competition 7. Adzap 8. Quiz Programme 9. Students' Models, Paintings, Posters, Photography, Cartoons, Rangoli displays. Organizing Committee: Dr. Hemalatha K, Dr. Ram Prabhakar V, Dr. Venkatesh G, Dr. Veerakumar, Dr. Shankar S, Assistant Professors, Dept. of Community Medicine & III MBBS Students [ZEALORDZZ]. Organizing Secretary: Dr.Hemalatha K.

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Dr.RAM PRABHAKAR
CHENNAI MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTRE, TRICHY
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Bandar Seri Begawan , Brunei Darussalam

Planting 200 trees to launch Green Brunei Eco Drive, a recycling and book collection drive for schools nationwide.

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Khairunnisa Ash'ari
Green Brunei
Website
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Banlung, Cambodia

In Cambodia, in June, 2015, SCW has collaborated with the Ministry of Environment to organize World Environment Day at Ratanakiri Province. There were more than 500 participants from different institutions invited to the event, especially from indigenous communities, Economic Land Concession companies, armed forces, the head of line departments and local authorities at sub-national level. The event was presided over by the Secretary of State of Ministry of Environment and the Head of Provincial Council. Four different activities were organized to raise awareness to the public. - Good quality T-shirts of logo and message of World Environment Day, 2015 - Environmental slogans sprayed on recycle bins and recycle bin distribution to educate people at Banlung City, Ratanakiri province. - Banners of Environment Day - Billboard with message of Environment Day - Billboard for hand printing of participants to plead to contribute to environmental conservation on the World Environment Day - Tree planting of all participants.

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Davina Zoller
Save Cambodias Wildlife
Website
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Tegucigalpa , Honduras

1) Capacitación a jovenes de Institutos de Educación Media para incorporar la variable ambiental en proyectos productivos mediante la aplicación de: buenas prácticas ambientales, producción más limpia, ecoeficiencia, manejo sostenible de residuos, etc. Fecha: Julio 2015 Participantes: 50 jovenes 2) Apoyo para el Rediseño y Validación Curricular de la asignatura "Educación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sostenible" de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH). Período Febrero - Noviembre 2015. Participantes: 2 docentes y 280 estudiantes. 3) Redacción de un libro de texto "Educación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sostenible" a petición expresa de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) y que gradualmente será adoptado por otras universidades de Honduras. febrero- noviembre 2015. Población meta: estudiantes universitarios matriculados en la asignatura "Educación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sostenible" de la UNAH: 12,000 estudiantes/año en la UNAH. 4) Elaborar una caja de herramientas metodológicas para facilitar el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje en la asignatura " "Educación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sostenible" de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH). julio- dciembre 2015 5) Elaborar propuesta para realizar el 2016 un congreso nacional de Educación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sostenible, liderado por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras

For more information, please contact:
Erlinda Murillo
UNAH
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Noida, India

1. Tree Plantation 2. Poster Competition 3. Lecturer on Environment Day 4. Seedling Distribution

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JGGR Acticvity
Jayepee Greens Golf & Spa Resort
Website
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Noida, India

1. Tree Plantation 2. Poster Competition 3. Lecturer on Environment Day 4. Seedling Distribution

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JGGR Acticvity
Jayepee Greens Golf & Spa Resort
Website
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Noida, India

Planting of trees. Seminars on How to save planet earth starting from every individual Poster Competition

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Sachin Sharma
JGGR
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