Recently, I have been to Kokan region of Maharashtra. There is a sacred groove area called as Sahanechi Wadi at Sangmeshwar city in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.That sacred groove area is also known as Kosumchi Devrai (in local language). The place is blessed with temple of goddess Jogai, which is there for last hundred years. In the premises of that temple, I saw a tree having Hornbill bird nest. The nesting sight was fantastic. The female hornbill was inside the nest. There was only a small hole to the nest from where she could get her beak out side the nest. What I saw that moment, was the male hornbill feeding to the female horn bill using his beak, frequently he was roaming all over the area for getting something to feed her. The whole day we enjoyed the wonderful scene of feeding.
On Women’s day (7th March 2017), TERRE Policy Centre organized ‘Think Tank Activity’. The objective was to assemble the women journalists of Pune to develop a dialogue towards environmental issue and environmental literacy. The program was started by TERRE’s anthem called as ‘Vasundhara geet’, followed by a short video clip of greetings. Dr. Vinitaa Apte gave a welcome speech and a brief introduction on the various ongoing projects of TERRE. The main part of the discussion was based on why does environmental journalism need a broader spectrum and in what way can people be made aware to make city clean and green.
You are cordially invited for the first ever Environmental Film Festival is being organized in the UK in London on 12th and 13th September 2014. It is a free event aimed to improve awareness on issues connected to environment and climate change.
The two-day event is jointly hosted by London-based Sanskruti Centre and multi-location TERRE Policy Centre who is partner with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Climate and Clean Air Coalition and United Nations Safe Planet Campaign. The Venue is Digital Theatre, MML 306 Dollis Hill Lane, and NW2 6HH.
Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under-Secretary will render the inaugural address on 12th September for State and junior Minister for Energy and Climate Change. Eminent speakers Sally Case, Chief Executive of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and Rajendra Shende, former Director of United Nations
Environmental Program (UNEP) will also be speaking on the occasion. A short film on climate change will be shown thereafter.
On 13th, more films ranging about 5-14 minutes each in duration and connected to the Environment and impact of Climate Change on communities, biodiversity and culture will be screened. Films include Melting of Himalayas, Leopards in the Lurch, the Silenced Witness, The Last Dance etc. by acclaimed directors like Kalpana Subrahmanian, Ashima Narain, Gurmeet Sapal and Sonya Kapoor.
Guests (on both days) must be present by 5.30 pm. Drinks/light snacks are available.