TERRE meets Infosys.....
They join hands together for environmental Awareness!!!
Pune, Thursday 7th March 2013: TERRE Policy Centre was invited by
the voluntary group of employees of the Sustainability Unit of Infosys, the
second largest IT Company in India to discuss the most pressing environmental
issues and the actions needed to address them.
The interaction was initiated by Peter Winsley and Shridhar Karandikar from the
Sustainability Unit and Vinita Apte of TERRE Policy Centre.
Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE made a brief presentation giving
overview of urgent issues that needs the attention and action. He then
presented what TERRE has been doing over last two years to address those
key issues particularly related to Energy and Food Secuirty. ‘The mantra of TERRE
is -to think is good but to act is better’, said Mr. Shende.
Infosys employees engaged in intense questions and answers session
with Mr. Shende and expressed keen desire to work in partnership with TERRE on ‘out-of-box’
program that would utilize the passion and expertise of Infosys volunteers. Infosys gave
presentation on the interesting mapping exercise that they are engaged in recording the
status of a river in Pune.
Number of ideas were discussed in the city’s waste management, reducing the
GHGs due to traffic of the buses used for IT employees, efficient campuses etc.
The meeting ended with agreement to work to draw the priority partnership
programs to bring out the results in time targeted way.
International Environment Film Festival
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.