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Biodiversity Loss

By
Dr.Sanjay Banerji
Founder Director/Dean of Amrita School of Business

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This month, we shall talk about Biodiversity Loss, one of the Planetary Boundaries that we humans have crossed as far back as 1950, and I believe, we have not appreciated its significance as much, as we have been able to appreciate the dangers of ‘Climate Change’ and global warming. We got an idea of the evolution of life on Earth (Blog #2), and the three basic forms of bacteria – fermenters, photo-synthesizers and oxidizers that form the basis of all life on Earth. Nature nurtured the evolution of different forms of life on Earth, and we even do not know exactly the number of species that are living on our Mother Earth.
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Solid Waste Management

By Hand in Hand, Chennai

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i.    SHG Awareness Programme
SHG Awareness programme was conducted at Kondalaiswari Madam Street on
26.05.18, where in 15 members participated.
ii.    Door to Door Awareness Programme
Door to Door Awareness programme was conducted at Sanathi Street, ward no: 1 on 17.03.18, where in 98 houses benefited. The segregation at source at household level demonstrated.
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      Nakshatra Vanam

Mrgaśiraṣa (Mirugaseerisam)
Indian Ebony Tree

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Botanical Name: Diospyros ebenum J.Koenig ex Retz.
Tamil Name: Vellathovarai (Karingali)
Sanskrit Name: Tumbi
English Name: Indian Ebony
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M. Subramanian
Project Officer
C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre
Chennai
Habitat:
Evergreen dioecious trees, to 15 m high, bark black or grey-black, rough, peeling off in small rectangular pieces, fissured, brittle; blaze yellow; branch-lets slender, apical part sparsely minutely ad- pressed pilose or glabrous.......
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Revival and Renovation of Water Bodies
Kumutha Teertham
By
Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep

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Location:

This Teertham is located North of Sri Ramanatha Swamy temple of Rameshwaram, near Easwari Amman temple infront of Ayyanar temple.

Glory of this Teertha:

Rishabha was the Vanara chieftain who helped Neela in building the road for the Vanara army to invade Sri Lanka under Sri Rama’s command. Rishabha was a great Rama - bhakta.
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Social Capital

By
Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep

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  • Regular yogasana classes in the morning and evening with an attendance of 28.
  • Hindi and English classes for 12 and 4 students respectively in the evening.
  • Weekly yoga session for Coast guards every week – attendance 150.
  • In addition, therapy class for diabetic people are organized for 7 Gents and 8 Ladies.
  • Apart from specific Asanas and pranayam, Turmeric and Neem leaf balls are given along with hot water to the participants.
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GREEN NEWSLETTER (Tamil)
SRI PARVATHAVARTHINIAMMAN GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL,RAMESWARAM. Issue No.5 March 2018
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