Newsletter - March 2022
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest 3,000-page look at how humanity can avoid compounding catastrophe if nations take sufficient action to do so. So far humanity hasn’t, the report concludes. Left unchanged, the world’s current emissions trend could result in warming of more than twice the target limit set forth in the 2015 Paris Agreement of no more than 1.5° Celsius (2.7° Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.
The report five top takeaways are as follows:
- 1.5°C is almost out of reach
- We know what to do and have the tools to do it
- Carbon removal is “unavoidable” to reach net zero
- Behavior matters and
- Politics shape the process
The Green Rameswaram project team believes in the dictum – “Think Globally – Act Locally”. We, on our part trying to promote Green Resilient Rameswaram by advocating and implementing Green Technologies in our own small way.
This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
- Dr.Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes on – Marine Sector with reference to SDGs
- Solid waste management work by - Hand in Hand Inclusive Development Services, Chennai
- Dr.A.Abirami, Programme Officer of the C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about the herbal plant – Sweet Basil (Barbari)
- Landscaping and Beautification – Jasmine plantation at Nandavanam
- Livelihood Opportunities covers SHG cluster formations
- Revival and Renovation of Traditional Water Bodies – Veera Teertham
- In Social capital - Teertha Poojas, Deepa Pooja, Award to Sis.Saraswathi etc. and finally 'Green Rameswaram newsletter’ by the students and for the students of Rameswaram
With best wishes,Editorial Team
Green Rameswaram Project
Rameswaram - 623526
Ph: 04573 - 222296(office)
Shipping causes environmental pollution as ships dispose engine room waste, garbage, sewage etc. and emits GHGs. Accidental oil spills add to this problem. The Torrey Canyon accident drew global attention as it spilled 120,000 tonnes of oil in 1967.
Solid Waste Management
Source Segregation Demonstration Programmes:
Six Source Segregation Demonstration programmes were organized on 8th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 21st and 29th of March at Kattu Pillaiyar Kovil Street (Ward -2), KalavaiStreet (Ward -6), Kondeshwarar Madam (Ward – 9), Bharathi Nagar (Ward – 8), Maravar Street (Ward– 6), MK Nagar (Ward – 10).
Through this progaramme, our Staff and Green friends give awareness to households in each ward on the type of waste, segregation of waste and the importance and benefits of recycling. A live demonstration on Source Segregation was organized to the public.
Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)
Distribution and Habitat
Landscaping and Beautification
Jasmine Plantation in Nandavanam of Sri Ramanathasamy Temple
Status of SHGs
Total Groups 120 – no new groups were formed in the month of March
Total members 1483
This month we concentrated on Cluster formation. Cluster is nothing but a set of 8 – 15 SHGs from same geographical locations. Purposes for promoting cluster association were as follows:
- Building effective governance
- Building ownership
- Promotion of leadership from the community
- Self regulation for sustainability
- Identifying and communicating field problems
- Managing the collaboration with Banks and SHGs
“Revival and Renovation of
Traditional Water Bodies”
Green Rameswaram Trust
1. Teertha poojas
2. Committee Formation for cleaning Kapi Teertham
A regular cleaning and maintenance of Kapi Teertham is planned by Hindu Paripalana Sabha during their meeting on 31 March 2022.
The Sabha also requested the representative of Green Rameswaram project, Sis.Saraswati to carry out renovation of Bhairava Teertham site and providing proper steps at Bhairava Teertham (Open sea).