Our public transportation & its network infrastructure must incorporate features that will allow those with physical, visual & auditory disabilities to travel independently. This will include the use of tactile flooring, ramps, braille, handrails, voice announcements, & other design elements. Access to #PublicTransport lies at the heart of several fundamental rights such as the Right to Education & the Right to Life & Livelihoods. We must ensure that no one is left behind. #SustainableTransport
Misleading ads which create an impression in the #consumer of a product being better than it actually is, by making incorrect comparisons, guarantees, using false data, claiming affiliation or sponsorship which is untrue are all punishable by law. If you find an ad to be misleading, ensure that you report this through any of the mechanisms mentioned below. #Advertisement #ConsumerAwareness #ConsumerRights
Over 24% of sandy coasts globally are experiencing persistent net erosion because of #ClimateChange . We need to protect these beaches as they play a vital role in stabilising the land, reducing erosion rates, providing ecosystem services & maintaining biodiversity.
Signage saves lives! Just putting up a road sign is not enough. They need to be strategically positioned, giving drivers the time to react and make smart decisions. For example, a 'PEDESTRIAN CROSSING' sign should be well ahead of the actual crossing. This early warning will give motorists sufficient time to slow down and ensure pedestrian safety. Responsible authorities must act to ensure signs are visible and road users safe.
Route maps, & bus timings are vital information to share with commuters - & the bus stop is the most obvious place to display it. A commuter should be able to turn up at a bus stop, make informed decisions about how long the wait will be, & how to plan their onward journey. Expecting commuters to travel blind will reduce overall confidence about using #PublicTransport. This is particularly crucial for those unfamiliar with the service, such as tourists.
Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) along with the P.G. Department of Environmental law and Legal Order, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University (TNDALU) organised the first fortnightly interactive discussion session at the School of Excellence in Law Campus, Chennai on September 5th, 2023.
A groundbreaking study conducted by the Universitetet i Bergen, Norway explores the connection between environmental factors, indoor microbial communities & human health. As we face the challenges of #ClimateChange, comprehending the nuances of our indoor microbiome becomes increasingly crucial.
Sowmya is a researcher in the Sustainable Transport team at CAG. She is an architect and a planner with specialization in Environmental Planning Management from School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada. She has interned with CMDA under the project 'Grid of Roads' which involved mapping, documenting, field visits and coordinating with stakeholders. She has also interned in Auroville where she was involved in sustainable building practices. She is passionate about contributing towards resilient and inclusive cities.
As per a Centre for Science and Environment study, the life expectancy in #India has decreased by 2.6 years due to the diseases brought on by #AirPollution. Moreover, it has emerged as the most significant risk factor for non-communicable diseases. #StopAirpollution to protect #TheAirWeShare.