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Sustainable Transport - Tamil Nadu's fare-free public transport scheme for women

Mon, 27/11/2023 - 10:38
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Get ready to discover the impact of Tamil Nadu's groundbreaking fare-free public transport scheme for women, launched on International Women’s Day 2021. This initiative marked a significant step towards gender-inclusive transportation. Uncover insights on its successes and criticisms, as this study charts the path for fostering a resilient public transport system, aiming to become the preferred mode of travel for the majority.

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Sustainable Transport Day 2023

Sun, 26/11/2023 - 14:46
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This Sustainable Transport Day (26.11.2023), embark on a journey towards greener choices by embracing sustainable transport modes. Opting for sustainable transport means engaging in increased physical activity, reducing the risk of road crashes, and breathing cleaner air. Make your daily commute a positive force for both you and the planet.

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Climate Action Month - July 2023

Fri, 24/11/2023 - 10:58
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Article 6 of the UNFCC convention highlights the importance of communicating with the general public and engaging stakeholders about climate change and its effects, to ensure public access to information and to promote public participation in addressing the issue. This report is the summary of our month-long campaign "Climate Action Month", aimed at raising awareness of climate change among school and college students, corporate employees and the general public.

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Climate Change - Impact on cheetahs

Thu, 23/11/2023 - 10:55
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According to a University of Washington study, Cheetah populations are especially vulnerable to Climate Change as hotter days are forcing them to behave more nocturnally, putting them at risk of greater competition with other predators such as lions & African wild dogs. 

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Road Safety - Safety of children

Tue, 21/11/2023 - 16:39
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Ensuring the safety of children on the road is the responsibility of adults. Children standing in cars, looking out of sunroofs are becoming common. Think - if you have to brake suddenly, the child will hit herself on the car or get thrown out! An overcrowded auto is more liable to topple causing suffocation and injury to the occupants. Is your child's life worth the risk? Source photo: Auto rickshaw overcrowded with school children by Paul Hamilton used by CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Sustainable Transport - Accessibility of Chennai metro rail

Mon, 20/11/2023 - 10:22
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An accessible public transportation system ensures that  everyone, irrespective of age or disability, can seamlessly and independently navigate the transportation network. Unnecessary impediments not only cause inconvenience to commuters but may also deter people from utilising public transport altogether.

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World Day of Remembrance 2023

Sun, 19/11/2023 - 16:43
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Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among those aged 05 - 29 (WHO). Prioritising speed over safety, and designing road infrastructure that favours the strong and able, is why we have arrived here. Today, World Day of Remembrance, is a time to remember those that died on our roads, and promise ourselves to never repeat the mistakes of our past.  Let's break the trend. #WDoR2023 #SafetyAndJustice

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A study to understand prevalence of single-use plastic usage within a community

Sat, 18/11/2023 - 14:47

An extensive survey on how people perceive plastics in a low income community in Chennai throws up interesting, actionable findings - that despite the ban on single use plastic bags, these remain abundant and easily available. The survey was carried out as part of the Green Action Week.

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Toxic Tours - Mukkulam, Tamil Nadu

Fri, 17/11/2023 - 11:54
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Join Break Free From Plastic to take a Toxic Tour around Mukkulam, Tamil Nadu, where villagers grapple with the reality of life surrounded by toxic waste from a biomedical incineration facility.

Have a look at our video - https://toxictours.org/india-a-mukkulam-virudhunagar/

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Climate Change - Impact on caterpillars

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 12:30
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Study by Cambridge University found that caterpillars are vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change, potentially leading to fewer butterflies. This, in turn, could have consequences for both pollination & the bird species that rely on caterpillars as a food source.

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