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World Habitat Day 2023

Mon, 02/10/2023 - 15:22
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Cities produce 70% of global carbon emissions, driven by transport, buildings, energy & waste. Collaboration among governments, organizations, communities, and businesses is vital to create eco-friendly urban areas for a sustainable future. #WorldHabitatDay #UrbanOctober 

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World Heart Day 2023

Fri, 29/09/2023 - 15:44
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Our modern lifestyles (processed foods, little exercise) combined with our poor awareness of heart health explains much of the increase we are seeing in killer heart attacks. Processed foods contain excessive amounts of sodium, sugars and trans fats - each of these is a danger to your heart. Be kind to your heart by reducing your consumption of processed foods. We continue to ask for Front of Pack warning labels on processed foods that will help consumers make healthy food choice. #FoodLabelsSaveLives #WorldHeartDay

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Climate Change - Impact on tourism and travel industry

Thu, 28/09/2023 - 11:26
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According to Study Finds Org, 70% of respondents are open to changing their travel duration due to #ClimateChange by 2060, with some considering adjusting their trip timing. This will significantly impact the tourism and travel industry in the decades to come.

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Sustainable Transport - Rise of EVs

Mon, 25/09/2023 - 16:44
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Electric vehicles are excellent at lowering #AirPollution & #NoisePollution on the road. But have we considered what #EVs are capable of & what they are not? Learn more about EVs next week. Have you considered switching to an electric vehicle, & why? Comment below and let us know. #Ather #OLA #SustainableMobility

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World Car-Free Day 2023

Fri, 22/09/2023 - 16:22
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Do you curse the #traffic when stuck in it? Are you disappointed with your expanding waistline? Are you feverishly tracking the rise of #fuel prices? Why not go car free & take back control over your time, your health & your travel costs? Today is #WorldCarFreeDay - plan to leave your car at home. Walking, riding your cycle or taking a bus can all be effective ways to get around, while save your health, your money (a monthly average of Rs. 4000 if you live in #Chennai!) & our planet.

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Climate Change - Increasing child marriages

Thu, 21/09/2023 - 16:34
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As per Ohio State research, #ClimateChange contributes to a surge in child, early & forced marriages. Child marriage is often seen as a coping strategy to reduce economic vulnerability & food insecurity that a family in low and middle-income countries is facing because of a disaster.

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Road Safety - IRC standards for road signages

Tue, 19/09/2023 - 09:42
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Any road signage must be created and displayed as recommended by the IRC (Indian Roads Congress) standards. Road signs play a vital role in conveying essential safety information to motorists. No aspect of a sign's design, position or orientation is to be left to the creative interpretation of authorities! As road signs become consistent, motorists become familiar with them. We can then expect compliance to improve and enforcement to thererfore become easier.

#RoadCrash #RoadSign #RoadSafety #RoadSafetyForAll #SafeMobility #StreetsforAll #SafeStreet

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Sustainable Transport - Bus stop infrastructure

Mon, 18/09/2023 - 16:30
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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

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Consumer Awareness - Misleading advertisements

Fri, 15/09/2023 - 14:11
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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

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Climate Change - Impact on sandy coastal lines

Thu, 14/09/2023 - 14:45
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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.

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