On Saturday 22nd May, ESG will hold a workshop on the multiple values of biodiversity and legal and social methods through which which we can safeguard it for future generations. To register, call ESG or email Sruthi or Bhargavi. Read more.
Cool Kids tackle a Hot Planet
3rd - 7th May 2010
ESG will hold a second summer children's workshop from May 3rd - 7th on the causes and consequences of climate change and ways to mitigate its effects. Please note registrations close May 1st. To register, contact Sruthi or Bhargavi by email or phone. Read more.
ESG will hold a summer workshop for children (ages 10-14) from April 19th - 23rd that will explore the causes and consequences of climate change, along with how we can each make a difference. To register, contact Sruthi or Bhargavi by email or phone. Read more.
Say No to Bt Brinjal
25th January 2010
Participate in the Public Consultation on Bt Brinjal to be held by Shri. Jairam Ramesh on Monday, 25th January 2010, 10.30 am - 2.00 pm Good Shepherd Auditorium, Prof. Ashirvatham Circle, Residency Road. Download flyer. Read background note.
Reducing Risk and Managing Urban Disasters
19th December 2009
On 19th Dec ESG will host a workshop on "Fundamentals of Reducing Risk and Managing Urban Disasters" at the Regional Inst. of Cooperative Management. Registration is Rs. 150/- per head. To register and learn more, contact Bhargavi S. Rao. Read more.
Protest to Keep Parks Public Commons
30th November 2009
Come protest the Karnataka Government's plan for mandatory ID cards (Rs. 200/- each) to enter Cubbon Park and Lalbagh. Bal Bhavan entrance, Cubbon park, Monday, 30th November, 4.00 pm. Kindly confirm your participation by email or phone. Download leaflet (PDF, 254 KB). Read more.
Changing Ideas of Rights, Wrongs and Public Interest
27th November 2009
On Nov 27th Usha Ramanathan will speak on "Changing Ideas of Rights, Wrongs and Public Interest" at Ashirwad on St. Marks Road, from 5-6:30 pm. Kindly confirm participation by email or phone. Download invitation. Read more.
Making our Homes Environmentally Just
A workshop for urban residents to understand how to build and live Green
On 7th November 2009, ESG and KSCST will hold a workshop on "Making Our Homes Environmentally Just," from 3-6 pm at the Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Banashankari. The workshop is designed for anyone who is keen to minimise their carbon footprint, from students to homemakers, teachers, institution manag ement, and resident welfare and apartment owners associations. Come and learn how to compost at home without a mess, harvest rain and thus use free and healthy water, and use solar energy effectively. The registration fee is Rs. 150/- per person (Cheques/DDs to be made in favour of Environment Support Group). To confirm your participation, please write to Sruthi Subbanna or call any of our office numbers. Learn more.
Urban Lakes as Ecological, Cultural and Public Spaces
A Workshop for Decision makers, Media, NGOs, Teachers, Students and the Public
On 26th September 2009, ESG and KSCST will hold a workshop on "Urban Lakes as Ecological, Cultural and Public Spaces." The workshop will be held from 9:30 am - 4 pm at Marigowda Hall in Lalbagh. This workshop is for decision makers from the government and corporate sectors, academicians, media persons, legal professionals, political leaders, etc. Needless to state, anyone is welcome with prior registration. Proceedings of this workshop will be widely circulated with the help of mass media and also electronically. For more details or to register, please contact Bhargavi S. Rao or Divya Ravindranath of ESG. Learn more.
Exploring Environmental Education beyond the Classroom: A workshop for teachers of ICSE, CBSE and SSLC schools
9th, 10th and 11th July 2009
The Indian Supreme Court passed a law in 2004 making environmental studies mandatory from primary to high school. Without appropriate teaching techniques and aids, however, teachers are left with no choice but to teach environmental studies strictly from the textbook, which can make the subject a burden to both students and teachers while missing its fundamental point. This workshop will explore curricula, teaching techniques and classroom activities that can help inspire children about the wonders of nature and their environment. It will demonstrate to teachers how use of the outdoors can be integrated into their environmental education curriculum. Learn more, and download registration form.
Workshop - What's Happening in Bangalore? Meeting the challenge of Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, Public spaces and Our Commons!
4th July 2009
This public workshop, organized by ESG, Hasiru Usiru and CIVIC will be held on Saturday, 4th July 2009 at the Institute for Agricultural Technologists, Queen's Road, Bangalore. It will span the full day, from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. All are welcome. Download invitation.
Urban Explorers: A summer workshop for kids.
April 13th - 17th 2009
ESG will be holding a summer workshop for kids between the ages 11 and 15 from April 13th to 17th, 2009. Called "Urban Explorers," the workshop will last five days and will involve learning about Bangalore's infrastructure and enviornment through outdoor exploration. Registration is Rs. 1000/-. You can contact ESG to register. There is a flyer (MS Word - 23.5 KB) available for download. Read more.
ESG's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
10th January 2009
ESG's decennium of work was celebrated on Saturday, 10th January 2008 with the release of its Decadal Report by Dr. B. K. Chandrashekar, former Chairman of the Karnataka Legislative Council. There was a performance of Kalaripayattu by the Vallabhatta Kalari Sangam, Chavakkad (Kerala) and an Odissi performance by Diya Sen and troupe. View the invitation to the program, and the subsequent report. (download PDF)
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