Orissa calls for your generosity

by pulkit on Oct 10, 2008      Category: Conflict & Disaster Tags: disaster flood donation orissa
It’s raining floods in India. After Bihar, it’s our north-eastern state Orissa, that underwent the wrath of nature (in partnership with climate change). While we saw a reasonable response in supporting the Bihar flood relief (in terms of cloths and money), there has been far less effort to reach out to the flood-affected in Orissa. It's time to make amends. This post describes ways of contributing [including online donation] to the relief work being carried out by AID Orissa, which works closely with NGO Pratham, the government and other local partners. It also mentions who to cont
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Visit to Vanavil School, Nagapattinam

by Ameya2008 on Oct 10, 2008      Category: * Needs & Opportunities * Tags:
Our weekend at Nagapattinam   Infoscions from the Bangalore DC CSR team went on a rewarding visit to Vanavil ,a remarkable school near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, for survivors of the devastating tsunami that hit the state, a few years ago…   “Tsunami Rehabilitation Programme” cried out signboards as the bus sped past Karaikal on its way to the coastal town of Nagapattinam.  They highlighted the clusters of concrete dwellings built by various agencies (non-governmental organizations, spiritual organizations, corporate etc.) in the aftermath of the mammoth tsun
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Chaupaati Blog - Calling Volunteers to Pledge Blood Donation

by zishaan on Oct 09, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: health blood donation sms phone
Chaupaati Bazaar initiated a free Blood Donor Information service. Through Chaupaati, people can directly connect with volunteers who have pledged blood donation - all with just one phone call!
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Community radio for tribal people in Kerala

by Goli on Oct 09, 2008      Category: Education Tags: community radio kerala
Wayanad Social Service society, is setting up a FM base station at Mananthavadi. Radio will feature community programs on farming, education and farming. Read full story by clicking on title.     
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Solar Rickshaws on Delhi roads

by Goli on Oct 09, 2008      Category: Appropriate Technology Tags: alternate energy solar delhi rickshaw
It seems there are auto rickshaws which run on solar battery in delhi, one charged battery could take you for 70kms, and rickshaw can run at about 10-15kms. Found it really cool. Wonder if anyone from Delhi has already seen them, will make it a point to see them when am in delhi next. Read the full story on Hindu, by clicking the title.
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Happy Diwali, IS IT?

by mynk on Oct 09, 2008      Category: Human Rights Tags: environment pollution child labor sivakasi
I am seeing a lot of thought about Green Diwali (if there exists any such thing) and child labor free crackers which is a good thing. I am sharing some info I came across so far - I saw rather 'heartening' articles about the 0 child labor - media these days is like a 'keep' - but then you see how people struggle to make such documentaries and more so to get it out (they had to call a team from Korea to make the video as nobody in India would do it). Read the blog towards the end for further details. http://ngopost.org/story/happy-diwali-child-labor-sivakasi The documentary is dated 2007
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Volunteer Recruitment: The How To in an Easy Four Step Process | Collective Lens

by bryantighe on Oct 08, 2008      Category: Useful Resources Tags: volunteer recruitment
Volunteer recruitment has never been so easy, if you pay attention to the details. This article presents a four step process for professionals and ordinary citizens who want to learn a simple and effective method for recruiting and organizing volunteers for their cause.
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Earth From Above comes to NYC - The Big Picture - Boston.com

by hemant.mohapatra on Oct 06, 2008      Category: Environment Tags: global warming conservation earth sustainable energy
Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand will bring his work back to the United States - to New York City for the first time in 2009. Aiming to inspire people to think globally about sustainable living, Arthus-Bertrand has been photographing unique views of our planet, seen from the sky, since 1994 - and has produced an exhibit of over 150 4-ft. by 6-ft. prints which will be on display in New York City at the World Financial Center Plaza and along the Battery Park City Esplanade from May 1, 2009 to June 28, 2009. When completed in New York City, the Earth From Above exhibit will also move on to Calif
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