World Car Free Day carnival in Patna
22nd September, 2016
Patna celebrated its first World Car-free Day on Thursday to encourage motorists to give up their cars for a day and raise awareness about the alarming pollution levels in the city. CEED’s environment action group, Planet Paltan, organised the event along with hundreds of school and college students. The volunteers rode around their bicycles from Eco Park and Governor House Road to mark the importance of the day. The event symbolised a revolution against the excessive motor congestion in the city. Hundreds came together to showcase a different vision of the city and participated in several fun-filled activities includin...
CEED demands healthy breathable air. Urges Government to fight indoor air pollution.
Patna, 22nd August, 2016; Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) organized a national conference on 'Indoor Air Pollution' to urge the Govt. of Bihar to formulate policies and programme to create smokeless environment for healthy and breathable air. The conference focused on clean energy and ways to tackle problems associated with methods of clean cooking in Bihar. Over hundreds of stakeholders representing energy companies, policy makers, health experts, academicians, scientists, private practitioners and NGOs gathered in to deliberate over the rising challenges of cooking fuels and indoor air pollution. The conference critically analysed vari...
Phulwari sharif kitchens to turn smokeless for Healthy and Breathable air
Patna, August 10, 2016; Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) organised an event, "Smokeless Kitchens for Healthy and Breathable Air" in Phulwari sharif, Patna to facilitate clean cooking, and handed over the application of about 5000 families demand for clean cooking.
CEED is currently running a campaign to phase out solid fuel from cooking practices in order to make the city air cleaner and healthier. CEED with the help of its Planet Paltan members conducted door-to-door survey to determine the number of people in PUAA (Patna Urban Allogmeration Area) who have been using biomass for cooking.
The "Clean Cooking" campaign aims to educate the...
Patnaites pledge for solar-rooftop programme: 45 lakh Sq. ft. area pledged that can generate over 30 MW of solar energy
Patna, 5th August 2016; Prominent personality, institutions and citizens from Patna volunteered to pledge their roof space to generate solar energy. The initiative carried out by CEED is an attempt to urge the government to come up with a programme to convert "each house into a power house". In response to CEED’s education drive on clean energy to popularize the solar roof top program, about 30 prominent institutions from Patna pledged 45 lakh square feet of their roof space which can potentially generate over 30 MW of solar energy.
Mr. Ramapati Kumar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- CEED, welcomed the new age solar citizens and asserted that "the roof space ...
Who can smell the smoke? Municipal solid waste causing air pollution in Patna
Steam and smoke has been emerging from the designated dumpsite at village Bairia on the Gaya road in Patna for the last six days! The site has a total area of 80 acres, and it handholds wastes from across 72 wards of Patna Municipal Cooperation and from the three ULBs of Danapur, Phulwari and Khagaul. The fire may have resulted due to the methane gas emitted from waste decomposition. Methane is highly combustible and has a lower explosive limit.
Approximately 630 tonnes of trash from all across Patna Urban Agglomeration Area is dumped daily in this yard, and it mainly comprises of organic waste (51%) and Plastic (6%).
As the designate...
Everything you need to know about Electronic waste
Electronic waste which is now commonly known as E-waste is a dangerous waste which is flooding the Earth. It includes laptops, desktops, mobile phones, home appliances basically everything which uses electricity and is no longer in working condition or have become obsolete. Since electronic waste contains toxic substances such as mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, and beryllium that pose a hazard to both humans and the environment; it is very complicated problem to deal with this.
All over the world, the quantity of electrical and electronic waste purchased each year, especially computers and televisions, has reached the enormous numbers. According to a UN report, India ranks as the...
Care for Air
Patna, February, 8, 2016: Over 350 students of B. D. Public School, formed a giant human banner “ Care for Air” to draw attention towards poor air quality in Patna. The human banner formation was organized as a part of Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) ‘Care for Air’ campaign to demonstrate the students concern and support for immediate urgent steps towards improving the air quality in Patna.
The campaign urges Government to implement ‘Solar Roof Top Program’ to reduce emissions from diesel in non-domestic sector. Annually, the non-domestic sector in Patna consumes 81 lakh liters of diesel emitting dangerous 35000 kg of Partic...
COP21 and the mission of saving the planet
As the motley crowd of all heads of nations, leading corporate leaders, civil society organizations and grassroots activists from all over the world are in Paris for the COP21 summit, there’s a lot at stake. The leaders of over 130 nations are well poised to agree on a legally binding agreement to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.
According to data released by NASA, 2015 is the hottest year since 1880. Global temperatures are increasingly rising. This is largely due to mounting pressure at the atmosphere, where pollution is rapidly increasing the warmness of earth. A report by the Economist highlights that ‘coal now supplies 41% of the world&rsq...