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About beautifuldarjeelinghills

a development worker journeying in the Beautiful Darjeeling Hills with special interest in environment and equity

Ban the Bag

Have you seen a Plastic Bag? You shouldn’t have, they are banned in #Sikkim and #Darjeeling. #InternationalPlasticBagFreeDay 3 July Plastic bags choke jhoras, contribute to landslides, harm precious agricultural land and marine life and release toxic chemicals when burnt. Their … Continue reading

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Inspirations and Aspirations?

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3rd July International Plastic Bag Free Day

3rd July has been the day we recommit to stop using plastic bags. This attitudinal and behavioural change needs to start with us but also extend to others within our network of families, friends, neighbourhood, workspaces and social spaces. A … Continue reading

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Is democracy a festival?

Is Democracy a Festival? Guess cannot beat the election fever and thought that the flex (muscle, idea, money and waste…ps the flex is from the election commission and the red pandas are wearing bhes bhusa of the people of Darjeeling … Continue reading

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Zero waste events – a work in progress

What materials can we do away with? Invitations/Communications (most) can go as an email with explicit instructions not to print as far as possible. Participants travelling by train should travel without printing their tickets as Indian Railways allows and recommends … Continue reading

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World Environment Day June 5

1. Reduction of shampoo sachets at Chitray car wash. Vice Chairman Darjeeling Municipality to officially launch it at 9:30 am at Chitray.  Each car uses at least one shampoo sachet when it gets washed and the sachets gets thrown into the jhora. An average of … Continue reading

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