Friday, June 1, 2012
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - LET US CONTRIBUTE OUR BIT
ALL THE MEMBERS OF OUR CADRE ARE REQUESTED TO KINDLY MAKE THEIR POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE CAUSE OF SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT IN WHATEVER POSSIBLE WAY. A SPECIAL TREE PLANTATION DRIVE IN THE OFFICE COMPOUNDS AND RESIDENTIAL COLONIES MAY BE INITIATED. THE OFFICE BEARERS ARE REQUESTED TO KINDLY PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANTATION DRIVE. THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION MAY BE REQUESTED TO TAKE NECESSARY INITIATIVE FOR THE PURPOSE. THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENTS ARE REQUESTED TO PLANT TREES AT THEIR RESPECTIVE STATIONS ON 5TH JUNE.
THE EXPENDITURE MAY BE MET FROM THE STAFF WELFARE FUNDS BY THE ADMN, AND EVEN FROM THE VOLUNTARILY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE LOCAL MEMBERS. EVEN A SINLE TREE BY A MEMBER WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
AT LUDHIANA, A BIG PLANTATION DRIVE IN THE CR COLONY WILL BE ORGANIZED, FOR WHICH THE HON'BLE ESTATE OFFICER ( THE ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX) HAS BEEN KIND AND GENEROUS ENOUGH TO PROVIDE ALL THE LOGISTICAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT WITH THE HELP OF THE INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION.
A MESSAGE FROM THE UNEP IS REPRODUCED BELOW FOR MEMBERS INFORMATION :
The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? Evidently, there are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. This is where some people shut off their minds because they find the concept of the Green Economy a little too complex to understand.
On the contrary, the Green Economy is really something that is applicable all around you and it is easy to imagine how you fit in it.
The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.
Practically speaking, a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes.
But what does all this mean for you? Well, this essentially what the second part of the theme is all about. If the Green Economy is about social equity and inclusiveness then technically it is all about you! The question therefore asks you to find out more about the Green Economy and assess whether, in your country, you are being included in it.