Environmental Justice: Visiting Different Social And Ecological Landscapes And Areas Of Environmental Contestations In Karnataka, India: Course Report

In December 2021, ESG organised an experiential learning certificate course “Environmental Justice: Visiting Different Social and Ecological Landscapes and Areas of Environmental Contestations in Karnataka, India” for 28 students from O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat.

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Legal Awareness Workshop- Functioning Of Lake Protection Committees At Municipal, District, And Apex Levels

As part of the Pan-India Awareness and Outreach Campaign proposed by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA), and Environment Support Group (ESG) organised a virtual Legal Awareness Workshop relating to the functioning of Lake Protection Committees at Municipal, District and Apex Levels constituted in accordance with directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka in WP 817/2008. The workshop was organised from 25 Oct to 28Oct 2021 for members of the Apex Lake protection Committee and administrators of Bangalore Division, Kalaburagi Division, Belgaum Division, and Mysore Division.

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Lake Walk – October 2021

Lake Walk @ Uttarahalli Kere & Subramanyapura Kere Bengaluru was once called ‘the city of thousand lakes’. Have you ever wondered what happened to these pristine lakes that dotted our landscapes? Are you curious to know the possibilities in creating a water and food secure future through lakes? One of the most important aspects of the conservation story is public imagination and reconnect with the ecological system.  Environment Support Group has been working with protecting

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Building Environmental Jurisprudence To Reclaim Lakes As Commons For Posterity: Compilation Of ESG Lake Work

Collated here are petitions, affidavits, memos and notes filed by ESG to protect lakes of Karnataka before Karnataka High Court (WP 817/2008 & WP 38401/2014) and Supreme Court of India (Civil Appeal 17166/2013). You will also find here judicial orders, reports and laws that are an outcome of this ongoing effort. This section will be updated frequently.

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Interrogating Governance And Financial Implications Of ‘Smart Cities’ – Part I Report

In collaboration with Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard Kennedy School, USA & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Germany, as part of a project on Governance of Sociotechnical Transformation in this interrogating discussion on Governance and Financial Implications of ‘Smart Cities’.

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Rewilding Humans: Nature Education At The Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary

The Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary is a forest garden and conservation centre in Wayanad Kerala. It is founded on a premise that humans are participant members in nature’s community. The philosophy and practice, as well as world view and politics of the sanctuary arise out of this. As the world gets more and more fragmented and hierarchized, even more driven by capitalistic interests and a technocracy,

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Cityscape Transformation And Crisis Of Conservation: A Comparison Of Kolkata Wetlands And Bangalore’s Lake Systems.

Date: Thursday the 27th of August 2020   5-6.30 pm IST Speaker Profiles Dr. Sana Huque has a Masters degree in Geography from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. in Sociology from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. In her Ph.D. thesis, Sana has studied wetland loss, as well as its conservation, from a sociological perspective, and with a special focus on the East Kolkata Wetlands. Sana is associated with ESG as a Senior Research Associate.

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An Invitation To Join Survey Of Lakes Of Bangalore As Wetland Ecosystems And Waterfowl Habitats

Principal Bench of the Karnataka High Court headed by Chief Justice Mr. Abhay Oka has directed the State Government to extend assistance for the survey of Lakes of Bangalore as Waterfowl Habitats

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Bandipur Reserve Forest Highway Traffic Ban – A Debate

Organised by Institution of Engineers, Mysore Date: 03 November 2019 Some of the main highlights from the discussion are listed below: Maj Gen Sudhir Vombatkere (Retd.) argued that human demands of development must comprehend natural limits. That disconnectedness between rural and urban India, between consumers and producers, of the gaps of perception between extractivism and aspirations of a good life have caused a tussle in our capacity to ‘find a pragmatic solution. But tigers and

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A Movement For Economy Of Restraint: A Public Workshop As A Part Of Satyagraha For A Sacred Economy

Invitation to “A Movement for Economy of Restraint: A public workshop as a part of Satyagraha for a Sacred Economy” tomorrow at 4:30 pm onward at Xavier Hall, St. Joseph’s Art and Science College, Langford Road, Bengaluru.

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“How To Protect Lakes Using Recent Judicial Directions” & “Presenting The Status Of BBMP Wards: Results From Citizen Led Survey”

Invitation to “How to Protect Lakes using Recent Judicial Directions” and “Presenting the Status of BBMP Wards: Results from Citizen Led Survey”.

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Mobile Data Collection Using ODK & Google Tools

Invitation to Introductory Workshop on Mobile Data collection using ODK & Google tools by Pradeep Koulgi (independent researcher and wildlife biologist) on the 7th of September, 2019 from 2:30 pm to 5 pm at Environment Support Group Workshop Space, 1575, Banashankarai II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

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Invitation To ‘Should Scientists Be Activists?’. A Lecture By Subir Sarkar

Sambhavna Trust & Environment Support Group cordially invite you to PM Bhargava Memorial Lecture on Science & Society by Subir Sarkar (Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford), titled-  ‘Should Scientists be Activists?’ “This is a question that many scientists grapple with everyday. On the one hand they wish to preserve their scientific objectivity and neutrality – on the other hand they wish to engage with the issues of the day out of a sense of

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Workshop Invite: How To Conduct A Survey Of Wards Of Bengaluru?

Learn the Why and How of conducting in-depth survey of your ward to make Bengaluru a more healthy, progressive, inclusive, sustainable and climate resilient city.

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“Government May Appear Insensitive, But It Cannot Ignore Voices Coming From Different Parts Of The Country”: Jairam Ramesh

Report of the Interaction on “New Draft Forest Policy and Deteriorating State of Environment in India” organised by ESG and Action Aid 13 April 2018     “Government may appear insensitive, but it cannot ignore voices coming from different parts of the country”: Jairam Ramesh       Youtube link to a recording of the event: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU4L5fiT4Ub9nfDlTKlVELF38Umg-GdoG   To a hall packed with people from various walks of life – academics, adivasis, students, journalists, trade unionists,

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“Beerappa’s Tallanna” Screened At Indian Institute Of Science Following Earlier Screenings At National Institute For Advanced Studies, ICTS And ATREE

A film conceptualised by Bhargavi S. Rao and Leo F. Saldanha for Amrit Mahal Hitarakshana aagu Horata Samithi 7 March 2018 Downloads: NIAS screening of ‘Beerappa’s Angst’ ICTS Screening Invitation Phi Delta Alpha (PDA), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, organised a screening of “Beerappa’s Angst” on 23rd May 2018, at Indian Institute of Science. This was followed by a discussion with Leo Saldanha of Environment Support Group on what the scientific community could do to correct the

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How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A 2nd Workshop in the ESG ‘How to’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 ; Time: 5.30 pm to 8 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070. https://goo.gl/maps/u94Ymtnt6L22 Downloads: How to Make Ward Committees Work for the City Kannada: How to Make Ward Committees Work for the City ‘How to do it?’ workshops An ESG initiative How to get Ward Committees to work for the city The workshop Facilitators

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How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A workshop organised as part of ESG’s ‘How To’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 Downloads: Report of the Workshop The transformations in our cities and urban agglomeration triggered by globalization demand a review on the various developmental paradigms. Because of this, cities are becoming fragmented spaces: gated areas for wealthy citizens, ‘abandoned’ spaces for the poor. Rights deprivation like access to clean water, adequate housing, and education is becoming concentrated in these abandoned spaces. This

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