World Environment Day 2015 - 'Seven Billion Dreams; One Planet; Consume with Care'
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5th June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. The theme for 2015 is how the well-being of humanity, the environment and economies ultimately depends on the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. Evidence is building that people are consuming far more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide.
Cover prepared by Sanjeev Jain - Dehradun
Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, pushed by high population growth and economic development. By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our way of life. Living well within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future.
You can save the world !
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- IPCC of U.N. has monitored and predicted the temperature of the earth's surface and the sea water and has come to the conclusion that in the Twenty First Century (2000-2100) the average temperature of the earth's surface will increase by 1.1 to 6.4 Degree Celsius, causing global warming that will result in a risk in the sea level. It is also expected that there will be drastic changes in the weather, a change in the number and frequency of aerial water droplets and agricultural products and an expansion in disease carriers. Everyone can help to alleviate the problems related to global warming by using simple methods -- energy conservation, avoiding using plastic bags, decreasing the amount of waste and the use of fuel, avoiding using instruments that contain the CFCs which cause greenhouse effect, and planting more trees.
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81 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to Kedagu – 29 May 2015
A special cover was released at Sundrikoppa on 29 May to commemorate 81 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to Kedagu .
Results of the Stamp Design Competition on the theme “Women Empowerment”.
India Post has announced winners of the stamp design competition on the theme of “Women Empowerment” which are as follows:
First Prize Winner:
Gurmeet Singh, 153(F)Near Bagga School，Village: Kasal，P.O. Naya Gaon, Dist. : S.A.S. Nagar.
Second Prize Winner:
Athul S Raj , Maradom，Thundiparambil，Thirunakkara (PO)， Kottayam， Kerala.
Third Prize Winner:
Pratheek Roopjith, Souparnika, Thazhe Vayalil， Dharmadam (P.O.)， Thalassery, Kannaur (Dist.)， Kerala.
Source: India Post
Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest