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Paharpur Business Centre celebrates World Environment Day to spread awareness on climate change
Paharpur Business Centre celebrated World Environment Day by supporting Teachers’ Training Programme - a project of ‘The Climate Project India’ with a target to train 100 thousand teachers online about climate change.
Mr Jan Axel Voss – Counsellor Environment Renewable Transport & Climate Change, German Embassy, presided over as Chief Guest and Mrs. Madhu Jain, famous designer, presided over as Guest of Honor on the occasion.
It is believed that teachers’ in schools can play a crucial role in training young minds to face the reality of impending climate crisis. The Climate Project Foundation launched on this world environment day an online training program to help the teachers in learning about the subject and teaching it in their classrooms.
“This is a brilliant project. I am sure such project can go a long way in spreading the message on climate change across to masses,” said Mr. Voss.
Mr Kamal Meattle, CEO, Paharpur Business Centre & Software Technology Incubator Park and Trustee of The Climate Project India, have put in a pertinent point that there was a pressing need for this type of training in the country.
“It’s a free 14 day online certificate programme. All an educator/teacher has to do is to register on the website. As it is an online programme so no registration or fee charges are required. Once trained, these educators can then further disseminate climate message to thousands of students so on and so forth. We plan to reach 1 lakh teachers in five year,” said Mr Meattle.
The Climate Project foundation is the independent chapter of The Climate Reality Project which was started by Nobel laureate and former Vice President of US Al Gore. The project is now present in 50 countries worldwide.
The training is build on state of art technology tools and is rich in multimedia content. The country manager, The Climate Project India, Aditya Pundir, explained, “Teachers will get a feel of class room sitting in their homes comfortably, they will be able to watch movies, read articles, interact with other teachers in discussion forums and can also ask questions. A trained climate presenter will act as a mentor and keep discussions on track.”
Pahrpur Business Centre believes that World Environment Day is the perfect opportunity for companies to look at how they are talking to their employees about the environmental issues they face, and to make sure their communications are as engaging and inspiring as they can be.
PBC every year celebrates World Environment Day for positive environmental action where an array of other green activities undertaken in the company. The people were encouraged to do car pooling to save fuel and wear green on the day, promote green color as the dress code for the day, Green HR, donate scrap plastics, fabric to NGO etc.
Paharpur Business Centre also collaborated with Conserve - an NGO, which recycles plastic bags into hand bags and accessories in order to promote 4 R’s – Refuse, Reduce, Recycle and Reuse. The kiosk was set up to promote green recycled products among employees . Hand bags and accessories made from old tyre tubes, plastics, clothes etc were displayed and sold.
Paharpur Business Centre & Software Technology Incubator Park has been awarded a Platinum Green Building rating by USGBC- LEED (U.S. Green Building Council -Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).Its a 25 years old building in Nehru Place built to Govt. designs is now a USGBC LEED Platinum – the first retrofit Platinum office building in India.
It is also a BEE 5 Star building and rated as one of the healthiest buildings in Delhi by CPCB and Chittaranjan Cancer Institute, Kolkata. Paharpur Business Centre & Software Technology Incubator Park (PBC- STIP) is a comprehensive serviced office provider with state-of-the–
PBC publishes its Indoor Air Quality information on the net each day at http://www.pbcnet.com. The company is committed to the United Nations Global Compact, which addresses issues such as Human Rights, Labor Rights and Environment Protection, among others.
Another CSR initiative of the company is the PBC Art Gallery- It is Art for a green cause. A part of the sales proceeds go towards the improvement of environment.
Another significant future project is GreenSpaces™
It will have CO2 emission reduction of +36,000 tons per year and save over 41 million units of electricity per year. It will be ready for occupation as a fully serviced SEZ office facility by March 2014.