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Meet this little Indian ‘Greta’ who urged leaders at COP25 to act now to save planet

New Delhi, Dec 12: Eight-year-old Licypriya Kangujam, known as Indian 'Greta' for her passion towards the fight against climate change has urged global leaders to take immediate action to save the planet and the future of young children like her....

Mangaluru's Milagres College takes up terrace gardening to promote greenery

Mangaluru, Nov 3: The students and faculty members of Milagres College here have taken up the initiative to construct a terrace garden to produce vegetables and promote greenery in the area.

The college garden has planted nearly 500 trees...

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Over 50 yrs’ experience as teacher, 84-yr-old Clemencia D’Couto says, kids make her feel young

Mangaluru, Sept 5: What started as a passion now is an integral part of Clemencia D’couto’s life. Ms. D’couto has been instrumental in framing the early foundational years of more than 3000 children in the Mangalore region. She has been...

State-run school in DK grows, sells jasmine to pay for teachers

Bantwal, Jul 4: With the collective efforts of students and staff, a government lower primary school in Ojala village of Bantwal city grew jasmine to raise funds for its two guest teachers.

"As we are unable to pay a...

Dakshina Kannada farmer develops ingenious bike to help farmers

Mangaluru, Jun 17: In wake of the fact that there is a shortage of traditional Areca nut tree climbers, farmers here are finding it difficult to sustain the Areca nut plantation. However, a 48-year-old farmer, Ganapathi, took it as a...

Udupi’s Amasebailu becomes Karnataka’s first Solar village

Udupi, Jun 11: With all the houses in Amasebailu village in Kundapura taluk of Udupi district, connected with the Solar power, has the distinction of the first ever Solar Gram Panchayat in Karnataka.

Speaking after inaugurating the Solar Village...

Mangaluru Prof develops QR Code for trees to save them from the axe

Mangaluru: The ‘Fern Doctor’ of Mangaluru, Professor Smitha Hegde has now launched a crusade against felling of trees by developing a Quick Response (QR) Code to save the city, some greenery. The Nitte University Centre for Science Education and Research...

Infosys turns its 360-acre barren campus land in Bantwal into green forest

Software giant Infosys has transformed a barren land into forest in its 360-acre sprawling campus at Kamblapadavu near Pajeeru village in Bantwal taluk about 20km from Karnataka’s coastal city of Mangaluru.

"As part of our commitment to environment conservation...

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Mangaluru’s 3 decades old Beggars’ Rehabilitation Centre has plenty of life transformation stories to tell

A host of home-grown vegetables welcome the visitors at Beggars’ Rehabilitation Centre (BRC) at Pachanady in Vamanjoor on the outskirts of the coastal city of Mangaluru. Once barren land with laterite rocks, today the 2-acre land boasts of its lush-green...

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This septuagenarian 'Green-Revolutionary' leads way with sustainable model farming

At 73-years of age, Mahalinga Naik breaks into a smile, when residents of Amai village at Bantwal taluk point towards him as the local 'Green-Revolutionary'. For a man who never received formal education, Naik has been solely credited for creating...

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