Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation.

  Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Ocean Conference to halt ocean degradation. Elsie Gabriel The UN Oceans Conference opened with the announcement that the United States would exit the Paris Agreement and closed with reaffirmations from the rest of the world to press ahead with their climate plans and a historic Call To Action on conserving marines systems for sustainable development. But climate and ocean are inextricably linked. Can climate change and the ocean crisis be addressed without the world’s largest economy? Leaders from small islands, places most vulnerable to climate…continue reading →

The Eagle has fallen! The world’s largest economy abandons the UN agreements.

The Eagle has fallen!   The world’s largest economy abandons the UN agreements.   Elsie Gabriel   So, Barack Obama could not be more right when he said Trump 'joins a small handful of nations that reject the future'. The U.S. will now be one of only three countries out of 197 nations that isn't signed onto the Paris agreement, with the other two being Nicaragua and war stricken Syria. The Paris agreement  in 2015 set the goal to keep the planet from warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels and is…continue reading →

Watch the ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ the sequel . Lets rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis.

Watch the 'An Inconvenient Truth' the sequel . Lets rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis. Elsie Gabriel   "When 'An Inconvenient Truth' the sequel premiered in Cannes, I learned something I did not know before. Film is the most effective medium to deliver a message," said Al Gore former vice president of USA and chief of Climate Reality Project about the launch of the sequel to the Inconvenient truth. “Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis. But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to…continue reading →

Next generation of Spa treatment- the Persian Gardens inside the Celebrity Cruises.

Why you should invest in wellness! Next generation of Spa treatment- the Persian Gardens inside the Celebrity Cruises. Elsie Gabriel Imagine aromatic healing waves of fresh herbs surrounding your entire senses as you watch the waves of the expansive ocean pass by. Soothing meditational music enveloping you and carrying you off to nirvana world. Welcome to the next generation of Spa treatment- the Persian Gardens. This is no ordinary spa, yes it is a cruise spa which defines ultra luxury in wellness. The Persian Garden is the aromatic aquatic rejuvenating center inside the…continue reading →

Bring your sweet lips a little closer ….yes am talking to the Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips deep water fish in Grande Islands Goa, India.

Bring your sweet lips a little closer ….yes am talking to the Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips deep water fish in Grande Islands Goa,India. Elsie Gabriel Indian Ocean oriental Sweetlips species is a beautiful creature .As a certified Advanced Underwater Naturalists there is nothing more mesmerizing than being underwater with the corals and fish. Well it was nirvana that I found while deep sea diving at the Grande Islands Goa. The Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips, officially called the Plectorhinchus vittatus, is a species of grunt native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific…continue reading →

Wetlands, mangroves, flamingoes education tours to study climate change.

World Wetlands day Nature Trail Project by Young Environmentalists Programme.   Over 100 visitors joined the World Wetlands Mangrove trail at the creeks in Bhandup and Airoli to mark the occasion of the World Wetlands day. World wetland day is celebrated every year all across the world to commemorate the Convention on Wetlands means the Ramsar Convention which was held on 2nd of February in 1971 in the city of Ramsar, Iran at the Caspian Sea coasts. It was started celebrating for the first time in the year 1997. The theme for the…continue reading →

Mumbai gifted with a Green Bishop by Pope- Bishop Allwyn D’Silva.

Mumbai gifted with a Green Bishop by Pope- Bishop Allwyn D’Silva.   Elsie Gabriel   The Vatican announced the appointment of two new auxiliary Bishops in December 2016, Fr Allwyn D'Silva and Fr. Barthol Barretto, for the archdiocese of Bombay. Fr Allwyn, 69, is serving as parish priest of St. John the Baptist Church, Thane. Actively involved in environmental concerns, he is also secretary of the Climate Change Desk of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC). His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Allwyn D’Silva, of the Clergy of Bombay, who was…continue reading →

Climate Change Karma! All am asking as a Climate Reality Mentor, is be vigilant and be the change! Happy Greener 2017!

Climate Change Karma! Elsie Gabriel Climate change is here and it’s occurring faster than expected in many ways. Nothing new, right? But we still have deniers! 2016 saw many milestones the world over, in the advocacy in climate change and its fight to stop its surge. But it saw an equal amount, if not more, disasters and global warming patterns making 2016 one of the hottest years to be recorded in history according to WMD [World Meteorological Department]. The balance is still not set. The fight is not strong enough. The tug of…continue reading →
Madagascar waiting to be rediscovered! Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment.

Madagascar waiting to be rediscovered! Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment.

Meet Jean Chrysostome-Director General Madagascar Environment. Madagascar waiting to be redicovered! Elsie Gabriel Given the number of existing stakeholders in the environmental wellbeing of this island nation and diversity of interventions in Madagascar, Jean Chrysostome manages the toughest job of balancing multiple acts of sustaining biodiversity, executing environment assessments of projects, monitoring implementations of measures and provisions, all this in collaboration with other environmental government departments and units, making him a ‘powerhouse’ that will also continue to ensure future mitigation and balance in the environment and fate of climate change in Madagascar. Q…continue reading →
Our displaced farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!!

Our displaced farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!!

  Our farmers who give us our daily bread now live with swine and sewage!! Elsie Gabriel The drought stricken farmers and their families have fled their parched lands in Latur and Dhander districts of Maharashtra, setup camp in the local Municipal Ghatkopar fields in Mumbai. I almost choked at the sight. Foul smelling field filled with the exodus of our bread providers from the so called farmers lands..Khets! I thought to myself, This is the farmers market we talk about, it this our very farmer who gives us our daily bread? The…continue reading →