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US President requested to reconsider the decision to leave Paris Climate Accord

Kathmandu: Nepali Youth and Mountain Community Dwellers have strongly appealed the US President Donald Trump to take back his decision and keep the United States in the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. On the occasion of World Environment Day, Nepali youth representing millions of people living in the foothills of the Himalayan peaks, including the tallest Mount Everest, in Nepal submitted an Appeal Letter to the US Embassy in Kathmandu today. The letter was handed over to Ms. Stephanie Reed, Deputy Political and Economic Chief, the US Embassy, Kathmandu. The average temperature increase in the Himalayan nation like Nepal is two to six times more than that of the world, making it the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate ch...

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HCI helped recycle 2 Crores+ PET (plastic) Bottles

Kathmandu: HCI through its initiative ‘Nagar Mitra- Friends of the City Social Enterprise’ has helped recycle more than two crores used PET (plastic) bottles. The Nagar Mitra Social Enterprise has been successful in collecting, bailing and sending more than 509 tons i.e. around 2,03,60,000 PET (plastic) bottles for recycling so far. “In the span of eight-moths, we have been able to send more than 1 crore PET bottles for recycling, and this has been possible with the addition of one more bailing machine, and with the constant improvement on the bottle sorting process. Our capacity has increased”, said Khagin Dahal, Nagar Mitra Lead. “In the month of September 2016, Nagar Mitra had celebrated the success of helping recycle 1 Crore PET bottles&...

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Hamri Bahini Haat Bazar (Market place) markets the first lot of pesticide free produce

Kathmandu: Adding a new dimension to its work, Hamri Bahini Social Enterprise has started to market ‘pesticide-free’ produce in Kathmandu. It has brought the first lot of ‘pesticide-free’ vegetables and other products from Ashapuri and Banepa of Kavre and sold in Kathmandu.  The vegetables including potato, pumpkin, pumpkin leaves (farsi ko munta), coriander leaves, cabbage, and homemade local curd were brought from local farmers Prem Lama and Sabita Tamang (Ashapuri), and from Ram mani Adhikari (Banepa). All these farmers have been farming pesticide-free fruits and vegetables since more than five years. They claim their produce being wither IPM (Integrated Pest Managed) or Organic. “For the first lo...

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HCI’s Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hub launched in Nepalgunj

Nepalgunj: Nepal’s National Cricket Team Captain Mr. Paras Khadka today inaugurated Nepal’s Homegrown Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hub in Nepalgunj, Banke. After six successful years of impactful service to the society, Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) has spread its work area launching its Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hub (SIBI Hub) in Western Nepal. HCI is a youth-driven Nepali non-profit organization committed to social inclusion and climate resilience. It advocates Nepal to adopt a zero-carbon economic growth path. HCI delivers triple bottom line impact by incubating, supporting and sustaining social enterprises and philanthropic initiatives. Established in 2011 by a group of eminent Nepali entreprene...

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National Volunteers distributed Sadbhaw Scholarships in Nepalgunj

Nepalgunj: With its mission to spread harmony and compassion (Sadbhaw) together in the nation, National Volunteer distributed Sadbhaw Scholarships to 50 needy children of Banke district on Thursday. 50 students including 25 children of Freed Kamlari and marginalized Muslim community have been provided with a ‘Sadbhaw Scholarships’ package in Nepalgunj, Banke. Sadbhaw Scholarships, Nepali le Nepali laai, is an initiative of Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) power...

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