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Cycle Rally held to aware people of Kathmandu

30 July 2016: Youth involved with Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) organized a Cycle Rally in Kathmandu with dual motive- to encourage people for cycling and to remind people of Kathmandu about the plastic bag ban. The team of Nagar Mitra- Green Commuting project led by Mr. Sujal Bhandari, and the Campaigners of No Thanks! I Carry My Own Bag Campaign along with other local youth of Kathmandu participated in the Cycle Rally. More than 55 youth wearing the branded white tees of the Campaign rode around the city.  The rally that started from HCI’s head office in Baluwatar went to Ason, New Road, Bhrikuti Mandap and then finally ended at QFX Kumari Hall in Kamalpokhari. The campaigners also distributed phamplets reminding people about the plastic bag ban and making people aware about the harmful effects...

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QFX Cinemas install cycle stands coordinating with HCI’s Green Commuting initiative

30 July 2016: QFX, a top film hall brand of Nepal has installed cycle stands in two of its branches that is, Jai-Nepal and Kumari cinemas. Though it had a very limited parking space, it supported the green cause to promote cycling and took an initiative to install cycle stands. The stands placed in QFX Kumari and Jai Nepal are foldable, and of sleek designs, thus, it doesn’t take much of the parking space. To commemorate this good green cause of QFX, youth involved in The Green Commuting initiative organised a cycle rally. The rally was started from HCI head office, Baluwatar and ended at the premises of Kumari hall. The rally had the participants of around 70 people. At QFX kumari, the rally was welcomed by CEO of Team-Quest, Mr. Roshan Adiga and Facility Manager ...

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National Volunteers gather and send relief packages to flood victims

Saptari, 29 July 2016: With the south-eastern part of the country bearing the brunt of the incessant rains, with floods and landslides happening in almost every stretch of roads, communities, it is time, again, for the National Volunteers to show their humanitarian initiative. Collaborating with Rotary Club of Durbar Marg, Kathmandu and Rotaract District 3292, Nepal, National Volunteering Program (NVP) successfully distributed 262 tarps, noodles, rice, sleeping mattress, blanket, biscuits, clothes and drinking water to the survivors in Gabargadha of Saptari. The Armed Police Force (APF) also provided 60 aqua-boxes. Each box contained all basic materials including toys for kids....

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Volunteers from Taiwan visit HCI

24 July 2016: A group of international volunteers from Taiwan visited Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) to learn about the burning issues of the Himalayas and to get engaged in some sustainable initiatives run by HCI. The group of 17 Taiwanese volunteers was initially introduced with the National Volunteers and explained about all the smart initiatives of HCI, and were engaged in bottle sorting at the Nagar Mitra PET Bottle Recollection Center, at Chappalkharkhana, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. With the help of National Volunteers, they also gave public awareness on the streets of Kathmandu about the harmful effects of using plastic bags. The volunteers were from the Taiwanese corporate team-ELIV. Previously, 13 people from the same ELIV team, on 10 July, also gave public awareness about the harmful effects of plasti...

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No Thanks! Campaigners revive the awareness programs

20 July 2016: The young Campaigners of No Thanks! I Carry My Own Bag Campaign- which successfully banned plastic bags in Kathmandu from 14 April 2015 (Baishak 1, 2072) have revived their awareness programs. The Campaign along with its activities which were stalled after the disastrous earthquake of 25 April 2015, right 12 days after Nepal Government declared the ban, and the campaigners also got engaged in providing relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction support to the earthquake victims. The earthquake unfortunately stopped our government to enforce the ban effectively then but now that the situation after the earthquake is little better, the Campaigners have started the awareness programs again targeting to implement the ban effectively. In due course, the Campaigners visited various schools and colleges to let the...

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