Prime minister inaugurates Solar Park, Peace Garden at UN

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News:Indian Prime Minister inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park and Gandhi Peace Garden at the headquarters of the United Nations on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Facts:

About Solar Park:

  • Solar park is a first of its kind Indian effort at the U.N that highlights India‚Äôs willingness to go beyond the talk on climate change and climate action.
  • It is a 50 kWh roof-top solar park which has 193 solar panels each  representing a member of the multilateral body.
  • The energy generated in the park is equivalent to energy that would have been created through the use of 30,000 kg of coal. 
  • The park also has a carbon sequestration of 1,000 seedlings which will grow into trees over 10 years.

About Gandhi Peace Garden:

  • Gandhi Peace Garden is an initiative under which Consulate General of India in New York, Shanti Fund NGO and the State University of New York-Old Westbury have entered into an agreement to plant 150 trees.
  • It is a crowdsourced project with people adopting trees in memory of their loved ones at the State University of New York-Old Westbury campus. 
  • The garden is dedicated in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and seeks to underline that his principles act as a moral compass as world grapples with challenges of climate change, terrorism and corruption.