“Learning to live sustainably’ is the core idea of constituting “Green Waves” Club for Green wave movement. It is not just yet another extracurricular activity but the integral part of the value system followed byIndore Institute Science & Technology to promote awareness not only inside the campus but to the wider world.
Many Green initiativesare started under Green Waves Clubas movement to conserve the nature at the campus and to inculcate the sense of responsibility towards Mother Natureamong students and all the staff members.
The club was inaugurated on 1st July 2018by Hon’ble Chief guest Shri Patanjali (Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Bhopal) who has worked for cleaning river Ganga and hosted sadhguru during “Rally for Rivers” campaign.
Under the visionary leadership of Shri Arun S Bhatnagar, Director General of IIST, who conceived this novel project and plan to engage the stake holder of the institute toward this noble cause of saving the environment.
Green Waves Club
The novel initiative of launching of “Green Waves” Club at IIST lies in the fact that it moves beyond theories and textbooks aiming at solely concentrating on ‘doing’ to save the mother earth. It is an environmental activity directed to subtly sensitize students, Staff members and others through thought provoking ideas to curtail the mining of natural resources.
Green Waves Club is established with following objectives –
Fulfillments of Objectives are:
Since 2018 every year plantation drives are organized and students are instructed to plant a sapling and take care of that sapling for entire college life. He/She can cherish this memory even after leaving the institute.
Plantation the varieties are chosen meticulously according to the scientific value of particular plant and then healthy saplings are procured from forests and nursery.
IIST has a lush green campus where variety of trees are planted like Silver oak, variety of fruit Plants, ornamental plants which not only add the aesthetic value to the campus but also prevents soil erosion.This has also led to conserve the biodiversity and new species of birds are seen in the campus.
Institute receive letter of appreciation from AICTE for one student one tree cam.
Vetiver/Khas Plantation around Runnel (Nala)
Through the IIST campusa runnel of around 8 Km length is flowing and extended to nearby villages where the water is used mainly for irrigation purpose.
In campus Vetiver/khas plantation is done around the runnel with the idea of soil conservation and to improve the quality of its water.Vetiver plants play a vital role in watershed protection by slowingdown and spreading runoff harmlessly on the farmland, recharging ground water, reducing siltation of drainage systems and water bodies, reducing agro-chemicals loading into water bodies and for rehabilitation of degraded soils. It not only helps us in conserving water and increased water retention but also prevents soil erosion.Looking into above facts, impacts and resultant benefits vetiver grass is grown around the Runnel at IIST. As a technology it will enhance sustainable agricultural development in the campus as well as in nearby areas.
IIST has a sprawling lush green campus with beautiful infrastructure. From 2018,in order to improve air quality and resource conservation, the management started the practice of growing organic crops in 10 acres of area which was lying idle and unused. The objective of organic farming in the campus was to produce food of high nutritional grade in sufficient quantity and to use the grown crop in the campus canteen only in order to provide healthy food & vegetables to students & staff. To provide healthy food in the college canteen to all its stakeholders is the ultimate object of practicing organic farming in the campus.
Increase of Plastic waste is one biggest concern, which is adversely affecting environment and soil.
Following Water Conservation Facilities are available in the Institute
Total 7 numbers of Bore well and 2 numbers of open well are available in the IIST Campus. The location of Bore well as follows –
Till date around 1504different varieties of plants have been planted in various parts of campus during Plantation drives on various occasions. Institute promoting Agro forestry in following way:
IIST also conducted Green and Environment audit from 2019-20 and also formulated Green Campus Policy.
The institutional initiatives for greening the campus are as follows:
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Summary of Activities under Green Wave@ IIST
|Name of Activities
|No of Students Participation
|Date of the Event
|Inauguration of Green Wave Club by Shri Patanjaliji
|Logo Making Competition
|Poster Making Competition
|Tree Plantation Drive
|Tree Plantation for IV Year students
|Tree Plantation for I Year students
|Interactive session on “Sustainable Growth and Students Responsibility”
|Seminar on Solar Energy as an Alternate Source of Electricity
|Green wave club member visited lotus valley
|donate the plants in Govt. high school, Narlai Village
|Energy conservation Pledge to celebrate energy conservation Day
|FDP on Waste and Biomass Valorization: Potential, Issues and Challenges
|Participation in a plantation in association with the Heartfulness