The Sustainable Campus Challenge – 2013 is being organized as a parallel event to the Green Campus Summit for high schools, colleges and Universities of India. As part of this challenge, student teams will collaborate with a faculty/ staff adviser to develop a qualitative project narrative describing their effort for improving their campus sustainability quotient.
The sustainable campus status is attained by means of a fundamental transformation of the way in which the institution conducts their regular activities encompassing the academical, ecological, environmental, economical, social and cultural dimensions. This challenge encourages the teams to showcase their sustainable campus initiatives that plans, formulates, designs and implements a package of solutions by the campus community to reduce the environmental impact, enhance the campus sustainability and to protect the health and well-being of the surrounding community & ecosystem. This challenge is one such initiative which serves as a platform to not only showcase your institution‘s work on addressing the pressing issues of sustainability but also acts as a knowledge transfer medium to share, learn, develop and implement solutions with a cooperative approach.
The aims of the “Sustainable Campus Challenge – 2013” (SCC-2013) are as follows:
- to engage students in assessing the economic and technical potential of sustainable solutions in their campuses;
- to provide a platform for students, faculties and staffs to showcase their work on campus greening initiatives;
- to provide opportunity to showcase innovative ideas on improving the sustainability of the campus;
- to provide the winning entries, an opportunity to make a poster presentation at the International Green Campus Summit and network with participants from across the world;
A further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today by publishing all selected entries for the benefit of every institution.
Theme : Environmental Education , Sustainability Assessment, Waste Management, Water Resource Management, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Energy Generation, Food Services, Land Use, Biodiversity Conservation & Habitat Restoration, Sustainable Transportation and Outreach Activities