Environment Award – 2016

The Department of Science Technology and Environment, Govt. of Puducherry, confers the “Environment Award – 2016” for the individual category to Ms. Golda Edwin, founder member of APSCC, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the environment and to the public during the years 2013-15.  The award was presented by the Honorable Chief Minister of Puducherry during the Independence Day event. The award was a recognition of her role as a teacher, environmentalist and researcher for the past 15 plus years with a fundamental goal of fostering Environmental Awareness and Sustainable Development. She is also the co-founder of APSCC and has initiated the ‘Green Campus Program’ emphasizing more on the field level work and activity based learning at school and college campuses of Puducherry and beyond.
With the collaboration of Pondicherry University, DST&E and  Pollution Control Department, she is also promoting this to all the schools and colleges as ‘Green Campus Initiative Cooperative Movement’ to bring about a speedy transition of students attitudes towards environmental sustainability and foster sustainable development of the region. Some of her works pertain to the advancement of environmental education by implementing tailor made programs which encompasses Air, Water, Soil, Energy, Ecology & Biodiversity, Food & Natural Resources and Disaster management.