Ways to get involved…
The formation of the Association for Promoting Sustainability in Campuses and Communities (APSCC) is to serve as an impetus, not-for-profit, and voluntary organization for sustainable development in conservation strategies, programs, and projects about water, healthy food, energy, waste (solid & liquid), and biodiversity among the educational institutions and local communities based on the Principle-3 of the Rio Declaration, ‘the right to development must be fulfilled to equitably meet developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations’, fostering Environmental Justice. Environmental justice was defined by the USEPA, ‘as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, or income concerning the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work’. APSCC strive for environmental justice by providing resources, initiating action research and promoting sustainable innovations at the grassroots level, fostering ‘attitude change’, in collaboration with a network of eminent sustainability professionals, scientists, and universities across the globe, while simultaneously working in close coordination with multiple Indian, USA and UN organizations, both Government and Non-Government. Some of the activities of APSCC are listed under the page www.apsccglobal.org/activities/
For instance, this Association is represented in various states of India and abroad with active and participating members including students, academicians, business leaders, scientists/ professionals across many disciplines, contributing under Seven Major Objectives, such as:
|1.||Environmental Education||Deliver support and services that improve environmental sustainability in the educational institutions, industries, and communities in association with the Government Departments (Awareness, Environmental Education, R&D Projects and also to engage in scientific, social, or statistical research)|
|2.||Water Resources||Promoting Sustainability and Research in Water Management (Ground, Surface, and Rain)|
|3.||Waste Resources||Promoting Sustainability and Research in Waste Management (Solids and Liquids)|
|4.||Energy Resources||Promoting Sustainability and Research in Energy Management (Energy Saving, Energy Production – Crops, Clean Energy and Waste to Energy, and Transportation)|
|5.||Natural Resources||Promoting Sustainability and Research in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Forests, Wetlands, and Wildlife)|
|6.||Food Resource||Promoting Sustainability and Research in Food Security (Traditional, Organic and Healthy)|
|7.||Community||To help and assist marginalized communities with training and support to achieve better health, education, and quality of life (Resources, Hands-on Training, Technology Transfer and Social Research)|
Security & Accountability
Since the day of incorporation in 2011, we have retained and honed our skill in managing and safeguarding donor contributions. Investment policies are balanced between current laws guiding the Association’s fiduciary responsibilities with the expert guidance of financial professionals serving the Association. The Association practices prudent stewardship and carefully manages each fund to ensure the highest charitable growth possible, while the donor’s original intent is assured.
All grants received by the Association are used to benefit the environment and public. The Association has Administrative Council and Management Committee(s) to govern the stated ‘Objects’.
Besides, the Association publishes an annual report to stay connected with donors, grantees, creating transparency that enables all those we serve to better understand our accomplishments and mission.
Finally, an independent audit of our financials is performed annually by a leading Chartered Accountant and all financial information is publicly disclosed and the returns are filed with the Income Tax Department and Registrar of Societies respectively. The donors also receive financial reports on the fund from the Association quarterly/ annually, depending upon the scope of the charitable activity.
The Association is registered with the Registrar of Societies, S. No. 709 / 2011, under Societies Registration Act – 1860 (xxi of 1860), and registered under DARPAN with UNIQUE ID: PY/2019/0226561 and PAN : AADTA6661L. As a not-for-profit association, we differ from a private organization because we offer maximum tax advantages under Central law to our donors. Donations made to this Association are deductible as allowed by the Income Tax Department of India, under u/s 12AA & 80G from time to time:
- 12AA Registration No: CIT (EXEMPTION) CHENNAI/ 12AA/ 2019-20/ A/ 10728. Order No: ITBA/ EXM/ S/ 12AA/ 2019-20/ 1017377951(1) dated 13/08/2019
- 80G Approval No: CIT (EXEMPTION) CHENNAI/ 80G/ 2020-21/ A/ 10512. DIN & Order No: ITBA/ EXM/ S/ 80G/ 2020-21/ 1030382727(1) dated 05/02/2021