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ECO Club

“Together we can and together we will”



The mission of the eco club is "Go Green initiative" to raise the students' "interest" over environmental issues and to get the students actively involved in environmental matters from their own area. The club also seeks to conserve nature's heritage by education and direct conservation efforts to spread awareness about good environmental practices like for a ban on plastic, proper dumping of garbage, planting of tress etc. within Shyam Lal College.





Mission & Objective

Eco-Club of Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi is going to play vital role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. It is actively engaged in overall environmental education by adopting various environment friendly approaches for conservation and preservation of environment as in reflected from the following mission's statements.

Don't ever get discouraged. Aim straight for the goal and prove that you can change the world. Remember about the power of one. But keep in mind the power of many. Here at Eco-Club we will do it together and will succeed. Let your creative side explore. Don't ever, ever give up.

The activities of the Eco-Club are:

  • To organise awareness programs such as seminars, debates, essay, painting lectures and popular talks on environmental issues in the college.
  • Campaign and sensitize the students to minimize the use of plastic/polythene bags, use of loud speakers, banned fireworks, recycling of glass and metals, filling of water body in the adjacent area, use of unnecessary horns.
  • The students are also exposed to various field activities such as visit to natural ecosystems and biodiversity parks to create enthusiasm regarding issues pertaining to environmental sustainability.
  • Organise rallies, marches, human chains and street theatre at public places with a view to spread environmental awareness.
  • Action based activities like tree plantation, cleanliness drives both within and outside the college campus.
  • Grow kitchen gardens, maintain vermin-composting pits, construct water harvesting structures, practice paper recycling etc.
  • Prepare inventories of polluting sources and forward it to enforcement agencies.
  • Maintenance of public places like parks, gardens both within and outside the college campus.
  • Mobilise action against environmentally unsound practices like garbage disposal in unauthorised places, unsafe disposal of hospital wastes etc.
  • Beautify selected road side area with plants and flowers and put campaign boards to generate awareness.
  • To sensitize the students to save electricity and also encourage them to use solar panels
  • To motivate the students to imbibe habits and life style for minimum waste generation, separation of waste, disposing off the waste to the nearest storage point.
  • To educate students about concerns of e-waste, their eco-friendly segregation and disposal.
  • To educate the students about reuse, recycle and reduce principle and preparation of products out of waste like paper bags, paper packets, etc.
  • To celebrate various environmental days, such as International Ozone day (16 Sept), Wetland Day (2 February), World Earth day (22 April), International Biodiversity Day (22 May), world Environmental Day (5 June) and weeks, like Van-Mahotsav, Wildlife Week etc.
  • To adopt good practices like gifting potted plants rather than flowers wrapped in polythene.
  • To spread awareness about flora and fauna (birds such as sparrow etc) in the college and its
Members of Eco-Club Committee:

  • Dr.Arkaja Goswami (Convenor)
  • Dr.Sunaina Zutshi
  • Dr.Indu Varshneya
  • Dr.Reshu Chaudhary
  • Dr.Bharti Bhardwaj

Activities:

    1. Cleanliness Drive by SLC students in college campus

      Eco-club aims to promote, monitor and operate environmental activities of the college. Eco-club volunteers participated in various social/ environmental activities of the college as well as outside the college premises. This created environmental awareness among the students and future generation. Cleanliness drive was conducted during the Election time. All the volunteers of Eco club propagated eco-friendly step towards environment in which they interacted with the students and articulated them about the importance of paper, its uses and misuses in the college campus.



    2. Awareness programme on plastic ban in East Delhi

      Eco club volunteers of Shyam Lal College went to Shahdara area near Welcome Metro Station to spread awareness about the environmental damage through plastic bags. They also distributed cloth-bags to them free of cost. The main objective of the drive was to sensitize the students as well as the local vendors of nearby area to minimize the use of plastic bags, not to throw them in public places as they choke drains, causing water logging. The water-logged areas are natural breeding grounds for mosquitoes



      3. Garden Decoration

        To promote values conducive to the beautification of the College and to spread awareness regarding trees and their importance. Eco club volunteers have started conveying the eco-friendly messages through wall painting, planting trees, dead tree painting and by other means like stone gardening etc.



      4. Eco- club fest

        Eco club, Shyam Lal College organised the Eco-Fest on 26th -28th Oct with the aim to aspire towards environment well-being and to raise the students' interest over environmental issues. Eco-club was started to create awareness regarding Herbal/Medicinal plants. Herbal garden was started in the College premises with the collaboration of Ministry of Department of Environment. Eco-fest was organised and various environment related programmes/ activities were conducted like Rangoli competition (Theme - Environment), Poster making competition (Theme- ozone layer depletion), Quiz competition (Theme –Paris climatic changes), Nukkad Natak (Theme antifire crackers campaign), Debate (Theme River Yamuna about to die youth kiAwaz) and also students joined hands to form Human chain in the college premise as a part to shows support towards rising pollution and various environmental issues. Participants not only from our college but from various colleges actively participated in this fest and took part in various competitions. Winners of all the events were given awards and certificates. The events was honoured by the presence of Chief guest Dr. S.B. Sabata (Senior Scientific Officer, Ministry Of Environment) and Dr. Rabi Narayan Kar, Principal of our college and Head Department of Environment Dr. Arkaja Gosawami.


      5. Herbal Garden Inauguration

        In present Scenario as all of us are now aware how plants are significant to us so in this direction a step was taken by Dr. Arkaja Goswami, Head of Department, Chemistry & Environmental Studies to develop Herbal garden in college premises and acquainted the students its importance with collaboration of delhi.gov.in which was held on 26th October 2016. Inauguration of Herbal Garden was done by our esteemed guest Dr. B. C. Sabata (Sr. Scientific Officer) Department of Environment in the premises of the Shyam Lal College. The newly created herbal garden is intended to bring in awareness about the rich heritage and diversity of Medicinal Plants like Tulsi, Lemon grass, Ajwan, Kalpavriksh etc. These plants are natural home remedial cure for a variety of diseases. The herbal garden came into being with the team work of Eco-club volunteers.










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