The ECO watch club was started to keep the campus looking green and clean and promote the importance of preserving our rich natural heritage, to educate students in maintaining Eco Park, Aviary and Herbal Garden it conducts various programmes of ecological importance through the involvement of students in collaboration with the Government and NGOs.
In order to promote ecological awareness amongst the students, the Eco Watch Club organises many meaningful activities every year such as Celebration of Eco-Day, Planting of Saplings, Inter-Class competitions for different events like cooking without fire, photography, painting and wealth from waste.
The club organises eco trips to impart knowledge about the ecological balance.
1. Dr Susanna P, Convenor, Department of Biotechnology
2. Dr Sharmila A, Department of Biotechnology
3. Asst Prof. Esther Watson, Department of Botany
Report 2014-15 Programmes
• We celebrated Green Day and clean Day with tremendous response from all the students
• Conducted competitions i.e,Cooking without fire,painting,Photography,Flower arrangement.More than 200 talented students had participated to showcase their talents.
• We celebrated plantation Day and planted plants and saplings.
• Our club visited Lalbagh to see the flower show on the eve of the independence day
• Visited Gandhi Gram to educate students on the use of handicrafts.
• Visited Nandi Hills students attended a lecture by Mr.Ravi Chandran ( Director Of Nandhi hills). He led the students in site seeing at Nandi hills
• Celebrated Eco Day and the prizes distributed to the prize winners.
This year our Eco watch club had seminar topic “WASTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT” by Mr. John from Christ College. The Eco Club members created a Bottle Garden which is adding charm to the college.
Eco watch club celebrated Green day and Clean day and also the club celebrated less plastic day and Khadi day to give an awareness about handloom and to reduce the usage of plastics.
Eco club members attended one day outreach program at Nandi Hills. They planted saplings at Nandi Hills.The certificateswere issued by the special officer Mr. Ramesh of Nandi Hills. The club is going to conduct many competitions on 18th of March and Eco Day was celebrated on 1st April 2016
This year the club mainly focused on recycling waste products and reusing it and reducing the use of non-biodegradable products. 3R’s was the basis for all the thoughts and implementation of the creative ideas this year.
The club collaborated with the paper recycling unit of Christ University and implemented the idea of using handmade paper files made out of the recycled papers in the various activities held at the college. The files were used during fests and National conferences in inculcating the idea of being eco-friendly.
Awareness program was another step taken by the club to promote clean-green environment. The members took part in the awareness program on August 15th for the flower show held at Lalbagh Botanical gardens.
Innovative gardening was actively implemented in the college this year. Tyre gardening was done, where tyres were painted and different varieties of plants were planted into it. This proved to be an attractive view for all the visitors and students in the college. Waste pet bottles were used for bottle gardening which showcased the recycle and reuse project. Pyramid gardening, using pots and hanging them on walls shaping into a pyramid proved the innovation and creative ideas of the students.
Outreach programs were also a part of this club where club members visited Bannarghatta national park through “Arocha” an international organization which deals with human-elephant conflict. Students got an idea about their seasonal movements, their intensity of conflicts with humans, wild life conservation and identifying possible solutions to the problem though the participation of local community.
The club organized various competitions on the occasion of Eco day conducted on 3rd April 2017. Some competitions like these were conducted. Making E-cards, Wealth out of waste, Working models based on Ecological concepts, Bio-rangoli and Pot-pourri
There was a talk on “Ecological concerns” by Rev. Prem Mitra, Presbyter, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Bengaluru.
The winners of various competitions were awarded along with the club members for their selfless service and dedication to the Eco watch club throughout the year.
The club mainly focused on making the campus green and cleans with many innovative gardening practices. Students from all the combinations actively participated in creating a beautiful canteen garden. Students also painted the walls with graffiti depicting the culture and heritage of Karnataka.
Awareness program was another step taken by the club to promote clean-green environment. The members took part in the awareness program on August 15th for the flower show held at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.
The club organized various competitions on the occasion of the Eco day. Some of the competitions conducted were: Rain water harvesting model
Painting on sustainable development
Wealth out of waste
This year the club organized a trip to Hulimaavu Biocenter on 17th March 2018 to study farming and hybridization techniques.
A National conference on redefining globalization was organized as a green initiative on the 4th April. The inauguration ceremony was graced by Dr. Vishnukant Chatpalli, Advisor, NAAC, Dr. Krishna Raj, Prof. Institute for Social and Economic change, Srilekha, Convenor, student for development, Karnataka chapter and Prof. Esther Prasanakumar, Principal of the college. Three eminent speakers spoke about World as a family Vs Globalization. They emphasized on Eco friendly approach, conservative approach, treatment approach in the context of globalization. They insisted that we should take care of our environment like how we take care of our family to sustain it for future generations. This conference instilled in all the students a sense of responsibility to sustain our environment for our need and not for our greed.