In recent years, it has been noticed that due to unwise and excessive exploitation of natural resources, our environment has started degrading so rapidly that the sustenance of human being has become a hotly debated issue. This is so common that we often see such news daily. Climate change and rise in pollution level of air, water, soil, and noise have been found to induce frequently unexpected and unpredictable extreme events, such as, avalanches, earthquakes, forest fire, cyclones, storms, flash flood, drought, desertification, unpredictable change in weather pattern, change in rain pattern, rise in sea level, depletion of glaciers, deforestation, and change in the course of water streams. Consequently, the sustainable survival of not only human but also of other living beings seems questionable in times to come.
In order to raise awareness regarding the environment and wise utilisation of natural resources that are exhaustible, several initiatives have regularly been taken to bring positive changes by different organisations at international, national, and local level. Along the same line, Eco Club has been established to contribute in this direction for promoting and taking suitable course of actions that would help in the development of local area. On the occasion of World Environment Day, i.e., 5th June 2015, Eco Club was introduced in the Central University of Haryana. It is striving for the betterment of the environment at the university campus and its surrounding. The motto of this club is “think globally and act locally”.
To strengthen relation and coordination among the students to protect and improve the environmental conditions
Inculcate a sense of responsibility for the environment and a personal commitment to protect and preserve the environment
Sensitize the students to minimize the use of polluting products
To motivate students to approach in an environment friendly manner for holistic development
Raise awareness towards the importance of environment and its related issues
To evolve action based programmes for combating various environmental problems at local level
To enhance villagers participation for preservation and conservation of local environment
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Make use of different media such as films, audio, visual and print, theatre, drama, advertisements, hoarding, posters, seminars, workshops, competitions, meetings etc. for spreading awareness about environment
Observing and celebrating various international days, for example, World Environment/Water/Forest day and rallies/plays/ etc
Ensuring its participation in plantation drive, cleanness drive, reducing the use of polythene bag, water conservation & rain water harvesting
Counselling local citizens about how to contribute effectively in environment conservation
Proposed Activities for odd semester 2015:
To organize awareness rallies/plays related to environment in the any one adopted villages i.e. Jant, Pali, Malda, Lawan, Dholli, and Burjhat, of the University in the months of November.
To organize lectures by the end of the semester
To organize quiz, essay, debates, & discussion sessions focusing on environment & related issues
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For more details please feel free to contact
Dr Mohini Singh
Room # 105, Administrative Block,
Central University of Haryana,
Mahendergarh 123 029,
Mob. # +91 8684099323
If you have any positive suggestion/comment/feedback, please feel free to contact to Dr Mohini, CUH or you may send an email to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org.