CMS Environment Project - Report 2015-16

In 2015-16, Eco clubs were formed in all CMS campuses to make a significant contribution to the protection of the environment and conservation of natural resources by engaging students, alumni, parents and employees. Children took initiatives and organized activities on World Forestry Day, Earth Day, UN World Water Day, Van Mahotsav and Ground Water Week, International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, World Wetland Day, World Sparrow Day and World Food Day. Awareness Marches were organized for a pollution free Diwali and for water conservation.

In March, Ajita Singh, student of CMS Gomti Nagar-II campus bagged 1st prize in the Janeshwar Mishra Horti-fair2015. A short documentary film made by three students of Station Road Campus won the ‘Veerbhadra Mishra Award’ on 23rd August 2015.

In December, CMS Kanpur Road Campus was awarded with the Wipro Earthain-Paryavaran Mitra Award 2015 on Biodiversity.

During the entire year, street plays (nukkad-natak) on various environmental themes were presented by CMS Jopling Road students to sensitizethe people of Lucknow. Many students and campus teams won environmental prizes.

Visits to the Zoo and nature parks such as NBRI & CIMAP were organized for pre-primary, primary and junior children. Children prepared newspaper bags and distributed to the shopkeepers surrounding school areas. They also distributed paper bags to the people visiting the Zoo to dissuade them from using polythene bags. Environment softboards in all campuses displayed various articles, news clippings and tips on energy and water conservation.

CMS hosted the 2nd International Environment Olympiad in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan from 9th to 12th December 2015 with about 450 participants from 43 cities of India and five countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Nepal and Sri Lanka), focusing on the issues of sustainability, solar energy, organic farming, water conservation, depleting natural resources, climate change, and alarming air pollution with eminent speakers such as Mrs. Kiran Mehra Kerpelman, UNIC Director, Padamashri Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan and Mr. Abid Surti.

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