• Environment Consciousness and Sustainability (Green, Greener and Greenest)

    1. Objectives

    We have identified the following objectives, which are in tune with the practice:

    To promote awareness of environmental issues among students, staff, and society.

    To conserve water resources through rainwater harvesting.

    Establishment of an efficient way for waste management systems

    Energy optimization for enhancing energy utilization

    Transformation of the campus into a pollution-free and environmentally friendly zone

    2. Context:

    The SRITW campus spreads as a lush green, sprawling, oxygen-rich, and ecofriendly seat of quality learning on the outskirts of Warangal town. The natural location advantage of this green campus offers countless opportunities to enhance eco-friendly practices on campus. The current global climate crisis imposes the institution to consider environmental consciousness as its paramount duty to develop its high standards for environmental friendliness and applaud the practices that continue to arrange and work on the cutting edge of environmental innovation. The college deems it a prior responsibility to make society aware of deteriorating environmental parameters, motivate them to adopt eco-friendly ways through environmental policy advocacy, promoting environmental awareness, and local participation in conservation efforts to minimize the threat.

    3. Practice:

    The following initiatives have been taken on campus to contribute to the noble cause of environmental consciousness and sustainability. The college familiarized itself with a green campus campaign to promote sustainable and ecofriendly practices on campus and to make the earth inhabitable for living beings, which is essential for the profitability of future generations. Regular garden maintenance is done by gardeners, and green campus volunteers take care of highly oxygen-friendly plants to absorb carbon dioxide and other fungal-based pollutants.

    SRITW conducts activities to keep the environment green and pollution-free, encouraging and evolving best efforts to manage waste from its source until its final disposal is done. This includes the collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of waste in the form of solids and liquids. The college has implemented composting programs. Separate dustbins are provided to collect degradable and non-degradable waste. The non-degradable waste is given to approved local vendors. E-waste collectors do visit our college to take over such debris and destroy it in an environment-friendly manner.

    The Institute is committed to taking all essential steps to establish effective wastewater management and rainwater harvesting systems.

    Development of a Sewage Water Treatment Plant

    Maintenance of water bodies and distribution systems on campus.

    Motivating students to minimize their use of plastic.

    Tree Plantation Drive

    Cleanliness Drive

    Landscaping and gardens

    The rainwater harvesting system was established on campus to effectively manage water. This innovative measure has contributed tremendously to the alleviation of water shortages. Rainwater harvesting and waste diversion were beneficial for reuse.

    The college has implemented several energy-saving methods, prominently featuring the utilization of solar energy. The college has established a solar plant boasting an actual power generation capacity of 250KW. This substantial initiative underscores the institution's commitment to harnessing renewable and inexhaustible sources of clean energy. LED bulbs have been installed in the college building and across the campus to conserve electricity.

    The college houses diverse societies dedicated to spearheading various green initiatives aimed at enhancing student engagement and involvement in awareness campaigns. Through NSS SRITW, an array of programs have been orchestrated, including the Balavikasa Rally, Clean & Green drives, Clean India campaigns, Haritha Haram projects, and tree plantation endeavors. These initiatives are orchestrated both within and outside the college premises, focusing on pertinent environmental issues. This involves prominently displaying instructions and crafting slogans within the campus and extending them beyond its borders.

    SRITW is wholeheartedly committed to environmental conservation. The institution consistently launches tree-planting campaigns on its campus to foster awareness of nature and its resources. Collaborating with various departments, SRITW regularly organizes treeplanting events. Both teaching and non-teaching staff, along with students, actively participate in these initiatives.

    Environmental education is seamlessly integrated into our curriculum, instilling in our students a profound appreciation for the additional benefits stemming from a clean and verdant environment. Through purposeful awareness programs, we have cultivated a deepseated understanding among our students regarding the significance of energy conservation. This multifaceted approach has led to a substantial reduction in energy consumption across the college. As part of this endeavor, stickers bearing the message "Switch off equipment and lights when not in use!" have been affixed to switchboards and various strategic locations throughout the campus.

    4. Evidence of success:

    The implementation of the green campus campaign and the adoption of environmentally friendly practices within the campus have led to the development of a pristine and ecoconscious campus environment.

    A comprehensive waste management system has been established to effectively handle all campus waste categories. By segregating non-biodegradable and biodegradable waste into designated bins, the waste management process has been streamlined for greater efficiency. Green power generation by using solar panels reduces the use of conventional electricity.

    A culture and attitude of environmental awareness have been effectively nurtured among students, staff, and the local community.

    Regular cleanliness initiatives are organized by the NSS periodically. The upkeep of gardens and diverse playgrounds is overseen by the designated NSS.

    Promote the conservation of electricity, paper, water, and the use of dustbins among students and teachers.

    Participated in numerous NSS field trips to heighten awareness of environmental sustainability.

    Environmental science has been incorporated as a compulsory subject in the academic curriculum.

    5. Problems encountered and resources required:

    While carrying out this practice, the following problems are encountered by the college:

    Encouraging sustainable behaviors and practices among campus occupants can be a challenge.

    The green campus initiative is a rather expensive practice. It needs expert advice on the investment of resources.

    Sufficient manpower is needed to maintain them.

    Lack of environmental awareness leads to problems in our environment such as loss of biodiversity, pollution, global warming, etc.

    Green Campus initiatives are challenging, so they require determination and long-term assurance from all the stakeholders.

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