Venue: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Date: November 15-16, 2018
A North Regional Conclave on Green Sense: Educational Campus Inventory was organized by Sustainable Buildings and Habitat team on 15th-16th November in Amritsar which was aimed at convening faculty from colleges and universities across the northern states of India. About 85 educators from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi NCR participated.
Guru Nanak Dev University has received a Rashtriya Uchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) grant and is dedicated use a part of it to establish a Centre of Sustainable Habitat. CSE is part of the University’s technical committee and is providing support in designing the Centre.
The university is net energy positive with solar energy production, manages solid waste and waste water on-site, harvests rainwater, has several green buildings, diverse flora and landscaping, and encourages non-motorized mobility through a stringent no-vehicle policy and a campus bike sharing systems, etc.
"Guru Nanak Dev University has shown commitment to environmental sustainability in not only academics but campus operations and lifestyle. CSE appreciates the efforts and there couldn't have been a better venue to enable demonstration-based learning for region-wide educators" - Mr. Rajneesh Sareen, Programme Director, Sustainable Habitat Programme, pointed.
GNDU's Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu appreciated the changes that have been catalysed since the tie-up with CSE. He remarked that the university wants a healthy and quality life for the students on the Campus. The air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they consume should be healthy.
“Definitely we can turn around and improve quality of environment and lifein our cities and the University is committed to bring that change, starting from our own campus” – the Vice Chancellor highlighted.