Making educational institutions greener, KSPCB begins exercise

Workshop spreads significance of EMS in campus

for better environs KSPCB chairman A S Sadashivaiah, NIE management committee member N Ramanuja, industrialist R C Nathan, CFTRI director G Venkateshwara Rao and other dignitaries at the workshop. DH photo

As a first step towards imparting education among institutions to adopt environment friendly measures, KSPCB had organised a one-day workshop at the National Institute of Engineering (NIE) here recently.

The workshop aimed at educating participants about the steps that could help make campuses — be it a college or hospital — environment friendly, making compost out of garbage, managing air pollution sources, making better use of sewage, etc.

In his inaugural address, KSPCB chairman A S Sadashivaiah called for healthy and safe
environment in a atmosphere where one can raise their children as professionals. ISO 14001, an international standard organisation for management of environment, enables us to set a framework for controlling the negative impact on environment.

Eco management

In all spheres of work atmosphere students require a deeper understanding of how to manage environment while drawing all resources.

Sharing his knowledge about implementing EMS at the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), director G Venkateshwara Rao said it helped enrich greenery at the campus through waste management, waste water treatment, bio-medical waste management. He was assisted by scientist Dr Ananth who talked about the advantages.

Ramanuja, management committee member of NIE, R C Nathan managing director of Nathan & Nathan group of companies, Amit Tiwari, vice-president (sales) from certification Body UL DQS, Suchetha Nagendra from ULDQS Certification Body spoke on the necessity of EMS in institutions,  Keerthi D’ Souza chief executive of Nathan & Nathan Centre for Technology Services also spoke.

Management representatives from SJCE, MMC and RI, NIE, Vidyavardhaka, PES College, Mandya, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, CSI Holdsworth, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Vidyavardhaka and VVIET, University of Agriculture Sciences, AIMS, University of Mysore, besides various laboratories attended the workshop.

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