Eco Clubs in Schools and Colleges
Eco Clubs play an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. 2000 Eco-Clubs have been established in Government, Aided, Private, Public Schools and Colleges of NCT of Delhi. Department of Environment provides increased token grant @Rs. 20,000-/ to each Eco Club School/College for undertaking various Eco-friendly activities.
The plan scheme of Eco Clubs in Schools and Colleges is coordinated by:
Dr. B. C. Sabata, Sr. Scientific Officer,
Department of Environment,
Govt. of NCT of Delhi,
6th Level, C-Wing, Delhi Secretariat,
I.P.Estate, New Delhi – 110002.
Phone No. -23392032
The activities under the scheme include:
Motivate the students to keep their surroundings green and clean by undertaking plantation of trees.
Promote ethos of conservation of water by minimizing the use of water.
Motivate students to imbibe habits and life style for minimum waste generation, source separation of waste and disposing the waste to the nearest storage point.
Educate students to create awareness amongst public and sanitary workers, so as to stop the indiscriminate burning of waste which causes respiratory diseases.
Sensitize the students to minimize the use of plastic bags, not to throw them in public places as they choke drains and sewers, cause water logging and provide breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Organize tree plantation programmes, awareness programmes such as Quiz, essay, painting competitions, rallys, nukkad natak etc. regarding various environmental issues and educate children about re-use of waste material & preparation of products out of waste
Organize Nature Trail in Wild Life Sanctuaries/Parks/Forest areas to know about the Bio-diversity
In order to undertake the programme in a systematic way the Department has identified 93 schools and 2 colleges as Lead Schools and about 25-30 schools/colleges are attached to each lead school for proper coordination and implementation of various activities. Each lead eco-club school/college teacher has been trained as master trainer on environmental issues. Orientation programmes for Eco Club in charge teachers are also conducted with the help of Environment experts. The students are also exposed to field activities such as Nature Trails, Quiz and poster competitions etc. so as to create enthusiasm regarding issues pertaining to Plants/Forest/Wildlife/Bio-diversity and Nature.
The schools participate in the Eco-Club programme voluntarily and the Department also persuade Schools and Colleges to join in the programme. The procedure for enrollment is very simple and is to be done as per the proforma
After completion of the programme in a given financial year under the eco-club scheme the schools/colleges are required to submit the utilization/detailed report on various activities taken up during the year in the prescribed proforma
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