SVIMS is committed to keeping the planet green by doing its bit – creating awareness and empathy through workshops and talks on sustainable living and action that show ‘we care’.
Institute has MOUs with :
- Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital for conversion of organic material waste into biogas and for use of STP.
- SWACH for collection and recycling of E waste.
- Brown leaf for disposal of brown leaves.
Rain Water Harvesting
Sewage Treatment Plant
Solid Waste Treatment
Waste Management Initiative [1st November 2017]
As a part of waste management initiative we are collecting
E waste which includes
-Old computer parts, cds,cassette, music player etc.
Plastic waste which includes
-Plastic bags, straws, takeaway cups, utensils, plastic bottles, plastic packaging items etc.
PLASTIC FREE WEEK CHALLENGE 2017
1st November to 7th November 2017
-To create awareness of the problems arising from use of plastic
-To challenge people to do something about plastic consumption
-To attempt to reduce plastic consumption by people
The plastic bags, bottles and takeaway containers that people use just for a few minutes, use a material that is designed to last forever. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
You can act by:
-Avoiding products in plastic packaging]
-Reducing where possible (reusable shopping bags)
-Refusing plastics that escape as litter (e.g. straws, takeaway cups, utensils, balloons)
-Recycling what cannot be avoided
WORKSHOP ON ECO FRIENDLY GANPATI MAKING
Resource Person: Mr. Mandar Marathe
8th September 2015
Mr. Mandar Marathe, a renowned Pune based artist taught SVCON faculty members, St. Mira College students and students and faculty members of SVIMS to make Shadu Maati (Eco friendly) Ganpatis. The workshop was organised to prevent river pollution ahead of the Ganpati Festival.
ECO FRIENDLY GANPATI FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS
We make Ganpati idols out of Shaaddu mati and immerse the Lord’s idol in an earthern pot.
Workshop on Newspaper Bag Making
Resource Person: Mrs. Vishakha Vichare
27th August 2015
Rotaractors learnt how to make bags out of old newspapers and other easily available materials to replace plastic bags.
3rd October 2013
River Clean-up Programme
Our students participated in the River Clean-up drive, organized by the Indian Maritime Foundation [IMF], as part of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) programme. IMF president Commodore (Retd) Rajan Vir had himself visited our campus to motivate the students, who were only too happy to lend their efforts for this good cause. Meant to create awareness about the environmental hazards of river pollution, the clean-up drive, which was also supported by the PMC and a few social organisations, was carried out in the Mula and Mutha rivers from 8 am to 10 am on October 3. Around 1,000 volunteers from Pune participated in the mammoth task, working at 20 sites divided into five zones.
25th January 2017
Resource Persons: Col. Suresh Patil & Col. Sathe
Water Conservation Initiatives of Green Thumb
The CSR club of SVIMS invited Col. Suresh Patil & Col. Sathe to talk about ‘Water Conservation initiatives of Green Thumb’, an NGO, engaged in ecological restoration in and around Pune. They shared the excellent work being done to conserve water around Khadakwasala Dam and enthused students to contribute their mite towards sustainable living and conservation of resources.
Clean Rivers – A Lifeline for Punekars
Resource Person: Mrs. Shailaja Deshpande
The CSR club of SVIMS invited members of an organization committed to reducing pollution in Mula-Mutha river in Pune for a talk on ‘ Clean Rivers – A Lifeline for Punekars’ followed by a workshop on making biodegradable toiletries. The session was an eye opener for students as the harmful effects of chemicals used in cosmetics and toiletries on health and environment were revealed by Mrs. Shailaja Deshpande, Director of Jeevitnadi.
Resource Persons: Dr. Sheetal Chopade and Mrs. Veena Bagade [Jeevitnadi]
Biodegradable Toiletries by Jeevitnadi
The workshop was attended by students and faculty of SVIMS as well as residents from nearby housing societies. Formulations of biodegradable floor cleaner, body wash, tooth cleaner and dish washing powders were demonstrated. All participants were given samples to ensure trial of these environment friendly products.
18th August 2014
Resource Person: Rtn. Surendra Shroff
Newspaper Bag Making
Surendra Shroff, A Green Hero, visited SVIMS for a special awareness-creation and demonstration session. Mr. Shroff has dedicated considerable time, effort and resources to the social cause of creating livelihood for the blind & underprivileged sections of the society, and protecting Planet Earth in the process. He spoke on his environment-conservation project of making carry bags from newspapers. He has trained thousands of blind people, as well as the orphans, the underprivileged and inmates of prisons to make different kinds of carry-bags out of newspapers and waste products.
Shroff mentioned that he has modified the 3-R concept of conservation of natural resources to 4 R’s- Refuse (to use plastic carry bags), Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. His project is well-researched so as to compete with plastic bags in the market-place. He has been able to bring down the cost of making a newspaper bag by using donated newspapers and waste materials from the garment industry.
He demonstrated the technique of making strong paper bags of different shapes and sizes that can carry up to 15 kg. His project is based on the concept of entrepreneurship of the self-help model.
He pointed out that the problem of non-biodegradable waste will aggravate in the coming years and will cause severe damage to the planet. He requested the MBA students to take up this issue by personally visiting small shops in their neighbourhood to promote awareness of paper bags among shopkeepers. They could use their marketing/persuasive skills to bring about a change in the attitude of the society
Promotion of Green Generation Diwali [online awareness drive] on social media. A Facebook page titled Green Generation Diwali was launched. The focus of the drive was to encourage people to celebrate ‘Green Diwali’, by saying ‘NO’ to firecrackers. The campaign was a huge success as the page was able to reach over 3500+ people. 216 people liked the page and joined the mission to promote the concept of Green Diwali.