Mangaluru, Apr 20: The launch of Student Green Chapter of IGBC took place at St Aloysius College as a part of its Green Initiative. IGBC is a part of CII-Godrej GBC which is actively involved in promoting Green Building concept in India. The council is represented by stakeholders of construction industry comprising of Corporates, Government, Nodal agencies, Architects, Product manufacturers, Institutions etc. The vision of the council is to serve as single point solution provider and be a key engine to facilitate all Green Building and Net Zero activities in India.
The programme was launched by D B Mehta handing over the certificate to Dr Fr Praveen Martis. Mehta addressed the gathering about the need of Green Building, the importance of student participation in Green initiatives and the steps to take towards achieving a green campus and green society.
St Aloysius is one of the first among non-technical colleges to take initiative towards establishing a Student Chapter of IGBC. The principal of the college congratulated and appreciated the students for this venture. The steps already taken by the institute towards environment friendly campus and the efforts of persons behind making it possible were highlighted.
The members of the IGBC board presented the idea of a Green Building to the members present and discussed about the possibilities of future events in the campus.
Altogether 36 students from Eco Warriors and 17 students from We Care group participated in this event and gained knowledge about the new venture. Three faculty members from BSC and one staff member from Centre for Social concern and two from Environment concern were present to support the initiative.