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Green Society

The Environment Society of Jesus and Mary College, The Green Society, aims to spread awareness amongst students regarding the natural environment that they are a part of, and the impact of their everyday actions on it. We aim to protect the environment by spreading awareness to save energy, water, reducing use of disposable plastics, promoting reusable materials, planting saplings, etc. We believe that better world is not only within reach, but is being built today. We conduct environment friendly events which are not only intellectual, but also interactive and fun to attend. These include workshops, tree plantation drives, rallies, online awareness campaigns, competitions such as Slam Poetry, Poster Making- online and offline and so on. The Society has also taken pride in being eco-friendly in every little way possible, starting from our paper free, online council elections. The Green Society currently has over 300 students under its wing.

Convenor

Ms. Trisha Chowdhry (Convenor) trishachowdhry90@gmail.com

President

Ms. Ria Popli riapopli@gmail.com 9971553269

Vice President

Ms. Ananya Kaushal kaushal_ananya@yahoo.in 7838050261

Activities/events conducted in 2018-19

With the aim of promoting a better and greener future, The Green Society of Jesus and Mary college works to instill among the people the value of our Environment. Following is the series of events conducted by the Green Society in 2018-2019:

  • 19th Sept’18: The documentary "The Plastic Ocean" was screened, followed by a discussion.
  • 26th Sept’18: Writestry, where students wrote an essay on the topic ‘Prevention of Plastic Pollution in our Daily Lives’. The focus was to spread awareness about what can be done to have a plastic free lifestyle.
  • 23rd Oct’18: A workshop on Plastic pollution, effects and solutions in collaboration with The Happy Turtle was organised. A stall was set up to give the members an opportunity to purchase plastic alternatives at special prices. The Happy Turtle are the pioneers in End -to -end plastic reduction consulting. And with this collaboration we marked a new chapter in ways of promoting environmental awareness. A project was undertaken by students of B.El.Ed to calculate their individual plastic footprints and the green society worked on it at the community level. Students also carried out a survey of the use of plastic on the college premises. As a result it encouraged the canteen to reduce the use of plastic and switch to reusable stainless steel plates.
  • 31st Oct’18: An online poster making competition on the topic "Say No to Crackers" was organised before Diwali.
  • 1st Nov’18:"Suvidha", a stall for selling biodegradable sanitary napkins was set up during the Diwali Mela promoting awareness at community level, where 200 packets were sold at the cost price, and collection drive of old posters was organised to enable the students to reuse paper as material for our next event, "Slogan writing competition".
  • 15th and 16th Feb’19: As part of the college festival ‘Montage’ 2019, two events were organised. These included a quiz competition, “Ecotarianism” and “For the Potter's Canvas”, a pot painting competition. For the latter event, biodegradable pots made of cow dung were provided, promoting usage of eco- friendly products.
  • 13th March’19: A slam poetry competition on Colours of the Earth was organised to promote Safe and natural Holi.
  • 10th April’19: An online inter-college poster making competition on the topics: Save electricity, Save Water, Avoid Food wastage and Do not litter was organised. The aim was on developing greater social awareness.

Last year the Green Society identified and put up nameplates of 56 different species of trees present in our college campus for developing awareness about diversity in nature. In continuation, this year a project on tree watch and tree mapping were carried out for 15 species. We found that our college has 118 Neem trees (Azadirachta indica) and 8 Saptaparini trees (Alstonia scholaris).

Activities/events conducted in 2019-20
  • 22 nd July, 2019In collaboration with NSS and The Fine Arts Society of Jesus and Mary college, The Green Society organized an awareness programme (a rally on water conservation, a talk given by Ms Trisha Chowdhry, a tree plantation programme and poster making competition) as initiated by District Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi, under the JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAN which is an initiative of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India.
  • 17 th Aug, 2019A religious follower of everything nature-friendly, the society held its council elections on online basis, wherein the society students were able to vote for their preferred candidates through Google forms to avoid wastage of paper.
  • 6 th Sep, 19The members of Green Society voluntarily participated in the Logo Design Contest for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
  • 9 th Sep, 19In association with the Delhi University Garden Committee, Principal Sr. Dr. Rosily was accompanied by the teacher members and students of the Green Society in planting a variety of saplings across college campus as part of a tree plantation drive, Varsha Vriksharopan.
  • 18 th Sep,19A workshop on Reducing Plastic Footprint was organized in association with The Happy Turtle organisation. A stall was also set up by The Happy Turtle, selling environment friendly plastic alternatives.
  • 24 th Sep,19We also voluntarily participated in United Nations’ #ActNow Climate Campaign, wherein people from across the globe are being urged to take daily actions to reduce their carbon footprints. Members of The Green Society had put up posts on their respective social media accounts talking about their daily efforts in order to help the environment.
  • 24 th Sep’19As part of Delhi Pollution Control Board’s efforts to provide significant instructions this festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi/ Durga Pooja, The Green Society of Jesus and Mary College organized a Nukkad Natak in association with Asmita Theatre Group.
  • 25 th Sep,19Some of The Green Society members had accompanied the society convener to conclave on ‘Circular Economy of Plastic Waste and Livelihood Opportunities and Excellence Awards for Academia and Community’. This event occurred as part of the Prime Minister’s Make India Plastic Free Mission and was organized under the guidance of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
  • 3 rd Oct, 2019We showed our support towards the Anti- Plastic cum Recycling campaign organized by Enactus and Mercatus Society under which plastic was collected by the students with the aim of recycling the same. Members of The Green Society were asked to get their personal plastic waste for the massive collection. Prior to this, they also shared a picture of their share of waste collected on their social media accounts to spread awareness, on 25 th September’19.
  • 23 rd Oct, 19The Green Society collaborated with Greensphere, Eco Club of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, and organized a workshop on menstrual hygiene in which members were informed about alternative menstrual products and samples were brought as part of a show and tell, for better understanding.
  • 23 rd Oct-27 th Oct, 2019#SayNoToCrackers Campaign- A 5 day online campaign with a factcheck series of posters was initiated to spread awareness to avoid crackers in order to reduce Air pollution.