Latest Updates on Green Efforts in Colleges


Mangalore College Plans a Paper Recycling Unit

“In India we produce approximately 14.6 million tonnes of waste paper every year out of that we recycle only 26% where as Germany recycle 80%, Sweden recycle 69%, Japan recycle 60 % and USA recycle 49% according to the IARPMA estimates.” Name of the College: St Agnes College Location: Mangalore, State of Karnataks Founded: 1920 […]

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10 Interesting Sustainability Practices in Colleges

This post provides highlights on some green initiatives and some sustainable pratices undertaken by colleges across the globe.. Harvard University (MA) dormitories, students turned off their computers, lights, appliances and heat before leaving campus for the Thanksgiving holiday. Students saved about 329,000 kilowatt hours of electrical energy, which is equivalent to the amount needed to […]

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Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru and its Eco-Friendly Initiatives

A women’s college located @ the Garden city of Bengaluru, India – Mount Carmel College  (MCC) was started  soon after Indian Independence ( in 1948)  by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa with just fifty students. Sources reveal that this college is the first women’s college in the Karnataka state of India. This post provides […]

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Kerala’s First Solar Powered College & Radio for Saving the Environment – Macfast College, Tiruvalla

Highlights: A college located at a place called Tiruvalla in Kerala claims to have installed the largest power plant at Kerala producing 45,000 units of electricity per year. The college also carries out a whole lot of green activities, one of their initiatives is to keep Tiruvalla clean. For this, they have started a radio channel […]

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Small Wind Invention for Villages from Coimbatore College Faculty

Our colleges can do so much more when it comes to developing new technologies and concepts for renewable energy. Over 1 million professionals graduate as engineers from Indian engineering colleges every year. That’s a real lot, just imagine if 1% of these could start coming up good ideas and technologies – that would be 10,000 […]

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Top 10 Green Colleges in America

While the focus of this section is Indian colleges, I think you will agree that learning from best practices worldwide doesn’t hurt. Found an interesting article on TreeHugger on America’s top colleges for environment excellence: 1. University of California, Davis (Davis, California) 2. Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia) 3. Stanford University (Stanford, California) 4. […]

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IIT Bombay Students to Assist in Energy Development Plan

Name of the College – Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Activities: Research on Demand-Supply Gap in Green Power Sector Highlights: A student initiative; for the first time such an initiative has been designed to evaluate green energy demand Location – Mumbai, State of Maharashtra Web Site: http://www.iitb.ac.in/ What is the use of IITs to India […]

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