Pursuit of Zero Waste: Our Passion Towards A Green Campus & Neighbourhood
With our sole goal of acquiring Zero Air, Water & Land emissions, we at Cambridge Institute of Technology have made sure to adopt the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to transform our campus into a complete & 100% Zero Waste campus in less than 2 months from launch. From adopting zero-waste lifestyle methods of Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Regift & Recycle, our seven-step process weaves environment friendly & sustainable practices into the very fabric of campus life.
The Green Campus Map:
From recycling kiosks, separate dry and wet waste bins across the campus, Battery Recycling, Green Tracker, Food & Organics Recycling, barring all usage of Plastic inside the campus to integrating timely collection services of Waste Pickup Carts, we have ensured to take every care and caution to follow in the footsteps of sustainability towards reducing the overall carbon footprint that not just affects the campus, neighbourhood or the city, but the whole world in entirety.
Sustainable & Wise Use of Natural Resources:
Sustainability isn’t imposed but is a collaborative movement. To ignite a groundswell at our institution, the Sustainable Green Model programmes brought all the stakeholders of our institution from teaching and non-teaching faculty, housekeeping staff, administrative services, finance, security personal and the students together. From saving water, using organic & chemical-free cleaning products on-campus & wise energy consumption in classrooms, our students and staff have led by example in adopting sustainable methods on campus and in their lives too!
Electric Cars – Go Green Initiative:
Cambridge Institute of Technology took another mammoth step towards sustainable living by switching to electric cars on-campus!
The major benefit of electric cars is the contribution that they can make towards improving air quality. Pure electric cars produce no carbon dioxide emissions when driving, which reduces air pollution considerably to a great extent. Electric cars give us cleaner streets making our towns and cities a better place to be, live and breathe clean and fresh air. Over a year, just one electric car on the roads can save an average 1.5 million grams of CO2. And with this in mind, we shifted gears to completely Go GREEN with Electric Cars.
Cambridge Institute of Technology provides various opportunities to students to get an exposure to industry and community. There is a strong focus to develop critical professional skills by providing opportunities to apply classroom learning in practical setting.
One such programme, aptly named ‘Lokahita’, is a yearlong programme in which students work on various social impact projects with social organizations working to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. This programme is run under the umbrella of Community for Social Impact (CSI), a larger initiative for community service across Cambridge Group of Institutions.
The programme is offered in partnership with an organization called LetsTagOn, a platform which provides social impact experiences to youth through sensitization, social immersions, internships and volunteering. This programme is mapped to MBA programme outcomes and course outcomes of key courses such as managerial communication, marketing management & organizational behaviour. Lokahita programme engages students on all Saturdays during the 1st and 2nd semester in accordance with the academic calendar.
Impact of Sustainability:
Our campus provides state-of-the-art waste reduction and recovery opportunities while reducing greenhouse gas production. The Zero Waste Programme started as the management’s initiative but soon created a huge impact on students who in turn produced a domino effect through several initiatives and awareness programmes that they undertook.
All discarded materials are resources! And with this motto in mind, our Global MBA students created lifestyle products from zero waste and initiated a unique Marketing Exhibition Expo called ‘Aavishkar 2020’. Click here to view the Gallery
Lokahita SDG Report: Impacting the Sustainable Development Goals – 2020 – 2021 – Click to Read Report
Lokahita CSI Report October 2019 – Click to Read Report
Lokahita CSI Report November 2019 – Click to Read Report
Lokahita CSI Report December 2019 – Click to Read Report