Maitreyi College has myriad practices and initiatives that encourage Eco-Consciousness and Sustainable Development.
The college has a scientific approach towards calculating, analyzing and reducing the carbon footprint. Measures are also taken for optimal utilization of resources. The college has a manure plant for solid waste management. The college has various systems and practices in place to make the best use of natural resources; some of these include the Rainwater Harvesting System (RWS), transition to the use of LEDs and solar lights, among other practices. Further, a fully functional centralized RO plant in the college reduces dependence on bottled water and approximately 4000 liters of wastewater generated per day from the RO plant is reused. Additionally, the college conducts Green and Energy Audits to map the progress of such initiatives.
The diverse flora of the college campus is a constant reminder of the relevance of a green landscape; a flora of approximately 7000 trees, shrubs, creepers, and cacti in the college testify to this fact. There is also a focus on increasing the number of plant species that counteract greenhouse gases and have pollution scavenging potential.
The college bodies such as the Eco Club,Enactus
, and NSS periodically organize activities that help ideate, sensitize, and intervene in the ground reality. Under the initiative of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, the outreach programs conceptualized by the college have created eco-consciousness in five villages, sensitizing them about the need for cleanliness and water conservation. The NSS continues to organize awareness programs such as ‘Save Water Rally
’ and ‘Swachhta Rally’
among others. Further, the projects under Enactus, such asMisbah
, focus on establishing sustainable and eco-friendly ventures. A befitting example of eco-conscious and sustainable entrepreneurship, is the college incubated start-up,Urvara
that converts solid and green waste from the canteen and lawns in the campus into ‘A’ grade manure through fungal decomposition.