JUNE 6, 2016: In connection with the World Environment Day celebrations, Shuchithwa Haritha Puraskara Samarpanam was held in the college. The Shuchithwa Haritha competition organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, aimed at encouraging educational institutions to be pro-active in environment related activities. The function was presided over by Ms. Soumini Jain, Mayor of Cochin Municipal Corporation and Mr. Hibi Eden MLA. Dr.Vasuki IAS, Executive Director of Shuchithwa mission, highlighted the need to minimize resource consumption and waste generation.
A documentary, prepared by the Communicative English students of the college, on the malice caused by plastic wastes and the role of ‘Prakriti bags’ in reducing wastes was released during the function by the Bhoomitra Sena Club of the college.
JUNE 6, 2016: An awareness session and introduction of Bhoomithram sanchi was conducted at the St. Teresa’s School by Dr Nirmala Padnambhan (HoD, Dept. of Economics) and Anna Geethu from III DC Economics.
JUNE 6, 2016: The students of Bhoomitra Sena club of St.Teresa’s College organised an awareness class in St. Joseph Public Senior Secondary School.
JUNE 9, 2016: The documentary prepared by students was screened for II and III year B.Sc. and MSc students. A flash mob was also presented in college to popularize Bhoomithram Sanchi.
JUNE 10, 2016: Paristhithi Mithra Award-2016. The college received the Paristhithi Mithra Award-2016 for outstanding contribution towards the promotion of environmental education, protection and conservation in the state of Kerala, Instituted by CEERD, St. Stephen’s College , Uzhavoor. This is the first time that an educational institution is receiving the award which for the past few years have been bagged by various social service societies.
13 June 2016: The documentary prepared by students was screened for I year BA, BSc and BCom and a demonstration of Bhoomithram Sanchi was also conducted to motivate them to use the bags in place of plastic carry bags.
JUNE 15, 2016: The Bhoomithra Sena Club of St.Teresa’s College distributed free saplings to the students on June 15, 2016 in the Arts Block premises. The saplings sponsored by the Horticulture Society of Kerala and the Art of Living group were given to students in order to create awareness on sustainable environment.
JULY 3, 2016: Prakriti Bags to Legislators
The members of the legislative Assemble of Kerala were given Bhoomithra bags, made out of cloth on International Anti-Plastic Day. The bags were designed by the students of St.Teresa’s College under the guidance of Dr. Nirmala Padmanabhan, teacher in charge of the Bhoomithra Sena Club of the College. The bags were stitched by Kudumbashree members.
JULY 3, 2016: The Bhoomithra Sena Club of the college observed Anti-plastic Day. Mr. M.G Rajamanikyam, the District Collector of Ernakulam was the Chief Guest. A sale and exhibition of the Bhoomithra Sena bags was also organised as a part of the programme.
AUG 17, 2016: The Bhoomithra Sena club of St. Teresa’s College organized a sale of the Bhoomithra Sena ‘Prakriti’ bags. The sale was held in the Science Block.
The awareness team had a training session for students on 17 August, 2016, Wednesday to make bags out of old T-shirts.
The members of Bhoomithra Sena Club had an awareness session on the need to reduce plastic waste on August 18, 2016.
GOLDEN HANDS – The Bhoomithra Sena Club of St.Teresa’s College organized Golden Hands– a competition on making best out of textile waste.
BMC AWARENESS CLASS
The Bhoomithra Sena club of St.Teresa’s college organized awareness classes on the ill-effects of plastic and need to reduce the use of plastic bags in six coastal villages of Ernakulam. The audience were also introduced to the ‘Bhoomithra Sena’ Prakriti Bags’, eco-friendly bags made out of waste clothes. The details of the classes held are as follows:
AUG 18, 2016: Elamkunnapuzha village
Awareness class in Elamkunnapuzha village Elamkunnapuzha Panchayath Hall. The Class was handled by Sreelakshmi Anand P.B and Natasha Dileep.
AUG 19, 2016: Kumbalam village
Awareness class in Kumbalam village at Shri. Ganeshantha auditorium. The Class was handled by Ardra P.N and Sreelakshmi Anand P.B.
AUG 20, 2016: Pallipuram
Awareness class in Pallipuram at Pallipuram Panchayath Hall. The Class was handled by Tisha Ann Terance and Aruna Renjan.
AUG 20, 2016: Njarakkal
Awareness class in Njarakkal at Njarakkal Panchayat Hall. The class was handled by Mary Laya and Anstle George.
AUG 22, 2016: Nayarambalam
Awareness class at Nayarambalam Panchayat Hall. The class was handled by Jazima CA and Navina Mable Francis.
AUG 25, 2016: Cheranellor
Awareness class in Cheranellor at Cheranellor Panchayat Community Hall. The class was handled by Mrinaline Cecelia and Maria Thomas.
OCT 29, 2016: TRAINING SESSION FOR MASTER TRAINERS.
The Bhoomithra Sena Club of St. Teresa’s college organized a training session to Master Trainers at Govt.Polytechnic College, Trivandrum.
SHUCHITHWA BODHANA YAJNAM
OCT 27-30, 2016: As a part of the cleanliness campaign organised by Mithradham Renewable EnergyCentre, Aluva, Rajagiri Outreach, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery and Shuchithwa Mission, Ernakulam in connection with the Shuchithwa Bodhana Yajnam 2010 –2025, 9 students of the awareness team of the Bhoomithra Sena Club of our college were given a chance to take part. The campaign was from 27th to 30th of October 2016 and our students took part in the same from 27th to 29th of October. The BMC representatives of the awareness team went to different colleges on different days and briefly took a class on the negative sides of the usage of plastic and how to reduce it. They screened the documentary against plastic made by the students of our college which was thought provoking for many of the audience. They also introduced the Bhoomithram bags, college bags and other products of the Bhoomithra club which was later kept for sale after the official meeting was over.
OCTOBER 27, 2016:
1) M.E.S College of Engineering and Technology, Kunnukara.
2) K.C.M Private ITI, Koonamavu.
3) Sreenarayana Guru Institute of Science and Technology, Mannam.
Attended by: Aruna Renjan (I DC Economics), Meghna S. Manohar (I DC Zoology),
Fatima Hisana (I DC Botony).
OCTOBER 28, 2016:
1) Adi Sankara Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kalady.
2) Govt. Polytechnic College, Koovappady.
3) Jaibharath Engineering College , Perumbavoor.
Attended by: Reah Grace Mathew (IDC Economics), Tisha Ann Terrence (I DC Economics),
Sudhamani (I DC Economics).
OCTOBER 29, 2016:
1) Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology. Muvattupuzha.
2) Christ Knowledge City, Mannur.
3) KMEA Engineering College, Edathala.
Attended by: Kalyani S (I DC Economics), Neha Alosious (I DC Economics), Alisha Mendez (I DC Economics).
NOV 15, 2016: The Bhoomithra Sena Club of St.Teresa’s college in co-operation with Varkala Sai Satya Gram organized a training session on making cloth bags. People from nearly five nearby villages took part in the training session.
Pendrive was a joint initiative run by the Bhomithra Sena Club and Mathematics Department of St.Teresa’s College in collaboration with Biennale 2016. Around 5230 used pens were collected and handed over.
Around 600 Prakriti bags were given for the TIECON Conference on 18th November 2016.
MATHRUBHUMI MY HOME
A sale and exhibition of Bhoomithra bags were held as a part of Mathrubhumi My Home- an interior exhibition at Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium ground, Kaloor from 18th November 2016 to 21st November 2016.
CLUB FM- LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
The members of Bhoomithra Sena and STEP of St. Teresa’s College were invited to speak about their initiatives in Club FM 94.3 – Life is Beautiful show on 1st December 2016 . The students namely Devika M., Anagha Pradeep and Devika Kamal spoke about Bhoomithra bags and other initiatives taken up by the club.
ALUMNI CHRISTMAS SALE
As a part of annual Alumni Christmas Sale at St. Teresa’s College, there was an exhibition and sale of Bhoomithra bags on 7th December 2016. In an effort to make the campus plastic-free, the participating stalls were all provided paper bags made by the BMC and STEP members of the college.