St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous) Ernakulam, is selected as a Finalist for the prestigious International Green Gown Awards 2023 by the UNEP under the categories ‘Benefitting Society’ and ‘Next Generation Learning and Skills’.
Over the years, the Bhoomitrasena Club (BMC) of the college has championed the cause of environmental protection by implementing sustainable practices on campus through water management, energy conservation, and greenery management.
The Society of Teresians for Environment Protection (STEP) which aims at the reduction in usage of plastic carry bags through the popularisation of eco- friendly alternatives designed by students of the college and made by Kudumbashree units (women’s community network) is shortlisted under ‘Benefitting Society’ category.
The Teresian Karshakasree Challenge, an endeavour set forth to explore the organic and eco-friendly approaches to farming for the undergraduate students of the college is shortlisted under the ‘Next Generation Learning and Skills’ category.
The primary goal of the initiatives is to groom the youth as environmentally conscious and socially responsive citizens and motivate them to becoming Green Ambassadors in their respective localities by contributing to activities aimed at ecosystem restoration. This is in consonance with the UNEP’s call for 2021-2030 to be recognized as the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.