International Climate Champion 2009
I'm a student of Architecture 4th year in MANIT, Bhopal with a keen interest in
environment friendly built spaces; as well as ecosystems and bird watching. I
was introduced to the phenomenon of climate change through programs seen
on Discovery channel during my school life. Since then I have gained exposure
about it in detail in my college studies as well as through other media. My aim
in life is to design and promote built spaces and lifestyles which have a lasting
impact towards the betterment of the world we live in.
City – Bhopal
E-mail - email@example.com
Making MANIT, Bhopal a Green Campus
“What could be more important than the future of our world? As young people, we have the most at
stake, so we should be stepping up to our roles as the major stakeholders and stand up for the kind of
future we want.”
TITLE: Making Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal a “GREEN CAMPUS”.
DURATION: 1st June 2009 to 31st May 2010. (The entire project is to have several programs of one
1) Educating 7000 residents of the concept of a “GREEN CAMPUS”; about the phenomenon of climate
change ; how they are contributing to it and affected by it in their daily lives; Training them in mitigative
2) Establishing adaptive measures against climate change on the campus such as, roof water
harvesting , slope runoff water harvesting, carbon emission reduction and curative measures such as
afforestation and landscaping. Reducing energy and water requirements of buildings.
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OUTCOMES AFTER 1 YEAR:
1) Inculcation of sensitivity in the residents about the climate, and creating an aware and motivated
climate brigade including faculty and students that shall work for the betterment of the campus.
2) Reducing the municipal water dependence of the college by 15% by the first year
through capturing the roof water and runoff water potential on the buildings and
slopes to exploit rain water for usage.
3) Initiation of conversion of barren spaces to green zones, setting up of efficient systems, setting up of
solar and wind energy systems. Reducing the dependence on grid power and non- renewable sources of
energy by 15% in the first year. Reduction in green house emissions on the site.
1) Community education on campus through workshops, seminars, lectures, public gatherings, and door
to door outreach programs for the faculty, students and staff. The general purpose of this activity is to
educate the residents of the campus and motivate them to take action.
2) Afforestation programs on barren lands to increase the tree cover of the campus and affect wind and
temperature on site. Activities such as plantation drives on all major occasions of importance and “Each
one; Plant One” program shall be taken up on a regular basis.
3) Community participation and “Shramdaan” programs shall be taken up for creation of small check
dams on the slopes, and excavation of small ponds and ditches for rainwater runoff management. This
shall be done through special drives and making climatic activity a mandatory part of the curriculum with
academic weightage. Also campaigning shall be done to establish water harvesting and waste water
management systems in the campus.
4) Campaigning shall be done to harness the tremendous solar power potential of the campus which is
650 acres in totality. The initiative includes installation of solar water heaters in all hostels and
residences. The setting up of solar kitchens for the hostels and establishing small scale solar power
generation facilities to reduce dependence on grid power.
5) Reducing the carbon emission on campus by encouraging bicycles, battery powered vehicles and by
restricting vehicles to peripheral areas. Also reducing the emission from homes and kitchens through
installation of alternate and cleaner devices. Giving preference to energy efficient buildings and green
products and technologies in the campus.
BUDGET AND SOURCES OF FUNDING:
1) All programs involving community participation and education shall be essentially free of cost and shall
be fully supported by the existing college infrastructure.
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2) The plantation drive cost shall be born through general collections in the campus and contributions
from imminent citizens of the city (Possible budget Rs. 5 lac).
3) The water management initiatives shall have a tentative budget of Rs. 20 lac for the first year and shall
be funded by the college administration. Various organizations dealing in this field shall be approached
for technical assistance and to set up demonstration systems in the campus for emulation.
4) The program for solar energy adaptation shall be based on central government funding for alternative
energy initiatives and shall be assisted by the various semi governmental and private organizations such
as HUDCO, TERI, IREDA, etc. A minimum budget of 10 lac per annum is proposed for this purpose.
5) The academic budget of the college shall also be utilized to establish certain functional modules for the
purpose of demonstration and practical training. Technical guidance from various internationally known
experts of the college in the field of mechanical, electrical and architectural engineering shall be availed.
6) The carbon emission reduction program shall be based on contributions from the residents, it is to
have a budget of 20 lac for the first year for purchasing bicycles and battery powered vehicles.
1) Faraz Khan
2) Radhika Sharma
3) Aniket Nagdive
4) Pallavi Khare
5) Sneha Mandhan
6) Ratnil Shrivastava
7) Ritika Mandhyan
8) Puneet Singh
9) Rajat Jain
10) Aparajita Dubey
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