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INTRODUCTION

The Eco Club of St Joseph College of Teacher Education for Women, Ernakulam stands as a vibrant hub of sustainability enthusiasts, aiming to instil eco-consciousness among students and the community. With a focus on fostering environmental awareness, the club specialises in organising eco-friendly initiatives, advocating for sustainable practices, and engaging in activities that promote conservation, recycling, and renewable energy adoption. Its primary objectives revolve around nurturing a culture of environmental responsibility, educating members on ecological matters, and spearheading projects that contribute to a greener and more sustainable campus and beyond.The staff coordinators are Sr Rosy Tintu ,Asst Professor in Physical Science Education and Mrs Anu Cleetus,Asst Professor in General Education

OBJECTIVES

  1. To promote awareness about environmental issues among students and the community through workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns.
  2. Encourage and implement sustainable practices within the college campus, such as waste reduction, recycling programs, energy conservation, and water-saving initiatives.
  3. Foster initiatives aimed at preserving local biodiversity, including tree planting drives, maintaining green spaces, and advocating for wildlife conservation.
  4. Educate and advocate for the adoption of renewable energy sources like solar, wind, or hydro energy among students and the wider community.
  5.  Extend initiatives and activities beyond the college premises to engage with the local community, creating a broader impact and promoting a culture of sustainability beyond the campus.

President  – Veena K I

Vice President – Midhila Sasidran

Secretary – Jaseela Tasnim

Club Members

  1. Neol
  2. Angitha
  3. Aneeta
  4. Seethal
  5. Sreelekha
  6. Jaseela Tasnim
  7. Ganga. C
  8. Athira
  9. ThawibbaFarsana
  10. Krishna C S
  11. Aneeta George
  12. Veena K I
  13. Anjana
  14. Swiss
  15. Sreelakshmi
  16. Midhila
  17. Thurasha Celin
  18. Sandra Sunny

Ecoday Celebration-Formation of a Human Tree:

Organized collaboratively by the Eco Club and the NSS unit of the college, the event was a vibrant mix of activities aimed at fostering a sense of responsibility towards the environment among student teachers and faculty members.

Formation of a Human Tree: A unique highlight of the event was the formation of a human tree by student teachers and faculty. This activity symbolized unity and collective effort in environmental protection. Participants dressed in green and brown to represent leaves and trunk respectively, arranged themselves in the shape of a tree. This visually impactful representation served as a powerful reminder of the interconnectedness of humans and nature.

World environment day

The Eco Club of St. Joseph College of Teacher Education for Women celebrates Environmental Day on June 5th with great enthusiasm and commitment towards raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices annually .The event aims to engage the teacher trainees, foster environmental consciousness, and encourage collective efforts for a greener and healthier planet. The other activities are given below

Environment health day

The Eco club conducted World Environmental Health Day  on 3rd October 2023. The program was held in the college auditorium of, St, Joseph College of Teacher Education for Women, Ernakulam. The primary objective of the program was to create awareness among individuals about the importance of the environment and the need to protect and preserve it. Aneeta Antony, first year B.Ed. student of Natural Science captured the audience’s attention with a beautiful poem emphasizing the importance of environment. Following the poetic start, Veena K. I., First year B.Ed. student of Natural Science option delivered a talk about the significance of Environmental Health Day. The program continued with an engaging skit presented by students from Natural Science optional (Amrutha A., Anjana Paul, Devika Saji, Aneeta George, Aneeta Antony, P. R. Amrutha, Aleena  Dennis, Aparna Asokan, Riya Elizabath). The skit depicted the issue of waste disposal in Brahmapuram, a local area facing environmental health challenges due to improper waste management. The program was concluded at around 9.20 am with national anthem. This program served as a reminder that environmental health is not just a global issue but also a local concern that requires the active involvement of individuals, communities and policymakers.

The Eco club conducted World Environmental Health Day  on 3rd October 2023. The program was held in the college auditorium of, St, Joseph College of Teacher Education for Women, Ernakulam. The primary objective of the program was to create awareness among individuals about the importance of the environment and the need to protect and preserve it. Aneeta Antony, first year B.Ed. student of Natural Science captured the audience’s attention with a beautiful poem emphasizing the importance of environment. Following the poetic start, Veena K. I., First year B.Ed. student of Natural Science option delivered a talk about the significance of Environmental Health Day. The program continued with an engaging skit presented by students from Natural Science optional (Amrutha A., Anjana Paul, Devika Saji, Aneeta George, Aneeta Antony, P. R. Amrutha, Aleena  Dennis, Aparna Asokan, Riya Elizabath). The skit depicted the issue of waste disposal in Brahmapuram, a local area facing environmental health challenges due to improper waste management. The program was concluded at around 9.20 am with national anthem. This program served as a reminder that environmental health is not just a global issue but also a local concern that requires the active involvement of individuals, communities and policymakers.

The Eco club conducted World Environmental Health Day  on 3rd October 2023. The program was held in the college auditorium of, St, Joseph College of Teacher Education for Women, Ernakulam. The primary objective of the program was to create awareness among individuals about the importance of the environment and the need to protect and preserve it. Aneeta Antony, first year B.Ed. student of Natural Science captured the audience’s attention with a beautiful poem emphasizing the importance of environment. Following the poetic start, Veena K. I., First year B.Ed. student of Natural Science option delivered a talk about the significance of Environmental Health Day. The program continued with an engaging skit presented by students from Natural Science optional (Amrutha A., Anjana Paul, Devika Saji, Aneeta George, Aneeta Antony, P. R. Amrutha, Aleena  Dennis, Aparna Asokan, Riya Elizabath). The skit depicted the issue of waste disposal in Brahmapuram, a local area facing environmental health challenges due to improper waste management. The program was concluded at around 9.20 a.m. with national anthem. This program served as a reminder that environmental health is not just a global issue but also a local concern that requires the active involvement of individuals, communities and policymakers.

OATH TAKING ALONG WITH THE ECO CLUB MEMBERS AND TEACHERS OF ST. JOSEPH COLLEGE THAT INSPIRED COMMITMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION.

AN EXHIBITION OF THINGS THAT WERE MADE FROM WASTE MATERIALS.

[This approach to waste treatment was helpful regarding waste management, and it also kindled the creativity of the participants]

Prior to this event, the Eco Club members conducted a competition, and all the selected items were exhibited in the venue. The prize for the best exhibit was given a special mention, and all the participants were handed over a sapling as a token of appreciation.

PLANTING SAPLINGS-

INAUGURATED BY PRINCIPAL REV DR ALICE JOSEPH

COMMENCEMENT OF TREE SAPLING PLANTATION

BY DR ALICE JOSEPH[Principal]AND DR RACHEL M GEORGE[Associate Professor In Natural Science Education ]WITH ECO CLUB MEMBERS

National energy conservation day

The Eco Club’s performance on December 14, 2021, at 8:45 a.m. in the multipurpose hall in celebration of National Energy Conservation Day was a vibrant and engaging portrayal of renewable energy sources. Through a meticulously planned role play, members personified biogas, wind, geothermal, hydro, solar, and tidal energy as distinct characters, each embodying the unique attributes and significance of their respective energy sources.

The portrayal wasn’t merely theatrical; it was an educational journey for the audience. Biogas was depicted as a versatile, sustainable energy source derived from organic waste. Wind was portrayed as a spirited force harnessing nature’s power, showcasing the potential of wind turbines. Geothermal energy was illustrated as a steady and reliable source stemming from the Earth’s heat. The hydroelectric character demonstrated the immense power generated from flowing water, emphasising the importance of dams and turbines. Solar energy, depicted as a radiant and abundant source, likely highlighted the benefits of solar panels for harvesting sunlight. Lastly, the tidal energy character might have showcased the potential of harnessing the rhythmic and constant motion of tides to generate power.

The role play served a dual purpose: it entertained and educated the audience about the diverse array of renewable energy sources available. By showcasing the unique strengths and environmental benefits of each source, the Eco Club aimed to instil a deeper understanding and appreciation for these sustainable alternatives. The goal was to inspire individuals to embrace and advocate for renewable energy solutions as part of the collective effort towards energy conservation and environmental stewardship. Overall, the performance was a creative and impactful initiative to spread awareness and promote sustainable practices on National Energy Conservation Day. After the role play, participants and audience took a solemn oath to conscientiously reduce energy consumption, adopt sustainable practices, and raise awareness about the importance of conserving energy for a greener future. The pledge encompassed a commitment to implementing energy-efficient measures, promoting renewable sources, and encouraging others to join the cause, fostering a collective effort toward a more sustainable world.