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Eco-Club Coordinator: Dr. Balram Sahu (Assistant Professor)

About GRDC Eco-Club

The Eco-Club was constituted at Govt. Rani Durgawati College, Wadrafnagar on July 23rd, 2019, with the slogan "Save Earth to Save Life," as per the letter from the Housing and Environment Department, Govt. of Chhattisgarh (L.No. 14/High.Edu./271-NSS/2011/2019 Raipur; dated19/07/2019). The aim of establishing the Eco-Club is to conserve natural resources and the environment to create an eco-friendly environment. The various activities of the Eco-Club aim to raise awareness about biodiversity conservation and local environmental issues among students, fostering a clean and green consciousness through innovative methods. The Eco-Club plays an important role in creating environmental awareness among future generations. The main motive of the Eco-Club is to nurture and educate students about the importance of the environment.


The vision of Eco-Club

  • The vision of GRDC Eco-Club is to be the best institution for protecting and creating environmental awareness by educating the youth and offering programs and resources for the students.


Objectives of Eco-Club

  • Motivate students to keep their surroundings green and clean by undertaking plantations.

  • Promote a culture of water conservation by minimizing water usage.

  • Maintain cleanliness in and around the campus.

  • Educate students to create awareness among the public to stop indiscriminate dumping and burning of waste, which causes soil, water, and air pollution.


Major Activities of Eco-Club

  • The Eco-Club, along with NSS volunteers of the GRDC, makes efforts for a green campus and organizes special lectures on environmental issues in the college.

  • Annually celebrates various environmental days (such as World Wetland Day, World Forestry Day, Earth Day, World Environment Day, World Population Day, World Ozone Day, World Habitat Day, World Wildlife Week, and World Animal Welfare Day) by organizing talks, debates, essay writing and poster competitions, quizzes, field trips, waste collection drives, and plantation drives.

  • Undertakes plantation programs at regular intervals through the Eco-Club and NSS on the college premises and also on the premises of certain government offices, hospitals, temples, and public places.

  • Campaigns against banned polythene, use of loudspeakers, fireworks, and filling of waterbodies in the adjacent area.

  • Organizes board campaigns to generate awareness about environmental issues like forest fires, plant cutting, and waste dumping.

  • Organized and actively participated in the Swachh Bharat Programme.

  • Involved in GRDC Green Auditing by collecting required data.


List of Environment Days celebrated by GRDC Eco-Club to organize talks, debates, essay writing, poster competitions, quizzes, field trips, waste collection drives, plantation drives, etc.

  • February 2 (World Wetland Day): On this day, in 1971, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was signed. Wetlands are a crucial part of our biodiversity, and it is essential to ensure they are well protected.

  • February 28 (National Science Day): It is necessary to highlight the role of science in environmental protection. This day should serve as a platform to convey this message.

  • March 21 (World Forestry Day): Activities such as tree planting and raising awareness about the urgent need to increase green cover.

  • March 22 (World Water Day): The decision to celebrate this day has been made recently due to the rapid depletion of drinking water sources. The world must awaken to this problem and begin conservation efforts.

  • April 22 (Earth Day): In 1970, a group of people in the United States of America came together to draw attention to the problems caused to the Earth by modernization. Since then, this day has been celebrated worldwide as Earth Day.

  • June 3 (World Bicycle Day):

  • June 5 (World Environment Day): On this day in 1972, the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment was held in Sweden. Representatives from around the world gathered and expressed their concerns about increasing environmental issues.

  • July 11 (World Population Day): The population must receive special attention as it is an ever-increasing problem, especially in India.

  • September 16 (World Ozone Day): The United Nations declared this day as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, marking the signing of the Montreal Protocol.

  • October 3 (World Habitat Day): The Earth is the habitat not only for human beings but also for all living creatures. Increasing human activities threaten the habitat of other living things.

  • October 1-7 (World Wildlife Week): Celebrate this week by raising awareness of the importance of preserving our wildlife.

  • October 4 (World Animal Welfare Day): Animal welfare must be addressed and given due importance.

  • November: Promote reliance on renewable energy resources.