Contributed by: Tanmay Agarwal
Edited by: Akanksha Dewaker
The Environment and Sustainability Club, IIM Bangalore organized the “Green Week”, a week full of events based on environment conservation and sustainability. The Green Week started on 27th January with ‘Coloured’, the t-shirt painting competition based on the theme “Save the Earth”. The participants presented different thoughts on environment conservation through creative designs and colors.
The t-shirt painting competition was followed by an open-air screening of the movie “Before the Flood”. Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change first hand. It presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. A lot of students came together to make the best of opportunity and painted to their hearts’ delight for the wonderful cause.
The next event in the line was “Green Quiz”, an online quiz on the recent happenings related to the environment, conservation and Sustainability. The quiz tested the participants on new and recent “Green” movements and initiatives across the globe and saw participation from more than 50 teams.
“Green Champion”, an event to gather new and innovative ideas for environmental conservation in the campus, saw many new ideas being suggested by students to reduce the consumption of resources like water and electricity within the campus and reduce the usage of non-biodegradable resources.
Further, to promote environmental conservation and awareness on critical issues, a photography competition “Capture the Moment” and an image based captioning event “Caption This” were conducted. A lot of shots of nature and environment from the photography competition were displayed while ‘Caption This’ brought out the creativity of the participants on global environmental issues like Global Warming and pollution.
Through creative and fun-filled events, “Green Week” tried to sensitize the students on the various issues related to environment and sustainability and gather new ideas that can help in our cause of conserving the environment and the ecosystem.
Tanmay is a student of PGP 2018-20 batch at IIM Bangalore and a member of Environment and Sustainability Club.