The Union Grants Commission (UGC). called on all universities / colleges to celebrate this year’s World Environment Day online due to the current scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the letter, âThe ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need to identify, design and adopt sustainable development models that promote greater environmental protection towards the creation of more communities. healthy and happier. “
Stressing the importance of sustainable development and taking care of the environment, UGC in its letter advised all universities and colleges to organize online events to celebrate the day of tomorrow. He says, âTo observe World Environment Day on June 5, 2021, universities and colleges can organize online programs in the form of quizzes, essay writing, webinars, etc. environment and sustainable lifestyle and share the details on the UGC university activities monitoring portal Â»
In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, due to which it has become more important to adopt environmentally friendly habits, UGC has come up with a new framework for the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable campuses in the higher education institutions (HEIs), called SATAT.
As mentioned in the letter, âThe framework helps higher education institutions design their own strategies focused on efficient use of energy and water, minimizing waste generation and pollution as well as efficiency. economic. The diversity of the framework will help institutions to design and implement the strategies best suited to their geographic location.
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On the occasion of World Environment Day, the UN will also announce 2021-2030 as the decade of ecosystem restoration with the slogan “Reimagine, recreate, restore”. This UN initiative aims to prevent, stop and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on all continents and in all oceans.