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Latest NewsEmbassy of Sweden felicitates winners of 7-day challenge
India Education Diary (Online), 6 March 2018
br/> New Delhi: The Embassy of Sweden today felicitated the winners of the 7days challenge for the best innovative ideas for sustainable living. Krishi Bhat and Manvi Jain both from the Amity International School, Vasundhara, Sector 6, Ghaziabad were announced as winners at a ceremony held at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence.
Krishi Bhat was awarded for developing a herbal eco-friendly & cost effective sanitary pad in response to the growing concerns of sustainability of the commercial sanitary napkins. Manvi Jain was selected as a winner for Bees wax cloth wrap, which is reusable and bio-degradable and eliminates the use of foil papers and cling foil.
The 7 days Challenge was held from January 17-23, inviting youth between 14-24 years of age around Delhi NCR to practice sustainable lifestyles focused on three categories:
EAT, MOVE and LIVE. The event was organized by the Embassy of Sweden in partnership with TERI School of Advanced Studies and Eco-Club initiative of Department of Environment, Government of NCT of Delhi. The event was part of the Embassy’s 11th edition of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week. Thirteen hundred and thirty students participated from Delhi NCR and more than three hundred innovative ideas were received.
Some of the other innovative ideas were Sustainable Development Mobile Application, Intelligent dustbin, Calcium from eggshells, Affordable slippers, Alarm in the mobile phones for completion on charging, Organic charcoal, Dustbin with a hemispherical top, Cars run on super conductors and Microfrost.
While talking about the initiative H.E. Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India said, “We are so impressed by the innovative and creative solutions we received for sustainable living. Today’s young generation has a great potential to enact positive change and such initiatives can help combining their creativity and dynamism to achieve a sustainable future.”
Dr. Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of TERI School of Advanced Studies, said, “Out of-the-box thinking is what we were looking for from our young competitors of the 7 Days challenge and that is what we got! Responses of the kind we received assure us that planet Earth’s future will be more sustainable than the state in which earlier generations are leaving it in.”
The challenge aided in encouraging both innovation and awareness about lifestyle choices that contribute to sustainability not only for 7-day but beyond for a lifetime.
Bio sanitary pad among sustainability challenge winners
Business Standard (Online), 6 March 2018
Biodegradable sanitary napkins and a 'beeswax cloth wrap' to replace silver foil were the two winning novel utilities which won the sustainable lifestyle challenge here on Tuesday.
The challenge, organised by Embassy of Sweden in partnership with TERI School of Advanced Studies, saw participation of about 1,300 students from Delhi-NCR and a total of around 300 innovations.
The seven-day challenge was organised from January 17-23.
Krishi Bhat and Manvi Jain, both from Amity International School, won the top prize for their innovations.
"I have been working on this project since Class 8 because this is something which every woman, urban or rural, goes through," Bhat, the inventor of biodegradable sanitary pad, now in Class 9, told IANS.
"During my research I found that one of the layers in the common pads is treated with a chemical dioxin, which the WHO has listed as a carcinogenic...
Though they have now started bleaching the layer with oxygen, it still releases some amount of dioxin.
"So I thought the biodegradable sanitary pads, which are sustainable, are need of the hour," she said.
Departing from a common sanitary pad, Bhat used "cotton fusings" which is a "good absorbent" instead of "dry net" used in former for the outer most layers of the pad of her product.
She said her invention, if marketed, will cost mere Rs 2 and that she is seeking to get a patent for it.
"We may also approach Aanganwaadi and panchayat for their distribution and also for a grant from the government under start up schemes," Bhat said.
v While talking about the initiative Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India said, "We are impressed by the innovative and creative solutions we received for sustainable living. Today's young generation has a great potential to enact positive change and such initiatives can help combining their creativity and dynamism to achieve a sustainable future."
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Green carnival held at Vasant Kunj
Hindustan Times (Metro), 25 February 2018
NEW DELHI: The TERI School of Advanced Studies (earlier known as TERI University) and senior citizens of Vasant Kunj B Block on Saturday organised an environmental carnival to raise awareness about problems caused by pollution.
“The aim of the programme was to engage senior citizens through RWAs to sensitise and educate the masses, especially the youth, on environmental issues of concerns and preventive measures which can be taken by residents,” said Suresh Jain from the department of energy and environment, TERI SAS.
The event, which went on till 6pm, saw a performance by senior citizens and students on environment protection, contests like ‘pin the bin’, ‘eco hunt’, ‘green quiz’, drawing competition, among others, and interactive plays. “The students made us aware about problems of air and water pollution. Residents have to be involved if any change has to be made,” said 85-year-old Janak Taneja, president of the Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Vasant Kunj.
TERI school organizes first ICBESD
Business Standard (Online), 22 February 2018
The Department of Business and Sustainability at the TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI-SAS) recently organised the International Conference on Business, Economics and Sustainable Development (ICBESD).
The conference was inaugurated by Pinaki Misra, President, National Green Tribunal Bar Association and Member of Parliament; Professor Sunita Singh Sengupta, the Head and Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University; Subhash Chandra Vashist, Director, Swayam; Dr. Rajiv Seth, Pro - Vice Chancellor, TERI SAS, Professor Prakash, Professor TERI SAS and Professor Manipadma Datta, Professor TERI SAS.
They discussed the need, challenges, and roadmap to approach long-term viability of business without compromising on profitability, competitiveness, and sustainable development.
Introducing the conference to the audience, Dr. Rajiv Seth, Pro-Vice Chancellor of TERI-SAS informed that an overwhelming 160 papers have been received from across the globe, including Spain, Mexico, Poland, Bangladesh, Nepal, the USA and Canada, which were totally in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) suggested by the United Nations...
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