The campus is green with lot of trees around all the places of the campus and it is being maintained as the unique identity of the campus. We have a ‘Green policy’ which stress on 1. Committed to protection and promotion of life on the planet and provide great attention to biodiversity and environmental conservation, 2. Seek to spread and deepen awareness on environment issues and an environment friendly life-style among the academic community and neighbourhood community, 3. Promote ‘Zero waste lifestyle’ and have a ‘Plastic free campus’, 4. Promote ‘Reduce, Recycling, reuse policy for the paper and plastic, 5. Have renewable energy resources, energy efficient equipment and water harvesting and conservation measures.
- PLASTIC FREE ECO-FRIENDLY CAMPUS
The campus has a green policy which promotes plantation activities, botanical arboretum and make the campus and its vicinity platic free zone. This was initiated with programme by Research and PG Department of Botany 8th July 2015. Mr. K. M. Abdulsalam, Secretary and Correspondent of MES Asmabi College declared “Ecofriendly Campus through zero waste lifestyle” while distributing model “Ecobins” made of ecofriendly material to segregate Plastic and other waste in the class rooms for Recycling, Reproduction and reuse to Dr.K.M. Mohammed Nasser, HoD, Research and PG Department of Botany. Installation of the “Ecobins” for all class rooms.
Dr.K.H. Amitha Bachan of Research Department of Botany and Ms.Veena Lakshmi, Department of English, then NSS Programme officers planned a series of programmes with detailed action plans for each department in a participatory manner and a final declaration of the plastic free campus by the college council. These include
- Preparation of an action plan for each department including Good practices adopted and its arrangements,
- A demonstration including posters, ppts, exhibitions and skits and its competition
- A compilation of action plans of all departments towards a comprehensive action plan of the campus.
Later the campus was declared ‘Plastic free zone’ with following decisions as decided by the college council
- Bann the use of Flex Banners instead use cloth banners
- Prepare ‘Ecobins’ in each class rooms to have the plastic and degradable waste in separate bins, also along the ‘Corridors’ common rooms and offices and each departments.
- Have segregation room to separate plastic and degradable waste to give for recycling
- Segregate the ‘E Waste’ also separately
- Disposable glasses and plates also decided to minimise and provided steel glasses and plates in the canteen instead so that all the department can use it
- Have plantation, nursery and sapling distribution programme every year
- Conduct awareness programme among the students, parents and community regarding environmental and health hazards of plastics along with alternative measures
Distribution of Ecobins for every departments
Use of Plastic bottles in gardening – Vertical Garden
Sapling Planting in Thazhamchira Wetland
Eco Friendly Waster bins Waste Segregation Room
Medicinal Garden Green walk way
Energy Conservation Rally’Urjakiran’ (Dept. of Botany and NSS)
Release of Green Audit Report
ALTERNATE ENERGY INITIATIVES – SOLAR POWER
In tandem with the policy documents of MNRE our institution has catered to the energy demands through alternate energy sources especially solar energy. We have installed a 10KWP connected solar power plant which offer reliable and sustainable power solutions.
Solar Panel Installed in the College
RAIN WATER HARVESTING
Our state has an average annual rainfall of 3000 mm per year. Even then, our college which is situated in a remote coastal area encounters severe water scarcity from January to April. The institution which records twenty percentage rise in student ratio during each academic year has to meet the rising demands of water during these crucial months. Therefore our institution has taken adequate steps to utilize the available rain water to the maximum. Roofs of main buildings like administrative block, main block, commerce block, ladies hostel and library are connected together to collect the rainwater and recharge it properly to the soil especially to the water sources such as tube wells and wells.
Roof Water Harvesting to Recharge ground water