RNB Global University is located at village Khara, Bikaner district which is a part of Thar Desert, in western Rajasthan
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As mentioned in our constitution, it shall be the duty of every citizen to protect and improve the natural environment”.
University since its inception has kept environment conservation & sustainability a focus area in its functioning and believes that this can only be achieved if all stakeholders work in this direction.
Khara area observes the extreme variations in temperature. Ground water is below 450 feet and that too is hard in nature, Annual rainfall is around 220 mm, which is very low. Sand storms are common in the summer season. The flora of this area consists majorly of xerophytes.
But this area has abundant sunlight which can be tapped. Rain water, whatever received, if can be harvested & conserved can supplement the water needed.
For encouraging a positive mindset for adapting green practices among all stakeholders, an example was to be presented. University by all its efforts tried to set an example.
The concern towards environment conservations has been since the laying of foundation stone for building of this University.
The layout of roads and buildings has been kept in such a way that no existing trees were harmed.
The building of university has been constructed with bricks made up of Fly Ash. This shows the commitment of university from the very 1st day .
Use of Drip & Sprinkler irrigation & extensive plantation done at the time of construction of campus reflects the current green ecosystem , where rich variety of birds can be spotted which are not common to Thar dessert.
Community outreach- University has adopted three nearby villages(Khara, Dandusar, & Husansar) and students regularly conducts activities which educate and motivates the residents to preserve the environment in form of Nukkad Natak, & rallies for environment conservation, educate farmers on use of modern agriculture practices ,etc.
Under “You Plant We Grow” campaign, university invites school students from near by areas, to visit its campus and plant trees, so as to develop & inculcate a habit & sensitize them towards environment.
Environment related commemorative days such as Water Day, World Environment ,etc day are celebrated at the university.
Since its inception University has been both encouraging & participating with the community for plantation drives every year.
Under the campaign “Plant a Tree & Dedicate to Someone You Love” a toll free number has been provided by the university.
In the year 2019, 5000 saplings were sponsored by university to Rotary club for plantation. 2000 plants were given to Khara Gram Panchyat for the same & planted with the efforts of students.
Flora & Fauna- University conducts plantation drives every year. The barren land of university is today lush green with a wide variety of trees & plants. University has established Neem Farm, Date Palm Farm, Crop cafeteria & Herbal garden in the campus.
Energy- LED lights, Motion sensors & timer based devices for energy conservation are installed. Air conditioners are centrally monitored. A solar power plant of 50 KW capacity has been installed and wheeled to grid.
Water– efficient use of water & sensitization of all members for using water in a responsible way is ensured. Sensor based urinals & pressmatic taps has been installed. Rain water recharge & harvesting system is constructed in the campus. The rain water from roof is collected in a tank which is of 5 lakh litre capacity. Open well collects flowing water at the time of rains. For irrigation, drip & sprinkler system is installed.
Waste Management- University has a STP for treating the sewerage. The waste water from RO plant is collected and used for floor cleaning. The organic waste is converted into compost manure. The university has an MOU for e-waste management.
Controlling Pollution- Ban on use of plastic & restricted entry of automobiles. E-cart & bicycles are used for movement within campus. Staff is encouraged to pool their vehicles for saving fuel. The bio medical waste is destroyed in the incinerator. There is zero tolerance for tobacco.
University has received following awards for this practice-
1.Award from Forest Department- Bikaner( Raj) for its significant contribution in planting trees on 04.2018
2.Award from Rotary Club Bikaner for Plantation activities & for participation in “Green & Clean Bikaner” followed by students participation in Walkathon on 28-09-2019.
3.Award from Rotary Club for participation in “Green Bikano” dated 04-08-2021.
4.Appreciation certificate from Bikaner District Agarwal Association ( Youth) dated 07-04-2021
5.Rotary Club Bikaner award for Environment Efforts in year 2019-20
University has following certifications-
1.ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System dated 16-02-2021
2.ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System dated 16-02-2021
More than 30 schools have been involved in the “You Plant We Grow” campaign so far.
The green cover at university has improved the quality of air.
As the result of rain water recharge system, the TDS of underground water in this area, which was earlier 9730 has significantly reduced to approx 3250 .
The power generated from the solar plant is wheeled to the grid.
Reduction in carbon footprints because of the above mentioned practices.
The students and other staff members have been sensitized towards the noble cause of environment conservation & voluntarily participate in plantation drives.
The adopted villages has been sensitized on environment conservation.
Being in desert area, university is facing the problem of fresh water for its requirements. The only source of fresh water in this area is Indira Gandhi canal, which is 8-10 KM away.
The University purchases water from the suppliers for its requirement. The management and finance department provided necessary support.
Greater initial cost and investment in shifting to renewable sources of energy, but university, keeping the long term approach decided to invest the funds required.
The Community participation was an area where university faced some hurdles in the early period, University approached the Village Panchyats and took them in confidence and in due course of time the people of those villages were also involved.
For outreach activities, university collaborated with “Rotary Clubs” at Bikaner and “Bikaner Theatre Festival” organizing committee for addressing community.
Because of high temperature, wilting of plants takes place. University has installed protective cover over the young plants and ensured proper irrigation.
|Beyond the Campus Initatives for Environment|
|Certificates of Awards Received|
|Environment _ Sustainability Policy|
|Environment Governance Policy|
|Geotagged Photographs of Clean _ Green Campus|
|Geotagged Photographs of Energy Management at RNBGU|
|Geotagged Photographs of Rain Water Harvesting|
|Geotagged Photographs of Waste Management|
|Green Audit report|
|MOU E Waste|
|Reports of Various Activities Conducted by Students|
|TDS Report 2017|
|Video of Clean _ Green Campus with trees and plants|
|Video of E Cart|
|Video of Motion Sensor Based Energy Conservation|
|Video of Rain Water Harvesting|
|Village Adaption Letters|
|Young Achiever Award Activity Sensitization|