IIT Gandhinagar wins International Green University Award 2023 for promoting environmental sustainability

IIT Gandhinagar Wins International Green University Award 2023 for Promoting Environmental Sustainability

The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar) has won the International Green University Award 2023. The award presented by the Green Mentors, USA is a non-government organisation with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

This award ceremony was held at the 7th NYC Green School Conference conducted at the Cornell University, USA, on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly session in New York City this week.

The International Green University Award, as per an IIT Gandhinagar statement, acknowledges universities worldwide that have integrated sustainability into their core values, operations, and academic programmes for community and student engagement and have implemented sustainable practices such as energy-efficient infrastructure, renewable energy solutions, waste reduction and recycling programmes, and sustainable transportation initiatives.

This award recognises IIT Gandhinagar’s remarkable efforts and outstanding achievements in promoting environmental sustainability and instilling eco-conscious values among students.

Attributing this recognition at the global level to the dedicated efforts of the Institute community, Professor Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Gandhinagar, said: “This award is a testament to the untiring passion, commitment, and hard work of our campus development office and the entire IITGN community, which take pride and joy in living in harmony with the environment and fostering environmentally conscious lifestyle.”

“This award has further strengthened our commitment to champion the cause of environment conservation and sustainability,” he added.

Courtesy : The Indian Express

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