SIES Indian Institute of Environment Management has celebrated World Environment Day on 5thJune, 2016 at SIES, Nerul Campus in a grand way at SIES Nerul Campus. It has organized a seminar on 'Environment Management for Sustainable Development' on the occasion and alumni meet. Thirty three participants, including alumni of IIEM were present during the seminar. Chief Guest of the function was Mr. Mohan Dagaonkar, Chief Engineer, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC).
The celebration started with tree plantation by Chief Guest, Shri S.V.Viswanathan, Joint Honorary Secretary, SIES and a wide cross section of people from the campus. Nearly 120 trees (20 of Ashoka and 100 of Champa) were planted in and around the SIES campus at Nerul Dr. Seema Mishra, Director, SIES - IIEM welcomed the gathering and gave a presentation on the academic, research and training activities of IIEM since its inception. Chief Guest, in his key note address, spoke about the commitment of NMMC for environment and the steps it has undertaken in the recent past. He released soft copy of the volume II, issue 2 of the IIEM's Environment Magazine on the occasion. As a part of the seminar, lecture session started with the one by Shri Viswanathan. He talked about 'Environment Management for Sustainable Development'. Ms. Vaibhavi Shitut Amle, Head, WWF-India gave a lecture on role of CSR Activities in Wildlife Conservation. She said there is a greater need for enhanced CSR support to address this menace. Mr. Prathamesh Raichura, Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Services, of KPMG, Mumbai gave a presentation on 'Current perspectives and future challenges in climate change and sustainability'. He said that unless the humanity takes urgent actions in this regard, the consequences will be beyond control. Mr. Pramod Dabrase, Director, Centre for Sustainable Environment and Development Initiatives gave a lucid presentation on 'Current issues and Challenges in Sustainability'. He said that, in principle, more than 99% of the municipal solid waste can be recycled for good use and emphasized its indispensability for safe management. Mr. C.V.Gopalakrishnan, Purchase Director, SIES, talked on 'Efforts in Energy Conservation at SIES, Nerul Campus' including installation of 100kW solar power pilot plant. He said that there is substantial reduction in electricity charges because of the initiatives taken in energy conservation at the SIES campus, Nerul.
Dr. Devayani Savant, Deputy Director, SIES-IIEM, has inaugurated the Alumni interaction session after the technical lectures. She gave the details of the various diploma courses and the student numbers conducted by IIEM in the previous years. Dr. Saumya Singh, Faculty, IIEM, proposed vote of thanks.
Plantation by the Chief Guest, Mr. Mohan Dagaonkar