Environment and Health Projects in India: A Closer Look

Over the course of five years, the United Board provided grants totaling about $250,000 in support of environment and health projects at 12 Indian colleges and universities. A new volume, Environmental Action in Selected Indian Colleges and Universities, shares some of the key findings from these projects, which were carried out from 2010 to 2015. The projects took a variety of forms, including initiatives that engaged students in improving the campus environment; encouraged them to work with local communities on solid waste management and recycling; and helped them conduct surveys of biodiversity and medicinal plants. The projects represent a range of innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

The United Board expresses its gratitude to Dr. Paul Appasamy, former United Board trustee and vice-chancellor of Karunya University, and to Dr. Nirmala Jeyaraj, former United Board program officer and principal of Lady Doak College, who edited this volume. We also extend our thanks to all of the contributors and to Bishop Heber College and Karunya University for their efforts in support of the workshop for authors.

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