Eco Watch Club of Seshadripuram First Grade College was established in 2010 with its key objective of spreading a message of environmental conservation through relevant, focused yet diverse programmes and activities. These outreach activities are aimed at building awareness about various environmental issues and concerns among student communities, organizations, corporate entities and the masses, in a simple yet effective manner. This will hopefully create an eco-conscious culture which will help protect and improve existing ecological and environmental conditions in both urban and rural areas. The activities include ongoing research based projects and programmes, thematic campaigns, field studies, surveys and documentation in collaboration with our technical associates-inspired and dedicated people who offer us the wealth of their experience and expertise.
Our local outreach programmes involve communities in the state and help them address key environmental issues in their areas. This is done with the help of strategies that are sustainable and self-empowering.
Our Club campaigns for a simpler lifestyle by popularizing and promoting issues such as: development of small towns as growth centres rather than megacities; public or mass transport as mode of travel; eco-development of peri-urban centres as buffer zones between cities and villages; decentralization of industrial and economic activities and promotion of cleaner and alternate energy.
A significant development is the 'Corporate Partnership Programme' in association with socially aware corporate bodies like Citizens' Forum, Yelahanka New Town and Yelahanka puttenahalli Lake and Bird Conservation Trust, puttenahalli. Together, we hope to address and find solutions in areas such as natural resource management and conservation, sustainable development, waste management, green buildings, clean energy, pollution control and the like. Create awareness on the importance of safeguarding our environment through workshops, seminars, field-studies and relevant programmes.