50 saplings of Indian caper (Oroxylum indicum) were planted at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering Campus on Jul 27, 2021. This was done in association with EMAI (Trust for Environment Monitoring and Action Initiating and Lions Club of Chennai Coastal. This planting was part of EMAI PIT (Plant Indigenous Trees) Project. This tree species is now a rarity due to habitat loss and other anthropogenic activities. Oroxylum indicum is a well-known medicinal tree in Asia, belongs to family Bignoniaceae, commonly known as a’Shivnak, Shyonak, Sonpatha or midnight horror, possesses economic as well as medicinal importance. The tree was distributed throughout the great parts of India but now it is listed amongst endangered species in many areas in the country. Many medicinal plants are also in trouble from over harvesting and destruction of habitat. Population growth, urbanization and the unrestricted collection of medicinal plants from the wild is resulting in an overexploitation of natural resources. Hence, at the Club has planted to propogate this species as there is an urgent need for its conservation is required.’ Zahoor et. al. 2012
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Zahoor Ahmad Najar and Santosh Agnihotri (2012) Need and Importance of Conservation of Endangered Tree Oroxylum indicum (Linn.) Vent. Pelagia Research Library Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 2012, 2 (3):220-223 https://www.imedpub.com/articles/need-and-importance-of-conservation-of-endangered-treeoroxylum-indicum-linn-vent.pdf
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CARE - the Eco club partnered with Lions District 324 A5 - Sapphire Region's Clubs and planted planted 2000 Tree saplings in (Sothuperumbedu 500saplings), Tirunillai (1000 saplings), Mulaivoyil (500 saplings). All the saplings were provided by the Eco Club of SVCE.
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In order to contribute to global reforestation efforts, restoring and repairing indigenous ecosystem and mitigating climate changes, the members of CARE Club of SVCE organized a tree Indigenous Tree Plantating event on January 4, 2021. The program encouraged the members of faculty and staff to get involved in the initiative. The saplings were donated by the Trust for Environment Monitoring and Action Initiating.
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To commemorate Wildlife Week, CARE, in association with SAP (Swatchatha Action Plan), conducted wildlife-themed online events in October 2020. The events included Art - Drawing and painting, Article writing, Digital Art. The motive of the event is to create awareness among students on conserving and protecting the existing wildlife and supportive ecosystem to prevent extinction. Students from several departments participated in it. Ms Sadhana Narayanan, IV ECE, won the First prize for Article Writing. Ms Indumathi, won the First prize for Drawing/Painting and Mr Yugendiran, won the First prize for Digital Art.
To Celebrate the World Earth Day CARE conducted, in association with SAP (Swatchatha Action Plan), Essay writing and poster designing Completions on the theme “Say No to Plastics” The following were the Prize winners  Essay Competition Jaswaanthii P -  IV year CS A I prize Meer Thahir A A I year Mech II prize. poster competition Srilaya I year EEE B I prize Raviram R I year Mech B  II prize.

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To commemorate the National Pollution Control Day, CARE club of SVCE along with Swachata Action Plan (SAP) of SVCE organised an online talk on ‘Tackling Ocean Pollution’ on 5th December 2020. The talk was given by Dr.Shriju Kurup, Senior Program Coordinator, CEE. The interactive session involved more than 100 students from various departments. All the participants were awarded certificates for their participation.
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CARE organized an Art Expo 2020 as a means to sensitize students and members of faculty on nature conservation. Students exhibited their arts on landscape, flora and fauna. It was a two day long exhibition (17 and 18 February 2020) and around 400 students visited the expo.
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Native tree sapling plantation usingMiyawaki technique 2020
100 native tree saplings were planted at the college Campus plantation usingMiyawaki technique on 18 February 2020.
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CARE-the Eco Club’s Induction Program for the year 2017 - 2018 was organisedon July 24, 2017 in the function Hall at 2.30 pm. Er. G Sunderaj, Poovulagin Nambargal was the Chief Guest and he had an interactice session with the students on the topic ‘ Engineers Role in Sustaible Development.
Dr Muthucumarasamy, Dean Research, introduced the Chief guest and presented a memento.
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Beach Clean-up 2014
The Beach Cleaning Activity was decided to provide an opportunity to the members of CARE, so that they could realize the importance of a clean and healthy environment. The Volunteers cleaned the Adyar Beach, particularlyin and around the Estuary as the trash from the city reaches the estuary and gets distributed along the shore. The Cleanup has grown immensely in the last few years and it has been a regular event.More than 50 volunteers participate in a Cleanup event.
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Conservation of Sea Turtles
Volunteers of the Eco Club, joined hands with the Students Sea Turtle Conservation Networks (SSTCN) and participated regularly in Turtle Walks and collected the turtle eggs during the nesting season last year. This has been a regular feature of the Club.
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CARE volunteers created art, souvenirs and other creative items from the junk collected from the campus. They made a jungle walk through using the materials. And also conducted a workshop on ‘Art from Junk -a way to go’
For the past few years Members of CARE have been studying the sparrow population in the City. It was found that Sparrow populations are found in North Madras, Triplicane and in several places in OMR. The member fixed Sparrow Nest Boxes in the houses nearby where there were sparrows nesting.

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CARE's 2019 - 2020 projects were inaugurated by Mr Wollard Wally Browne, a Raptor Specialist from UK, on 7 March 2019.
Inaugurating the Project activities of the CARE for the year 2019 - 2020 Mr Browne appreciated the initiatives taken by the volunteers in making the Campus a 'Plastic free and the carbon neutral Zone . He said engineers play a major role in conservation and protection of the habitats as more and more technology are now in applied to find solutions for conservation issues and also to reach the sustainability goals of the UN. Initially Dr T Murugavel welcomed and introduced the guest and traced the history of the Club and elaborated on how its members have used their expertise and submitted projects to international competitions and won awards.

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