Amrita Center for Sustainable Future Helps Setup ‘Siruvani Lantana Craft Center’

Six months ago, under the ministry of environment, forest and climate change, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham started a 60-day certification course in making lantana furniture. While the project was begun to empower tribals, now they are also looking to reach others, said Mahajan. “We are also trying to replicate the programme in other parts of the country,” she said. 

Residents of Seengapathi, a tribal settlement in Boluvampatti forest range, were first exposed to making dolls and chairs from lantana through a project funded by science for equity, empowerment and development (SEED) under the department of science and technology in 2015. The programme was facilitated by the Center for Sustainable Future, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The center has now helped residents start the ‘Siruvani Lantana Craft Center’, a partnership firm with those who have been trained in furniture making, said Maya Mahajan, an associate professor from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, who coordinates the project. The use of lantana to make furniture was a win-win situation as the plant is an invasive species which has been creating ecological problems in the Western Ghats, she said.

Amrita Wins Prestigious Awards on World Environment Day 2018

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Kochi, were presented with the Excellence awards by the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, at the World Environment Day celebrations held at the Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum, on June 7, 2018. 

Amrita Organises Sabarimala Cleanup Drive 2017

The staff and faculty members from Amritapuri Campus of  Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, AYUDH India and Mata Amritanandamayi Math volunteers, collectively around 1200 volunteers, joined for a  two day Sabarimala Cleanup Drive held on 11th and 12th November, 2017.

Department of Management, Amritapuri Launches Business Club for Sustainable Development

Amrita School of Business (ASB), Amritapuri, inaugurated its Sustainability Club, "Vasudha", on September 9, 2017, in the presence of the Chief Guest Br. Shubhamrita Chaitanya, one of the senior disciples of The Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetha, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma).