Walking the talk: making of a sustainable campus
AAETI is a project of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). A learning, training and innovation centre designed to find appropriate and affordable solutions to some of the most pressing problems faced by the global South — from climate change, air pollution and urban mobility to water and waste management and environmental degradation. The institute has been named after the late Anil Agarwal, CSE’s founder-director and a leading figure in India’s environmental movement. The Institute will conduct its courses on this campus through six schools of learning. The faculty will comprise some of the foremost experts in their fields — from India and other countries. It aims to build capacities of a range of audiences – regulators, lawmakers, communicators, professionals, students, civil society members and administrators. Currently, the campus can house some 100 guests and some 40-50 permanent staff. The cafeteria has a sitting capacity of 150 people. The academic block has 6 classrooms of various sizes with their capacities ranging from 35 people to 124. The campus also houses CSE’s pollution monitoring laboratory, which is designed as India’s first faecal sludge testing laboratory.