What is CAMPUS GREEN CHALLENGE?
“CAMPUS GREEN" is a joint initiative of Departments of Higher Education, Environment and Climate Change, Government of Kerala and Kerala Startup Mission with an objective to enhance the green cover of selected campus. Selected startups and Student innovators are required to design, develop, and maintain a forestation/landscape project in an area of one to three acres in identified campuses in the State of Kerala.
The project intended to leverage technology to address the sustainability challenges associated with on-campus greening initiatives. GREEN CAMPUS aims to provide funding support to novel solutions and innovative projects proposed by Startups and Student Innovators. The objective of the programme is to welcome “implementable Solutions” from Students, faculty and Startups to improve the environmental performance and floral diversity in an identified campus. The program intents to contribute to the overall environmental performance of the state, foster environmental literacy, behavioural impact, community engagement, training & learning opportunities in green-innovation domain.
The Program supports implementable-solutions / projects that are specifically aligned with the goals, standards, and commitments in ensuring a greener campus. Student startups faculties , and startups are eligible to submit ideas with an implementation plan to develop a Pilot / Proof of Concept. Special consideration is given to projects that use technology for scaling up, have a viable business model and thus have the potential to replicate this model in other campuses in the future.