Sunday, January 20, 2019

Biome Environmental Trust at Lakshya 2019: A student led initiative of St. Joseph's College of Commerce

Biome Environmental Trust was invited to partner and collaborate with St. Joseph’s College of Commerce on an event called LAKSHYA, 2019. This is an initiative of students of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengaluru. This year’s event was held on 11th January 2019. LAKSHYA is aimed at engaging students in spreading awareness and arriving at potential solutions through interesting and skill based festive events and mass platforms like the social media. The theme of LAKSHYA 2019 was underground water depletion. The event had 4-theme based competitions where the teams of 3 students from several colleges across Karnataka as well as few other states participated.

The event was very well managed. It was great to collaborate with the team. We hope to continue the partnership with further initiatives.

Glimpses of the event:


Display Board at Kaikondrahalli- Citizen Science Project

Biome has been a part of Citizen Science project that aims at fostering knowledge based engagement for citizens around lakes. As a part of engaging citizens, it is important to educate citizens about their lakes, it’s features, its community and about administration of the lakes. In this context, it was appropriate to have Display boards that give information installed at lakes.

Display board at Kaikondrahalli lake:

4*3 ft display board at Kaikondrahalli lake

While Biome Environmental Trust(Biome) has spearheaded this activity, MAPSAS, the lake community has provided support in terms of getting necessary approvals, providing necessary information, and providing infrastructure required for execution. 

ATREE(Ashoka Trust for Research in Environment and Ecology), has made this entire project possible by not only mobilising CSR funds from Oracle but also spearheading and driving the overall Citizen Science project. 

Biome has also worked with creative designers like Adira Andlay, who designed the display board and her creative ideas, thoughts have shown expression in the display board. The printing and installation of the display board was done by Mr. Prasad of Signhive Printers. 

Rekha Arun, the translator of text from English to Kannada has helped us reach out to a larger community by her work.

We would also like to thank BBMP for its continued support in this project.

Biome Environmental Trust