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NUST Plantation Drives to Preserve Environment and Natural Habitat

2 Plantation drives per annum, 100k+ Saplings Planted, 338 Acres of Green Land, 79+ Acres in forest, Dedicated Horticulture office

NUST is trying its best to increase awareness on preserving ecosystems by organizing programs as well as taking initiatives to defer the rate at which ecosystems for wildlife are being destroyed. A dedicated horticulture office has been established at NUST which looks after landscaping, plantation and horticulture if NUST H12 Campus. 2 massive plantation drives, one in spring and one during monsoon, are organized every year, in which hundreds of saplings have been planted all over NUST since 2008. Apart from that, the plantation is organized at different occasions like orientations, semester ends, summer, international visits, chief guests and all other important events. These drives, aiming to restore the habitat of wildlife within NUST, are also aligned with the Prime Minister’s Clean and Green Pakistan Initiative. NUST Main Campus offers 338 acres of green land, out of which 80 acres is covered in forest, which provides habitat to several wild animals such as fox, porcupines, cats, dogs, mongoose, pigs and many more. Apart from forests, lakes situated inside the campus attract several bird species such as sparrows, francolins, kingfishers, and drakes, etc.

NUST Environmental Club (NEC):

NUST Environment Club (NEC) was proudly launched at NUST H-12 Campus back in 2011 to celebrate nature and create awareness on environmental issues that are challenging the fate of planet Earth. The purpose of NEC has been to instill a sense of collective and individual responsibilities in the community towards protecting the environment and to inspire people into innovating and reforming their lives to eco-friendlier alternatives. NEC hosts exclusive events, sessions, blogs and much more to interact with its audience and is one of the most active societies thriving at NUST. Some of the events NEC successfully held are NEC Earth Day Carnival, Cycling Competition, Waste Reduction Week, etc.

Green Hunt: A Scavenger Hunt by NUST Environment Club (NEC)

NUST Environment Club hosted its environmental themed Scavenger Hunt program “Green Hunt” with an ambition to bring people closer to nature in a merry but adventurous way. As indicated by its name, the event was a convivial environment-friendly episode. The riddles and clues that guided the way of the curious participants were all associated with our climate, and even so that the key to the final puzzle was “Ozone Depletion”. Hence, this made sure that as participants moved their way through the rounds, their minds only filled up with more background of the very same environment that they occupy. A total of seven teams were comprised, and each contained 3-5 members. The team which would conclude all of the challenges within two hours of the hunt first would be declared as the winner.