We at NIIT University, deeply committed to environmental sustainability and proactive in promoting it, had the distinct honor of hosting Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki on October 19th, 2023. Prof. Solanki, a luminary in the field of sustainable energy and a renowned faculty member at IIT Bombay, shares a kindred spirit with the university in their shared dedication to environmental causes. This convergence of like-minded ideals made his visit a particularly significant occasion for NUrterers and NUtons, aligning perfectly with our mission to champion sustainability.
Prof. Solanki delivered an informative lecture on the theme “A 6-Point Comprehension of Climate Change and Remedial Measures” during his visit. In his presentation, he made sure to emphasize how our reliance on carbon-based energy sources is the main contributor to the ongoing climate crisis. To address this issue, he stressed the importance of reimagining, redesigning, and restructuring our practices in energy generation and consumption.
Prof. Solanki also introduced two fundamental laws of human sustainability and introduced a three-step AMG (Avoid – Minimize – Generate) approach. Using this framework, he provided a clear six-point understanding of climate change, covering what changes have occurred, why these changes have taken place, who is responsible, when to initiate corrective actions, and what steps individuals and organizations can take at the local level to address this global challenge. One of the most notable moments of the visit was when Prof. Solanki presented NIIT University with a symbolic gift: a “Climate Clock.” This gesture serves as a powerful reminder of the urgent need to tackle climate change and take meaningful action.
Furthermore, Prof. Solanki graciously offered all faculty members a guided tour of his Energy Swaraj promotion bus. Prof. Solanki’s visit was a significant milestone in NIIT University’s ongoing commitment to environmental awareness and sustainable practices. It reaffirmed the university’s commitment to addressing climate change and enacting positive changes on both the local and global levels.