The CHY1001 ‘Environmental Studies’ course is designed as a series of invited guest lectures along with project work. These lectures are focused on growing students’ awareness to the environment, understanding the fundamentals of our ecosystem, and ultimately towards finding the solutions of current environmental issues. Our twelfth invited online lecture for the Fall 2020-21 semester was on ‘Consumerism and Environment’, held with MS-Teams live event, where approximately 500 students participated.
The guest speaker, Dr. Gopinath, explained how the population growth and consumerism behavior affects the ecosystems and global environmental degradations. He discussed this with comparing before and current situations. He also deliberated the causes of consumerism, and pros and cons of consumerism to the human life. Dr. Gopinath further enriched the understandings by explaining the answers for the doubts and questions raised by the enthusiastically attended students.
Dr. Sabeel M Basheer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry coordinated the online lecture along with all other chemistry faculty members. Dr. Soumyakanta Prusty, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry welcomed the gathering and introduced the guest to the audience. Dr. Areti Sivaiah, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry delivered the vote of thanks and the online webinar lecture was concluded.