BCC Co-Organizes International Sustainability Summit
Bronx Community College played a major role in an online Indo – US Sustainability Summit on March 22, which was World Water Day. The sustainability summit was jointly organized by the Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), represented by CEO Yachneet Pushkarne, Sustainability Officer Aditi Mishal and Gaurang Prabhu and Bronx Community College. GEV hosted BCC and CUNY students during their 2019 India Study Abroad Program. President Thomas A. Isekenegbe and Provost Dr. Lester Sandres Rápalo were among the keynote speakers. Co-coordinators of the event, Professors Neal Phillip and Paramita Sen of the BCC Department of Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, gave a presentation on BCC’s work in India as part of an ongoing collaboration focusing on climate change. Prof. Sen and Prof. Phillip showed how they are tracking the intensity of the 2019 and 2020 Indian Monsoon weather with the weather station installed by the BCC and CUNY students in the 2019 CUNY India Study Abroad that was led by BCC: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IVADA3
Other participants in the summit included the head of ISKCON, His Holiness Radhanath Swami, the Indian Consul General in New York Mr. Randhir Jaiswal, the U.S. Consul General in Mumbai Mr. David Ranz, Elkin Chantal from United Nations Environmental Program, the head of the Piramal Industrial group in India, and the head of the Bombay Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange.
To see the complete program, go here: https://www.facebook.com/neal.phillip.14/videos/10217670138219787