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Launch of the
ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION PROJECT
At the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)
Supported by the Rotary Club of Bombay
Guest of Honour
Shri Bittu Sahgal
Environmental Activist and Writer
Thursday | 28 June 2018 | 5 pm
Visitors’ Centre Auditorium, CSMVS
As museums evolve with time and grow in popularity, they become more accountable towards tackling environmental issues — ensuring and promoting sustainability through their own actions. The CSMVS Museum has always strived to promote measures towards environment protection and using environment-friendly modes of operation. Realising the importance of environmental management, CSMVS implemented its Rainwater Harvesting System in 2008 and the 35 KWp Solar System in 2015–16.
Climate change is a most pertinent global issue today impacting all natural and man-made ecosystems, human economy, businesses, and society. The role of the museum in preserving and disseminating culture and history through art objects and artefacts implores the preservation of its collections against perpetual climate change as well.
In order to avoid any further damage or environmental destruction to the CSMVS Museum’s collections on display and in storage that are extremely responsive to the larger climactic changes, the management had to explore the possibility of adopting a sustainable model of a 'Green Museum' or 'Eco Museum' — an idea that was put in motion in 2016. These terminologies related to the environment emphasize the interdependence and intimate relationship between all things living and the physical surroundings — that which we often call 'Nature'.
For this initiative, the formal launch of the 'Environment Management Certification Project' has been scheduled on the 28th of June, 2018 at the Visitors’ Centre Auditorium at the CSMVS.
As part of this project for sustainable energy strategy solutions, the following initiatives have been planned for implementation —
- 35 KWp capacity Solar PV System
- 35 KWp capacity Solar PV System
- To augment current Rain Water Harvesting System for improved water management and conservation
- To make provisions for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)
The Rotary Club of Bombay have graciously agreed to financially support the major components of this project.
In the past the Rotary Club of Bombay have also financed the Solar Power Electrification for CSMVS in two phases of 15 KWp and 20 KWp totaling to 35 KWp. This has resulted in considerable power saving as well as savings in carbon and emission in the environment. With the current Solar Power System of 35 KWp, it totals to 70 KWp of solar installation with the Rotary Club of Bombay’s financial support.
The cumulative objective of the Environment Management Certification Project is to develop green practices and interventions — ensuring transparency at every stage — that will not only help the CSMVS achieve its goal to be an environmental- friendly museum employing sustainable practices, but also champion the role of preservers of a part of our large and diverse cultural heritage.
Notes to the Editor
About the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, CSMVS Museum, is a premier museum and cultural institution of India. It is a not-for-profit organization opened to the public in 1922 and is governed by a Board of Trustees. Designed by George Wittet, a British architect in 1909, the museum building is a Grade I Heritage Structure and is a fine example of the Indo Saracenic style of architecture. The Museum houses a 60,000-strong multicultural collection of artefacts from Asia and Europe.
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