ALVANA - ARBORETUM (Centre for Sustainable Biodiversity)
The management of St Aloysius College recognises that forests, coasts, water bodies, ground water and biodiversity are all important prerequisite for life on this planet and sustainable development.
St. Aloysius College is conscious and committed to the environmental issues with regard to protection, conservation and sustenance of natural resources. Al-Vana is an endeavour to realise such a lofty objective.
Alvana – an Arboretum – with an expanse of about 1.5 acres is maintained as a mini biodiversity spot on the campus with its natural flora and fauna. About 150 plants belonging to 70 different species are maintained in this Arboretum. Among these, 3 species belong to RET category. The floristic components with a good canopy and topography is favourable for the enrichment of the species.
The entire college is involved in the go green project. Organic waste is managed efficiently through vermitechnology programme. Efforts are made to control carbon dioxide by maintaining clean, green pollution free campus. Al-vana serves as a focus for reforestation and soil conservation efforts in the area.