At the time of writing this (2023), Vatsalya is the only truly self-created carbon-neutral large school campus in Rajasthan with almost no reliance on external sources for electrical power, cooking energy, water and even most food (Dairy, organic farming, rainwater harvesting, solar reflector based cooking and water heating, Off Grid PV and biogas-fertilizer cycle - ALL SET UP AND INSTALLED IN-SITU WITH OUR OWN TEAM.
Energy Independence of Vatsalya
Entirely Own Electric Power - Solar Photovoltaic Energy
Entirely Own Cooking Power - Multiple Large Solar Reflectors, Biogas
Own Water-Rainwater Harvesting
Own Organic Farming Using Own Rainwater and Natural Fertilizer (Cow Dung)
Local Construction Material Used in Any New Structure
Own Fabrication Workshop and Carpentry to make best out of Waste - "Kabaad se Jugaad"
Nature-Friendly - Natural Ventilation Cooling Based Architecture in Each Construction.
2500+ Trees and 500 Added each year!
ALL OF THIS SET UP IN HOUSE ONLY and Equal to Planting 6500 Neem Trees Each Year in Terms of Carbon offset!
वात्सल्य की उर्जा आत्मनिर्भरता
पूर्ण रूप से स्वयं की बिजली- सौर ऊर्जा
पूर्ण रूप से स्वयं की खाना पकाने की ऊर्जा सौर परावर्तक कूकर व बेकरी, बायोगेस
स्वयं का जल & वर्षा जल संरक्षण
स्वयं की ऑर्गेनिक खेती & वर्षा के जल व गाय की खाद से नवनिर्माण हेतु स्थानीय वस्तुओं का उपयोग स्वयं की कार्यशाला में व कबाड़ का पुनः उपयोग & ßकबाड़ से जुगाß
प्राकृतिक स्थापत्य कला जिससे ऊर्जा का उपयोग कम हो 2500+ वृक्ष और हर वर्ष 500 नये पेड़!
यह सब यही पर बने हुए! कार्बन प्रदूषण कम करने की तुलना में यह हर वर्ष 6500 नीम पेड़ लगाने मे बराबर है!
The below features also highlight the environmental interventions and models at Campus along with climate research done in-house:
Nature friendly campus
Vatsalya helps mother nature with its organic farming, use of solar energy, use of bio-gas, recharging rainwater, dairy farming from its own gaushala, and educating children with a practical approach to creating a permanent positive impact of bringing change in the world. We appeal to encourage and support our endeavor in the green revolution.
Vatsalya Model Village: An interactive neighborhood village and a development model of operations research
While continuing to reform its approach, Vatsalya has now made a paradigm shift in its strategy to utilize its full potential and resources for the neighborhood community in the village and also on its premises. We have selected a village, based on certain baseline information, where Vatsalya will act as a facilitator and catalyst for its further development. It means that the capacity and means of the villagers and of their informal and formal leaders will be enhanced for bringing about change and progress in the village, leading to better lives for its residents. Vatsalya has the knowledge and means of influencing the development of the village and, using its resourcefulness, our team will work to bring about positive development in the village we adopted. The major areas chosen by us to work on in collaboration with the village community are children's education; the economic empowerment of women; skill-building of its youth; health and medical service accessibility; the promotion of renewable energy for protecting the environment; the prevention of deforestation; preschool education; enhancing sports and physical activities among the youth, especially girls; increasing awareness and access to government welfare schemes; the promotion of indigenous economic activities; the rehabilitation of defunct amenities, etc.
We have shortlisted two villages and soon, on the basis of the willingness on the part of its residents to participate in this developmental program, we will select one and begin our work.