AIMS & OBJECTIVES

       

Aims

        The aims of the EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust )are the Restoration and Rehabilitation (R&R) programs to facilitate projects to reduce pollution, or environmental degradation of any kind. Through these projects, we also aim to improve the capacity of communities and organizations to protect, restore and enhance the environment. To ensure that the environment makes a positive contribution to the objectives of the EAST through the promotion and provision of support and the prioritization of activities that explicitly addresses the environmental issues and opportunities.


Long term Objectives: 

  1. To start and run Educational Research Institutes for Environmental Studies
  2. To  develop,  maintain and run a reference  Library  and  Data Centre  with  exhibit books, Journals (regional, national and international),monographs, working papers and various  reports of International and national organizations, periodicals, films, video tapes and  other   audio visual  materials as well as teaching aids and training materials  from India and  abroad
  3. To edit, translate, publish book, pamphlets, periodicals, educative and informative material that may be considered desirable for promotion of the aim of the Trust.
  4. To publish an international journal aimed at professionals in the field of environment and  bring out such other periodic and non-periodic publications that may lead to further  development of the Trust
  5. To organize lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, study groups, debates, symposia   and  other  programmes for various groups of people on relevant social themes such as  environmental education, socio-economic development, women issues, human rights,  cultural transformation, sustainable agriculture development and environmental protection in  order to disseminate  and  create  awareness  of  the issues
  6. To undertake research collaborative projects entrusted by the Government,   semi- government bodies  or  other bodies sharing its aims 
  7. To enhance the interaction between scientists and decision-makers through timely, credible, legitimate and relevant assessments and outlook for the environment
  8. To promote education for poor and deserving students by awarding scholarships, fellowship, stipends, prizes  and  any kind of monetary assistance with out interest in furtherance of any of  the  aforesaid aim of the EAST


    Short term Objectives:

    1. To increase the awareness of the value and importance of environmental education
    2. To protect, restore and enhance important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered flora and fauna 
    3. To minimize future environmental damage in regional, national and global level
    4. To work, manage and control the environment towards preventing depletion of a natural resource base for enhancing sustainable socio-economic development;
    5. To conduct educational research and out-reach activities oriented towards economic growth especially in rural areas for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development
    6. To undertake scientific and statistical surveys and consultancy services for Government Agencies, NGOs etc., on specific requirements such as survey of crop pests, damage assessments and control measures
    7. To educate the farmers to adopt the sustainable way of farming, water management, and watershed management, herbal plantation and processing waste land development and social deed well for common irrigation etc. for the enlistment of small farmers
    8. To initiate action and bring out awareness among the farmers to use biofertilizers and biopesticides to reduce environmental degradation and sustainable development
    9. To fund and support to develop, participate, implement and disaster management strategies for natural calamities such as floods, droughts, cyclone, Tsunami, pestilence and earthquakes
    10. To actively promote environmental policies in all aspects of Programme management and implementation
    11. To affiliate to any regional, national, and international organizations including the United Nations organization and its specialized agencies and or to co-operate with them in all matters concerning and common interest of environmental awareness programme and welfare of the national weaker sections of the society