EnactuSphere promotes sustainability at BU

EnactuSphere promotes sustainability at BU
EnactuSphere at Bennett University.
By Raghav Srivastava

EnacuSphere, a one-day festival celebrating sustainability, was held at Bennett University, on February 2nd, at The German Hanger. The ENACTUS event brought together students, faculty, industry leaders, small businesses, and community members to explore innovative solutions to foster a culture of environmental responsibility and find sustainable ways of living.

The event commenced at 10 am, attracting footfall of students across campus. The event’s main focal point was the innovative ‘Flea Market’ organised by students of several universities.
Enactusphere at German Hanger
(Students are seen at the EnactuSphere event at the German Hanger. Photo courtesy: Raghav Srivastava)

The event was organised with different sections playing on simultaneously along with the flea market. One of which was Sustain-A-Spark, a brainstorming bonanza. A competition that brought in young thinkers, social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who are dedicated to creating positive social and environmental impact through their ideas.

The participants picked out a bowl of chits about a specific real-life problem under any given Sustainable Development Goal. For instance, 'Debt Cycle' under the No Poverty drive. The solutions should align with their respective as well as Enactus principles, emphasising sustainable and scalable solutions that empower communities to create lasting positive change. The ideas were presented in front of a professional panel of judges and were evaluated based on criteria such as social impact, sustainability, scalability, feasibility, innovation, and the potential for long-term positive change.

Sustain a spark
(Young entrepreneurs presenting their sustainable development ideas. Photo courtesy: Raghav Srivastava)

To entertain the audiences, Enactus had organised an innovative fashion spotlight program, ‘Trashion Show: Fashion Walk’, where Outfits designed by university students from using sustainable methods like best out of waste were showcased with gleaming music and models presenting the designs on a red carpet. ‘Turning trash into treasure in the most stylish way possible’, was the tagline of the event. From plastic bag ball gowns to cardboard capes, a catwalk of creativity and sustainable style was showcased in the Trashion Show to enhance the creative plaque of the students and possibly inspire people to promote sustainable fashion trends.
Enactus Trashion Show
(A glimpse of Trashion Show glimpse. Photo courtesy: Raghav Srivastava)

The participants at the Flea Market were enthusiastic and enthralling, “We feel it’s a great opportunity for all of us, to explore more by participating in such events and gaining experience. I have a team of 8 members with me who are my juniors and it has been a great experience today at the stall here and interacting with students and faculty here at Bennett,” said Ashvin, a second-year student from Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi.

Stalls showcasing tote bags at the flea market
(Stalls showcasing tote bags at the flea market. Photo courtesy: Raghav Srivastava)

Students from several universities attended the event and put up their stalls. “I am from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, but I am here today to represent the brand ‘The Baker’s Room by Sonal’ and we have had a wonderful experience here selling our products as you can see, we have only two items left of the eight to nice that we had brought to sell so today was an amazing day for us,” said the student at a stall.

The organisation team of Enactus Bennett pulled off this event like a piece of cake. “It was obviously fun to conduct this event and we are thinking of making this event an annual thing, and incorporating more colleges next time,” said Swarna, a second-year BAJMC student at Bennett, who is a part of the organising team.
Stall at flea market selling jute bags, tote bags and handmade journals
(Stall at the flea market selling jute bags, tote bags and handmade journals. Photo courtesy: Raghav Srivastava)

The event offered a unique opportunity to learn, connect, and contribute to a more sustainable future. The aim of Enactus to promote sustainable thinking inspiringly sparked an ambition among students.

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