Centre for Environmental Studies (CES) was established in the year 2000 functioning under the administrative control of the Department of Forest and Environment, Government of Odisha. CES undertakes activities to promote environmental education, awareness, training & research; to build environment information database and dissemination of environmental knowledge through newsletters, books, booklets, posters, leaflets, video clips etc.
CES is the State Nodal Agency for National Green Corps (Eco-club) Programme. Under this programme, there are 10,000 Eco-clubs functioning in the State mostly in schools & colleges. Out of which 2000 eco-clubs are sponsored by the State Government. These eco-clubs are mainly involved in carrying out both awareness & action based activities related to environment throughout the year. Besides, some unique programmes like “Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE); Plastic Free School; Energy Club; Swachhta Action Plan; Beach Cleaning Programme; ODF Awareness; Conservation of Heritage Trees; Plantation; Waste Utilisation etc. are also included in eco-club programme.