Trees play an important ecological role within the urban environment, as well as support improved public health and provide aesthetic benefits to cities. Green audit is the effective potential tool to analyze the components of environmental diversity and related to conservation, usage of sustainable and make the campus eco-friendly. Now a day’s many educational institutions are aware to make the institution eco-friendly. Green audit is an assessment of institution in terms of its impact on environment. Objective of the green audit is to inspect the green practices in the institution and conduct a well formulated audit report to get direction how to improve environment conditions and various factors that are determined the growth of carrying green audit. It saves money, enhances work quality and improves employer health and safety.
To make campus green
To provide basis for improved sustainability
To identify opportunities to save energy
To control and prevent adverse effect like pollution
To reduce waste and to dispose waste
To maintain health and welfare of the students and staff of the Shivshakti Arts and Commerce College
Health and safety practices
To conduct green audit every year and follow its recommendation
1) Solid Waste Management systems:
Pollution from waste results in large number of litter in communities which can cause health problem. Waste such as paper waste, food waste, plastic waste, glass waste, construction waste, biodegradable waste, chemical waste etc. solid waste audit is based on the volume, type and management practices of disposal in Shivshakti Arts and Commerce College. Solid waste can be divided into two categories: general waste and hazardous waste. General wastes include what is usually thrown away in homes and schools such as garbage, paper, tins and glass bottles.
2) E-waste generation:
E-waste can be described as consumer and business electronic equipment that is near or at the end of its useful life. E-waste generated in the campus is very less in quantity. The E- waste and defective item from computer laboratory is being stored properly. The institution has decided to contact approved E-waste management and disposal facility in order to dispose E-waste in scientific manner.
3) Energy management:
This includes energy consumption, energy sources, energy monitoring, lighting, appliances, and vehicles. Energy sources utilized by all departments include electricity and LPG (Chemistry lab. & Home Science department). Energy use is clearly an important aspect of campus sustainability. Energy auditing deals with the conservation and methods to reduce its consumption related to environmental degradation and therefore essential that any environmentally responsible institution examine its energy use practices.
4) Waste water Management:
Water is a natural resource; all living matters depend on water and freely available in many natural environments. This includes the water consumption, water sources, water conservation and fixtures. In survey water used at wash-rooms, laboratory, botanical garden, as well as leakages and over flow of water from overhead tanks has been evaluated. From water coolers (Girls hostel) are seen overflowing frequently, that water is used for irrigation for nearby the cultivated plants. The major use of water is in summer season to irrigate college premises and botanical garden plants.
5) Air quality management:
In any institution air quality is very important for the health of students, teaching and non-teaching staff and other members of the college. There are no air pollution sources other than natural dust is observed in the college campus. College has green campus of four acres, efforts have been made on to bring part of land under cultivation of trees, plants through NSS, college students, seniors students, teaching and non-teaching staff in college. Land near by the building area is brought under cultivation of shrubs &trees and few medicinal plants in the botanical garden. Some timber yielding plants are also cultivated in college premises. College created a green zone in college campus. The college has planted different types of large number of trees in the campus (listed below), this greenery in campus helps to neutralize the carbon products generated.
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