Environmental Consciousness in Higher Educational Institutions: A Case of SIMS
International Journal of Current Research and Modern Education (IJCRME) Volume I, Issue I, 2016, pp. 274-284
12 Pages Posted: 15 May 2016
Date Written: May 10, 2016
In this paper, the environmental consciousness of Srinivas Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) is discussed. The institution displays sensitivity to issues like climate change and environment. It adopts environment friendly practices and takes necessary actions such as – energy conservation, rain water harvesting, waste recycling, carbon neutral etc. Green Audit of its campus and facilities like Audit on Electricity consumption, Audit on water consumption, Audit on printing and paper wastage, Audit on optimum utilization of college elevator/ Lift, Audit on food wastage, Audit on vehicle used in the campus, Audit on mobile phones used in the campus, Audit on fire fighting facility and implementation, Audit on plastic wastage in the campus, and Audit on green plantation facility around the campus are conducted and analyzed. The paper also includes the initiatives taken by the college to make the campus eco-friendly in areas of Energy conservation, Use of renewable energy, Water harvesting, Check Dam construction, Efforts for carbon neutrality, Plantation, Hazardous waste management, E-waste management, and Electricity saving through LED/LCD monitors.
Keywords: Sensitivity to Issues like Climate Change, Sensitivity to Environmental Issues, Higher Educational Institutions & Green Audit
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