Green Audit is defined as an official examination of theeffects a college has on the environment. It helps to improve the existingpractices with the aim of reducing the adverse effects of these on theenvironment concerned. Several institutions have applied various view points topreserve the environment within the campus such as promotion of energy savings,recycling of waste, water use reduction, water harvesting etc., Green audit visualizesthe documentation of all such activities taking stock of the infrastructure ofthe college, their academic and managerial policies and future plans. A greenauditor will study an organizations environmental effects in a systematic anddocumented manner and will produce environmental audit report. A clean andhealthy environment aids effective learning and provides a conducive learningenvironment. Green audit can be a useful tool for a college of determines howand where they are using the most energy or water or natural resources, thecollege can then consider how to implement changes and make savings. It can alsobe used to determine the type and volume of waste, which can be used for arecycling project or to improve waste minimization plan. It can create healthconsciousness and promote environmental awareness, values and ethics. Itprovides staff and students better understanding of green impact on campusdirectly. Green auditing promotes financial savings through reduction ofmanmade resource and its uses. It gives an opportunity for the development ofownership, personal and social responsibility for the students and teachers.Thus it is imperative that the college evaluates its own contributions towardsa sustainable future. As environmental sustainability is becoming anincreasingly important issue for the entire region and the nation, the role ofhigher educational institutions in relation to environmental sustainability ismore relevant. In CDG the audit process involved initial interviews with thestaff to seek clarification of policies, activities, records and with the co operationof staff and other employers in the implementation of data for the green auditprocess, through the questionnaire based survey, review of records, observationof practices and observable outcomes, in the green auditing process in thecollege. The baseline data prepared for this college will be a useful tool forcampus greening, resource management planning of future projects, and documentsfor implementation of sustainable development of the college. Existing datawill allow the college to compare its programs and operations with those of peerinstitutions, indentify areas in need of improvement, and prioritize theimplementation of future projects. The green audit reports assist in theprocess of attaining an eco friendly approach to the sustainable development ofthe college. It is Hoped that the results presented in the green auditingreport will serve as a guide for the educating the college community on theexisting environment related practices and resource usage at the college aswell as spawn new activities and innovative practices. We expect that themanagement will be committed to implement the green audit recommendations.
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