A Green Campus is a place, where environmental friendly practices and education system, jointly promote sustainable and eco-friendly ambiance in the campus. The green campus concept offers an institution, the opportunity to take the lead in redefining its environmental culture and developing new paradigms by creating sustainable solutions to environmental, social and economic needs of the mankind. Green Campus status is achieved by making significant progress in cross campus community collaboration under one or a number of the following themes:
- Activate power management features on your computer and monitor so that it will go into a low power “sleep” mode when you are not working on it.
- Turn off your monitor when you leave your Table.
- Turn off unnecessary lights and use daylight instead.
- Use LED or compact fluorescent bulbs as much as possible
- Switch off lights, fans in conference rooms, classrooms, lecture halls when they are not in use.
- Implement solar system to cut down the heavy usage of electricity
- In hostels, install the ovens with non conventional energy resources
- Repair sources of water leakage, such as dripping taps and showers as quickly as possible.
- Install appliances, which reduce water consumption.
- Encourage use of recycled rainwater and grey water to reduce main source of water consumption.
- Reuse the water coming out RO water purification systems for washing clothes and garments in hostels.
- Use an efficient and hygienic water storage mechanism to minimize the loss of water during storage.
- Keep a stack of paper that has been printed on one side and use it for day to day rough paper work
- Use more readout material in soft form. Reduce the hard readout material. Use more of e-mail for officially communicating the information needed, online reading etc.
- Minimize the use of fertilizers and pesticides in college grounds, opting for the use of compost produced on site wherever possible.
- Reduce the practice of burning plastic and other materials that emit harmful gas on burning is prevented in the campus.
- Ensure that all cleaning products used by college staff have a minimal detrimental impact on the environment.
- Use two types of bins separately for biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes in the college campus as well as in hostels.
- Recycle electronics and batteries in e-waste recycling bins located around campus.
- Along with Bhubaneswar Municipality Corporation (BMC) facilities, BCCM also has its own facility of waste management on daily basis for segregation and subsequent disposal of waste.