With the world being in a crisis situation for Climate Change, Ishan Institute has taken initiative of its own to ensure that our carbon footprint is the lowest, and it makes a strong positive impact on the environment contributing to the greenery and best environmental practices.
Ishan’s Green Campus Initiative
An atmosphere that facilitates personal commitment to the educational success of the students is an environment which is ‘Near the Nature’.
1. Herbal Campus
The Management has taken sincere steps to preserve and maintain green environment which brings the young generation near to the herbals which are precious gift of God and the students learn fitness, maintaining health by natural treatment. Long and thick ropes of Giloy, Arjun trees, Bamboo shoots, Tulsi, Neem, Siras, Gulmarg, Lemon, Orange, Papaya, Gauva, Mehndi, Ashwagandha, etc. are precious medicinal plants and can all be found in the campus premises. It is the unique collection of herbals and students learn under competent guidance about the usage of these medicinal plants.
2. Regarding Food Waste
Inside the campus, there is a machinery with capacity 350 kg per day to crush leaf and food waste to convert into manure for plants. We never use chemical based manure. Further, students are always motivated not to waste a single grain of food.
3. Water efficiency
• Municipal water is stored in underground and over head water tanks. Some are dedicated for human use and some are dedicated for farming and horticulture.
• The campus has rain water harvesting facility.
• The rooftop rain water also goes to the harvesting system for recharging ground water and meeting part of the water requirements.
• Two rainwater harvesting recharge pits are provided for bore wells. There is two bore wells in the institute and one dug well outside of campus.
• Mops are used for floor cleaning.
• No leaking faucets were seen anywhere in washrooms.
• If water leakage is observed, in-house plumber is called immediately to attend such complaints.
• Water conservation faucets are there in all washrooms. Installation of such faucets help save water and in minimizing the water consumption of the institute.
4. Waste Water Management
Sanitary wastewater generated from washrooms is connected to sewerage system provided by Greater Noida Authority. It leads to Central Sewerage Plant managed by the Greater Noida Authority.
5. Paper Waste Management
Being academic institution, waste paper in the main solid waste generated in the premises. However the institution is implementing EMS as per ISO 14001:2015 standard, which mandates minimization of wood products. The Institute is promoting e-communication to reduce paper consumption.
• Prints and photocopies are taken on both sides of the pages to avoid excess paper usage. Rather than photocopy, digitalization (scanning) is practices.
• The college library is connected to other college libraries through network and e-Library facilities has been started.
• Internal notices and communications are through Email/SMS.
• Faculty and administration staff uses old papers and envelops for internal usages as rough work, film markers, page separators etc.
• Paper notices are displayed on the notice boards. The dissertation reports, journals and answer papers are stored as per the University rules. Most of the storage is in computer laboratory, library and staff room. After couple of years, old submissions and answer papers will be archived and stored in a record room. Old publications are still stored in the library.
• As per the memo, for the disposal of old newspaper, Paper purchaser is called for repurchase for its further use and recycling .
6. E-waste Management
For E-waste management, the institute has made one E-waste room. All E-waste is collected from different department and stored in this room and once in three years, the e-waste is auctioned to the authorized recycler. As a practice, it is ensured that equipments are used to the best of their lifecycle.
7. Solid Waste Management
Separate bins are installed for segregation of wet waste and dry waste. Municipal waste is directly handed over to the GNIDA Authority waste collection agency.
The amount of bio-degradable waste generation is nearly 4-5kg/day. In other areas like classrooms, it is mostly paper waste.
The campus strictly prohibits single use plastic. Only reusable plastic bags are allowed.
8. Other Green Initiatives
- 1. The institution is involved in tree plantation activity which is implemented on and off the campus.
- 2. The Institution is actively involved in imbibing environmental consciousness among the stake holders in accordance with National Environmental Policy (NEP) by undertaking tree plantation drive, lake/pond/well cleaning activities with the involvement of stakeholders and organizes seminars of expert speakers for students and stakeholders for environmental concerns.
- 3. The college arranged special drive to clean the campus and the nearby areas, on occasion of Swacch Bharat Campaign.
- 4. The Institute has installed some solar panels and is planning to installed more in current financial year.
- 5. Car/bike pooling is being practiced by staff members or students which is a sustainable initiative which reduces the air pollutions and fuel conservation etc.