Green innovation practices in CSJM University, Kanpur are implemented to reduce the environmental impact of campus operations, promote sustainable practices, and provide educational opportunities for students to learn about sustainability.
Use of Renewable energy: Implementing renewable energy sources like solar panel are being installed to power university buildings. Bio gas plant has been made operational within the campus.
Adopting Energy efficiency: University buildings and infrastructure are being designed to include energy efficient practices such as LED lighting, smart thermostats, and energy-efficient appliances. CSJM Innovation Foundation Start Up Incubatee Otto Click has developed Smart Appliances for saving water as well as electric consumption. Consumption of energy is actively monitored through appropriate measures.
Sustainable transportation: Encouraging sustainable modes of transportation such as bike-sharing programs, and shuttle buses encourage student to adopt sustainable transportation. Second Saturday of every month is being celebrated as NO VEHICLE day in the UniversityCampus.
Green spaces: Creating and maintaining green spaces on campus, such as gardens, and sustainable landscaping. The lush green campus of the university boasts of rich fauna and flora and a reserved area of forest of about 185 acres. The university has also taken initiatives of green campus, and various zones such as Medicine Garden, Green Park, forest plantation have been maintained in the campus.
The lush green campus of the university boasts of rich fauna and flora, with 9982 trees and plants and reserved area of forest of about 70%. The university has also taken initiatives of green campus, and various zones such as Medicine Garden, Vegetable Garden, Green Park, Miyawaki forest plantation have been maintained in the campus. Biodiversity Area has been designated in the University Campus for the preservation of indigenous flora and fauna.
Rainwater harvesting : The campus also comprises arrangements for rainwater harvesting through an elaborate network of 20 pits and wells throughout the campus. A low lying pond is also undergoing renovation for proper restoring of ground water and harvesting rain water.
Waste reduction and management: Implementing programs to reduce waste on campus, such as composting, recycling, and reusing materials. The campus is plastic-free and standard operating procedures have been ensured for waste management. Also, all hazardous waste is collected from the designated spot by Government agency to make the campus eco-friendly.
Through measures such as vermicomposting, biogas plant, twin bin method and waste water-recycling plant, the campus follows the go-green initiative to maintain an eco-friendly and healthy campus environment.
Sustainable food systems: Promoting sustainable food practices, such as local sourcing, and plant-based options in campus dining facilities. The use of biogas for running campus canteens is being encouraged.
Sustainable procurement: Purchasing products and services that are environmentally sustainable, such as recycled paper products and energy-efficient appliances.
Green education: Providing educational opportunities for students to learn about sustainability and environmental issues, such as sustainability-focused courses and sustainability-themed events.