Green Audit Report
Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, honoring the wisdom and teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji, founder of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. He believes that all humans have an intrinsic sensitivity to a natural world; so everyone should love and show concern for the nature which is also a part of a holistic approach of life. The sacred vision for environment by Sri Guru Nanak Devji is composed as:
“Pavan Guru Pani Pita, Mata DharatMahat”
Means Air is the Guru, Water is the Father and The Earth is the Great Mother of all. So it is our mortal duty to preserve air, water and earth. With this mission, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, started different kinds of ‘Green Practices’ within and outside the college campus. Green Audit can be defined as systematic identification, quantification, recording, reporting and analysis of components of environmental diversity.
The ‘Green Audit’ aims to analyse environmental practices within and outside the college campus, which will have an impact on the eco-friendly ambience. It is a useful tool for a college to determine how and where they are using the most energy or water or resources; the college can then consider how to implement changes and make savings. It can also be used to determine the various wastages which can be used for recycling projects.It can create health consciousness and promote environmental awareness, values and ethics.It provides staff and students better understanding of Green impact on campus.
As environmental sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue for the world, the role of higher educational institutions in relation to environmental sustainability is more prevalent. Through Green Audit, one gets a direction as how to improve the condition of environment and there are various factors that have determined the growth of carrying out Green Audit.