Lucknow University (File photo)
LUCKNOW: The Lucknow University is set to conduct green audit to analyze and document the level of cleanliness and help in making the campus green and eco-friendly.
The university has tied up with a team of experts at a private organization, who, along with professors and 20 students, will work on various facets of ‘Green Campus’ including water conservation, tree plantation, waste management, solar energy used, paperless work, mapping of biodiversity and monitoring of air and water quality.
LU vice-chancellor Prof Alok Kumar Rai said, “The university will release the ‘green audit’ report of the campus – a 360-degree environment report of the university. The objective of the exercise is to monitor green practices followed in the university to achieve environmental sustainability.”
“It will focus on water, energy, waste and green space management. The audit will keep an account of existing eco-friendly practices like solar energy, manure production, plantation drives and biodiversity. It will also make recommendation for improvement,” he added.
The VC said plantation drives would not be confined to just planting of saplings. “Diverse range of saplings will be planted keeping medicinal and aromatic value in view,” he added.
Rai said the university would also look into carbon footprint on the campus to evaluate carbon dioxide emission and oxygen released by trees on the campus.