Policies @ HRC

This document describes policies and procedures followed by Hansraj College for conducting their operations and activities in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

"HARITIMA" the environment awareness society of Hansraj College is actively involved in creating awareness among the students and the staff of the college about the various issues concerning the impact of our activities on the environment. It conducts seminars; tree plantation drives etc regularly. It also actively encourages:

Compliance with all central and state, environmental laws and regulations.
Prevention of pollution by minimizing the generation of wastes where possible, reducing consumption, recycling materials, and disposing of wastes in an environmentally responsible manner.
Regularly review the environmental impact of our activities, endeavor to reduce our overall environmental impact and prevent waste using best practice techniques.

Conserve energy and other natural resources. In order to achieve this goal the college already has a paper recycling plant and plans to tap solar energy to meet our energy needs and also to have a rain water harvesting system.
Minimize the production of hazardous waste.
Continue to review and minimize the impacts of our activities

Energy Conservation

Employees and students shall:

  • Turn off lights when not in use and use natural light when possible.
  • Turn off, not just log off, all computers, terminals, speakers and other office equipment at the end of every work day.
  • Activate the power down features on your computer and monitor to enter into a low-power or sleep mode when not in use.
  • Unplug equipment that drains energy even when not in use (e.g., cell phone chargers, fans, coffee makers, desktop printers).
  • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) as opposed to incandescent lights whenever possible.
  • Use the stairs when possible.

Reduction of Materials Consumption

Employees shall:

  • Avoid using paper by distributing and storing documents electronically.
  • Print and photocopy only what you need and double side your jobs when possible.
  • Tell staff and colleagues that you prefer double-sided documents.
  • Use the back side of old documents for faxes, scrap paper, or drafts.

Minimize Toxics and Hazardous Waste

  • Do not pour toxic or hazardous substances down the drain.
  • Reduce the use of toxic chemicals and use less toxic alternatives wherever possible.
  • Design experiments, when possible, to use less toxic or hazardous substances.
  • Purchase chemicals in the smallest quantities needed to avoid over-ordering.

Panel Discussion are often held to appraise students of the changes in Environmental Laws so that they have updated information on various policy changes. Students are involved in minor projects to study the environmental quality parameters in and around campus. Cyclothons are held to create awareness related to contemporary environmental problems and mitigation strategies that can help combat the problems.