The relationship between SCOP and nature is a long and enduring one, something that students
and staff of the college are aware of. Since 2004, the college has always had sustainable
initiatives at the core of all activities. 17% of the 27 acre lush campus in the Diplomatic
Enclave has been built up. The rest of the campus can be categorized as playgrounds, lawns
and gardens. A huge area is left in its natural form and acts as a natural habitat for
biodiversity and a large variety of species of grasses, herbs, shrubs and trees.
POLICIES FOR GREEN CAMPUS
To protect and conserve ecological systems and resources within the campus
To ensure prudent use of environmental resources
To meet the needs and aspirations of the present and future generations.
To make the plastic free campus.
To conduct environmental and energy audits from time to time.
To minimize the use of paper in administration through having policy for E-governance.
Scope of the Policy
Envisions a Clean and Green Campus where environmental friendly practices and education
combine to promote sustainable and eco- friendly practices in the campus and beyond the
campus. The Green campus, Energy and environmental polices develop new co-curricular and
extra co-curricular activities among the students.
The focus of this polices are
Clean Camus infinitives
Clean Air Initiatives
Smoking free campus
Clean campus infinitives
SCOP had pledged to actively coordinate cleanliness activities in the college and beyond the
campus in accordance with the vision of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. It commits to continue with
this Programme. The broad vision is as follows:
1. Generating mass awareness on cleanliness and hygiene amongst students and staff members by
holding regular cleanliness drives. The idea is to motivate them to contribute in a
2. Activities under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ will be a key component of all the community work
being done by NSS volunteers of the college.
3. Staff Members will be encouraged to participate in the cleanliness drive in the college
4. Rallies on themes connected with ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ in and around the college campus
will be conducted to create mass awareness.
5. Remove all kinds of waste material like broken furniture, unusable equipment etc
6. Commit to manage waste and maintain clean campus especially during college events
The campus landscape, like its buildings, can be seen as the physical embodiment of a
college’s values. It is a vital part of the life of a campus, providing space for study,
play, outdoor events, relaxation and aesthetic appreciation. Green campus landscapes also
manage runoff, help recharge groundwater, and clean and cool the air on campus. The
landscape serves as a visual representation of the campus community’s commitment to
sustainability. As campus landscapes are so visible and accessible, landscaping initiatives
are a great way to build awareness around the environment. There are more than 1000 trees
and more than 1500 shrubs on campus. The landscape of trees and plants provide the 1500+
students and staff with clean and cool air and is a soothing environment. The diverse green
cover of SCOP is also home to a number bird across at least 10 species, creating a campus
rich in biodiversity. The college commits to enriching this healthy habitat and maintaining
the symbiotic relation of the institution with nature by
Organizing annual tree plantation drives
Encouraging student societies to hold tree planting events
Clean Air Initiatives
We encourage our students and staff to use public transportation. We encourage carpooling to
college, an activity that will control air pollution and strengthen social interaction. The
entry of automobiles inside the campus is restricted to discourage the use of private
Smoking Free Campus
In compliance with the framework provided by the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP)
2007-2008, the college prohibits smoking and the use of other tobacco products. As a step in
this direction, smoking and use of tobacco in and around the campus is strictly prohibited.
Conduct Green Audit
The college aims to regularly conduct a Green Audit of our college campus to assess our
strengths and weaknesses to further our goals of long-term sustainability. A green audit is
a useful tool to determine how and where most energy or water or resources are being used.
The college can then consider how to implement changes and make savings. It can determine
the type and volume of waste. Waste minimization plans can be adopted. It will create health
consciousness and promote environmental values and ethics. It provides a better
understanding of the impact of ecofriendly practices on campus. Green auditing will promote
financial savings through reduction of resource use. It is imperative that the college
evaluate its own contributions toward a sustainable future.
SCOP has been observing most of its duties in terms of solid waste management since its
inception. In view of the Government of India’s resolution to ban all single use plastics
due to the hazardous impact of plastic use and pollution, the college administration
strictly bans the use of single use plastics in its premise to make it a ‘Plastic Free