University Green Office

Introduction

University Green office has taken following initiative successfully to support PM's clean and green Pakistan movement:


  • Established a green office nursery at PMAS-AAUR
  • Tree plantation campaigns at different sights (phase 1)
  • Baned plastic bags in the university
  • Awareness campaign for students, employees and local community about the segregation of waste, reuse and recycle of waste.

Green office has established a lush nursery where general public can purchase all kind of trees at a very nominal/govt. rate. Director Green Office, Mr Shahid Ali Khan appraised the greatest initative of Honorable Prime Minister regarding clean and green Pakistan movement and invites local community & general public to get plants from University green office nursery.


In addition to this university is also working with volunteers selected from the university and with many other organization to make the clean and green Pakistan movement a success.


Objective

Plan and take the necessary measures for implementation of green management and enhancement of the university based on environmental standards. Achieving the standards of "green university" on the national and international level

  • Reduce the consumption of natural resources in offices of University.
  • Planning and partnerships to achieve environmental goals. Strategic Planning and proper implementation of the universitys master plan in issues such as traffic management, energy and green buildings.
  • Policy making for energy efficiency and use of clean and environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Solid Waste Management with an emphasis on source sorting and reduction of waste production by declaring the campus "Zero solid waste campus".
  • Monitoring the activities of the various units of the University in order to follow principles of Green Management..
  • Aligning environmental activities in different areas in order to prevent parallel tasks.
  • Taking incentive policies for the participants in the Green Management of the University.
  • Promoting the principles of environmental education at the university level and society.
  • Engagement and participation in environmental policy and planning in twin cities of Rawalpindi & Islamabad.
  • Encouraging and support of environmental NGOs (NGO) and environmental organizations in the University.

Major Steps Taken for Campus Sustainability

  • Zero Solid Waste Campus Through Establishment of Integrated Waste Management Station.
  • Establishment of On-Campus Rain Water Harvesting Pond at Main Campus and University Research Farm.
  • An Indigenous Water Use Efficient Hydroponic System.
  • Model University Research Farm.
  • Annual Tree Plantation Campaign by the Students and Faculty.

Future Vision

  • Intensive Tree Plantation
  • Green Transportation
  • Solarization of University by Using its Rooftops
  • Energy efficient appliances usage in the University Offices

New Initiatives or Startups for the Green Economy

University Green office has taken following initiatives successfully to support PM's clean and green Pakistan movement:

  • Established a green office nursery at PMAS-AAUR.
  • Plant for Pakistan Tree plantation campaigns to enhance tree cover at local level.
  • Reducing GHGs emission by banning transport and using smart/Environment friendly electrical appliances.
  • Zero littering policy for the campus (Bio-Gas Plant).
  • Banned plastic bags in the university.
  • Introduction of Smart and green Building design while construction of new buildings.
  • Introduction of new environment and sustainability courses in the curriculum.
  • Introduction of organic farming and manuring.
  • Initiation of soil less agriculture by introducing indigenous hydroponic structures.
  • Establishment and operation of rain water harvesting model for Reusing of rain water.
  • Paperless office working in the university.
  • Awareness campaign for students, employees and local community about the segregation of waste, reuse and recycle of waste.

Community services of university

University Green office starts following community services for the benefit of local /surrounding community:

  • Capacity building of farming community by conducting farmer days, farmer conventions, farmer training and awareness programs.
  • Kitchen gardening techniques for urban women.
  • Rural poultry program for rural women.
  • Urban forestry.
  • Veterinary clinical services for farmers and general public.
  • Soil and water testing facility for farmers and local community.
  • Birds aviary for local community.
  • Introduction of digital and precision agriculture for better productivity in agriculture.
  • Advisory service to farmers for increasing milk and meat production by applying breading and genetic techniques.
Directorate of Planning & Development
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