Environmental Foot Print Assessment of Educational Campus in South India from a Food-Water-Energy Nexus Perspective
J.S. Sudarsan1, V. Srihari2, Jaisal D3, Jyesta W4
1Dr. J. S. Sudarsan, Assistant Professor, NICMAR, NIA, Post off, Balewadi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. V. Srihari, Professor, NICMAR Jagganguda, Aliabad Post Hyderabad (Telangana), India.
3Jaisal D, PGPACM, NICMAR, NIA, Post off, Balewadi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
4Jyesta W, PGPACM, NICMAR, NIA, Post off, Balewadi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 27 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 118-122 | Volume-8 Issue-4S2 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10281284S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1028.1284S219
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Abstract: The increasing population and progress in technology has led to a haphazard and limitless use of energy resources. This has taken our earth by a toll due to imbalance in the ecological cycle. In the contest to find alternatives to non-renewable resources, the importance of the renewable resources is not properly studied which results in their indiscriminate utilization. Also, it leads to the exhaustion of these abundantly available resources which sadly, cannot be renewed and replaced immediately. The ecological footprint is a resource management tool that measures, in terms of equivalent area global hectares per capita (GHA), how much land and water a given population requires for its current way of life. It also measures the area needed to produce the resources a population consumes and to absorb its wastes. Calculation of the ecological footprint gives an idea about the sustainability and lifestyle practices It has been estimated for a few cities and even countries around the world. Here, we determine the ecological footprint of the educational institute located in south India. Knowing the footprint of an educational institute’s campus will help to plan for a sustainable future for the generations to come.
Keywords: Ecological Footprint, Green Campus, Sustainable Development.
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering