Recent studies associated with global warming, deforestation, and emission of greenhouse gasses show that the environmental impact of paper consumption is quite significant in the overall scenario.
Climate change has gained prominent attention and it has rightly been called the greatest challenge of our age. MNS-UAM being a leading seat of learning plans to contribute to real environmental improvement.
The primary raw material of paper is wood fiber from trees. Because trees absorb and store Carbon, therefore healthy forests are critical to controlling climate change. In order to honor our environmental commitments and sensitize all the stakeholders, it is advised that deliberate efforts be made to reduce the unnecessary paper printing. That will not only ensure a cleaner environment but also lead towards the economical use of resources.
MNS-UAM is moving towards a paperless environment and the following actions are expected from faculty, staff, and students:
- Prefer emails for correspondence avoiding the use of paper
- If selected portions of a report or document are needed limit your printing to that
- Use the back side of the papers with one side printing
- While printing, use both sides of the paper wherever possible
- Review and proofread the documents before printing to avoid any wastage of paper
- Use multimedia projector instead of paper handouts for classroom discussions
- Try to share copies wherever possible to reduce paper printing
- Make exact number of copies for examinations and meetings to avoid wastage of paper
- Eliminate duplication of documents i.e. online and printed copies
- Reuse paper envelopes
- Keep smaller paper chits for writing short messages or other material
- Promote electronic backups as compared paper files
- Use and promote recycled paper wherever possible
- Minimize use of disposable paper products
Let us contribute in moving towards a safe and healthy environment. Please do share suggestions, if any for effective implementation of this green initiative.