Part B 20% weightage (not mandatory)
Ecological footprint, simply explained, is the measure of human demand on the earth’s ecosystem. All of us have an individual footprint that contributes to the global footprint.
Is there something individuals and institutions can do within their capacity to address this?
A good beginning will be to measure your own or institutions ecological footprint and make an incremental contribution to reducing the footprint.
Getting started with the campus footprint
B.1 Campus Footprint tool (10%)
* the campus footprinting tool can only be completed post registering and logging in
This part of the project is an exercise that aims to help you and your institution develop a greater understanding of its campus ecological footprint.
Benefits : The benefits of such a foot printing exercise are that it will increase the understanding of consumption patterns, identify potential areas for improvement and choices. The calculator focuses on footprint study of two key ecological elements, namely energy and water.
B.2 Analytical Summary (10%)
This part of the project includes preparing a 1 page summary basis the findings from the campus footprinting tool. An inventory of this nature is also an awareness raising tool. Making this connection can often lead to behavioral change. This data collection is not only to provide tangible numbers with which the institution can benchmark its sustainability parameters. It can also act as a much needed baseline against which future mitigation efforts in the campus can be measured.
Refer to the document on submission guidelines for more details.
Campus foot printing tool