Universities, as a widespread organization, have a significant physical and complexity in terms of content and mission, with significant contributions to the consumption of natural resources such as energy, water and raw materials, as well as waste disposal in the environment.
Universities use more resources than other institutions and organizations due to their large physical environment and students and staff and they produce a lot of garbage, sewage, chemicals and toxic substances and cause environmental problems for the campus and their area.
But universities are due to the upbringing of the next generation of active and responsible force for the community has a very influential and important role in preserving biological resources. They prepare green human resources to accept environmental responsibility in the community. In other words, the goals of sustainable development in communities depend on the strategic plans of universities to educate the green generation.
Green University Goals:
- Reducing resource consumption at university level, which reduces organizational costs
- Standardize activities with a green approach to ensure integrated implementation at the university level
- Layering the university to simplify the problems and solve them operationally through sustainable solutions
- Reducing greenhouse gases
- The creation of green human resources who will have an effective role in creating a sustainable future
- Integrated and continuous communication with the industry to solve its environmental problems
The Green University is a three-dimensional approach. In other words, the outcome of the implementation of the Green University system can be searched in several dimensions.