The Yenepoya University works to promote environmental education through action-oriented awareness and advocacy. We practice self sustaining eco- friendly activities and promote environmental consciousness among the younger generation. Our Environmental Policy reflects the commitment of the University towards the environment. The University is committed on reducing the impact of healthcare activities on the environment and conservation of biodiversity. The eco- friendly stance is seen in the University’s commitment as a no smoking, plastic free, clean and green campus. Efforts are being made to develop the campus on green concepts particularly focus on water conservation, use of alternative sources of energy, solid waste management, vermicomposting, green belt development and sustainable architectural designs of buildings. The campus is designed with several features for reducing energy consumption and utilizing renewable natural resources such as solar panels and rain water harvesting pond. A large pond inside the campus revives the underground water table and provides water during the lean period. Waste water in the campus is recycled in the sewage treatment plants and the treated water meets the prescribed standards for landscape irrigation. The University considers scientific management of waste disposal to limit the impact on the environment and society. As a sustainable initiative we have a vermicomposting unit to recycle organic waste from kitchen and garden using earthworms. Extensive landscape developed over the years encourages biodiversity. A medicinal plant garden comprising of about 50 plant species is maintained in the campus.