The aim of the review is to identify the initial state on campus regarding the environmental management of the theme(s) under investigation. The results of the review are used to derive the action plan. The review helps to establish whether change is necessary, urgent or not required. It also assists in setting realistic targets and monitoring implementation. By thoroughly checking all potential environmental impacts on campus for the theme under investigation, the environmental review should:
• Provide a clear view of the range of the campus’ impacts and establish a baseline.
• Ensure that significant areas are not overlooked.
• Identify areas where current practice is good or areas where current practices are lacking.
• Communicate the impacts to the campus community.
• Help to prioritise actions to be taken.
The Green-Campus Office can provide assistance to the Green-Campus Committee in planning the environmental review.