India is reaching a critical tipping point in terms of its environmental degradation. Everyday we read and hear about the need to manage our resources well in order to reduce the overall burden on our environment. However, a little is being done on ground to actually bring a change. Even after the introduction of green building rating programs, efficient appliance rating programs, policy instruments to deliver green, incentives and awareness programs, the situation is becoming even more alarming. This only raises concerns over the effectiveness of these systems to steer the focus towards reducing impact and increasing efficiency. Does this mean that the systems are hollow? Or that the stakeholders are non-receptive? Well the current situation certainly hints at both factors equally.