“Creating a Sustainable Campus Culture“
GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS
Who we are?
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Dato ‘Seri Douglas Uggah Embas officially had launched a UTM as a Sustainable Campus on March 16 2011. Vice-Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr. Zaini Ujang was mentioned Campus Preservation Policy and framework of a comprehensive conservation program to achieve a natural balance and reduce carbon emissions, resource conservation practices, promotion minimum garbage, recycle and adopt eco-friendly food packaging. Sustainability is an action of integration and balancing of economic, social and environmental spheres to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability has become an important political and economic guiding principle throughout the world. Sustainability concept is being applied to almost every facet of life on Earth such as biological systems, expression of human organization concepts, and human activities and disciplines.
Since 2015, the new direction of greening university framework was initiated by appointed Vice-Chancellor Professor Datuk Ir. Dr Wahid Omar in formulating the Low Carbon Campus streamline for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This roadmap also involves minimizing the negative impact of its activity on the environment and society. Further, it could promote a balanced environment, economy, and society in a more structured way in terms of prudent use of resources to meet the function of teaching, research, operational and community can be responsible for the sustainability initiatives in an academic institutions, which can act as an impetus in sustaining the momentum and facilitating the process of achieving a sustainable campus. The main advantage of applying a campus sustainability model in UTM is that promotes a Living Laboratories (LL) environment, which is potentially effective for sustainability practices of campus education, research, operations and community engagement. Ultimately, the campus is not only an institutional for academic achievement, but also promotes a sustainable campus community, fulfilling the sustainability initiatives
What do we do?
- Sustainable Campus –thus enabling the university to function as a sustainable community, embodying responsible resource consumption and waste management.
- Sustainability Research – Integrating the available expertise in various disciplines to comprehend and provide solutions in matters related to sustainability issues locally, nationally and internationally. For more information (Click Here)