Chilean National Workshop on Sustainability in Chile

Chilean National Workshop on Sustainability in Chile

The Chilean National Workshop on Sustainability was held on November 12th, 2018 at Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, San Joaquin Campus, Chile. The event was opened by Dr. Darcy Fuenzalida O’Shee, Rector of Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria and Mr. Junaidi, an expert member of UI GreenMetric. Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, chairperson of UI GreenMetric also gave an opening speech through a video conference.

Panelists presentation

The program continued with panelists presentation. The first session was delivered by The Government Representative, Mr. Fernando Nilo (Founder and President of Recyclápolis Foundation), and Mrs. Jimena Del Valle Núñez (Director of Sustainability and Communities of Entel). This session consists of sharing best practices of sustainability programs on campus or community. In addition to workshop, there were exhibitions regarding student activities related to sustainability, such as waste sorting, recycle, campaign for the environment, and developing cars with solar energy.

Solar-energy car development team

The second session of panelists presentation discussed about the role of universities in sustainability. The speakers included Maria Pilar Gárate (Director of Liaison and Coordinator of Women in Enginering Program, USM) and Oscar Mercado (President of Sustainable Campus Network, Universidad Austral).

The next session was a keynote speech by Mrs. Baiduri Widanarko an expert member of UI GreenMetric. She presented the trends, challenges, and current development in UI GreenMetric. The event continued with the third session of panelist presentation. This session was a sharing session about the experience of sustainability programs implementation in universities. This session has four speakers, Mr. Francisco Urquiza (Sustainability Consultant), Mr. Cristopher Toledo (Coordinator of Sustainable Campus Management, UTEM), Mr. Junaidi (UI GreenMetric), and representative from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria. After the presentation was completed, a representative of the director of the San Joaquin Campus gave a closing remark.

The after session was a technical workshop to fill in the UI GreenMetric questionnaire. This session was guided by Mr. Junaidi and Mrs. Baiduri Widanarko. Participants were given an account name and temporary password to be able to fill the online questionnaire.

Participants of technical workshop

After the workshop was completed, the UI GreenMetric team had the opportunity to visit the campus of Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, San Joaquin Campus, Santiago.