The National Workshop UI GreenMetric in Bogota Colombia hosted by El Bosque University
The 2 days Colombian National Workshop of UI GreenMetric was completed on August 25th 2017. It was hosted by the El Bosque University in Bogota and was the first workshop in South America. The workshop was held on 24-26 August, aimed to enhance the participation of Colombian universities in UI GreenMetric, towards a sustainable 360 degrees approach in terms of infrastructures, waste, water, energy and climate change, transportation and education. The theme of workshop was ” Actions and challenges for green and sustainable campus transformation”. It was attended by Vice Rectors, Director of Sustainabilities, academicians, lecturers, staff and students activist in environment from 11 colombian universities.
In the first day, the opening was welcomed speech by Vice Rector of El Bosque University, Dr. Maria Clara Rangel, Dean of Engineering El Bosque University, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, President of UI GreenMetric Ranking, Universitas Indonesia, and Dr. Jaime Alberto Romero. In the first session, Prof Riri Fitri Sari introduced the ranking’s framework and indicators in details in order to improve data collection and promote the involvement of even more universities in Colombia. During the afternoon session, some universities presented their experiences in sustainability chaired by Dott. Ing. Jaime Alberto Romero Infante, the Director of Environmental business management Master program at El Bosque University. There were 4 speakers from Los Andes University, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales – U.D.C.A., and Universidad del Norte.
In the second day, at room C303, Dr. Nyoman Suwartha presented the UI GreenMetric data submiasion process abd calculation of marks. Sharing sessions were conducted by speakers came from Santo Tomas University, Universidad del Rosario, Universidad ICESI and El Bosque University. The final Session was concluded with open discussion: GreenMetric Colombia National Network Thematic Priority Activities. The result of discussion shows a more understanding and optimism in many universities to create a world class sustainable universities.