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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Integrating Sustainability Education for Green Job Opportunities
In celebration of National Education Day on May 2nd, UI GreenMetric collaborated with Universitas Terbuka (UT), Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), and Carbon Ethics to explore the integration of sustainability education for green job opportunities to empower future leaders. The discussion featured distinguished experts: Prof. Imam Farisi, Head of the Green SDGs at UT; Dr. Susi Wilujeng, Head of the Smart Eco Campus Development Unit at ITS; and Natalia Christiani, M.Si., Project Manager at Carbon Ethics. Each expert provided valuable insights into how their respective institutions and organizations are advancing sustainability education to equip the next generation with the knowledge and skills needed for a sustainable future. In a discussion involving three expert speakers, the discussion started with how to measure the effectiveness of sustainability education (both formal and non-formal) in preparing future generations to face environmental challenges and green job opportunities. Prof. Imam emphasized the importance of three key aspects: structured planning, process, and results. He highlighted the need to evaluate effectiveness by examining participation levels, satisfaction, and outcomes. He also pointed out that sustainability education should encompass a wide range of courses, with a particular focus on practical programs and contextual curricula tailored to regional needs. Moreover, Dr. Susi discussed the ambitious goal of Indonesia Emas in year 2030, which aims to have 4.4 million human resources in green jobs. She shared her university’s experience in the introduction of a special curriculum in 2023 that focuses on the green economy and includes tracer studies for alumni to evaluate the performance of education and partnerships. She mentioned the importance of inclusive education that involves educational institutions, government, private sector, and NGOs to create green job opportunities and highlighted the need for a collaborative approach to sustainability education. Natalia added to the discussion by talking about the importance of curriculum evaluation through alumni surveys, which provide valuable feedback to educational institutions. She emphasized that sustainability education should include both formal and non-formal elements, with a strong focus on practical knowledge and case studies. She also underscored the significance of providing volunteer opportunities to increase interest and awareness of environmental issues among students and the broader community. The speakers agreed that sustainability education plays a crucial role in an era of globalization and increasingly complex environmental challenges. This education focuses not only on environmental protection but also includes social and economic aspects, preparing future generations to be more resilient to environmental and climate issues. They highlighted the need for collaboration between universities, educational institutions, government, private sector, and local communities to create relevant curricula that are up-to-date with environmental issues, policies, regulations, and funding. Raising awareness through education and the use of environmentally friendly technologies that support sustainable development, as well as providing practical experiences and volunteer opportunities, were identified as essential steps in integrating sustainability education and creating inclusive and sustainable solutions. Streaming Live on: https://www.instagram.com/p/C7ER0JAy4z5/ Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin

 
Second Episode of "Our Voice for Sustainability" Online Podcast: Instituting UI GreenMetric, The Way Forward
To enhance UI GreenMetric’s YouTube activity, we proudly continued our podcast journey with the second episode of "Our Voice for Sustainability" on May 10, 2024. This episode featured a distinguished guest, Prof. Tadeu Malheiros, the Environmental Superintendent Advisor at Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and was expertly moderated by Dr. Jaka Fajar, a reviewer and assessor for UI GreenMetric. This episode provided a platform for Prof. Tadeu to share his extensive knowledge and experiences from his 14-year journey in implementing UI GreenMetric indicators at Universidade de Sao Paulo. Dr. Jaka meticulously posed thought-provoking questions that elicited in-depth responses and clear explanations, enriching our viewers' understanding of sustainability practices within the academic realm. Throughout the discussion, several key themes emerged. Prof. Tadeu emphasized the critical importance of adopting comprehensive strategies to prioritize sustainability in universities. This involves not only implementing effective policies but also fostering robust leadership support and dedicating specific departments to sustainability initiatives. He highlighted that a successful sustainability framework requires the integration of these elements to create a cohesive and impactful approach. Prof. Tadeu also shared best practices from Universidade de Sao Paulo, illustrating how the institution has navigated various challenges and achieved significant milestones in sustainability. He explained that the journey towards a sustainable campus is multifaceted, involving a combination of strategic planning, innovative thinking, and a commitment to continuous improvement. The insights provided offered valuable lessons for other universities aiming to enhance their sustainability efforts. One of the standout points in the discussion was the role of UI GreenMetric in facilitating global dialogue and the sharing of best practices. Prof. Tadeu underscored the importance of collaboration and networking in driving international impact. By participating in UI GreenMetric, universities worldwide can learn from each other, share their successes and challenges, and collectively advance the global sustainability agenda. Overcoming financial barriers was another critical topic addressed during the podcast. Prof. Tadeu stressed the need for a shift in mindset towards viewing sustainability as a worthwhile investment rather than a cost. He argued that long-term benefits, such as reduced operational costs and enhanced institutional reputation, far outweigh the initial financial outlay. This perspective encourages universities to allocate resources towards sustainable initiatives, ultimately contributing to their long-term viability and success. Furthermore, Prof. Tadeu highlighted the pivotal role of partnerships in achieving sustainable outcomes. He explained that collaborative efforts between universities, governments, businesses, and communities are essential for driving meaningful behavior change and implementing effective sustainability practices. These partnerships can provide the necessary support, resources, and expertise to tackle complex environmental challenges and create lasting positive impacts. The discussion concluded after an intensive 50 minutes, with the hope that these insights will become valuable resources for other universities. Live streaming on UI GreenMetric's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IrllQiLrYI&t=13s Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin

 
The First National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Kyrgyzstan
The inaugural National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Kyrgyzstan marked a significant milestone in the realm of sustainability education and collaboration. Facilitated by Vilnius University, Lithuania, on May 3rd, 2024, this workshop was the fruit of a collaborative effort between UI GreenMetric and Vilnius University under the Erasmus Program. The event aimed to extend an invitation to universities in Kyrgyzstan to participate in the prestigious UI GreenMetric Rankings, thereby fostering a culture of environmental stewardship and academic excellence within the region. Conducted online, the workshop convened an esteemed panel of experts, including Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, along with Prof. Gunawan Tjahjono and Dr. Ruki Harwahyu, esteemed members of UI GreenMetric. Hosting the event was Professor Jelena Stankevičienė of Vilnius University, with the opening remarks delivered by Janara Baitugolova, Head of the International Relations Office at Naryn State University. The workshop proceeded seamlessly, characterized by active engagement and participation from representatives of 12 esteemed universities from Kyrgyzstan and beyond. The participating universities included: - Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic named after Kazy Dikambaev - The Kyrgyz State Medical Academy Named After I K Akhunbaev - Ishenaly Arabaev Kyrgyz State University - Batken Mamlekettik Universiteti - Bishkek State University Named After K Karasaev - International Higher School of Medicine Institution - S. Naamatov Naryn State University - Osh State University - Kyrgyz State Technical University Named After I. Razzakov - Issykkul State University Named After K.Tynystanov - Vilnius University - Hamburg University of Applied Science The workshop served as a platform for knowledge exchange, capacity building, and networking, with the overarching goal of promoting sustainability initiatives and increasing awareness of the UI GreenMetric rankings among universities in Kyrgyzstan. By fostering collaboration and dialogue, the workshop aimed to empower institutions to integrate sustainability principles into their operations and curriculum effectively. As a result of this inaugural workshop, it is hoped that awareness of the UI GreenMetric rankings will be heightened within the Kyrgyzstan region, leading to increased participation and engagement from universities. By leveraging the insights and networks established during the workshop, stakeholders aspire to drive meaningful progress towards a more sustainable future, both locally and globally. Gallery: Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin

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