The 2022 UI GreenMetric National Workshop for Universities in Indonesia was on 30-31 August 2022 located at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN), also available in Zoom Meeting and YouTube Livestream. This workshop has the theme “Collective Actions for Transforming Sustainable Universities in the Post-Pandemic Time.”
The first day (30/08/22) focused on meetings and discussions between the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking Network (UI GWURN) Coordinators at the National level. Led by Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc, National Coordinator of UI GWURN Indonesia and Vice Chancellor IV of Universitas Diponegoro, the coordinators held an open forum and discussed the development of Indonesian campus rankings at UI GWURN, creating global sustainability leaders, and partnering in solutions to sustainability challenges. University leaders are invited to discuss and provide suggestions for current and future UI GreenMetric programs and implementation. The open forum presented useful discussions and showed enthusiasm from various campuses who wanted to host the next UI GreenMetric National Workshop.
Opening the highlight of the event on the second day of the 2022 UI GreenMetric Workshop, UMN Rector Ninok Leksono, touched on environmental issues such as the receding of the world's third largest river in China. Dr. Ninok opened the event by emphasizing the importance of campuses in caring about the impact of global warming. “Global warming does not only cause climate change but also extremism. Every year has been the hottest year in the last century. If humans do not put the brakes on the increase in the earth's surface temperature, what can happen is an environmental disaster that threatens a number of billions of people on earth," said the Rector. He also added the importance of universities in Indonesia to unite, especially with the existence of UI GreenMetric which is recognized by environmental institutions in the international arena. Even though there is a ranking that makes campuses compete to be green, this is a good competition because it aims to contribute and reduce emissions.
Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, Chair of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, stated that universities are managers of nature, “It is important for us to leave the best for children and future generations. We from UI GreenMetric would like to thank UMN for being willing to host the UI GreenMetric National Workshop this year.” While Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia also participated in the opening ceremony for the second day of UI GreenMetric. According to him, the UI GreenMetric program in assessing universities based on the university's commitments and actions towards environmental sustainability is very relevant to the various policies and programs of the Ministry of Forestry that have been implemented.
Opening remarks from Prof Riri Fitri Sari, Chair of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings
Opening remarks from Junaidi, M. A., Vice-Chair of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings
This workshop invited various keynote speakers to carry out sharing sessions on various topics related to the UI GreenMetric 2022 theme “Collective Actions for Transforming Sustainable Universities in the Post-Pandemic Time.” Various university representatives shared how they implemented programs or policies on campus to implement sustainability. The following are the various keynote speakers and the topics raised:
Topics: Structuring and Infrastructure Management, Energy and Climate Change, Waste.
Location: the Lecture Theater and the Lecture Hall.
Ir. Sarino, MSCE., Universitas Sriwijaya – Structuring and Infrastructure Management.
Ir. Andrey Andoko, M.Sc., Universitas Multimedia Nusantara – Energy Management and Climate Change.
Prof. Dr. Margana, M. Hum., M.A., Universitas Negri Yogyakarta – Waste Management.
Prof. Dr. Jamal Wiwoho, S.H., M.Hum, Universitas Sebelas Maret – Energy Management and Climate Change.
Prof. Dr. Nyayu Khodijah, S.Ag., M.Sc., UIN Raden Fatah Palembang – Structuring and Infrastructure Management.
Dr. Sukarsono. M.Sc., Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang – Waste Management.
Topics: Water Management, Transportation, Education, and Research.
Location: Lecture Hall
Andriah Feby Misna, S.T., M.T, Director of Various New Energy and Renewable Energy – Water Management.
Ir. Imam Aschuri, M.T., Ph.D, Chairman of the Commission for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Alumni of the Academic Senate of the Institut Teknologi Nasional Bandung – Transportation Management.
R. Pranajaya, S.Kp, M.Kes., Deputy Director 2 Poltkkes Ministry of Health Tanjungkarang – Education Management.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc., Universitas – Water Management.
Dr. H. M. Nasrullah Yusuf, S.E., M.B.A., Universitas Teknorat Indonesia – Transportation Management.
In addition to the sharing session, at the 2022 UI GreenMetric Workshop, UMN also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP), and Universitas Teknorat Indonesia. In addition, UMN and all UI GreenMetric 2022 participants also welcomed the Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA) which will host the 2023 UI GWURN Workshop.
UMN signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Closing the 2022 UI GreenMetric Workshop, various representatives of this event conveyed their messages and impressions. They all hope that this workshop can encourage more campuses to be more sustainable and green.
"It is an honor because UMN has the opportunity to participate in organizing this workshop," said Ninok. He said that UMN had the opportunity to show what UMN had done so far to make the campus greener with more energy efficient buildings. In addition, the presentations made by UMN representatives are expected to be a source of inspiration for other universities that will build new buildings, campuses, or facilities to support their campus activities.
Junaidi, Vice Chairman of UI GreenMetric also closed the event. He hopes that sustainability efforts on campus will not only be a gimmick or marketing effort, but really for the environment.
“Hopefully the presentations that are delivered will inspire all of you. Hopefully there are lessons learned or ideas on how each of our campuses can be more sustainable,” concluded Junaidi.
All UI GreenMetric 2022 participants closed the sharing session and continued the event by taking a tour of the UMN campus and planting trees together. The UI GreenMetric 2022 event ran smoothly and resulted in various interesting and useful discussions.
Plant a tree together to close the 2022 UI GreenMetric Workshop
UMN campus tour
The world is united on a mission to create a sustainable future. Therefore, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set in 2015. Higher education is the main institution for disseminating knowledge through research and teaching. These aspects make universities an important player in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
UMN hopes that the 2022 UI GreenMetric National Workshop will be useful and can help encourage the implementation of SDGs on each campus. Thank you, greetings of success and health always from UMN to all managers and participants of the 2022 UI GreenMetric National Workshop. Let's all work together, help each other, and make our earth healthier and a better place for all living things .