On the 27th of October 2023, UI GreenMetric hosted an Instagram Live Discussion centered on "Campus Water-Wise: Paving the Path to Sustainability." The forum featured three exceptional speakers; Rafael Córdova Uvidia, M.Eng, who serves as Research Assistant - Office of the Vice-rector Research at ESPOCH, Ir. Sentagi Sesotya Utami, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., IPU serves as Coordinator of Reputation of Universitas Gadjah Mada, and Gisely Vionalita, SKM, M.Sc, serves as Lecturer at Universitas Esa Unggul.
During the discussion, Rafael emphasized the importance of environmental sustainability. He highlighted how water scarcity impacts not only the environment but also people, engineering, IT, and all professional roles worldwide. Water shortage can have a ripple effect on various aspects of our lives.
While Ir. Sentagi emphasized the importance of water conservation on campus and the need to have a monitoring system in place. The focus was on the application of the program across the entire university community. It was highlighted that the success of the program depends not only on the use of technology but also on the policies and practices that are followed by all. By ensuring adherence to the policies and practices, the university can achieve efficient and effective water conservation on campus.
Furthermore, Gisely focused on the importance of sustainability as a shared commitment among all university stakeholders, including lecturers, students, and staff. According to her, achieving sustainable development is contingent upon acquiring knowledge and awareness, which can be accomplished through collective effort. In this regard, universities play a critical role in promoting and advancing sustainability education within higher education. By establishing a culture of commitment and awareness, we can work together towards a sustainable future.
Together, we have the power to create a sustainable future. Let's unite and take action towards a better tomorrow.
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Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si