On January 12th, 2024, UI GreenMetric, in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, and Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, hosted an Instagram Live Discussion titled "Sustainable Campus 2024: A Strategic Roadmap for A Greener Tomorrow". This event marked the second installment of the series, delving into the perspectives of universities ranking in the top 50 globally, with Nottingham Trent University securing the second position and Universidad del Rosario at 32nd place.
Guided by the adept moderation of Sabrina H. Ramadianti, Coordinator for Program, Communication, and Partnership at UI GreenMetric, the virtual stage was graced by distinguished speakers, each contributing their profound insights to the discourse. Laura Mayhew-Manchon, the Head of Sustainability at Nottingham Trent University, underscored the imperative need for collaborative efforts among university leaders, stakeholders, communities, and the entire academic civitas. Emphasizing the essence of cultivating awareness, especially in the paradigm shift of policies and collaborations with governments, Laura set the tone for a united commitment towards sustainable strategies in the coming year.
In a complementary perspective, Claudia Dulce Romero, Director of Social Outreach and Alumni Relations at Universidad del Rosario, illuminated the significance of UI GreenMetric criteria as instrumental tools in achieving sustainability goals. Romero articulated that these criteria serve as a comprehensive measure, offering insights into the implementation of existing initiatives, identifying achieved goals, and pinpointing areas for improvement in the forthcoming year.
As the curtains draw on this enlightening discussion, it becomes evident that the journey towards a greener tomorrow is a collective endeavor. The echoes of this dialogue will resonate in the consciousness of universities, urging them to align their efforts, leverage UI GreenMetric criteria, and march forward in unison towards a more sustainable future.
Streaming Live: https://www.instagram.com/p/C2AJNF5xdA6/
Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin