The 3rd National Student Leaders On Sustainability Meeting 2023

The 3rd National Student Leaders On Sustainability Meeting 2023: Innovation, Impacts, and Future Direction of Sustainable Universities UI GreenMetric launched the 3rd National Student Leaders on Sustainability Meeting (NSLSM) on September 5, 2023. The event occurred at the Bale Santika Auditorium in Padjajaran University, Bandung, and Jatinangor. A total of 43 universities and 74 students from across Indonesia participated in this event. The existence of this agenda is in line with the implementation of the second thematic priority of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, which is Creating Global Sustainability Leaders.

Speakers and Student Representatives


Dr. Teguh Husodo, S.Si., M.Si., the chief executive of the event, gave the opening greeting. This was followed by greetings from the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. They emphasized that the young generation is the leading agent of change and has the power to shape the future of sustainability according to their social conditions. They also highlighted that we are the only ones who can control our future.

Dr. Teguh Husodo, S.Si., M.Si., Chief Executive of the 3rd National Student Leaders on Sustainability Meeting


Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric


During the event, Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc., the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation at Padjajaran University, extended greetings on behalf of the rector. He emphasized the importance of using our creative ideas, actions, and abilities to make a positive impact on the environment.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc., Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation at Padjajaran University


At a recent event, Aghni al Ghifari, who leads the Environmental Department of BEM KEMA UNPAD, delivered a Declaration of Commitment to Protect the Environment. The audience then participated in a thumbprint session, symbolizing their dedication to sustainability. Padjajaran University also expressed gratitude to UI Greenmetric by presenting them with souvenirs.

Aghni al Ghifari, Head of the Environmental Department of BEM KEMA UNPAD


The Speakers and Participants

During the first session, Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., the Vice-chair of the Program, Communication, and Partnership of UI Greenmetric, introduced the concept of UI Greenmetric and the role of the younger generation in promoting sustainability. The key takeaway from the discussion was we can inspire others toward sustainability through various objectives such as social media, workshops, and other activities. UI GreenMetric provides an excellent platform for taking action toward sustainability.

Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., the Vice-chair of the Program, Communication, and Partnership of UI Greenmetric

During the event, Umi Karomah Y., S.E., M.Econ.St. from the National Research and Innovation Agency spoke about transitioning towards a Circular Economy. She explained that resources, raw materials, and finished products are retained, reused, and recycled for as long as possible in a Circular Economy. The aim is to reduce waste and follow the pattern of nature. This innovative and revolutionary concept offers maximum value from using products and materials. She emphasized that this concept provides excellent potential for creating a sustainable future. In the same vein, the Vice-Rector of Research and Innovation of Padjajaran University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc., emphasized Padjajaran University's commitment to sustainable practices. These include reducing the use of paper and plastic, implementing organic and inorganic waste management, and proper sewage disposal. He also noted that by participating in UI GreenMetric, Padjajaran University is further encouraged to improve its sustainability ranking.

Umi Karomah Y., S.E., M.Econ.St. and Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc.


The second session commenced with a remarkable conversation on sustainability, approached from an investment perspective. Alfred Boediman, Ph.D., Co-founder and partner of Jawara Ventures, led the discussion. He highlighted that in the investment industry, it's not just about concepts but also about the competencies and abilities of individuals. Therefore, they focus on investing in promising individuals from universities, communities, and beyond. During this session, the second speaker, Michelle Azista, M.Si., CEO of PT Amorina Kirana Adiwarna, discussed sustainability in the cosmetic industry. The speaker highlighted the importance of understanding that change can be challenging at times, but it is essential to remember that it will happen eventually. The speakers received certificates and souvenirs as a token of appreciation for participating in the final session.

Dr. Asep Mulyana, M.C.E. (Moderator), Alfred Boediman, Ph.D., Co-founder and partner of Jawara Ventures, and Michelle Azista, M.Si., CEO of PT Amorina Kirana Adiwarna


Certificates and Souvenirs Bestowal


The next day, the event started at the Ekoriparian Leuwi at Padjajaran University on September 6, 2023. During the session, Joko Kusmoro, Drs., M.P., introduced the participants to the Arboretum of Padjajaran University. The students also participated in a green movement activity where they planted trees in a specific area. To wrap up the day, the students went on a campus tour of the entire Padjajaran University. Gallery:

Live stream available on Padjajaran University's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/live/hKengMcNUwI?si=ZoBAZ1msmSTCdw4n

Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Z. & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin, S.Hum., M.Si.
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