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UI GreenMetric in National Workshop for Colombian Universities 2019

The 3rd National Workshop on UI GreenMetric in Colombia hosted by Universidad Autonoma de Occidente and Universidad Icesi, on 17-18 June 2019. The first day of workshop conducted in Universidad Autonoma de Occidente. The event opened by Dr. Luis H. Perez (President of Universidad Autonoma de Occidente) and Mr. Junaidi (Vice Chair II of UI GreenMetric). There were three session in the workshop. The first session themed UI GreenMetric World University: Trends and Challenges presented by Mr. Junaidi, Dr. Jaime Alberto Romero, and Dr. Freddy Leonardo Franco (Universidad Nacional de Colombia). The second session themed Best Practices in the Category Setting and Infrastructure presented by Dr. Freddy Leonardo Franco, Alejandro Franco (Universidad del Valle), and Andrea Velasquez (Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira). The third session divided to two different topics, Best Practices in the Categories Energy and Climate Change and Best Practices Education and Research presented by Luis Alejandro Arias Rodriguez (Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano), Jaime Alberto Romero (Universidad el Bosque), Jose Herney Ramirez Franco (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Edwin Andres Mora (Universidad de Antioquia), Alvaro del Campo Parra Lara (Universidad Autonoma de Occidente), and Nadia Velasquez (Universidad Santo Tomas). On the next day, the workshop conducted in Universidad Icesi. Dr. Francisco Piedrahita Plata (President of Universidad Icesi) and Dr. Muhammad Fuad (Expert Member of UI GreenMetric) gave the welcoming speech. In this workshop we held discussion themed Best Practices in the Categories Waste, Water, and Transportation. The speakers for this session were Madelen Panesso (Universidad Santiago de Cali), Lina Marcela Rozo (Universidad EAFIT), Ana Maria Borja (Universidad Icesi), Daniel Rincon Saad (Fundacion Universidad del Norte Barranquilla), Tatiana Molina Velazquez (Universidad CES), Jenny Andrea Diaz (Universidad del Rosario), Lina Porras (Universidad de Andes Colombia), and Alexandra Leal Castellanos (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana). At the closing of the national workshop event, the campus of Universidad Icesi gave an insight on the green university effort conducted by the university.