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Inaugurated on the international stage in Dubai, the Results and Awarding Ceremony of the 2023 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings unfolded at the Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah on December 5, 2023. This monumental event, graciously hosted by Abu Dhabi University, not only marked a momentous occasion but also demonstrated alignment with COP 28, coupled with collaboration with ICASF 2023. The ceremony commendably recognized and awarded 14 awards upon universities from 84 countries, lauding their exemplary sustainability achievements. Drawing nearly a hundred participants, the event transcended into a pivotal nexus of collaboration and partnerships between UI GreenMetric and sustainable universities globally, setting a trajectory towards an increasingly sustainable future. The proceedings commenced with a salutary address by H.E. Husin Bagis, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for the UAE, followed by insightful remarks from Prof. Ghassan Aouad, the Rector of Abu Dhabi University. The agenda unfolded with a keynote address by Prof. Waldemar Siwinski, the President of IREG Observatory and Academic Ranking, and seamlessly transitioned to the discourse by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric.                                     Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (left), H.E. Husin Bagis (middle), Prof. Ghassan Aouad (right)   Prof. Waldemar Siwinski (through online Zoom) The main of the event was the unveiling of the 2023 UI GreenMetric World University Ranking results, proudly presented by Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., the Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric. The presentation meticulously delineated the top 50 most sustainable universities, elucidating each rank obtained, and culminated in the felicitation of 14 universities with prestigious sustainability awards.                               Announcement Situation Foremost among these recognitions was bestowed upon Wageningen University & Research from the Netherlands, rightfully crowned the World Most Sustainable University in the 2023 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, attaining an extraordinary total score of  9500. The list of esteemed awardees also featured universities as follows:               The Most Sustainable University (Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands) Received by Wassim Beaineh, MBA, PMP, Manager International Collaborations, MENA   The 2nd Most Sustainable University (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom) Received by Laura Mayhew-Manchón, Head of Sustainability   The 3rd Most Sustainable University (Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld (Trier University of Applied Sciences), Germany) Received by Prof. Dr. Peter Heck, CEO Institute of Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)   The 4th Most Sustainable University (University of Groningen, Netherlands) Received by Prof. Dr. Ir. Jacquelien Scherpen, Rector   The 5th Most Sustainable University (University of California, Davis, USA) Received by Dr. Aditya Ramji, India ZEV Research Centre, Institute of Transportation Studies   The 6th Most Sustainable University (University College Cork, Ireland) Received by Prof. John O' Halloran, President   The 7th Most Sustainable University (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom) Received by Gavin Scott, Environmental Manager   The 8th Most Sustainable University (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil) Received by Dr. Maria Fernanda Tourinho Peres, Head of Environment   The 9th Most Sustainable University (University of Connecticut, USA) Received by Patrick Mc Kee, Senior Sustainability Program Manager   The 10th Most Sustainable University (University Bremen, Germany) Received by Prof. Dr. Jutta Günter, Rector   The Most Active National Coordinator University (Bukhara State University) Received by Prof. Obidjon Khamidov, Rector   The Best New Participating University (Tashkent State Pedagogical University) Received by Dr. Sherzod Shukhratovich Abdullaev, Head of the Department of International Relations   The Most Sustainable University in Middle East (Istanbul Technical University) Received by Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu, Rector   The Most Sustainably Improved University (California State University, Sacramento, USA) Received by Dr. Bena Arao, Senior Director for Resource and Organizational Management We extend our sincere gratitude to the 49 participants representing 33 universities from 17 countries, who have joined us in person for this momentous occasion: Federal University of Pará, Brazil; Universidade de Sao Paulo USP, Brazil; Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil; University of Campinas, Brazil; Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld (Trier University of Applied Sciences), Germany; Integral University, India; IPB University, Indonesia; UIN Raden Fatah Palembang, Indonesia; Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia; Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia; University of Lampung, Indonesia; Al-Bayan University, Iraq; Al-Iraqia University, Iraq; Al-Karkh University of Science, Iraq; Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan; Jadara University, Jordan; USEK, Lebanon; Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands; University of Mianwali, Pakistan; Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Philippines; Ifugao State University, Philippines; Samar State University, Philippines; WSB University, Poland; Qassim University, Saudi Arabia; Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, Thailand; Istanbul Technical University, Turkiye; S.A.Niyazow Turkmen Agricultural University, Turkmenistan; University of California, Davis, USA; Angren University, Uzbekistan; Bukhara State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan; Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan; Tashkent State Pedagogical University, Uzbekistan; Urganch State Pedagogical Institute, Uzbekistan. As the event drew to a close, it sought to motivate universities on a global scale to actively participate in the rankings, generating a shared commitment towards a sustainable future for the betterment of our world.                                                                             Group Photo Full rankings are available at: https://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/rankings/overall-rankings-2023                                                                               Access to the documentation: https://bit.ly/UIGM2023-Dubai

The unveiling of the 2023 UI GreenMetric Rankings for Universities in Indonesia marked a historic moment as it took place outside the familiar grounds of Universitas Indonesia's Depok campus. Universitas Hasanuddin in Makassar proudly hosted to this significant event on November 30, 2023, coinciding with the national workshop on electronic waste solutions in universities' environment. The day opened seamlessly with the national workshop, drawing enthusiastic participants from universities across Indonesia and online attendees. As a symbol of commitment to environmental conservation, the workshop concluded with a tree-planting activity involving the engaged participants. As night fell, the main agenda unfolded with opening remarks from distinguished figures, including Prof. Jamaluddin Jompa, the Rector of Universitas Hasanuddin; Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric; Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC., Ph.D., Plt. Director-General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture; and Ir. Laksmi Dhewanthi, M.A., Director-General of Climate Change Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The results announcement proceeded smoothly, eliciting a warm welcome from eager universities excitedly awaiting the rankings. Prof. Jamaluddin Jompa Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc. Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC., Ph.D. Ir. Laksmi Dhewanthi, M.A. The esteemed awardees emerged as follows: The Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Universitas Indonesia Received by Dr. Dwi Marta Nurjaya, S.T., M.T., Director of Operations and Facility Maintenance The 2nd Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Universitas Diponegoro Received by Prof Ambariyanto, MSc, PhD, Vice Rector The 3rd Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Universitas Gadjah Mada Received by Arief Setiawan Budi Nugroho, S.T., M.Eng., Ph.D., Vice Rector The 4th Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: IPB University Received by Dr. Ir. Ibnul Qayim, Head of BPI for Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Environment The 5th Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Universitas Negeri Semarang Received by Prof. Dr. Nur Qudus, M.T., IPM., Vice Rector The 6th Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Universitas Sebelas Maret Received by Prof. Dr. Jamal Wiwoho, S.H., M.Hum., Rector The 7th Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Received by Dr. Susi Agustina Wilujeng ST., M.T, Head of Smart Eco Campus Development Unit The 8th Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Universitas Airlangga Received by Dr. Karnaji, S.Sos., M.Si., Director of Logistics, Security, Order, and Environment The 9th Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung Received by Prof. Wan Jamaluddin, M.Ag., Ph.D., Rector The 10th Most Sustainable University in Indonesia: Universitas Padjadjaran Received by Dr. Teguh Husodo, M.Si., Head of the Center for Safety, Security, and Environmental Order The Most Active University in UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network-Indonesia: Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Fatah Palembang Received by Prof. Dr. Nyayu Khadijah, S. Ag, M. Si., Rector The Most Sustainably Improved University in Indonesia: Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang Received by Prof. Dr. M. Zainudin, MA, Rector The Most Sustainably Innovative University in Indonesia: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta Received by Prof. Dr. Mochamad Bruri Triyono, M.Pd., Head of International Office The Best New Participating University in Indonesia: IAIN Metro Lampung Received by Prof. Dr. Siti Nurjanah, M.Ag., PIA., Rector With this year's rankings, we aspire to kindle a flame of motivation for all universities, inspiring them to enhance their sustainability efforts and contribute to a brighter, more environmentally conscious future. Live streaming on UI GreenMetric’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/live/1qibqHSjesg?si=Nv9bs1ZmGS7MAuYq

The second collaboration between UI GreenMetric and Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan for the International Sustainability Leadership Meeting (ISLM) took place on November 24-25, 2023. Drawing in 70 students from 19 universities, included: Azerbaijan Architecture and Construction University; Bukhara Engineering Technological Institute; Bukhara State University; Universitas Diponegoro; Universitas Indonesia; ESPOCH; UIN Raden Intan Lampung; International University of Business Agriculture and Technology; Jizzakh Polytechnic Institute; King Saudi bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences; M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University; Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute; Quad-i-Azam University; Tashkent Institute of Finance; Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology (TICT); Tashkent State Transport University; Tashkent State University of Law; University of Pecs; Uzbekistan State World Languages University, across 8 countries, included: Azerbaijan; Uzbekistan; Bangladesh; Ecuador; Indonesia; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia; Kazakhstan; Hungary. This event marked the pinnacle of UI GreenMetric's thematic priority—Creating Global Sustainability Leaders. Our collective aim is to strengthen the leadership capabilities of faculties, administrators, and students worldwide. The event commenced seamlessly with a welcoming party for arriving students in the vibrant city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. This agenda provided students with the opportunity to introduce themselves and foster connections. The following day marked the initiation of the main agenda, shining a light on sustainability leadership. Distinguished speakers, including Prof. O. Kh. Khamidov (Rector of Bukhara State University), Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric) who attend online, and and H.E. Prof. Dr. H. Sunaryo Kartadinata, M. Pd., Indonesian Ambassador for Uzbekistan, set the tone for the event.   Prof. O. Kh. Khamidov Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari   H.E. Prof. Dr. H. Sunaryo Kartadinata, M. Pd.This event presenting various international keynote speakers included: PhD, Associate Professor Y.D. Xolov (Head of the Department of Ecology and Geography, BSU); S. Usmonov (Deputy Head of the Department of Ecology of Environmental Protection, and Climate Change of Bukhara Region); Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A. (Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric); Dr. Slawomir Wroblewski (Deputy Rector of International Agriculture University); PhD, Associate Professor Z.S. Nurov (Head of the Department of Quality Assurance in Education, BSU); Muhammad Umar Aslam (Educationist, Youth Activist CBD IMPS). Meeting SituationsThe first day concluded with a focus group discussion, highlighting each student's exemplary experiences in addressing sustainability issues. In this meeting, students are encouraged not just to discuss sustainability in theory but to roll up their sleeves and immerse themselves in practical applications. Token of Reward after Focus Group DiscussionThe second day was brimming with outdoor activities, including recycling efforts at the Bukhara State University cluster, field actions at Jayran complex, and an insightful city tour. We hope that this event will transcends the traditional boundaries of academic conferences, evolving into a dynamic space where ideas evolve into action. This will be a stepping stone towards creating a generation of sustainability leaders who not only understand the theoretical frameworks but are also equipped with the practical skills and motivation to drive tangible change on a local and global scale. Live streaming on UI GreenMetric’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/live/i_LP0GTjilQ?si=1b1zHlz3hTIqBKAO   Link for documentation: https://bit.ly/ISLM2023-Documentation   Gallery:  

On September 29, 2023, the UI GreenMetric hosted Instagram Live Discussions with three exceptional speakers. This year, UI GreenMetric brings up the theme of “World Environmental Health Day: Embracing Sustainable Living for a Healthy Planet.” The first speaker was Maiya Suyunchaliyeva, a Project manager of the Institute of Green Technologies and Sustainable Development at the Kazakh National Agrarian Research University, a social entrepreneur, and director of international relations of the Youth Peace Leadership Organization in Pakistan. The second speaker was Tivany Edwin, a Green Campus Team, and a lecturer in the Environmental Engineering Department of Universitas Andalas. Finally, Shafa Zahira Malik is the President of the Society of Renewable Energy Universitas Indonesia. She is responsible for leading a student organization focused on Renewable Energy development. She has vast knowledge and experience in participation in renewable energy transition in Indonesia, providing technology-economic-policy analysis for energy transition projects. The celebration of World Environmental Health Day is important as it aims to promote environmental consciousness, sustainable lifestyles, and responsible use of resources. During a recent live discussion, we explored ways to transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future. Our discussion revealed that a comprehensive approach and the unwavering dedication of every individual are necessary to achieve this goal. The esteemed panelists shared valuable insights and tips on how we can all work together toward environmental conservation and sustainability, thereby creating a brighter future for ourselves and future generations. During the discussion, Maiya Suyunchaliyeva, Project Manager of the Institute of Green and Sustainable Development at KazNARU, emphasized the pivotal role that universities play in maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment for younger generations. Ms. Maiya proposed the creation of a sustainable university platform that would enable students to engage in sustainable activities while also providing opportunities for experts to impart knowledge on sustainability and renewable energy to students. This approach would allow universities to positively impact the community by promoting sustainable practices and values among future generations. According to Shafa Zahira Malik, President of the Society of Renewable Energy Universitas Indonesia, implementing initiatives, education on renewable energy projects, and collaborating with companies, institutions, or NGOs practicing sustainable methods could significantly impact communities in supporting and promoting sustainable living practices. Such practices include community gardens, waste reduction initiatives, and renewable energy projects. Tiffany Edwin, a lecturer in the Environmental Engineering Department of Universitas Andalas and a member of the Green Campus Team, advocates for critical behavioral changes to promote sustainable living while maintaining quality of life. Her recommendations aim to raise individuals' awareness of sustainability challenges, leading to the adoption of more sustainable practices, healthier choices, and increased energy efficiency. The discussion held a significant emphasis on the fundamental need for a sustainable future, which can only be achieved with every individual's comprehensive strategy and commitment. In this regard, we can all make valuable contributions to this goal, starting from our respective societies, universities, and cities. We must work together toward realizing a sustainable future, and this can only be possible through collective effort and a shared vision for the future. Streaming Live on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CxxwL2AyRLl/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si

On November 23, 2023, UI GreenMetric organized an Instagram Live Discussion centered on the topic of "Sustainable Transportation Solutions Across Campus and Beyond" Esteemed academics, Dr. Eng. Ir. Aleksander Purba, ST, MT, IPM. ASEAN. Eng, Academic Coordinator PS PPI at Universitas Lampung, and Prof. Khaled Hamad, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Sharjah, were the distinguished keynote speakers at this event. The live session provided a plethora of valuable insights into sustainable transportation solutions that could be implemented on campuses and beyond. The discussion revolved around the pressing need for sustainable transportation solutions, which has become a global concern in recent years, and explored the various approaches towards implementing such solutions in academic settings. The experts highlighted the key challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable transportation solutions and provided their expert opinions on how to overcome them. Dr. Eng. Ir. Aleksander Purba, ST, MT, IPM. ASEAN. Eng highlights fostering sustainable transportation choices on campus and promoting the university members to use eco-friendly options. He stressed his support to the Universitas Lampung to start to prepare the shuttle bus, but there are still a lot of challenges until today. Besides, he also highlights the action to enhance the awareness of all university members toward creating a healthier environment, such as organizing and participating in seminars, workshops, and maybe conferences. Throughout all the challenges that have been mentioned, we have to remember that the transportation problem is not only a university problem, but it also involves a lot of stakeholders and governmental problems. In the same vein, Prof. Khaled Hamad also emphasizes promoting sustainable transportation among all university members. In order to create a cleaner and healthier environment, we need good public transportation to engage all communities, especially university members, to use it. Another thing to keep in mind is that in addition to our focus on the environment, we also need to focus on the safety of the transportation itself. Safety is an important aspect of every transportation and vehicle to focus on. He also underlines that the most difficult change is to convince the community to change their transportation and any vehicle to a more sustainable one. Thus, he also stressed the point that there are a lot of things that can affect those changes, starting from policy, system, rules, and a lot more fundamental points. The discussion placed a significant emphasis on the fundamental need for sustainable transportation in order to create a cleaner and healthier future, which can only be achieved with every individual's comprehensive strategy and commitment. In this regard, we can all make valuable contributions to this goal, starting from our respective societies, universities, and cities. We must work together toward realizing a sustainable future, and this can only be possible through collective effort and a shared vision for the future. Streaming Live on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz_b1Ouxkz7/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si

On November 18th, 2023, UI GreenMetric hosted an Instagram Live Discussion on "Innovative Approaches to Campus Sustainable Waste Management" The discussion was led by three distinguished speakers - Laura Gonzalez-Ospina, Sustainability and Waste Coordinator at California State University Sacramento, Prof. Dr. Drs. Pranoto, MSc, C.EIA, C.WS, Chairman of Commission IV at Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Hernani Yulinawati, ST., MURP, UI GreenMetric’s Measurement Coordinator at Universitas Trisakti. The event aimed to explore the latest sustainable waste management strategies and techniques implemented on university campuses worldwide. The discussion panelists shared their insights and experiences on the challenges and opportunities of campus waste management, providing innovative solutions and practical examples. The diverse backgrounds and expertise of the speakers allowed attendees to gain a comprehensive understanding of sustainable waste management, from the technical aspects of recycling and composting to the social and behavioral factors of waste reduction and behavior change. Laura Gonzalez-Ospina has highlighted the comprehensive waste management strategies that have been implemented at California State University Sacramento. The university has implemented a meticulous waste tracking system that includes monitoring the amount of organic and electronic waste that is sent to the disposal center. With the use of state-of-the-art technology, the university collects real-time data that is made available to staff and students via its website. This provides a convenient and efficient way for all stakeholders to monitor the progress of the waste management program. In addition to the technological measures, California State University Sacramento also conducts seminars and training sessions to raise awareness and promote the success of the waste management program. These educational initiatives are designed to enhance the understanding of the importance of proper waste management and encourage individuals to participate actively in the process. Prof. Dr. Drs. Pranoto, MSc, C.EIA, C.WS has emphasized the successful implementation of a waste management program at Universitas Sebelas Maret. The initiative is centered on the 3Rs method - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - for effective waste processing, composting of organic materials, and generating awareness among university staff and students about the importance of proper waste production and disposal. However, the university faces significant challenges in reducing waste due to the lack of adequate infrastructure, limited resources, insufficient education about waste management, financial constraints, and resistance to change. In the same vein, Hernani Yulinawati, ST., MURP emphasized the importance of effective waste management within universities. Universities have a responsibility to promote a greener and healthier environment, and there are numerous measures that can be taken to achieve this goal. For instance, one approach is the implementation of eco-enzyme solutions for solid waste management. Collaboration with other academic institutions, government agencies, private companies, and all communities can also facilitate the development of more effective waste management strategies. By working together, universities can make significant contributions to the creation of a better environment and a more sustainable future. Let's unite and take action to create a sustainable future. Streaming Live on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzxSUofxpjV/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si

On November 10th, 2023, UI GreenMetric organized an Instagram Live Discussion on "The Role of Green Heroes in Creating Sustainable Campuses and Cities" The discussion was led by three exceptional speakers - Ir. Freddy Ilfan, S.T., M.T., Green Campus Unit Team of Universitas Jambi, Dr. Ling. Safrinal Sofaniadi, S.T., M.Si. serves as Head of Pollution Control and Environmental Conservation DLH Semarang City, and Muzakir, S.E., M.Sc. as a Green Campus Team Universitas Teuku Umar. In the midst of a discussion, Ir. Freddy Ilfan, S.T., M.T., underscored the importance of taking action towards a more environmentally-friendly future, not only from campuses, but also from the government, stakeholders, and the community at large. Universitas Jambi has made significant strides in promoting sustainability through a variety of measures, including workshops, seminars, research collaborations with both internal and external partners, as well as a thorough evaluation of its energy consumption. The university is committed to furthering its efforts towards a more sustainable future. Dr. Ling Safrinal Sofaniadi, S.T., M.Si. has undertaken comprehensive action on the implementation of the concept of a green mission in City of Semarang. The action involves an in-depth examination of how to achieve sustainable development within the city, in collaboration with the government and all communities. This initiative aims to create a greener, healthier, and cleaner environment in City of Semarang. The project is expected to raise environmental awareness among all aspects of the community and promote collaboration towards the creation of a sustainable environment. Muzakir, S.E., M.Sc. has emphasized the significance of the green concept which extends beyond the mere quantity of trees present in a given community. This notion also encompasses the incorporation of sustainable practices into our daily routine which involves the utilization of eco-friendly options like tumblers and reusable bags. Adoption of green actions is inclusive of the use of public transportation, electric vehicles, and the practice of the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle. A successful implementation of the aforementioned measures is indicative of a community's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting ecologically sound standards. Together, we have the power to create a sustainable future. Let's unite and take action towards a better tomorrow. Streaming Live on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Czd9xQ9xhnC/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si

On the 3rd of November, 2023, UI GreenMetric conducted an Instagram Live Discussion on "The Importance of Green Spaces on Sustainable Campus" The discussion was presided over by two distinguished speakers - Prof. Dr. Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, ST, MT, MPS, the Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, and Assoc. Prof. Drs. Suparto, M.Pd, the Assistant Rector for International Accreditation at Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang. The discussion aimed to highlight the importance of green spaces in ensuring the sustainability of campuses. Both speakers, with their extensive academic knowledge and professional experience, provided valuable insights on the subject. The discussion covered a range of topics, including the significance of green spaces in improving the quality of life on campuses, the role of green spaces in enhancing the campus environment, and the advantages of green spaces in mitigating the effects of climate change. During the discussion, Professor Dr. Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, ST, MT, MPS, highlighted the paramount importance of the implementation of green spaces, particularly on campus, in promoting sustainable development and reducing carbon emission footprint. Universities play a crucial role in their surrounding environment, and it is incumbent upon them to set an excellent example for the community and the environment. These areas can support students and other university members in diverse activities, ranging from academic pursuits, such as studying and discussions, and other activities. Associate Professor Dr. Suparto, M.Pd., emphasizes the criticality of prioritizing green spaces within university premises. In contrast to previous years, present-day students exhibit heightened awareness of the significance of having a green campus. This awareness is reflected in the increasing implementation of green initiatives. A green campus presents an opportunity for academic institutions to introduce students to a healthier and more eco-friendly environment. By creating comfortable and aesthetically pleasing green spaces throughout the campus, universities can promote environmental consciousness and good health among their student body. We have the power to create a sustainable future, and together, we can take action and make it happen. Let's unite with confidence and determination toward a better tomorrow. Streaming Live on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzL6DYnRszO/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si

On the 7th of November 2023, UI GreenMetric held an Instagram Live Discussion on "The Role of Green Heroes in Creating a Sustainable Campus." The forum featured three distinguished speakers - Sabarrudin, Ph.D., who is a lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture at Universitas Sriwijaya, Dr. Heni Masruroh, M.Sc, who is the Head of the Center for Environment, Mitigation, and Disaster at Universitas Negeri Malang, and Herik Sugeru, S.P, M.M.S.I., who is the Head of Urban Lab and Smart Farming at Universitas Gunadarma. The discussion was focused on the significance of green heroes in promoting sustainable practices in campus environments. The objective of the discussion was to explore the importance of green heroes in promoting and implementing sustainable practices in the campus environment. The speakers, who are experts in the field of sustainability, shared their experiences and insights into the role of green heroes in driving sustainable development. During the discussion, Sabarrudin, PhD emphasized the three fundamental principles that the institution follows to promote awareness and encourage sustainable behavior. The first principle is education, which encompasses the curriculum on sustainability, eco-friendly actions that students can adopt to promote sustainability, and various other applications. The second principle is research and publication, whereby Universitas Sriwijaya allocates 15-20% of its budget towards researching the environment and sustainability. The third principle emphasizes devotion to community involvement, where the institution supports students' commitment to the community and society to raise awareness toward a sustainable future. Dr. Heni Masruroh highlighted the significance of Green Heroes in promoting sustainable campuses, particularly in Universitas Negeri Malang. A sustainable campus aims to create a green and comfortable environment that fosters academic excellence. The university has integrated various work programs aligned with sustainable environments, including the "Penanaman 1000 pohon" initiative that involves planting a thousand trees to transform the campus into a greener environment. Such strategic initiatives significantly enhance the institution's sustainability and promote its commitment to environmental preservation. Herik Sugeru emphasized the crucial role of Green Heroes in addressing the challenges and obstacles towards achieving sustainable practices at the university. He underscores the need for collaboration across diverse levels of the institution to develop policies that support sustainability, the action that focuses on creating a greener and more sustainable university environment, and more. Such efforts will require collective commitment and a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that Universitas Gunadarma can effectively tackle the complex issues related to sustainability and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable future for all. Remember that we hold the key to a greener tomorrow and can achieve it by joining forces. Let's take action today and work together to build a sustainable future we can all be proud of! Streaming Live on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzWQTwnxXP8/?igshid=MW9rMjcyd25yZXNuYQ== Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si

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. Streaming Live on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cy54Go3SIGS/?igshid=ZnkxbmYzcHdvemc3 Written by: Nadhira Rahmani Zulkarnain & Yovita Yiwananda Yamin S.Hum., M.Si

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