The Thailand’s 2017 SUN conference was held on November 23, 2017 which took place at Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. The event themed “Innovation and Partnership for Sustainable Society” was started with remarks from the chairman of the event, Prof. Boonchai Stitmannaithum, Vice President for Physical Resources Management.
Subsequently, four speakers conveyed their keynote speeches, i.e. Mr.Yoshiaki Ishimoto, Vice President of Toyota and Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing, Mr. Kris Imsang, Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resource and Organization, Dr. Patima Sinthupinyo, Senior Sustainability Advisor of Siam Cement Group (SCG), and Dr. Baiduri Widanarko, Expert Member of UI GreenMetric.
In her keynote speech, Dr. Baiduri Widanarko explained current Developments in UI GreenMetric Rankings and described the achievements of the UI GreenMetric indicator statistical analysis of all university in Thailand which participated in UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2016.
At the end of the keynote speech session. Dr. Baiduri thanked the host from Mahidol University and Technology Advisor of the Sustainable University Network of Thailand, as Thailand’s UI GreenMetric Network coordinator. He proposed the UI GreenMetric to attend the SUN Conference event. In addition, after giving keynote speech there were also some participants who met and exchanged business cards with Dr. Baiduri. One of them was Mr. Veerapong from Walailak University.
In front of the workshop room, precisely near the registration table, there were several posters from the selected paper in SUN Conference.
After all the sessions on the first day were over, then the next session was the Gala Dinner which was attended by all speakers and SUN Conference participants. Dinner was held on the 20th floor of Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, Chulalongkorn University, seen from here the beautiful night scene of the city of Bangkok. On this occasion used the participants to talk and exchange information their campus, respectively accompanied by music from Chulalongkorn students. Dr. Baiduri sat on the table with representatives from Siam University.
In the second day, The UI GreenMetric workshop session took place in room 3 (703) Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, Chulalongkorn University. Aside from the UI GreenMetric session, there were two other workshops in 2 different rooms. In this session, Dr. Baiduri explained the stages in completing the questionnaire and explanation of the UI GreenMetric indicators. Participants seemed very enthusiastic in listening to the explanation and asked some questions on indicators that they still did not understand.
At the end of the workshop session, a photo was taken with the participants of UI GreenMetric Workshop in SUN Conference. In addition, Dr. Baiduri also took a picture with Dr. Korb Limsuank, SUN Conference Coordinator.
After the completion of all the sessions, Dr. Baiduri was invited to tour around the Chulalongkorn campus park. In the front of the park, we could found a beautiful lake, which around the lake there are plants and flowers. In addition, the interesting thing is the edge of this lake, there is a unique bike that is designed to support in a green campus, where visitors can ride stationary bikes to create movement and introduce more oxygen into the water.
Entrance into the area within the park, there is a wide range of plants and also the presence of buildings that are designed underground and above the building, there are various kinds of plants and walkways. The beautiful atmosphere in the central garden of this city was felt, although, in the city center surrounded by tall buildings, there was still a beautiful garden that can be useful as an oxygen producer and to reduce pollution.