DLSU-D joins IAU sustainability drive
Posted on January 06, 2014 at 3:51:47 PM
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas is the first academic institution in the Philippines to join the International Association of Universities - Higher Education for Sustainable Development (IAU-HESD) portal, after launching its comprehensive sustainability site outlining the University’s efforts to equitably and ecologically manage resources and promote green initiatives in and out of campus.
The IAU-HESD was a program that started in 1993 through the IAU Declaration on Sustainable Development. For the past 20 years, the Association has initiated and joined various events to promote and facilitate the IAU’s drive for sustainable.
DLSU-D, for its part, began its campaign to promote environment conscious initiatives over a decade ago. Some of the activities include the establishment of an Environmental Resource Management Center, Materials Recovery Facility, formulation of policies for solid waste management, tree planting, carbon neutral solutions – measures that gained honors for the University from various sectors and made it a benchmark for other organizations to follow.
By qualifying in the categories specified by the IAU which includes generation and dissemination of knowledge through interdisciplinary research and teaching, policy-making, capacity-building and technology transfer, and becoming an official partner, the University has solidified its commitment to take the lead in sustainability initiatives in the country on the academic front.
The sustainability website was launched last year by DLSU-D and was recognized by the IAU in December 2013. The site www.dlsud.edu.ph/sustain, is now part of the portal http://www.iau-hesd.net/.