- Waste Segregation Program. This program which is being implemented in the whole campus aims to instill knowledge, appreciation and practical application of ecological waste management to the faculty members, students, and staff of the university. Furthermore, this also aims to establish and operate a self-sustaining and ecologically sound school-based waste management program. (Pls. see attached diagram for the Waste Segregation Scheme).
- Improvement, procurement and re-labeling of
trash bins in the campus for easier sorting
- Improvement and expansion of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) including the composting center
- Improvement, expansion and introduction of additional
composting methods for the leftovers and biodegradable
Solid Waste Orientation Programs/Campus
- Dorm Occupants
- Intro01 students
- C.L.A.Y. Go (Clean As You Go ) Campaign
- Housekeepers and Grounds Maintenance staff
- SWAFO and Security Officers
- Daily Monitoring of the university’s garbage volume and disposal
- Monitoring of the canteen concessionaires garbage volume and disposal
- Clean-As-You-Go (CLAYGO). This program aims to instill commitment and discipline to every faculty, staff and student with regard to campus cleanliness and orderliness. This is through the application of proper waste segregation like bringing of used plates, cups, wrappers, utensils and the leftover foods to designated depository areas (in the canteens) or trashcans (kubo, classrooms, study areas).
- Incorporation of Environmental Module to Intro 01. Intro 01 is a one-unit course being offered to freshmen and transferees introducing them to the school setting. The solid waste management scheme and some environmental guidelines being implemented in the campus is incorporated in this course.
- Seminars/Training’s- A number of seminars and trainings aiming to educate the whole academic community with regard to environmental concerns have been and is still being sponsored by the center. Some of these are:
- Seminar/Workshop on Solid Waste Management
- Seminar on Waste Analysis
- Seminar on the Status of the Philippine Environment
- Seminar/Training on Waste Recycling and Crafts Development
- Seminar/Training on Composting Technologies
- Seminar/Workshop on Environmental Laws and Policies
- Vehicular Emission Testing in coordination with the Metro Manila Development Authority
h. Seminar on Clean-Air in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Seminar
- Teacher’s Training on Philippine Terrestrial Biodiversity and Conservation
- Environmental Leadership Training for Student Leaders
- Operation Linis. The Operation Linis is regularly being done by the University every 3rd Saturday of the month. The activity is being participated in by the Grounds Department and other student organizations. The said activity is not only being done inside the campus but also in areas identified by the Municipal Government in coordination with other schools within the municipality.
- International Coastal Clean-up. A once a year coastal cleaning activity in coordination with the LasallianCommunityDevelopmentCenter and the International Marinelife Alliance (IMA).
Linkages with the different government and non-government organizations that are pursuing environmental projects and advocacy. (e.g. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Mother Earth Unlimited, Recycling Movement of the Philippines, Philippine Greens, Cavite Green Coalition, Environmental Outreach Network, HARIBON Foundation, Center for Ecozoic Learning and Living, IDEAS, Eco Waste Coalition, Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines, Environmental Science Institute-Miriam College), Balik Kalikasan, Lasallian Institute for the Environment (LIFE), Foundation for Philippine Environment (FPE), Tangol Kalikasan
Green for Life: One Million Trees and Beyond Project – To plant 1 million trees by year 2011 in celebration of the 100 years of Christian Brothers in the Philippines.
Ecological Solid Waste Management Committee – Some DLSP member schools in Luzon (DLS-D, DLS-CSB, DLS-AU, DLSU-M, DLS-C, PSI, DLS-L, DLS-Z) was inspired by Lasallian values, which aims to be a community of responsible stewards and educators committed to care and protect the environment for the enhancement of the quality of life of the present and future generations.
National Lasallian Eco-camp– It serves as a venue for the Lasallian community to socialize as well as to educate and make them aware on the importance of their environment.
With so much waste being generated daily, campus waste management is now acknowledged to be one of the most important concerns of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D). With the enactment of RA 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act), the DLSU-D Community through the center started to address its solid waste problem in accordance with the act. As a result:
- Burning of garbage is not done anymore with the incineration area converted into a Material Recovery Facility (MRF).
- The volume of solid waste has been dramatically reduced through resource recovery, recycling and composting.
- A monthly income is being generated by the center out of the recyclable materials for use in its other environmental projects.
However, the solid waste reduction program, which, is still far from perfect, will not become successful without the cooperation of all sectors.