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CLSU wins search for eco-friendly and sustainable school in Reg. 3
emi_clsu | 2010-07-04 04:35:24 PM

   The Central Luzon State University emerged as the regional winner in the Search for Eco-friendly and Sustainable Schools conducted by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Region III Last August 13. Being the regional winner (tertiary level), the university will represent the region in the national competition before the year ends.

    This competition is also open to elementary and secondary level institutions nationwide. It aimed to (1) encourage schools/academic institutions to become more actively involved in environmental issues at a practical and local level; and (2) to develop skills and understanding among the students, faculty and school administrators in initiating active responses and increasing community awareness and participation on environmental concerns.

    CLSU will compete with 12 other tertiary schools regional winners. These include Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University- Dasmariñas, Palawan State University, Catanduanes State University, Visayas State University, Benguet State University and the Mariano Marcos State University.

    Criteria for judging include the following: environment-related aspects of the school’s policy, environment-friendly school operations and presence of environmental programs, environment-related features of the school curriculum, presence of vibrant eco-organizations on campus and presence of partners and linkages in environment programs/ projects.

    “I believe that our university possess the characteristics of an eco-friendly and sustainable school. The number of years the university has existed together with the abundant century-old tress in our surroundings which protect the CLSU community from harsh climate and pollution are good indicators of an environment- friendly institution,” Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto, director of the Environmental Management Institute said. She is in-charge in preparing for the search.

    This competition was made possible through the joint sponsorship of the EMB, Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and SMART Communications.

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