Lessons learned in developing a green environment at the Engineering Faculty, University of Indonesia

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Abstract

Today, institutions of higher education play increasingly active roles in helping achieve a sustainable society. This study aims to demonstrate the lessons learned in the development of a green environment at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia. This paper reviews the development of the necessary supporting infrastructure and discusses opportunities and challenges in establishing a green environment. The availability and condition of groundwater sources are identified, and the process by which canteen wastewater is treated by phytoremediation is described. Additionally, composting and recycling of solid wastes are encouraged in communities, and a model for an energy-efficient classroom is discussed. Three lessons learned are discussed: a focus on defining the program, continuous education and monitoring, and sources of funding. The implications of this study for relevant practices are also identified.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04008
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Volume101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2017
Event1st Sriwijaya International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology, SICEST 2016 - Bangka Island, Indonesia
Duration: 9 Nov 201610 Nov 2016

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