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De La Salle University-Dasmariñas is top 3 Green Gown Sustainability Institution of the Year

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Green Gown Sustainability Institution of the Year
In photo: DLSU-D electric jeep plying the tree-lined roads of the Cavite campus.

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) in Cavite has earned its spot as the top 3 Sustainability Institution of the 2021 International Green Gown Awards.

The Lasallian educational institution in the Philippines was announced as the recipient of the Highly Commended award along with Polytech Montpellier of France (winner, small institution) and Keele University of the United Kingdom (winner, large institution) in the Sustainability Institution of the Year category which had 8 finalist schools.

DLSU-D was awarded by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) in the United Kingdom on July 7, 2021, in an online bilingual ceremony hosted by Carina Mutshele, Youth & Education Officer from UNEP Kenya and Gloria Ordóñez Valenzuela from UNEP Environment Latin America and the Caribbean.

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas was cited for its program “Sustainable DLSU-D: Making Green ‘Greener’ – Delivering quality education, nurturing sustainable mindsets”.

International Green Gown Awards gives Highly Commended citation to DLSU-D.

The educational institution has been adopting best practices geared towards environmental protection for 20 years. It has institutionalized its commitment to sustainability through the creation of comprehensive programs aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The DLSU-D sustainability program includes the following initiatives:

  • comprehensive income-generating Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and effective segregation program
  • curriculum integration
  • the award-winning Project Carbon Neutral campaign
  • tree planting initiatives through One Million Trees and Beyond
  • sustainability-focused researches
  • technology, internal and external partnerships
  • effective use of green spaces
  • biodiversity conservation
  • the signing of the UN SDG Accord
The DLSU-D lagoon in the center of the Cavite campus is a biodiversity model while providing the community a restful nature park.

The Lasallian educational institution in the Philippines was among the 51 finalists from 23 countries in the 2021 edition of the awards given to exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges around the world.

The International Green Gown Awards are endorsed by United Nations Environment and are supported by The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and International Association of Universities (IAU).

Established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within the education sector globally, the International Green Gown Awards provide benchmarks for excellence and are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas leads the Philippines’ educational institutions in the 2021 GreenMetric World University Rankings that measure the promotion of the reduction of carbon footprint towards developing environmentally-friendly universities.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to De La Salle University-Dasmariñas for earning the Top 3 spot in the Sustainability Institution of the Year at the International Green Gown Awards!

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