With Sustainable Campus Management Office at core, following activities are being carried out at Hokkaido University.
Well-being on Campus
We carry out activities such as public relations activities for improving awareness of students and faculty members towards energy-saving, Visualization of energy consumptions, creation of discussion venues in forms of cafes and workshops, and inviting events and ideas for enjoying environmental impact reduction
Assessment System for Sustainable Campus, ASSC
ASSC has been developed to discover criteria on administration policies for universities which had carried out the assessment, showing what are needed for building a Sustainable Campus. This clarifies strengths and weaknesses of respective universities.
At Sustainable Campus Management Office, we carry out education/research on sustainability and sustainable campus as academic subjects which include workshops on system thinking without limiting to environmental impact reduction, from a wider perspective of social roles universities should play.
At Office for Sustainable Campus, we turn our eyes to overseas higher education institutions and promote collaboration with them. We continuously learn, from the idea of sustainable campus to implementation methods/systems, while interacting with researchers and faculty members from universities of various countries that are working towards building sustainable campuses. In addition, we participate in running of international networks and deliver our initiatives at Hokkaido University.
Similar to international networks, we are putting considerable efforts into collaborating with universities within Japan as well. In addition, we invite various stakeholders and hold “Stakeholder Meeting” once a year, setting up a venue for exchanging opinions with people from within and out of the university.
We gather information such as interviews with the University President, achievements from education/research on sustainability, campus plans and environmental management, and actual results of self-assessment by Hokkaido University using Assessment System for Sustainable Campus (ASSC), and publicize them every year.
Sustainable Campus Management Office publishes annual reports which describe remarkable efforts carried out on campus. We hope it helps students/faculties/staff understand “building of sustainable campus” contributing sustainable society.