The 1st ASCN Annual Conference was held at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. In the conference, CAS-Net JAPAN(JAPAN), China Green University Network(China）、Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative(KAGCI), Sustainable University Network of Thailand(Thailand) signed on MOU. By means of this, ASCN officially had been launched as the organization. Hokkaido University’s Sustainable Campus Management Office is to contribute to manage ASCN in addition to CAS-Net JAPAN.
The subject of the panel discussion was on evaluation method and tools on campus sustainability. Assessment System for Sustainable Campus, ASSC, which Hokkaido University operates in association with CAS-Net was provided as a practical example. ASCN participants agreed to continue to discuss on this issue.
In division “Student Presentation”, students of Chiba University and Ritsumeikan University took part. The Chiba University Student Committee for Environmental Management Systems received “Best Student Activity Award” by their “sustainability activities conducted in cooperation with companies”, at the same time, Ritsumeikan University received “Excellent Student Activity Award” by their effort on “Sustainable Week”.
The 2nd annual conference is scheduled to be held at KMUTT, King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi in Thailand.