Patcharin Jongjai 2019/08/07 , ( 194 views)
UBU proudly reported that UBU Green Club, one of the student clubs at UBU, received the silver medal award from the Green Youth Project 2018. The project was organized and sponsored by the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Dr. Piyanat Soikham, Assistant to the President for Academic Affairs, together with Mr.Ratchawut Kotlakome, advisor of UBU Green Club led student representatives to receive the award from Dr. Wijarn Simachaya,Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, who presided over the award presentation ceremony. The event was held at TK Palace Hotel & Convention, Bangkok on 7 August 2019.
In 2018, there were 42 universities in Thailand that passed the standard criterion of the Green Youth Project. By passing the standards, they were eligible for promotion to become a green university. The standard criterion was divided into 4 categories: environmental-friendly consumption, waste management, green spaces, and energy management. The university students’ projects that passed the criterion were to show concrete performance and outcomes that are practical and useful. The awarded project of the UBU Green Club was the Plastic Cup Waste Reduction Using the 24 Mobile Waste Bank Application. The application can show the weight of the waste students can reduce each time they don't use a plastic cup, the amount of carbon dioxide they can reduce from incinerating the plastic cups, and the amount of money they can save from not using the cups. These features help benefit the environment. The campaign was used to promote using more water bottles and reduce using plastic cups.
Mr.Ratchawut Kotlakome, advisor of the club stated that he was honorably proud to receive the award. He also expressed his gratitude to the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion for organizing the Green Youth Project. The project provided an opportunity for the awarded students from all 42 universities to exchange knowledge, share their ideas on environmental topics, and set up goals and guidelines for further environmental activities.
Furthermore, the student representatives of the UBU Green Club consisted of Mr. Sathaporn Saisri, President of the club, Mr. Sarawut Changart, Ms. Kanyapat Inlee, and Ms. Pattaraporn Sukjit. They are Environmental Science students at the Faculty of Science at UBU. So far, UBU Green Club has established many voluntary activities that contribute to the development of the society. Moreover, with their notable experience with the Green Youth Project and accomplishment of receiving an award, they can further share the knowledge they gained and the skills they learned to their respective UBU Green Club members. This will help promote peer to peer learning and inspire students to continue innovating more ideas that can help save our environment.
Translated by: Jarinda Boonjan
Original (Thai) version by: Plern Wichaiwong
English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri
Photos by: Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE)