Green Campus

 

DIU Green Campus is a movement, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, which was launched in 2002 by the Daffodil International University (DIU). The initiatives of this movement are an important campaign to shape up our university as a model environmental community where academic programs and environmentally responsible behavior by all stakeholders go hand in hand. This movement aims to promote eco-friendly ‘green projects’ in order to ensure greener, cleaner, safer and healthier campus to work and live.

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Following the principle aim of the Strategic Plan of DIU to ‘further enhance’ its reputation as a ‘Green University’, DIU Green Campus initiatives are ‘volunteer led’, research informed’ and ‘practice focused’. We encourage our students, staff and faculty to work towards a pollution-free, carbon-neutral, eco-sustainable, and ‘go-green’ pioneer university campus.

Purpose:

  • “DIU Green Campus” aspires to take the lead in revisiting the reasons of the prevalent environmental crises, rethink about how we can improve our environmental culture through newly developed paradigms to tackle burning environmental issues locally, nationally and globally.
  • This Green Campus movement also aims to involve students and faculty to team up to transform their innovative ideas into scientific research in order to contribute not only to knowledge and education but also to bring in desired positive and productive changes in our life and living in general.
  • Caring for the environment, creativity in living with our environment, customize our lifestyle to support the environment for continuity, conservation and sustainability are some of the tenets of the DIU Green Campus movement.
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DIU Green Campus Projects:

  1. Forestation of Local Roads
  2. Eco-friendly Design and development of buildings and infra structures preserving the and-texture and its flora and fauna
  3. Tree plantation (traffic islands, planned forestry & gardening, etc.)
  4. Biogas plant
  5. Beautification
  6. Vegetation
  7. Use of Solar energy/solar car
  8. Use of by-cycle
  9. Water conservation
  10. Carbon management plan
  11. Greenhouse gas reduction etc.
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Recognition:

  • DIU received the ‘Beautification Award’ in 2006 from the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
  • DIU, through its green projects generates commendable social and ecological impacts.
  • DIU encourages all of its stake holders to do the same and it creates chain reaction.
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DIU Green Campus Ethics:

  • Reduce, Reuse & Recycle your waste!
  • Bin your garbage!
  • Turn off lights, computers, AC and other equipment when leaving rooms.
  • Report leaking taps or running toilets.
  • Use sustainable transport modes where possible.
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Our way of Action:

We are not only responsive to society’s needs, but we also lead by generating new knowledge and technologies in energy use, transportation, waste management and biodiversity.  Through engagement with our students and staff we identify issues that need attention, use existing technologies to solve problems and generate new technologies through research which are then translated into our operations.

Future Plan:

We continue to upgrade our community of stake holders to improve up on their present achievement in their ‘go-green’ initiatives. DIU Green Campus campaign is a continuous process to address the needs of the society and the environment to build a better and more sustainable world. Any interested individual or community is welcome to be with us in our commitment to social responsibility.