Campus Planning and Sustainability Office
The Campus Planning and Sustainability Office (CPSO) is a policy unit responsible for campus planning and sustainability matters.

One of our main duties is to oversee the implementation of the recommendations in the Campus Master Plan.

We support the University's long-term physical developments in terms of campus and space planning, institutionalize green policies and practices to build a sustainable campus, and steer and coordinate efforts in these strategic areas with increased visibility and augmented leadership.

CPSO was established in July 2011 and reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Development.
CUHK is a member of Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Planning for
a Sustainable Future
What's New Archive
Posted on 16 April 2014
The Cross-strait Green University Consortium will hold its 2nd Green Competition from 17 to 23 May 2014. The event this year will be hosted by Nanjing University. Participants will have the chance to visit Nanjing and view many green features in the city. All CUHK students (undergraduate and postgraduate) are cordially invited to submit proposals that demonstrate environmental friendliness, feasibility and innovation on individual basis or in teams. The submission deadline is 22 April 2014. Details and registration
Posted on 16 April 2014
The CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia will organize a forum on Municipal Solid Waste Charging on 25 April 2014 in which Ir Kenny Wong of the Hong Kong Productivity Council will discuss how the implementation of municipal solid waste charging may help manage waste in Hong Kong. Mr. Angus Ho of Greeners Action and Dr. Eric Tsang of Department of Science and Environmental Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education will respond and comment. Free Admission. All are welcome. Details
Posted on 16 April 2014
Funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund, the 3rd Experience week of food waste separation under “Love Food Hate Waste @CUHK” campaign will be held from 28 April to 2 May 2014 in Student canteen at Benjamin Franklin Centre. Enquiries
Posted on 1 April 2014
Issue no. 4 of Sustainable Campus has been released. Please click here to view it.
Posted on 5 March 2014
The University’s first two electric buses began operating today. More
Posted on 4 March 2014
The Seminar ‘Know More about Food Waste Recycling and Reuse’ under the ‘Love Food Hate Waste @CUHK’ campaign will be held on 12 March 2014. Please enroll as a Love Food Hate Waste @CUHK Ambassador by 7 March 2014 to attend the seminar. Details
Posted on 4 March 2014
Lee Woo Sing College is organizing a series of Working Green Living Green Workshops in March and April 2014. CUHK staff and students are welcome to enroll for these workshops. Details and registration
Posted on 4 March 2014
CUHK Green World’s community farm programme is now open for applications. If you would like to rent a plot of land in CUHK to practise organic farming, please contact Green World. Application deadline: 12 March 2014. Application details
Posted on 4 March 2014
CUHK has again pledged to participate in the ‘Earth Hour’ event organized by World Wide Fund for Nature in 2014. As our staff, students and alumni, we call for your support to this meaningful event by switching off all the non-essential lights in your home or workplace for one hour at 8:30 pm on 29 March 2014 (Saturday). Act now and sign up for the event at
Posted on 4 March 2014
Issue No. 39 of Green Post has been released. Please click here to view it.
Posted on 27 January 2014
Five student project proposals on sustainability and environmental protection on campus were awarded the ‘CUHK Golden Jubilee Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung Awards’ on Alumni Homecoming Day on 7 December 2013. For details about the winners, please refer to the ‘News’ section of Sustainable Campus No. 3.
Posted on 27 January 2014
Issue no. 3 of Sustainable Campus has been released. Please click here to view it.
Posted on 23 January 2014
To promote a ‘Bring Your Own’ (BYO) culture and reduce waste, a ‘BYO’ Photo Contest now invites students and staff of CUHK to submit photos of themselves taking action to support 'BYO' (avoiding the use of disposable items like plastic bags, lunchboxes, cutlery, cups, etc) in daily life from now till 31 March 2014. Three photos will be selected by lucky draw each week and eco-friendly souvenirs will be awarded to participants. Grand prizes will be given to three participants who have submitted the highest number of BYO photos between December 2013 and March 2014. Submit your BYO photo now! Rules and prizes
Posted on 23 January 2014
Phase II of the ‘Walk for Green’ campaign has been launched to further promote the walking habit among all staff and students and encourage them to adopt a low-carbon lifestyle. New card readers have been installed to establish two new routes connecting University MTR Station and Central Campus. Participants can record their walking trips by tapping CU Link cards at the card readers. ‘Green Walkers’ who are able to complete 60 walking trips between 17/1-30/6/2014 will receive prizes.
Campaign details
Walking record
Information on walking routes
Posted on 23 January 2014
AAPC has approved a ban on the consumption of bluefin tuna and black moss (‘fat choi’) for all activities that are either organized or paid for by the University, and for all University purchases, as well as meals served in club houses, canteens or restaurants operated by the University and Colleges. The Green Purchasing Guidelines has been revised to include the two new items.
Posted on 23 January 2014
A project titled 'Smart Solar Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Utilization' led by Prof. Wong Ching-ping, Dean of Engineering, received funding of HK$60.33 million in the third round of the Research Grants Council's Theme-based Research Scheme. Through technology transfer, the project aims at strengthening Hong Kong's competitive edge in solar energy technologies and their market penetration.
Posted on 27 May 2013
The Chinese University of Hong Kong has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC). Through membership, CUHK members may receive discounted prices for events and trainings hosted by AASHE and HKGBC.
All members of CUHK may explore AASHE’s Resource Centre as well as resource centres of its sister organizations, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and the United Kingdom's Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC). To create an account, access the registration page and register using your campus email address ending with ‘’
Contact Us

328 Pi Chiu Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Telephone: (852) 3943 3927
Faxline: (852) 2603 7348