The Chinese University is always at the forefront in the promotion of sustainable development. It recognizes the participation
of the whole University in building a green campus. The environment
work at CUHK is mainly carried out in the following three levels:
1. Policy Making
Organic farming in front of student hostels.
Major environmental policies are made by the Council and various
committees of the University. For example, the University Steering
Committee on Environment was established to promote environmental
awareness among students and staff. Its members include staff
from administrative units, academic departments, colleges, and
student representatives. It performs duties such as investigating
complaints on environmental issues, and publishing the annual
environmental report. CUHK also set up the Energy Saving Task
Force to conserve energy during daily operation of the University.
Bird watching activity organized by a college.
The University Safety and Environment Office coordinates relevant
offices such as the Estates Management Office, the Campus Development
Office and the Transport Unit in implementing environmental projects.
They oversee daily operation of transportation, canteens, and
laboratories on campus to ensure the Universitys hygiene, safety
and environmental standards are maintained above legally required
In addition, a coordinator has been assigned
in each unit to promote environmental protection measures within
workplaces e.g. waste reduction, energy conservation.
A student green group.
Different student organizations e.g. Green World, Green Post,
Environmental Science Society and Geography and Resource Management
Society organize activities and publish newsletters to promote
environmental awareness among students.
Colleges also play an important role. Each college
has its own Environmental Committee. Colleges organize activities
like inter-hostel competitions, workshops, recycling campaigns,
field trips, organic farming, and exhibitions.