2020 Sustainability Institution of the Year Finalist: Universidad Tecmilenio - Mexico

Tags: International Green Gown Awards 2020 | Sustainability Institution of the Year

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Universidad Tecmilenio - ¡Happy Greenniversary! 

Since it was known that the decade 2000-2010 was the one with historically the most CO2 emissions, Tecmilenio decided to take action in order to reduce this impact on the environment by changing the resources that enable the proper operation of the Campus, from large scale activities e.g. the energy supplied to its buildings, to smaller ones e.g. the cleaning products the staff use for daily tasks. With this scope, the university began to look for opportunities of waste removal in every area, establish with alternatives, and share the results with its brother University, its personnel, and student body, so these groups could consider sustainable practices when developing academic or social projects, such as personal ones. Even though the University has applied several measurements and initiatives to conquer its goal of being a sustainable Campus, it is developing new strategies for reducing its emissions, and will continue to do so. 

Top three learnings: 

  1. We acknowledged the importance of job positions that may lead the institution into a sustainable future 
  2. Every product and action have an impact on the environment. It is possible to make this impact less harmful with simple practices. 
  3. Our car-pooling agreement helps reduce traffic and emissions, but also introduces more people of our community and creates a deeper bond among us.