2021 Sustainability Institution of the Year - De La Salle University-Dasmariñas - Philippines
Since 2001, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) has been adopting best practices geared towards environmental protection. Over the years, it has institutionalized its commitment to sustainability through the creation of comprehensive programs aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable DLSU-D: Making Green Greener! was inspired by the school color (green) and the sustainable mindset the University seeks to inculcate among Lasallians.
The project is an all-encompassing approach that covers all aspects of the University’s operations which includes the Policy, Process and People approaches. From comprehensive income generating Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and effective segregation program, curriculum integration, an award winning Project Carbon Neutral campaign, tree planting initiatives through One Million Trees and Beyond, sustainability-focused researches, technology, internal and external partnerships, effective use of green spaces, as well as biodiversity conservation, and finally with the signing of the UN SDG Accord, DLSU-D’s commitment to mould citizens of the world remains steadfast through education, policy and practice.