2019 Student Engagement Finalist: Chiba University Student Committee, Japan

Tags: Student Engagement | International Green Gown Awards 2019

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Chiba University Student Committee for Environmental Management Systems - Sustainability activities conducted by students in cooperation with companies

The Chiba University Student Committee for Environmental Management Systems was established in 2003 and is responsible for operating the university's EMS. In recent years, they have succeeded in greatly expanding the scope of activities outside the university by cooperating with companies. There are four projects: "Eco project with a local bank", "Environmental event project", "Satoyama preservation project", and Utilization of used paper project". In these projects, they carry out environmental awareness and environmental education activities for citizens, children, students, business owners, etc. on themes including energy, resources, recycling, green consumerism, and sea and mountain conservation. The collaboration between students and companies has allowed activities involving a wide range of stakeholders.

Top 3 learnings:

  1. Importance of human relationships including communication and connections with colleagues.
  2. Skills including presentation, negotiation and adjustment of schedule and importance of funds and its fundraisings.
  3. Companies’ attitudes towards handling environmental issues and sustainability.

What it means to win

“Winning would give us great confidence. By improving social assessment and gaining the trust of companies, we can collaborate with more companies to expand projects. By encouraging our activities to students in other universities, we also think there will be more universities carrying out sustainability activities in partnership with companies.”

Luna Henmi
Chairman