CUHK sustainable development milestones

The year

2021

One University One Village Rural Sustainable Development Assistance Programme (1U1V) – Winning the International Green Gown Awards (Benefitting Society category)

The year

2021

Introduction of the Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Policy and establishment of the Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Office

The year

2020

Launch of the SDG Study Scheme

The year

2020

Launch of The Smart CUHK Challenge

The year

2020

Introduction of the Diversity and Inclusion Policy and establishment of the Diversity and Inclusion Office

The year

2019

First participation in the HKSAR Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme through the solar photovoltaic systems at Lee Woo Sing College and Wu Yee Sun College

The year

2019

Launch of the Green Office Programme (GO!) 2.0

The year

2018

Launch of the ‘Grand Challenges for Global Citizens in the 21st Century’ general education course

The year

2018

Launch of the ‘Plastic-free Campus’ campaign

The year

2018

Inauguration of the Hong Kong Chapter of SDSN Youth

The year

2018

Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Action Fund

The year

2018

Inauguration of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong)

The year

2017

Establishment of the ‘Yunus Social Business Centre@CUHK—Jockey Club Youth Programme’

The year

2016

Winning the Hanson Supreme Grand Award (overall champion) in the HKSAR Government’s Energy Saving Championship Scheme

The year

2015

The first CUHK Entrepreneur Day

The year

2014

Introduction of electric school buses on campus

The year

2013

Establishment of the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

The year

2013

Winning the Gold Award (Public Organizations and Utilities Sector) in the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence

The year

2012

Launch of the Hostel Smart Metering System

 

 

The year

2012

Launch of the Green Office Programme (GO!)

The year

2012

Introduction of the Sustainability Policy

The year

2011

Establishment of the Campus Planning and Sustainability Office and the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability

 

The year

2011

Launch of the I‧CARE Programme

The year

2010

Release of the Campus Master Plan with carbon reduction targets

  

The year

2009

Winning the Gold Award (Public Organizations and Utilities Sector category) in the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence

The year

2006

Winning the Gold Award (Tertiary Institutions Sub-category) in the HKSAR Government’s Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Awards

The year

2004

First university in Hong Kong to install an evacuated tube solar hot water system in student hostels

The year

2000

Completion of the first campus environmental audit, the first of its type among local tertiary institutions