Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.92
Liaison Chang Tzau-Chau
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

National Taiwan Normal University
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Chang Tzau-Chau
Professor
Graduate Institute of Environmental Education
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Campus Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Campus Engagement:

There is an artificial wetland on the campus, which can be used to treat wastewater. This wetland is also an eco-friendly environment, serving as a field for students' ecological interpretation and environmental education curriculum.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Public Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Public Engagement:

The institution has cooperated with the Guzhuang Development Association to establish a "plastic-reduction promotion center" in the community. We promote plastic reduction knowledge for sustainable development, the community can realize the problem of wastes and know how to behave as responsible consumers. Besides, the center also organizes activities with students for the community to participate in, including plastic-free hand-made DIY workshops, beach and street cleaning activities, promotion of naked sales, development of plastic-reduction board games, and tree planting activities.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Air & Climate?:
No

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Air & Climate:
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Buildings?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Buildings:

Our International Conference Center is a four-floors green building. The first floor is the Smart Green Energy Display and Promotion Center. The 2-3 floors provide for international seminars. The fourth floor is a small subtropical terrace for rest and discussion. The platform and the top floor are equipped with solar panel power generation equipment.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Energy?:
No

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Energy:
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Food & Dining?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Food & Dining:

We promote healthy food & dining plans, including providing information on healthy and vegetarian meals near campus, as well as nutrition assessment and counseling programs, to help students understand the importance of healthy eating.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Grounds?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Grounds:

The campus emphasizes the priority for pedestrians and prohibits cars from entering except for disabled vehicles and freight to ensure a friendly environment. At the same time, teachers and students of the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education use the ground as a classroom, and conduct environmental interpretation and experience education courses on the grass.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Purchasing?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Purchasing:

We follow the "green procurement policy" in accordance with government regulations and give priority to purchasing items with green labels. Encourage institute restaurants to purchase environmentally friendly ingredients and establish an ingredient traceability system to ensure food hygiene and safety.


IIs the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Transportation:

We have shuttle buses between the Main campus, Gongguan campus and Linkou campus, which provides transportation for teachers and students. There is also a Taipei City Ubike system around the school to provide convenient services.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Waste:

We implement a garbage sorting and recycling policy, which really reduces the waste of resources, and at the same time promote the "plastic reduction protocol" to reduce the use of plastic and disposable items, and practice a sustainable campus life.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Water?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Water:

The Linkou campus has four artificial lakes with functions such as flood storage, ecosystem, and landscape. At the same time, the buildings also have rainwater recycling facilities to reuse for watering.


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Coordination & Planning?:
No

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Coordination & Planning:
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Diversity & Affordability?:
No

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Diversity & Affordability:
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Investment & Finance?:
No

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Investment & Finance:
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Wellbeing & Work?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Wellbeing & Work:

The "University Social Responsibility Practice Project" cooperates with the community to open an "all-round sports base", and organizes a series of college sports instructors' workshops for the elderly and special ethnic groups. Students will lead the elderly to exercise and provide health care concepts.


Website URL where information about the institution’s living laboratory program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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