Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

NTHU has been publishing bi-monthly newsletter called Field Cast (https://fieldcast.wixsite.com/fieldcast/) issued by the Regional Innovation Center to communicate with readers within and outside of the university regarding the progress of sustainability actions in research, teaching, students' initiatives for social practices to realize SDGs. Moreover, the columns in sustainability specific to certain areas of exploration and progress are also included in the newsletter for the university's academic initiatives in sustainability to communicate with the general public's sustainable campus projects, and social practice.
Moreover, NTHU has some social media platforms to promote sustainability. For example, Podcast for NTHU Circular Economy Pot (https://www.facebook.com/nthuceg/) introduces the relation between sustainability and the economy.

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

NTHU’s university motto "Self-Discipline and Social Commitment" (自強不息、厚德載物)has been written on the outer wall of the Auditorium in the calligraphy of Master Yu You-Ren to signify people to keep the spirit of sustainability in all conducts. On campus several landmarks are also recognized as signage that highlights sustainability features on campus. For example, NTHU has established a garden for hundreds of ferns that retain many ferns, which may be in danger due to the change of their habitats by industrialization in many developing countries. The butterfly garden is also signage that preserves many species of butterfly that originated in Taiwan before Taiwan's industrialization. Moreover, sustainability signage is dispersed across NTHU's EEWH Certified facilities and other facilities with sustainability attributes.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

The walking map of NTHU introduces the main attractions on campus, such as the garden of hundred ferns, sundial, butterfly garden, lakes and forest, and so on. It not only shows the special scenes on campus, but also presents how NTHU makes efforts to preserve biological diversity.

Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

To implement environmental sustainability as the development goal, NTHU has established green environmental protection measures for the campus, such as reducing the use of disposable dining ware and encouraging faculty, staff, and students to bring their environment-friendly dining ware to enhance the environmental awareness of protection and caring for the earth. When dining in the restaurant, the stores provide reusable bowls or plates, chopsticks, forks, and do not provide disposable dining ware, plastic bags, and plastic straws. For to-go foods service, there is no plastic container, no plastic bags, and straws provided.

A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

NTHU published the SDGs report in 2020 and Sustainable Development
Annual Report in 2021to publicize the figure projects in sustainability including research, teaching, social practices, and students' initiatives in sustainabilities. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X3qJ15P7aAYnMh98u4WphmYTth91P3-u/view

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