Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.43
Liaison YOLANDA MENDOZA CAVAZOS
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Miriam Sanchez Garza
MDE
Sustainability dept
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

ECOVET
It is a student group at the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry Faculty in our University. The group assist on cleaning aspects of the environment and seeks to create awareness among people and students who go to community green areas to prevent the pollution and the damage of natural resources.

Eco Búhos
It is another student group at the Academic Unit of Law and Social Sciences. They are focused on care and protection of the environment and sustainable development. This group seeks to strengthen environmental awareness and respect for natural resources, among students and staff and generate impact on society taking actions directed to environmental preservation.


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Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

Green Workspace of the Faculty of Engineering and Science

The students of this faculty are keeping all the green areas clean. They separate the waste in order to use it for compost or conducting experiments and research in the area for a course in their curricula.

Veterinary School
The School has a fish farm where students can learn how to develop strategies and projects in order to obtained sustainable food systems.

The "Green House"
The intitute of Applied Ecology as a green house inside their school in which they have and maintain regional plants and trees in order to perform research and other activities


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Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

The "Entrepreneur University's Program" is coaching a sustainable banquet service start-up called "MAC Sustainable Food & Service" by students. This start-up promotes sustainability within their plans and organization of each feast, enhancing local and regional products. Also they present all products that are made in UAT University


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Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives is available (optional):
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Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

UAT University offer sustainable seminars and conferences in order to promote environmental education and strengthening knowledge about environmental care. On 2014, the following seminars/conferences were imparted:

• Shale Gas Development in Tamaulipas; Challenges and Opportunities
• The Shale Gas in Tamaulipas
• 15th Anniversary of the Center for Genomic Biotechnology. Organized with the National Polytechnic Institute. Participation with the subject "Sources of Renewable Energy and Wind Energy in northeastern Tamaulipas " .
• First Symposium on Biodiversity of the Sierra de Tamaulipas
• First Research Symposium "Laguna Madre and Delta from Rio Bravo"
• IV Graduate Research Seminar of the Applied Ecology Institute
• World Environment Day 2014. Turn off your light, not the sea level.


The website URL where information about the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability is available (optional):
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Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:

UAT University performed a concert called "First Class", to welcome students from different academic units and faculties of the University Center "Campus Victoria".
In this event, the students have the opportunity to enjoy music and participate in contests and raffles of courtesies. "First Class" is an event that aims to young people enjoy a bit of healthy recreation, strengthening ties between new students, increasing UAT rooting, and promoting equity and equality among students in addition to posicionate the concert in a space to relax in their own University encouraging contact with campus natural environment.


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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

The Student Participation Department through the program ECO CAUSE and the collaboration of the BIRD TrOOP and the Applied Ecology Institute has a Bird view workshop where students and faculty members are invited in order to observe birds in their natural environment


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Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
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The website URL where information about the sustainability-related themes is available (optional):
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Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

The Student participation department has several program which promote among students different sustainability life skills, including, natural environment, social responsibility, equity and health.
"Causa ECO" (ECO-Reason)
This program aims to make focused activities promoting environmental conservation culture in the University for the benefit of society.
CODIS UAT in order to provide accesibility and equity for disabled students or university members at the university
University as Unity, in order to develop valuable activities in order to contribute to society as volunteers.


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Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

The linking and employment office is the area responsible for the relations and links of cooperation of the university and its students with the public, social and productive sector for purposes of collaboration, as well as to promote the services with which it counts and to strengthen the relation of graduates with the university and the community.

Among his main functions, is responsible for managing the labor market system and incorporating the life and career plan model, identifying the demands of human capital, promoting student talent and the follow-up of graduates. It is also aimed at providing professional development opportunities for students and graduates, as well as establishing agreements and alliances with the public and private sectors.


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Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

A brief description of the graduation pledges:
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The website URL where information about the graduation pledges is available (optional):
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Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

The university, through the committee for sustainable development, promotes sustainability initiatives. In this area, programs and manuals focused on topics of nature, society, welfare and sustainable economy.

• Lower Impact Purchasing Manual
• Manual of certification of sustainable events
• Green Workshop Program
• Sustainable Event Guide


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available (optional):
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Estimated percentage of students (full-time and part-time) that participate annually in sustainability-focused co-curricular education and outreach programs (0-100):
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